What is Azure DevOps?
Azure DevOps is an integrated development environment that enables you to build, test, automate and deploy applications more efficiently. This Azure service is compatible with any cloud and platform, blending software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) to bring about closer collaborations. Azure DevOps brings automation to your software lifecycle and delivers immediate, measurable benefits.
Features of Azure DevOps
Plan, track and manage workloads across teams.
Azure Boards is the Azure DevOps built-in agile project management and planning tool. It enables easy collaboration between teams through agile tools that allow you to link work items and tasks to your pipelines. Azure Boards also gives you the power to create and track sprints, link backlogs, team dashboards, custom reports, and much more.
Access to the world’s largest repository. Azure Repos provides access to unlimited, cloud-hosted repositories. You can create or import repositories and manage them using your standard GUI or git CLI. Plus, you have the space to enter collaborations, building improved code through pull requests to Work Items and CI.
Test, develop and deploy CI/CD workflows with any platform, language or cloud. Azure DevOps includes Pipelines, the CI/CD tool that enables the build, test and deployment of code, compatible with any language, platform, and cloud. This tool includes Build Pipelines, which allows you to build your application code using a host of pre-defined build tasks. There are also Release Pipelines, which are similar, but specifically deploy applications to servers.
Integrated package management. Azure Artifacts is the Azure DevOps built-in package management solution that allows you to integrate with your CI/CD pipeline fully. It’s also ultra-flexible, enabling you to host, create and share packages from public and private sources with your teams.
Azure Test Plans
Planned and exploratory testing tool. Test Plan is a tool that enables you to test your application, improving code quality. You can create and run manual tests, choose automated analysis, and collect user feedback.
Benefits of moving to Azure DevOps
Faster time to market
Optimise your delivery pipeline by automating code builds, testing, deployments, and releases. You can also automate security, policy and company checks.
Azure DevOps promotes collaboration using a product-first approach that involves efficient communication and total transparency between software development and operations.
Increased quality and stability
Automated quality checks and verifications enable your team to spot and resolve issues quickly. In doing so, you have greater control over the process and increase the quality of developed software.
Why choose BCN Group for Azure DevOps
We’ve been providing Azure DevOps services and Azure DevOps projects since 2014, back when it was known as Visual Studio. Therefore, we have successfully managed and delivered thousands of projects for hundreds of clients.
If you’re looking to transform your software development by moving to Azure DevOps, then having the support of a trusted and experienced partner is highly recommended.
Azure DevOps Planning Services
Improve your software development lifecycle planning with Azure DevOps. Benefit from BCN Group’s certified Azure expertise through our discovery and planning workshops.
Azure DevOps Migration & Implementation Services
BCN Group can make your DevOps vision a reality by managing your Azure DevOps migration, implementation, and upgrade.
Azure DevOps Managed Service (DevOps as a Service)
Our Azure consulting experts can manage, sustain and continually optimise your DevOps environments, providing you with peace of mind and enhanced productivity. This includes:
- Ongoing configuration and development of custom DevOps solutions.
- Continual support with integration, testing, and continuous delivery.
- Expert advice and guidance for your development and operation teams.
- Development and execution of your DevOps roadmap.
Our Azure DevOps process
We’ve used our experience in managing Azure projects to refine our process for delivering applications to our clients. This includes:
During our client discovery sessions, we will work to understand your workflow. Then, we will develop an Azure DevOps policy that fits perfectly with your requirements.
Following our assessment, we will focus on developing a comprehensive plan to adopt Microsoft Azure DevOps. This process includes the methodology and tools set to be used. We will also provide information on the automation process through design, development, build, testing, upgrades and deployment of your current applications.
In this part, we implement our plan. Azure DevOps allows you to improve collaboration, making developing, supporting and maintaining your applications easier.
Our experts will equip your team with the knowledge they need to adopt and embrace Azure DevOps successfully. Should you require further help, we also provide additional training and even offer fully managed DevOps support.
Our Azure DevOps Clients
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BCN Group’s professional services team has extensive experience in assessing, designing, deploying and managing our customers’ Microsoft Azure environments.
As a Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity and Cloud Platform Partner, our expertise has enabled us to extend the impressive Azure infrastructure into a flexible managed service. BCN Group’s Managed Azure PaaS services allow clients to fully utilise the powerful and ever-evolving cloud platform without pre-existing knowledge or expensive in-house skill sets.