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Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Services is now Azure DevOps

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Services is now Azure DevOps

When Microsoft acquired GitHub in June this year, a lot of people wondered what Microsoft will do with its Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). The tech giant is answering now by evolving VSTS into Azure DevOps.

The VSTS is a service that allows developers to collaborate on code development and deployment. Microsoft on Monday announced that Visual Studio Team Services is now Azure DevOps.

Azure DevOps will include development cycle to enable developers ship software faster and with higher quality. The services that come with Azure DevOps include Azure Pipelines, Azure Boards, Azure Artifacts, Azure Repos and Azure Test Plans.

All these services will be open and extensible, working well with all the applications regardless of the framework, platform or cloud. Developers can use a number of services together for a full DevOps solution.

For example, they can use Azure Pipelines to build and test a Node service from a repository in GitHub and deploy it to a container in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Furthermore, it comes with support for both public and private cloud configurations. It will allow users to run them in Azure cloud as well as in their own datacenter.

“Working with our customers and developers around the world, it’s clear DevOps has become increasingly critical to a team’s success,” wrote Jamie Cool, Director of Program Management, Azure DevOps, in a blog post.

“Azure DevOps captures over 15 years of investment and learnings in providing tools to support software development teams. In the last month, over 80,000 internal Microsoft users and thousands of our customers, in teams both small and large, used these services to ship products to you.”

The users of VSTS wouldn’t need to do anything, as they will be automatically upgraded to Azure DevOps projects, without losing any functionality.

Microsoft will change the URLs from abc.visualstudio.com to dev.azure.com/abc, and support the redirects from visualstudio.com. The users won’t see broken links for any visualstudio.com URLs.

Also read: Microsoft expands Python IntelliSense support from Visual Studio to more tools

The tech giant will continue to release updates for users of on-premises Team Foundation Server (TFS) on the basis of features in Azure DevOps. The next version of TFS will be called Azure DevOps Server.

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