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What is DevOps?

What is Azure DevOps?

Azure DevOps is the service offered by Microsoft based on the platform of Azure cloud computing, which provides a complete set of tools to manage and provide software development projects. It consists of five unique and quality services.

Core Azure DevOps services include.

  • Azure Boards
  • Azure Pipeline
  • Azure Repos
  • Azure Test Plans
  • Azure Artifacts

The Microsoft Azure DevOps services provided by Microsoft come in two variants which are as follows: 

The cloud-based Azure DevOps service

The Azure DevOps Server

The Azure DevOps Server, previously known as the (TFS) Team Foundation Server, is an ultimate DevOps server solution targeted for on-premises deployments. Those servers are composed of all the tools available in the cloud-based Azure DevOps service to power any pipeline of Azure DevOps projects.

Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps consists of five services—which we’ll explain in this blog. All the services provided by Microsoft Azure allow the organizations to produce and improve the products faster than the old trends available approaches in the market. Here is a brief introduction and discussion about them.

Azure Repos

Kloudeo for Azure Repos integrates seamlessly with the Azure DevOps repos, which gives the developer quality tools to improve the quality of software security without affecting the working and speed of the software development cycle. These are private and cloud-based repositories that support both Git and TFVC version control systems and support projects of any scale, from individual hobby projects to enterprise developments. They also consist of the following features: Support for any Git client (IDE, Text Editor, CLI), Semantic code search, Collaboration tools to interact with other team members and direct integration with CI/CD tools.

Azure Boards

The Boards service in Azure DevOps is the management hub of the project. Boards can be used to plan, track, and collaborate between team members. With Azure, the Boards team can create Work items, Kanban boards, backlogs, dashboards, and custom reports to track all aspects of the project. 

You can also customize boards to suit the exact workflow requirements and gain meaningful insights through built-in reporting and monitoring tools. Additionally, Azure Boards comes with first-party integrations with services like Microsoft Teams or Slack, which enables efficient Chat options.

Azure Dashboard

Azure Pipelines

Pipelines are the CI/CD tool that facilitates automated building, testing, and deployment. Azure Pipelines supports any programming language or platform, which enables users to create pipelines that support Windows, Linux, and macOS using cloud-hosted agents that are easily extensible through the extensions available in the marketplace. Besides, they support advanced workflows that can be used to facilitate:

Multi-phase builds

Test integrations

Custom reporting functions

On top of that, Azure Pipelines provide native container support, enabling them to push containers to container registries from the pipeline directly. The pipelines offer flexibility to deploy to multiple environments from Kubernetes clusters to server-less functions and even deploy to other cloud providers such as AWS or GCP.

Azure Pipline

Azure Test Plans

The Azure Test Plans guarantee powerful tools for everyone in the development and operation team so they can use them to drive quality and efficiently collaborate throughout the development cycle. The simple and easy-to-use and handle browser-based test management solution provides all the capabilities required for manual testing, user acceptance testing, exploratory testing or stakeholder feedback.

These plans allow users to create test plans and execute test cases within a pipeline, and also, they can be combined with Azure Boards to generate a test that can be executed from boards and plans. The test plans include

  • Planned Manual Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Exploratory Testing
  • Stakeholder Feedback

Planned Manual testing can be by organizing complete tests into test plans and suites by the test lead. Where on the other hand, user acceptance testing is carried out by designated user acceptance testers. Exploratory testing is such testing which is carried out without test plans or test suites. The final one is the Stakeholders testing that is carried out by stakeholders outside the development team.

Azure Artifacts

With Azure Artifacts, we create, host and share the packages with your business teams so you can add artifacts to your CI/CD pipelines with a single control. This package management solution allows the creation and sharing of the Maven, nom and NuGet packages for any team size. The Azure artifacts are highly customizable and additionally allow for storage of other artifacts which can be customized to meet the needs of businesses.

The procedure is very simple; you need to log in to your DevOps account, select the organization and jump to the artifact section. Now select the user or group or user to assign and tap the package management to save the changes.

Azure artifact


Kloudeo provides top-rated consulting services with the expertise of certified DevOps engineers and consultants. Our DevOps engineers are always ready to drive your project successfully. We are on-demand service providers for your business. At Kloudeo, get the best Microsoft Azure DevOps products, tools and consultation.

If you are interested in high-quality DevOps services and tools for your businesses and organization, then contact us for the further process and book a free demo with the DevOps experts. Drop us an e-mail or message, and we will contact you within minutes.

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