Microsoft Azure DevOps on-premises version launched

Microsoft has launched the first release candidate (RC) of Azure DevOps 2019, according to a recent blog post.

Jamie Cool, the Director of Project Management at Microsoft Azure and author of the post said that Azure DevOps Server 2019 is the on-premises version of Azure DevOps, and it will include a range of new features for customers to use.

Microsoft Azure DevOps additional features

Azure DevOps Server 2019 includes the following features: Azure Repos, Azure Pipelines, Azure Artifacts, Azure Boards, and Azure Test Plans.

The new 2019 server will provide the “codebase” of Azure DevOps, and will come with a new interface that “makes it easier than ever to see how your deployment is going,” he said.

Each of DevOps services is open and extensible, and all applications work the same on all devices, regardless of what operating system users are using.

However, some users may need to use Azure DevOps in the location they’re in, either because they require an isolated instance of Azure DevOps, or because they want to run Azure in an area where an Azure DevOps is not available.

Microsoft Azure DevOps allows users to install on-premises

The all-new addition of Azure SQL will allow businesses and users to deploy their application to Azure, on premises, or on the cloud, and take advantage of Azure SQL features.

Later in his blog post, Jamie states: “With this release, Azure DevOps now provides best in class hybrid-cloud development collaboration capabilities allowing customers to install on-premises, self-host in the cloud, or use the globally available Microsoft hosted service to take advantage of automatic updates and automatic scaling.”

“You can also mix and match agents self-hosted on-premises and in any cloud on Windows, Mac, or Linux. You can easily deploy to IaaS or PaaS in Azure as well as on-premises infrastructure,” Jamie added.

Microsoft didn’t mention an official release date for the new Azure DevOps Server 2019, but said that the RC includes a “go-live licensing making it suitable for production use today.”