Azure DevOps: Streamline Your Software Development Lifecycle

Support your development team with a comprehensive set of development tools and services to plan, develop, test, and deliver high-quality software. Azure DevOps provides an integrated environment for managing your entire DevOps process, from code to deployment.

Azure DevOps in a nutshell

DevOps is the synergy of development (Dev) and operations (Ops), uniting people, processes, and technology to continuously deliver value. Azure DevOps is Microsoft’s cloud solution that embodies this methodology, enabling rapid feature updates and the creation of new web applications with efficiency and security.

It streamlines development, testing, and deployment. By simplifying version control and automating processes, you achieve better performance and increased customer satisfaction.

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Benefits of Azure DevOps

  • Collaboration and Visibility: Azure DevOps brings together developers, testers, and operations teams, fostering collaboration and transparency. Everyone works on a single platform, ensuring better communication and shared understanding.
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD): Automate your build, test, and deployment processes with Azure Pipelines. CI/CD pipelines allow you to deliver changes to production faster, reducing manual intervention and minimizing errors.
  • Scalability and Flexibility: Azure DevOps scales effortlessly to meet the needs of small startups and large enterprises alike. Whether you’re building a simple web app or a complex microservice's architecture, Azure DevOps adapts to your requirements.
  • Integration with Microsoft Ecosystem: As part of the Microsoft family, Azure DevOps seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft tools and services. This includes Azure Boards, Azure Repos, Azure Pipelines and Azure Test Plans.

Azure Boards: Agile Project Management

  • Plan and Track Work: Azure Boards provides agile project management capabilities. Create user stories, tasks, and bugs, and track progress using customizable boards.
  • Sprint Planning: Organize work into sprints, allocate tasks, and monitor team velocity.
  • Backlogs and Work Items: Prioritize features and enhancements in your backlog, ensuring efficient development.

Azure Repos: Version Control and Code Collaboration

  • Git Repositories: Host your Git repositories securely in Azure Repos. Collaborate on code, review pull requests, and manage branches.
  • Code Reviews: Conduct code reviews within Azure Repos, ensuring code quality and knowledge sharing.
  • Branch Policies: Define branch policies to enforce code quality checks before merging changes.

Azure Pipelines: Automate Builds and Deployments

  • Build Pipelines: Create automated build processes for your applications. Compile code, run tests, and package artifacts.
  • Release Pipelines: Define deployment workflows to move your application from development to production. Deploy to Azure, on-premises servers, or other cloud providers.

Azure Test Plans: Quality Assurance and Testing

  • Test Case Management: Create and manage test cases, test suites, and test plans.
  • Manual and Automated Testing: Execute manual tests or integrate with automated testing frameworks.
  • Test Analytics: Monitor test results and identify areas for improvement.

Through our standard DevOps approach, the automated release of our software becomes a matter of hours rather than days.

Remon Boonstra
Remon Boonstra Solution Architect - Fellowmind

Move to Azure DevOps with the experience of Fellowmind

We have already helped a variety of companies implement Azure DevOps. Local TFS servers have been phased out, teams have been guided in setting up Azure DevOps, and the security of the entire development process has been improved.

A phased approach keeps the burden of moving to Azure DevOps as low as possible. In doing so, we take into account the available time of developers and managers. Due to the shortage of experienced workers, their time is scarce. Fellowmind ensures that you can use Azure DevOps efficiently and in a structured way.

Want to know more?

Jeroen Stutterheim
Jeroen Stutterheim Technology Visionair - Fellowmind

The best way to find out how to use the DevOps methodology for your business, is to reach out to us. We will be happy to tell you more about it and show you which first steps are relevant to take in your situation.