Earlier this week Microsoft announced that is has re-branded VSTS to Azure DevOps. In addition to the name change, it has also split the popular service into 5 smaller, more compartmentalized services. Each one is now available individually. The VSTS platform has been broken down into the following services:
- Azure Pipelines - Azure continuous integration, testing, and deployment system that can connect to any Git repository.
- Azure Boards, for tracking work with Kanban boards, backlogs, team dashboards and custom reporting.
- Azure Artifacts, providing package feed for Apache Maven, npm and NuGet package from public and private sources.
- Azure Repos, which are private Git repos, providing functionality such as collaborative pull requests and advanced file management.
- Azure Test Plans, an "all-in-one planned and exploratory testing solution."
From our perspective, the rebranding will have no impact on our integrations. Although moving forward, and for clarity, our integrations will support (and integrate with) "Azure Boards". In short, Microsoft remains committed to the partner community and is steadfast on it's mission to provide extensible and open systems. Ideal for ISVs like us!