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Azure DevOps vs Confluence: What are the differences?

Azure DevOps: Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software. Azure DevOps provides unlimited private Git hosting, cloud build for continuous integration, agile planning, and release management for continuous delivery to the cloud and on-premises. Includes broad IDE support; Confluence: One place to share, find, and collaborate on information. Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.

Azure DevOps and Confluence belong to "Project Management" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Azure DevOps are:

  • Agile Tools: kanban boards, backlogs, scrum boards
  • Reporting: dashboards, widgets, Power BI
  • Git: free private repositories, pull requests

On the other hand, Confluence provides the following key features:

  • Spaces
  • Pages
  • Editor

"Complete and powerful" is the top reason why over 11 developers like Azure DevOps, while over 88 developers mention "Wiki search power" as the leading cause for choosing Confluence.

Facebook, Netflix, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use Confluence, whereas Azure DevOps is used by Schlumberger, Poq, and simplement-e. Confluence has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1172 company stacks & 655 developers stacks; compared to Azure DevOps, which is listed in 79 company stacks and 68 developer stacks.

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Pros of Azure DevOps
Pros of Confluence
  • 53
    Complete and powerful
  • 31
    Huge extension ecosystem
  • 26
    One Stop Shop For Build server, Project Mgt, CDCI
  • 26
    Azure integration
  • 25
    Flexible and powerful
  • 15
    Everything I need. Simple and intuitive UI
  • 13
    Support Open Source
  • 8
    Integrations
  • 7
    GitHub Integration
  • 6
    Cost free for Stakeholders
  • 6
    One 4 all
  • 6
    Project Mgmt Features
  • 5
    Runs in the cloud
  • 5
    Crap
  • 3
    Agent On-Premise(Linux - Windows)
  • 2
    Aws integration
  • 2
    Jenkins Integration
  • 2
    Link Test Cases to Stories
  • 1
    GCP Integration
  • 93
    Wiki search power
  • 61
    WYSIWYG editor
  • 41
    Full featured, works well with embedded docs
  • 3
    Expensive licenses

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Cons of Azure DevOps
Cons of Confluence
  • 7
    Still dependant on C# for agents
  • 4
    Many in devops disregard MS altogether
  • 4
    Not a requirements management tool
  • 4
    Capacity across cross functional teams not visibile
  • 4
    Half Baked
  • 3
    Jack of all trades, master of none
  • 3
    Poor Jenkins integration
  • 2
    Tedious for test plan/case creation
  • 3
    Expensive license

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What is Azure DevOps?

Azure DevOps provides unlimited private Git hosting, cloud build for continuous integration, agile planning, and release management for continuous delivery to the cloud and on-premises. Includes broad IDE support.

What is Confluence?

Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.

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