Microsoft recently announced the rebranding of Visual Studio Team Service (VSTS) to Azure DevOps. Whilst this might seem just like an arbitrary rebranding, it’s actually a cleverly thought through move from the guys at Microsft.
It is a strategic move from Microsoft with an aim to establish itself as a segment leader in the DevOps market.
Aiming to establish themselves as a segment leader in the DevOps market, Microsoft has made a clever play by updating their name because it brings their VSTS in line with current terminology.
Why is this necessary? Well, the term DevOps was not coined when VSTS first came about and, seeing as software development has changed significantly in the last decade, renaming as Azure DevOps enables Microsoft to align with the changing dynamics of the industry.
With this in mind, here are five reasons why Azure DevOps is such a big deal:
- It helps developers, operators and testers get the best out of the Github acquisition
- It takes the VSTS tools beyond just Windows and Visual Studio
- It enables Microsoft to be better able to compete with AWS
- It places a massive emphasis on making Azure the preferred cloud for open source projects
- It helps to drive consumption of Azure compute