Azure and DevOps: A Powerful Combination

Advantages of Cloud solutions like Azure Cloud and DevOps

@Sampath Maddula

9/18/20232 min read

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DevOps in Azure

Azure has fully embraced the DevOps methodology and provides a suite of tools to support DevOps practices. Here are some key features:

Azure Pipelines

Azure Pipelines is a cloud service that you can use to automatically build and test your code project and make it available to other users. It works with just about any language or project type. It features cloud-hosted pipelines for Linux, macOS, and Windows with unlimited minutes for open source.

Azure Boards

Azure Boards is a service for managing the work for your software projects. It provides a rich set of capabilities including native support for Scrum and Kanban, customizable dashboards, and integrated reporting.


In the world of software development, DevOps and Azure have emerged as two significant players. DevOps, a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops), aims to shorten the system development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality. On the other hand, Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers.

The Power of Azure

Azure provides a range of cloud services, including those for computing, analytics, storage, and networking. Users can pick and choose from these services to develop and scale new applications or run existing applications in the public cloud. Azure supports a range of operating systems, databases, tools, programming languages, and frameworks - from Windows to Linux, SQL Server to Oracle databases, C# to Java.

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Azure Repos

Azure Repos provides Git repositories or Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) for source control of your code.

Azure Test Plans

Azure Test Plans is an all in one planned and exploratory testing solution.


By leveraging the power of Azure with DevOps practices, teams can achieve faster delivery cycles, higher quality software, and more efficient process workflows. Whether you're a small team looking to deploy a web app or a large enterprise looking to streamline your IT operations, Azure DevOps has something to offer.