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About VSTS DevOps

DevOps package that simplifies software development via source code and package control, testing, and apps deployment automation.


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VSTS DevOps Features

  • Approval Workflow
  • Dashboard
  • KPIs
  • Policy Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Release Management
  • Timeline Management
  • Troubleshooting Reports

VSTS DevOps Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Powerful software to help plan, develop, and maintain any project

Oct 02, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: There is a ton of features.

They just did a new design and rebranded it.

You can set automatic builds to test your code.

It allows for organized planning through the Boards section.

There is easy integration with Azure Cloud.

It allows use of either Git or TFVC.

Cons: With all of the features, it's easy to get lost.

Settings and security seems to be all over the place, so it's hard to track down the setting you need.

There's a learning curve if you haven't used VSTS or TFS before.

Overall: Dev Ops (VSTS or TFS) has been the main place I store my code through version control and plan out projects for my current and previous job. Either way of version control you use for your code (TFVC or Git) has a great integration with Visual Studio. From there you can check in or push your changes and once it's hooked up to Dev Ops, it'll appear in the Repos section. You can set the code to build and run all tests by setting a new build in the Pipeline section, along with setting up builds for releases. These have helped immensely when dealing with the program working on other computers.

The main issue I've had with Dev Ops is finding some settings. There has been a few times where it took diving into a few different spots just to figure out how to customize a field. It's also easy to get lost when you're still learning, as there is so much out there.

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Visual Studio Team Service - A step towards DevOps.

Jan 06, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft Visual Studio Team Service DevOps is also known as VSTS DevOps. Development in DevOPS methodology is way fast then the agile. It accelerates the development process and developer. Build & Release is also enhance from the previous version and easy to manage the complex merges while release of the different product. Continuous delivery of the product also help the developer to work and focus on the single task which help in increasing the productivity. Automation Test and Monitoring of application possible with it.

Cons: TFSVC work-space are complex and managing the permission for security is mess up if we select some inappropriate setting. Resolving and fixing it is a big challenge., Microsoft should come with the backup or restore point for the same so if it can be easy to fix can and restore on the earlier position.

Overall: Microsoft VSTS DevOps is the best move by the Microsoft, as DevOps is the advanced software development strategy. Continuous Testing with integration of xUnit, jUnit and Selenium make it more flexible. Automation build & Deploy with vNext is good as compared to XML build. Collection code coverage is also good. The Azure DevOps enables DevOps for all platform's software development.

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Must Have Source Control

Feb 01, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Having recently started working with VSTS, I found it capable of so much in terms of version control, continuous integration and also project management(Yes Project Management). The idea of having everything you need in one place, has always been a challenge in many teams. With VSTS DevOps, everyone knows what is happening, from management, to developers, to project managers.

You can see exactly what was changed, by whom and when.

Project managers can plan and allocate tasks to developers and track their progress.

Other than the version control and tracking of progress, continuous integration and delivery enables a seamless link from dev to staging to production and everything in between.

VSTS is indeed a powerful tool that not many can compete with.

Cons: I find it a bit difficult to navigate through. Due to the large scope of functionality, I find myself with too much info at times. From your menu to the left, it branches out to so many different pages.

Overall: Since our company has started using VSTS, I found it very helpful and it has made our work so much easier. We can now all work on the same project at the same time, we have our pipelines and builds going well, so deployments are no longer such a huge concern in terms of reliability and roll-back capability. There is much that I still have to learn, but from what I have experienced so far, I will not use any other version control system.

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A solid choice for IT project management

Mar 19, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: I think the best about VSTS is the ability to be able to comment on work items, naming people, so that they are notified of what comments you make. This makes it very agile to cooperate and collaborate with my team. Everyone knows what to do, there is traceability, and, for the first time, all the info we need to work is in a single place. Linking and ordering work items by hierarchy is also a great feature that I really like.

Cons: Its a bit hard to get used. There are a few features we are not even using because we do not full understand them. Kanban boards are not that intuitive and we end up using old lists usually. I also find it annoying that I cannot order by columns when looking at a sprint or backlog, I can only do that in queries.

Overall: I thinks its a very robust tool which, being integrated into Visual Studio, makes it great especially for devs. From my product manager viewpoint, I like that its easy to track versions and work items, making my work easier and ensuring I dont loose track of anything.

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VSTS DevOps - A complete solution for pure DevOps.

Oct 19, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: VSTS DevOps provide the complete integrity with Development and Operational work. The architecture is helping in boosting the development & Operational process. VSTS take care for complete CI/CD pipeline. Best and loving part in it is that it provide freedom in selecting the TFVC or GIT as version controlling.

Integrity with Azure Cloud is also good which it make this tool a complete DevOps system so that it can be achieve the deployment part with zero outage. XAML and vNext build help in deployment of 100's servers without any human error, as it just need one time setup for builds.

Cons: Installation architecture of VSTS DevOps having a lot of curves, Build Controller and Gated Build need time to setup and Microsoft should make it easy to under and setup. In last few years I am seeing the changes the it moving towards the web-based application, Console like security and permission are now only available in web base pages only.

Overall: VSTS DevOps is helping use to manage team ,code and operation. We are using it with Azure Cloud and the experience is really good. vNext build is able to build the .net Core application easily.

Controlling and automate your software development using agile

Feb 17, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Fully support to scrum's artifacts and processes.

The far away the team is, you reap the benefits of an integrated management tool that offers panels, kanban, and notifications that can not be fixed to the wall.

The investments and ongoing costs are insignificant, given the immediate collaborative environment that it establishes.

No overhead of management tasks, people keep focused in the product development and it reduce work time.

Cons: Need improvements in pre-configured reports and dashboards.

Continuous integration and continuous deployment are complex to setup up and keep running.

The control of product backlog items that spend more than one sprint (like Epics) is weak and make you confused as if the work was delayed.

Overall: I have used it with a scrum team to manage all steps of a complex software development project.

Consultants, analysts, developers, the Scrum Master and the product owner can collaborate and control all their activities, with high visibility of entire progress and particular issues. It helps to improve the delivery of prioritized and most valued tasks, enabling get results early and keep people motivated.

The best way to get your CD/CI Pipeline setup without costly overhead

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: VSTS DevOps has allowed our team to automate the builds of almost all of our products scaling our release time down and boosting our reliability. We used to be manually deploying our assets which would often cause breaking changes and would spend a day trying to revert the issues but since moving to VSTS DevOps we've been able to roll back versions instantly anytime there are problems but most of the time there aren't issues since VSTS DevOps sends your packages through a build cycle that checks compiler errors.

Cons: Some of the terminology is a little confusing and sometimes it can be hard to find your way around but well worth it once you get your builds setup.

Overall: VSTS DevOps allowed our team to manage our own DevOps and learn more about DevOps without needing to hire and be mentored by DevOps professionals.

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An unmissable part of the Application Lifecycle Management

Feb 02, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: ease of use

clear architecture

quick setup

easy to customize. From dashboards, to custom Build tasks.

Very good at helping you prevent legacy. For example we have over 200 build definitions. These are very good manageable due to the use of Task Groups.

Integration with Git version control is first class

Cons: We don't use the Release module of Team Foundation Server because it misses a lot of features compared to Octopus Deploy

Overall: As a DevOps engineeer I help a group of teams with there Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Team Foundation Server (TFS) is an unmissible part in the ALM setup. TFS is very customizable, and you can fast add new projects to the lifecycle to to TFS

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It has taken a while to get used to, but I like it much better than our old way of doing things.

Dec 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Most of all, I like how easy it is to track my work and the work of everyone on the team. Coming from a waterfall development cycle to an agile one, it's a big adjustment, and VSTS DevOps helps make that process easier.

Cons: Okay, this might be indicitve of my product manager more than the software itself, but I'd like it if Acceptance Criteria and Steps to Recreate were required fields in any Bug/PBI (where applicable). It would lead to much better work.

Overall: I use VSTS Devops as an end user, and let me tell you, it was a big change from my old way of doing things. At my company, we used a combination of SURE and Unisys's Albert in order to keep track of our work. It took a while to get used to VSTS. Everything was in one place, set up for an agile framework, but when I finally got used to it, I loved it so much more.

Devops with Azure Devops

Sep 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: -Build and release pipelines

-integrated git repositories

-Notifications

-Tasks market place

-Automated testing and result dashboards on each release

Since implementing we have removed almost all manual processes, speeding up delivery times and quality of our products.

Cons: Some tasks on the marketplace our out of date and dont work, have to be careful what you install and use within a pipeline.

Overall: Better quality of Software, Faster delivery times, automated feedback loops and validation times. Wins all round for different departments.

Full platform supporting agile teams

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ironic that the company has moved onto VSTS and theres a lot of support online with regards to being an end user. Setup will always be more work for tech teams deploying the product. VSTS has allowed our project teams to analyse business cases running through the full agile process up until allowing QA to set up and start virtualized environments through VSTS. Amazing product which works well with opensource libraries as well when deploying test environments.

Cons: Being part of the set up team resulted in a few late nights however once deployed to local servers and set up correctly, it is a breeze. Initial support is still fairly new so a team of DevOps engineers is required to troubleshoot installations and configs.

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Getting better

Jan 29, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: VSTS has been getting progressively better over the years and now boats a pretty impressive set of features including a best-in-breed bug/ticket tracking system, excellent source control support and very good CI build/release pipeline management. While some people still swear by the on-prem TFS for their teams (myself included), I am slowly getting swayed towards cloud-based VSTS

Cons: If you rely on VSTS for your code builds you may run into an issue where you are running out of free "build minutes" and will need to purchase more. You may also need to share build hosts with others using VSTS which is very, very annoying. These can also be expanded for a price.

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Visual Studio Team Service with a development mythology of DevOps.

Nov 17, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Visual Studio Team Service DevOps is the one of the best move of the Microsoft. Build & release process for continuous integration delivery that work all platform. Version Controlling is having the two option in GIT and TFSVC for managing the code. Tracking on work is also easy and as developer and manager can check their capacity and work backlogs. Custom reporting can also help you preparing charts. VSTS also Test for your code.

Cons: The least thing I like in it is not covering the monitoring the aspect under the name of DevOps. As a continues feedback is also very important with corresponding to the development. Build automation should simplify and for release management they should provide recommendation for the best practice to implementation.

Overall: Visual Studio Team Service is helping use to jump to the DevOps Development process methodology. The new vNEXT build is really a game changer as once the gated check-in is configure you can Do anything with the builds to play with the code according your need and requirement.

Feature Rich

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: VSTS provides everything our team needs to manage our work, code, continuous integration, and deployment. In the past, i would have 1 or 2 people dedicated to building and maintaining the tools the VSTS provides.

Cons: I wish there was better integration with non microsoft tools like Slack.

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An all round solution for technology product management

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It has a number of features all inside one platform such as GIT, issue tracker, project planner, sprints, Builds and release pipelines. The build pipelines are very extensive and work great if you deploy your product on azure.

Cons: The work space inside the tool with user stories and issues is very difficult to manage. also some settings like user permissions is very hard to manage

Overall: It is a great solution if you have your cloud service as Azure.

VSTS Visual Studio Online Azure Devops

Jan 29, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: All in one tool, git repository, bug tracking and continuous development

Cons: User interface is complicated and not clear.

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Enterprise level CD\CD tools

Jan 15, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easily scalable, free for small teams, provides build agents for you. Lots of solutions on marketplace, different VCS supported

Cons: For those who is sick on security, keeping the code and projects in a cloud could be a problem.

Overall: Unloading on-premise infrastructure by mivung CI\CD to cloud

Coding like a pro

Jan 25, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This tool is a great addition on the ones I am currently using. It is simple and light weight that my PC doesn't hang. It is also easily customizable ans can read many programming languages

Cons: I am in for it because of its simplicity. I think a more easy to understand UI will be great

I used this software to coordinate projects with teams. We mostly did software updates.

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to create and assign work. Also simple to attach even really large files such as artwork. Also you can create different projects to keep work separate.

Cons: Hard to knock the product, except it doesn't have a tickler feature to remind you there is work you haven't done. If staff forgot about it, it might not be discovered for quite a long time. This usually happened with small tasks/projects though so not like a big process was missed. Still a great produce though.

All of your software tools in one place

Apr 07, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: All of your software tracking (like Jira), CICD, git, are in one place

Cons: A lot of third party vendors build their tools to interact with just GitHub and Bitbucket, so it can be behind with third-party integration

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Great for Developers and Project Managers

Oct 02, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to create Epics, Features, User Stories and Tasks all within the same application and have a place for the developers to store their code. This application has made my working life much easy, I'm able to gauge the time commitments of sprints much better and more realistic.

Cons: I want to be able to bucket tasks a little more within a project. I'm still working on trying to create some kind of bucket system without using the iterations. I know I probably am just not familiar with it enough yet but I'll get there.

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excellent services

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I'm leaving with a great image, excellent services, I will definitely work with VSTS DevOps again. It is one of the best companies in this field with a wide variety of services in addition to offering the best possible deal.

Cons: I really do not have any complaints, only good opinions, I love working with them, I would do it again without questioning it, highly recommended.

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VSTS - Your online sourcecode reposiroty

Nov 15, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Online source code management. This is the most powerful feature as compare to TFS. Recently it has renamed as Azure DevOps. Its really nice and advance version of TFS. Its advance version is having really powerful capability for Build and Release Pipelines.

Cons: It really require good User and interactive user interface.

Overall: Biggest benefit is its online source code repository. You dont have to be on company network now to work. You can code and check your code online.

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Lot's of options but confusing

Apr 10, 2019
3/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: Keeps tickets in one spot and helps us track the status of tickets over time. Also has ways to display effort, time taken, etc...s

Cons: Overall it is confusing to use. The design feels cluttered and I often have a hard time finding tickets or finding things via search. I feel like thing get "lost" especially for programs that have 100's of tickets within the system. Would love to be able to have a dashboard where I can view only tickets I am tracking/submitted. That may be a feature already but because it is so confusing to use I haven't figured out how to do something like that yet.

Overall: Overall an average ticketing system. I feel like it is really meant for the developers though and for those submitting tickets and tracking them, it is a bit more confusing and less user-friendly.

Very satisfied Azure DevOps user

Apr 06, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, Intuitive

Drag and drop capabilities makes it easy for a non developer to build pipelines

less learning curve as compared to AWS

Cons: Name as in DevOps is confusing, recommend that Microsoft uses a better brand name

New User

Apr 11, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is now Azure DevOps. I just recently began using it and it makes it very easy and simple to setup sprints and keep track of your backlog. You can even use it for your CI/CD pipelines. And now it integrates with GitHub to keep everything at your fingertips.

Cons: I'm new to this, so I'm still figuring out all the features.

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Worked fine until all my company's data was deleted

Nov 06, 2018
1/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Effective web interface for PM software.

Cons: All of my company's data appears to have been deleted randomly without notification.

What is the current name?

Nov 14, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Good way to differentiate changes in own pages e.g. for pull request reviews!

Cons: VSTS/TFS/Azure DevOps, VSTS DevOps? what product I'm using? Also a bit messy GUI. Missin add-on marketplace?