What do you like best?
1. Get the features of TFS in cloud
2. No need to manage upgrades, backup & restore
3. Provides Support for free private repositories
4. Easy to implement.
What do you dislike?
1. Security is a main concern
2. Does not support Sharepoints and/or Project Server.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Being an existing user of VSTS, i would definitely recommend this to everyone who wants to feel the benefits of TFS hosted on the cloud. Easiness that we will bring into our application tracking and management also it is a hosted SaaS model that is maintained by Microsoft and is always up to date. You no longer have to worry about maintenance and updates, that’s all taking care of for you.
It is less headache to setup, you can use it right-away without worrying about capex because everything is now becoming opex, you don’t need to manage operating system, install patch, and renew your hardware. Basically you can also connect to your VSTS server from anywhere without need to setup (almost) anything.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
For our recruitment and staffing application we use this tool for easy tracking of the tasks/user stories/bugs as well as ensure the CI/CD with our GIT repositories.