Azure innovation guide: Empower adoption

Empower adoption

You know that innovation is critical to business success. You don't accomplish innovation solely through the introduction of new technologies. You need to focus on supporting the people who catalyze change and create the new value that you seek. Developers are at the center of digital transformation, and to empower them to achieve more, you need to accelerate developer velocity. To unleash the creative energy of developer teams, you need to help them build productively, foster global and secure collaboration, and remove barriers so they can scale innovation.

Generate value

  • In every industry, every organization is trying to do one thing: drive constant value generation.
  • The focus on innovation is essentially a process to help your organization find new ways to generate value.
  • Perhaps the biggest mistake organizations make is trying to create new value by introducing new technologies.
  • Sometimes the attitude is "if we just use more technology, we'll see things improve." But innovation is first and foremost a people story.
  • Innovation is about the combination of people and technology.

Organizations that successfully innovate see vision, strategy, culture, unique potential, and capabilities as the foundational elements. They then turn to technology with a specific purpose in mind. Every company is becoming a software company. The hiring of software engineers is growing at a faster rate outside the tech industry than inside, according to LinkedIn data.

Innovation is accomplished when organizations support their people to create the value they seek. One group of those people, developers, is a catalyst for innovation. They play an increasingly vital role in value creation and growth across every industry. They're the builders of our era, writing the world's code and sitting at the heart of innovation. Innovative organizations build a culture that empowers developers to achieve more.

Developer velocity

Empowering developers to invent means accelerating developer velocity, enabling them to create more, innovate more, and solve more problems. Developer velocity is the underpinning of each organization's tech intensity. Developer velocity isn't just about speed. It's also about unleashing developer ingenuity, turning your developers' ideas into software with speed and agility so that innovative solutions can be built. The differentiated Azure solution is uniquely positioned to unleash innovation in your organization.

Build productively

There are several areas of opportunity where Azure can help you build productively:

  • Ensure developers become and stay proficient in their domain by helping them advance their knowledge.
  • Hone the right skills by giving them the right tools.

One of the best ways to improve your developers' skills is by giving them tools they know and love. Azure tools meet developers where they are today and introduce them to new technologies in the context of the code they're writing. With the Azure commitment to open-source software and support for all languages and frameworks in Azure tools, your developers can build how they want and deploy where you want.

Azure DevOps provides best-in-class tools for every developer. Azure developer services infuse modern development practices and emerging trends into our tools. With the Azure platform, developers have access to the latest technologies and a cutting-edge toolchain that supports the way they work.

  • AI-assisted development tools
  • Integrated tools and cloud
  • Remote development and pair programming

Action

To create a DevOps project:

  1. Go to Azure DevOps Projects.
  2. Select Create DevOps project.
  3. Select Runtime, Framework and Service.