Meet Azure DevOps – formerly known as VSTS

Today Microsoft announced Azure DevOps, which is partly a rebranding of the existing Visual Studio Team Services but also has some exciting news.

The gist of the rebranding is that Azure DevOps is now a suite of service, where each service cna be acquired and used separately from the other ones. If you only want to use source control (and use some other CI/CD system) that’s fine.

Do you have your code over at GitHub and want to use the CI/CD services in Azure DevOps? Works perfectly! By breaking the whole suite down into smaller services, it will make it easier for customers to find the best fit for their needs, without having to invest in the whole suite. Of course, you will still be able to easily get the whole suite when creating new accounts.

The new services as of today are (from the link above):

Azure Pipelines Azure Pipelines

CI/CD that works with any language, platform, and cloud. Connect to GitHub or any Git repository and deploy continuously.

NB: This also includes a very generous offering targeted towards Open Source projects, where you get unlimited build minutes and 10 parallell build jobs

Azure Boards Azure Boards

Powerful work tracking with Kanban boards, backlogs, team dashboards, and custom reporting.

Azure Artifacts Azure Artifacts

Maven, npm, and NuGet package feeds from public and private sources.

Azure Repos Azure Repos

Unlimited cloud-hosted private Git repos for your project. Collaborative pull requests, advanced file management, and more.

Azure Test Plans Azure Test Plans

All in one planned and exploratory testing solution.