Microsoft has rebranded Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) as Azure DevOps. The VSTS is a service that allows developers to collaborate on code development and deployment. The company informed that existing VSTS users will be upgraded into Azure DevOps projects automatically. They will have no loss of functionally, simply more choice and control. The end to end traceability and integration that has been the hallmark of VSTS is all there, said Microsoft.
The tech firm informed that Azure DevOps would 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).
“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. He added, “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.”
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, said the company.