Average Ratings

130 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1.00/one-time/user
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Microsoft
  • www.microsoft.com
  • Founded 1975
  • United States

About Azure

Cloud computing platform for VM creation, building and running web-based applications, smart client applications, and XML web services.


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Azure Features

  • Access Control
  • Code Assistance
  • Collaboration
  • Debugging
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Development
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Web Development
  • Backup Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Remote Control
  • VDI
  • Virtual Machine Encryption
  • Virtual Machine Migration
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Virtual Server

Azure Reviews Recently Reviewed!


One of the most flexible today's platforms

Feb 18, 2018
4/5
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Pros: Thanks to integration with the cloud, it became much better to work. In Microsoft Azure, not so long ago, a new administration interface with a lot of new features, greatly simplifying management. There are calculators for resource costs that allow you to calculate future costs.

Cons: Technical support is at a fairly low level. At the initial stage, you need to make some effort, even when deploying only the server. The performance level is slowly changing.

Best cloud service for business

Feb 18, 2018
5/5
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Pros: For me, this is the most convenient cloud service: the data is reliably protected from hacking, because the best IT specialists traditionally work for Microsoft. This is a personal virtual machine with almost unlimited possibilities. And the payment is taken only for actually used resources.

Cons: The functionality of the free version is limited.

Not bad

Feb 17, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The main task for which I use Azure is to connect to our Office 365 Outlook software. This is necessary in order to synchronize tasks for people working in different time zones. With Azure, everything went well.

Cons: The only drawback that I paid attention to is a complicated interface, and to adjust the software I had to study the documentation for a long time.

a good tool for cloud schemes

Feb 16, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Compatibility with Windows. Compatibility with Linux and containers. Proper management interface and seeks alliances to offer better solutions

Cons: in general, they do not perform well, rather it is average performance. Cost too high to begin to venture into the cloud.

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One of the best competitor for Amazon web services with almost same services

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Good API support for all the services
Good console to manage services
Easy to orchestrate and deploy the stack

Cons: Services documentation is poor need a lot of improvement
There are very less samples as compared with olden days, we are missing the feel for Microsoft

Overall: Easy to deploy windows based applications and services in the very less time to cloud

Excellent servers for startups

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very easy to setup servers and hosting packages are very adaptable for startups at early stage with limited funding.

Cons: No major cons except that sometimes navigating through dashboard is a bit overwhelming especially for non coders

Microsoft Public Cloud. Windows Azure enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications.

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: As a full stack developer I like Load Balancing, NoSQL, VPN, Realtime Dashboard for monitoring, Webapps, Multiple programming language support, global server availabilit, Automated deployment, Security etc.

Cons: Sometimes my VM will not shutdown and it will use the resources. Sometimes issue happens we can't handle ourself and need to contact support multiple times for the fix.and Pay As You Go system is little tricky.

Overall:
Microsoft have gone out of their way to simplify the process of creating and managing cloud assets in Azure. They do not push you down one particular way of doing things either; they let you do it your way. If you want to create or manage resources through the portal, the .NET API, PowerShell, REST, etc. it is up to you.

Simple UI and Awesome service with dashboard.

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: As a full stack developer I like Load Balancing, NoSQL, VPN, Realtime Dashboard for monitoring, Webapps, Multiple programming language support, global server availabilit, Automated deployment, Security etc.

And azure for creating VM it's really easy and time saving.

Cons: Sometimes my VM will not shutdown and it will use the resources. Sometimes issue happens we can't handle ourself and need to contact support multiple times for the fix.and Pay As You Go system is little tricky.

Easy to use and setup

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to setup, lots of space for backup. Nice having the safety of the cloud when you have a crash and need to recover quickly. the ui is nice and has the backing of Microsoft. easy to schedule backups

Cons: can lose synchronization sometimes. can be easy fixed. Not a lot of other cons its a great product.

Overall: The safety of backup to cloud

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I am a full stack developer at SHARP

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: 1. High Availability
Unlike other vendors, the Microsoft Azure cloud offers high availability and redundancy in data centers on a global scale
2. Security
Microsoft Azure has a strong focus on security, following the standard security model of Detect, Assess, Diagnose, Stabilize and Close. Paired with strong cyber security controls.
3. Scalability
Scalability is the backbone of any good cloud provider, and Azure is no different. For example, consider the following: a firm runs SQL reports daily for 28 out of 30 days of the month, using minimal compute power.
4. Cost-Effectiveness
It's imperative to keep IT budgets in mind when choosing a cloud provider, which is why the Microsoft Azure platform is so attractive to many organizations. Azure's pay-as-you-go pricing allows SMBs to better manage their IT budgets, purchasing only as much as they need.

Cons: 1. Requires Management
As with anything, there are a couple of potential cons with Microsoft Azure. Unlike SaaS platforms where the end-user is consuming information (for example, Office 365), IaaS (Azure) moves your business¿ compute power from your data center or office to the cloud.
2. Requires Platform Expertise
Unlike local servers, Azure requires expertise to ensure all moving parts work together efficiently. A common mistake by business administrators that are not fully engaged in how well (or poorly) their cloud servers are operating is to over-provision cloud services.
3. As more and more businesses continue to move their data to the cloud, it can be difficult to track which provider is best for your business. As an IT company serving small and mid-size businesses, iCorps had to conduct its own proof of concept, migrating core business applications to Azure to ensure maximum efficiency.

Good cloud solution

Feb 14, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Azure Backup is easy to set up. It is one of the best choices if you want to keep your data safe in the cloud.

Cons: Sometimes it has problems with the synchronization. It has a bit high cost and Azure is pretty complicated for the new customer.

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MS Azure go to the cloud.

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
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Pros: MS Azure provides multiple services for any area of your business. You can chose degree of how you will control of your infrastructure by choosing from IaaS, Paas, SaaS.
In recent time most popular Azure's set of tools for business - OMS, which includes such services like Log Analytics for monitoring and analyzing of your infrastructure, Automation Service to automate your routine tasks,
Azure backup to do backups in preferred places, Azure site recovery - for fast recovery your infrastructure in another pace, Security service to help you identify, assess, and mitigate security risks to your infrastructure.
You can use mentioned above services to implement as hybrid scenarios or completely migrate to the cloud.
The main advantage of the MS Azure You don't need to keep your own hardware and upgrade it and depending on your requirements you can choose your degree of involvement by using from IaaS, Paas, SaaS.
In general MS Azure helps to save your money and time.

Cons: Azure features and services get outdated so fast and it is hard to be in trend, something that you know today can be changed tomorrow and looks and managed in different way.
Need to remember so many settings and they can be located very deep in some services.

Overall: We're using cloud IaaS solution by having infrastructure in the cloud.
Us don't need to keep our own hardware and upgrade it.
We pay only for resource We use.

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Good frontend management interface.

Feb 11, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: As a full stack developer I like Load Balancing, NoSQL, VPN, Realtime Dashboard for monitoring, Webapps, Multiple programming language support, global server availability, Automated deployment, Security etc.

And azure for creating VM it's really easy and time-saving.

Cons: The blades in the Azure portal are a novel idea but they do get cumbersome at times. They are also a little buggy. If I want to delete a resource, I right click on it in the list, and a new blade pops up with the resource's properties. I need to scroll back to the previous blade and right click it again for the context menu to actually display. Very annoying and most important Average performance / High cost.

This can be as easy to use as you want it to be

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: There are tons of practice models, data sets, and help items to get you up in running. The Azure Backup agent conducts three backups per day.

Cons: The initial cost outlay can be a bit high as you train the model. I prefer to be able to pay only what I need to use.

Overall: It does have some good features if you can find them.

Microsoft azure is the best platform for cloud computing, i use this so often

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Its so easy to use and implement. As a developer Azure helps s much as backups and maintenance are done by them, that leaves more time for development

Cons: I do appreciate that the site is always improving, but its sometime gets difficult navigating to a specific feature if the layout changes but its a really good platform.

Overall: Really helpful when it comes to cloud computing, awesome support aswell

One of the best products by Microsoft!

Feb 04, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Azure for creating VM it's really easy and time saving. Excellent Customer support available. It doesn't take me long for solving my problem after contacting the Customer support team. The portal to manage the services is easy to use and constantly improving. The services have had very little downtime in the years that I've used it. You can go from nothing to having a SQL Server instance in less than 30 minutes. You can also expand or contract that instance as you wish thereby increasing performance or decreasing cost.

Cons: Sometimes my VM will not shutdown and it will use the resources. Sometimes issue happens we can't handle ourselves and need to contact support multiple times for the fix. The cost of this software is also, I think, a bit too high and there may be better competitor products available at a cheaper price. Complex setup and management. Also, the cheapest plans are short on features

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A very complete platform, with many tools associated with the platform, with many integrations.

Feb 01, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I like that one pays only for what he uses, that is, I can create a virtual machine and turn it off and pay nothing, and create machines from a defined template.

Cons: The platform to use is very complex, although there is a tutorial, it is a platform with many characteristics, which is necessary to read a lot to understand it.

Overall: Multiplatform ie linux, windows.
I can create virtual machines in 3 minutes.
The virtual machines have a very good performance.
It has access by Remote Desktop.

Compatible with multiple platforms. Works great

Jan 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: A windows server based company must. Easily link all data with built in tools. Linux friendliness all a bonus.

Cons: Carries a heavier price tag than others in its weight class. Does not out perform these comparible products for far less.

Overall: Multiple platform os makes it more appealing than others.

I used Azure for all the companies VM creation and some building & running web-based applications.

Jan 31, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Being a Microsoft product there is a lot of integration and helpful ways to use it. It is a very powerful tool and comes with Microsoft 350 business.

Cons: It is not easy to use at all and takes a large learning curve. And does not offer all the features of other VM creation tools.

Overall: Used it for VM creation and running web-based applications that we create for our clients.

Great way to start Machine Learning using the Microsoft Data Stack

Jan 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Who knew that Machine Learning could be so easy! The drag and drop interface makes creating a repeatable data model and algorithm super easy. In addition, there are tons of practice models, data sets, and help items to get you up in running. The cost of this is pretty inexpensive, once you get thru training the model.

Cons: The initial cost outlay can be a bit high as you train the model. In addition, not sure if this is really a con, but you do need to know the basics of machine learning. You still need to be trained as a data scientist (or at least starting to become one).

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Azure Backup fortifies your data protection strategy without putting extra work on IT.

Jan 30, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The Azure Backup agent conducts three backups per day while the System Center DPM & Azure Backup Server back up twice per day.

Cons: Azure also enables users to customize specific backup schedules and choose different levels of cloud protection for each machine.

Overall: Microsoft Azure does have some good features if you can find them. More and more products from Microsoft does tie into Azure so the product will become more reliant/useful in the future.

The portal to manage the services is easy to use and constantly improving.

Jan 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The portal to manage the services is easy to use and constantly improving. The services have had very little downtime in the years that I've used it. It's easy to host all the services in Azure rather than on an internal company server. There is a lot less maintenance for me since I don't have to manage web server myself.

Cons: The pricing is confusing. Changing performance levels is slow. Version control co-ordination with the latest Office 365 and the Office 365 API through Azure, they make changes to Office 365 which can have some interesting impacts on what the API does.

It's a good, solid program

Jan 27, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's a good, solid program that is easy to implement. It is reliable and does what we need it to do.

Cons: The interface could be more user friendly, and it can get pretty expensive if certain options are added.

Overall: It's a good, solid program that is easy to implement. It is reliable and does what we need it to do.

Great cloud service for web application

Jan 25, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The cloud service is very available and is easily manageable through the console and the cloud service could easily be created or removed on demand to use.

Cons: The price for the services that I usually use is expensive than other cloud based services. Some services that I want to use is not available.

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Azure is an excellent tool for backend!

Jan 23, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The multiple services provided, from storage to cognitive services. It's easy to make deployments and watch all the implemented stuff. Functions are great to make serverless applications.

Cons: Some products are very expensive, The user interface could improve. There are things who doesn't seem so clear about UX

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Our go-to cloud environment for customer cloud services

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Azure allows us to provide a complete customer solution in the cloud, providing servers, databases, authentication and web services/sites. The newer administration user interface is simple to use, yet allows control over most of your services, and powershell can be used to control them completely.
We host several customer environments in the Azure cloud, along with our own SaaS product, and we have never had a problem with it. Monitoring is also comprehensive, allowing manual or automatic availability provisioning to be easy.

Cons: Although Azure can be a reasonably priced option, it can get expensive quickly. Ensure that you double check pricing before provisioning your services.

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The best public cloud out there!

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: So many different options when it comes to cloud computing. Azure offers VMs, PaaS, SQL, Express Route, and so much more. The platform is very stable and support has been very good in my experience.

Cons: No console access to VMs yet which is my most wanted feature. PaaS requires some application development to make sure it works within Azure's constraints.

Everything a Microsoft shop needs to move to the cloud

Jan 23, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: If you're already all in on Microsoft everything you need to go from onprem to the cloud is in Azure, Microsoft's built some really robust tools and services to migrate and operate on the cloud

Cons: If you're not a Microsoft shop look elsewhere, not very open source or devops friendly, the number and flexibility of services seems pitiful next to AWS, tech support is VERY hit or miss

Excellent resizable compute capacity in the cloud

Jan 23, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Highly customizable.
Lots of Azure cloud service options and third-party programs, Application programming interfaces (APIs) available.
Less expensive upfront costs.

Overall: There are so many different features offered that it can be difficult to familiarize all necessary parties with the features most useful.

Some skill set required for full system use

Jan 23, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Hassle free setup, You pay what you use, No infrastructure required, Just add VM's if you need more server or computing power, 24/7 up-time, well documented.

Cons: Pricing is very vague, You need some set of skills to use the product, Not for novice , Microsoft has to work on customer support,

Overall: Well its a cloud so the benefits are general that of a cloud platform

Robust, Expendable, no infrastructure required, Region based, etc ...

Microsoft's Azure backup is a full solution. We are very satisfied with your evolution e maturity an

Jan 19, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Reduce the IT workload while enabling users , Only pay for what you use, Save on physical infrastructure

Cons: no central management, heavy touch ¿ each machine needs configuration, and management/monitoring isn¿t centralized

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Great Alternative to AWS, Pushing Innovation in the Space

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: If your company is full stack Microsoft, then there is absolutely no question. You need to be on Azure. It is no longer just a "cloud" offering. It is a comprehensive solution that will always find some sort of space in your enterprise. Costs are always going down. Services are always being created and expanded upon. You can even extend the "cloud" services to your own data center.

Cons: There is just so much you can do. Some of the tier pricing doesn't make complete sense. It can be pretty tough to learn how to automate the elasticity of your virtual machines, so you only pay for what you actually use. There is no personal VM/remote desktop tier like Amazon has.

Great place for storing your data

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Fantastic storage device ,having everything at hand increases efficiency . As part of the Microsoft family it has a strong base behind it .

Cons: The cost may be an issue for a lot of people . The learning curve is long and it takes a while to get comfortable using it .

Platform with nice featues but not easy to use

Jan 17, 2018
3/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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2 / 5
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Pros: Comparing to AWS: nice machines for less money. Very good CLI for automatization, support team is really fast.

Cons: Very expensive. GUI /webpanbel is really bad, it is hard to really work with Azure using only graphical interface. Thanks God that CLI exists.

Not a big Microsoft fan

Jan 11, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Azure has helped us sustain operations and scale over the years in multiple projects. It is a great offering that can help any business from startup to large enterprises build and grow together.

I've worked in a software company and we needed serverless architecture, so we used AzureFunctions.

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like that everything is well documented and there are a lot of guide of use cases, i like the big community that Azure has, i like the tracking tools that azure provides for each function and last but not least i like the most that its very fast in terms of pulling the code from a repository and running overall functions.

Cons: I don't like the Dashboard of the Azure web site everything is horizontal scrollable and bassically when you click on something that it should take you somewhere else it gets appended on the right side, working on a laptop its a bit easier because of the trackpad but with a mouse its a big hassle,
also another thing that i don't like it's that it doesn't have a support for another OS.

Microsoft products is good but from which azure is good for me to develop app and deploye service

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: its beautiful interface which i like most and everything thing is appear in the front of me its easy to develop the app ,web application and mobile apps services .its intelligence feature is good we didn't take more efforts to do its represent all things while press space or enter.

Cons: sometimes its take lot of time in my pc to deploye .and its outage system frastrate me sometime its gives this kind of problem but overall looks abd perform better.in my point of view.

The best clout platform on market for today

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Azure allows customers to leverage costs of hardware and software upgrade by swithing to IaaS, PaaS or SaaS solutions. Great set of services, clear documentation and excellent support

Cons: Product is a bit complex in a very beginning, but after some time you understand that almost all problems could be solved with documentation and support. Pricing is very unclear, but no problems to me as a technical person

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Never had an issue with this

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It was fairly easy to use when I used it with a previous job I worked at. Never lost anything, and the software was very easy to utilize if you took a little time to familiarize yourself with it.

Overall: I never had to pay to use it, but I heard it was quite expensive, but for software like this, you expect a bit of a pricetag for what it is doing for your company.

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SQL DW is the only way to implement a secure, high performance cloud data warehouse.

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The four cornerstones for this solution are Seamless integration, Highly elastic and storage independently. Trusted and secure offering top compliance. And unimaginable levels to scale and perform. It's based on SQL Server Engine.
Also it's available all over the world, that's key to be the fastest.
And of course, it's integrated with all the Microsoft family of products. Nothing bad, huh?

Overall: Using the SQL Data Warehouse auto-scale function allows you to save thousand of dollars to your customers.

Has some plus and minuses

Jan 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like that they give first time subscribers a lot of free and extra things. There is some ability to scale in this software, and the best part is that it is easy use with the rest of the Microsoft suite.

Cons: The cost is not great. Also even though I have been using it for some time now I still have a hard time figuring everything out.

The functionality it provides is exceptional

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The platform it supports to deploy application over Cloud is simply appreciable. We can use the applications without using our Local databases / softwares

Cons: There are not much Cons which I'm aware of except some time the Azure link provided by the company opens with a delay.

Overall: Not using the local databases and can work with Cloud applications.

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Difficult to use but has many features

Jan 09, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Microsoft's Azure has great customer service and somewhat great with features like cross-platform app development and linking with other softwares like Xamarin and Visual Studio.

Cons: Microsoft's Azure is quite expensive and like others of it's market, difficult to setup. Microsoft's Azure also lacks some vital features.

Overall: Other than allowing collaboration on Xamarin and Visual Studio, it did not help me much.

Azure is one of the most common software that we use here in order to make labs in the cloud.

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The overall quality that this software provides is one of the best feature that this software provides.

Cons: The cost of Azure is one of the things that I like least because I consider it is expensive. Also in order to have a free account you need to use a credit card to use at least a free account.

Overall: Easy to connect with Microsoft suite and easy to use in production.

simple to use and understand

Dec 29, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Automatically loads and runs in the background, so the process is fairly seamless. The sign on is simple to use and understand.

Cons: After several months of regular use, I have not found any problems with the software as of this review.

Perfect for a small companies

Dec 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Versatility, scalability to your needs Ease of use IDE Integration Code reuse Reasonable cost, convenient, reduces overhead costs.

Cons: A little pricier than deploying your own servers Sometimes it can be hard to troubleshoot synchronization problems. Support is often not as useful as we'd like given that this is Microsoft after all.

Disappointed

Dec 20, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I've tried it for a short period I like the different services they offer, it is complete for any type of projects.

Cons: I've had many account problems that couldn't be solved even when contacting their customer support. The lack of help is the reason I stopped using Azure.

Overall: None!

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Azure - Certified & Best on the cloud market

Dec 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very good and easy to maintain GUI on the portal.
Lots of free stuffs for first time subscribers and for a year.
Trail version available for a year instead of 1 month.

Cons: Strong System Admin and Office 365 admin knowledge is required to understand the portal and billing section.

We just started using this for our data hosting - so far so good!

Dec 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We have software code and it's a good storage facility for the code. The support is great and usage is pretty seamless.

Cons: It can be pricey but you also get what you pay for. If you need this and use it right, then the return is worth it.

Overall: It fits our storage needs.

A highly configurable, enterprise-grade cloud service portal for IT shops large and small.

Dec 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Impressed with how delegation among a large organization works, for things like APIs and developers. As the provider of this service to our campus IT staff, it's helpful to work with a product like Azure that has extensible and delegated service offerings.
- I am impressed with the cross-platform storage compatibility for integration with our network storage and backup solutions. We made a graceful transition for our disaster recovery tape backups into Azure Cloud Storage with helpful storage consultants from Microsoft.

Cons: - Some settings and configuration descriptions are vague, and could use more detail in order to communicate to users what the functions provide and perform. I chalk this up to development time constraints, as this service has expanded year after year. Support is fairly helpful is working through these ambiguities
- Billing notifications are highly configurable, and I understand that it was built for large complex organizations in mind when it was designed. However, it can be difficult to setup billing notifications, as I have experienced.

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amazing experience, such a great platform

Dec 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's very powerful and helps with quick projects that you do not want to buy dedicated servers for. I would recommend using the documentation.

Overall: quick to put web applications up! it's a complicated system but once you get used to it it makes sense.

Azure is a great cloud solution that is flexible and innovative

Dec 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's very easy to deploy cloud solutions with Azure. We have found it to be reliable and fast as well. The ability to use PoweShell commands also makes Azure an attractive cloud solution.

Cons: There seems to be an unclear pricing policy, and the customer support can be lacking. The Azure portal can also be a little difficult to navigate at first.

Overall: We have a flexible and stable cloud environment thanks to Azure.

Made creating our new webs apps much easier

Dec 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Our new apps use Azure for SQL server, web hosting, and storage. We have been able to scale quickly from a single customer site up to 15 with no changes to our code other than the routine fixes, the azure infrastructure meant we were able to focus on the customer facing interactions rather than the backend.

Cons: We were involved with a recent outage, which was a little scary. Ultimately we've found that large scale outages are very rare, and very quickly resolved - with good RCA and status reports. For our type projects, Azure infrastructure has made us more dependable than our previous local hosted iterations

Azure provides a solid means of providing a cloud storage solution in a secure way.

Nov 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of access anywhere in the world. Azure, as a part of the MIcrosoft infrastructure, has a strong presence regardless of where your business needs access globally.

Cons: It can be a bit challenging to understand how to use Azure in a way that takes into account all of your security requirements of your business.

Overall: Ease of global access. Ability to store backups with confidence of accessibility and disaster recovery.

We use this service to handle critical applications in our company.

Nov 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like its stability. In the years that we have been using we have not seen a flaw in our application because the service has stopped. This service offers a good amount of environments and the apps are compatible with Windows and work quite well. I like reports of application failures, because they come very close to the moment they occur. I like the services offered in AD.

Cons: I think it's expensive. I notice that the services in other platforms that are not microsoft, are limited. I do not like that the service logs do not report in detail what happens when something fails, they are not integrated with the applications. Online help services are slow. When you select a service the details of them are not very clear, for example they are very basic and let the user suppose some things that should be explicitly explained.

Overall: I have an application that is always available. The services respond very fast.

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Not a great microsoft fan, happy customer regardless

Nov 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using Microsoft Azure for the past 5+ years. I was never a big Microsoft fan, having dropped Windows for Linux/Mac for more than 15 years already. At first I was sceptical as to how can a company with its own technologies thrive in a space dominated by Unix based systems.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that in terms of services offered by Azure you miss very few as compared to Amazon cloud and gain much compared to Google's cloud offering.
Command line tools support is on par with what an experienced developer would expect, the line of offering for different services is amazing and ever expanding and the customer support is there when you need it.
All in all I would recommend Azure services to any developer that is looking to start developing in the cloud or even needs to develop in multiple clouds for high availability purposes.

Cons: The one thing that Microsoft can improve on Azure is transparency in pricing. There are times when I'm trying to evaluate cost between different clouds and it's more complex to figure out how much our usage would cost on Azure as opposed to AWS.

Overall: Azure has helped us sustain operations and scale over the years in multiple projects. It is a great offering that can help any business from startup to large enterprises build and grow together.

intelligent application

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great that they have both a cloud and on prem solution. Multiple service tools and reasonable pricing make this an attractive solution.

Cons: There are so many tools that it takes time to determine what's going to work best for my environment.

I use it every day, its graphical interface is simple and I have not had any problems.

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: It integrates very well with .net applications, Microsoft services work very fast, it is easy to activate the services I need. I can also access them in a very short time, after I request them.

Cons: It is expensive with respect to similar services. The dashboard setting should be more friendly. The .log in detail of the applications or services, in case of failure.

Overall: The application of the company is developed in .net and Azure easily adapts to the changes and requirements that we have. The Azure cloud has worked very well for us, it has always been online and we have not perceived the possible drops or failures that they have had as a platform.

Very good experience with Microsoft Azure

Nov 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I most like about its GUI and commands used in powershell which gives your nice touch.
Also, simple GUI.

Cons: Nothing much but if as price concern it has little bit more than AWS. But overall other things are good.

Flexible and innovative cloud solution

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to commission servers and get them up and running in mater of seconds. Ton of useful features and flexible with third part solutions.

Cons: Settings up network and ports for inbound and outbound traffic was more complicated than we would expected. It can get pricy if you want to take a full advantage of some options.

Overall: Flexible solution. Gives you a chance to address users/business expectations in a short period of time.

Fantastic

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the ease with which the procurement of servers happen on Azure. The dashboard to show usage and traffic patterns is also very useful and intuitive

Cons: Configurating firewall ports to allow traffic from a server outside into and outside of Azure took a lot of time. I wish that there was an easier way to do it.

Great cloud platform - let down by recent gui changes.

Nov 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to spin up virtual machines for testing at very low cost when required. Ability to clone machines and make templates.

Cons: Machines can sometimes be very slow unless you spend more money. Sometimes instances are magically rebooted - although I suspect this is due to internal essential management - patching / removing failed hosts.

Very easy to use!

Nov 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's pretty easy to use. It also has several different functionalities and different service modules so you can complete any technical task needed.

Cons: The azure version I'm using looks a bit outdated and I'm not sure if there is a newer version that I don't have but otherwise no complaints.

limited experience but support users

Oct 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that ease of the product and the reporting side of it. We have a representative that comes in and helps and he is awesome.

Very versatile hosting platform, with lots of features.

Oct 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Many different features within the Azure platform. From Networking, Server platforms, Databases etc. If you need to host a specific service in the cloud, chances are Azure can handle it.

Cons: If you're not familiar with the platform, it can be a bit difficult to configure for a first time user. There is so much granularity and so many different solutions to the point where it can be overwhelming having to worry about if you're configuring everything correctly. Training or certification is definitely recommended to fully utilize the platform correctly.

Great, flexible hosting platform

Oct 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like the way you can really customize your hosting. For small or large lrojects, this is the way to go.

Cons: There's a learning curve in using the Azure portal and finding certain settings. I liked the old portal much better.

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Its pretty impossible to beat the price

Oct 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Obviously, Microsoft can go right after google and AWS and undercut the Microsoft server licensing model since they can give them away. That has ensured a very low cost point. That said, that is really the only draw. If you are on a linux platform, I'd probably take AWS or google. Spinning up a VM (even pre-configured for you) was as simple as a couple clicks. Performance was as expected. The only issue I had was support.

Cons: Support could benefit from non off shored staff. It was difficult to understand them, and I don't like this trend.

Overall: cheap cheap licensing and bandwidth.

Advanced predictive features in a simple well-known format

Oct 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The tool offers a number of different predictive modeling methods that can be applied to your data set. The format looks like well-known excel.

Cons: All the complex predictive methods offered by Azure require some background statistical knowledge. Users should do some learning before using predictive algorithms.

Overall: Applying predictive models in a simple excel-like tool

Super secure

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The gives us the option to customize our security features which is great due to the high level of security needed to ensure HIPAA compliance.

Cons: The only con I can think of is it's a little pricey. Functionality-wise, I can't come up with any negatives or issues we've run into.

Overall: We need to ensure our information is secure to to HIPAA regulations and this product does a great job encrypting and/or keeping communications secure.

Great way to test software on different environment

Sep 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's quite easy to mount a virtual machine with a lot of preset available. We can start testing in a new Windows environement (or other) very efficiently.

Many advanced options are available, but if we need just a quick test, we can have the virtual machine running with the defaults.

Cons: A bit complicated to understand the cost of the machine. Every part is separated and it takes some time to understand the links between items.

It was good trial run. Could integrate 3rd party services with ease

Sep 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Design.

Cons: Somethings are complex. When you are using product for first time you have togive enough time and azure provides basic security for adavance you need to buy other instances.

Easy to use, comprehensive features, pricey compared to AWS

Sep 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use cloud features. A lot of help and guidelines available.
Great features on cloud based services offering. They have almost all the standard cloud services offered by others.
Wide userbase. Great community those use Azure cloud platform and knowledge base is enriching all the time.

Cons: Pricing is expensive than AWS services. For the same or similar services offerings AWS offers cheaper price specially for heavy usages. Windows machines are expensive. No or little provisioning of free tiers for newbies and trial of services available.

A powerful platform with tons of options but a confusing interface and unclear pricing

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There are a ton of amazing points about Azure. The ease of which you can spool up new websites, databases, or even entire virtual machines is incredible. You can do in minutes what would take you hours to do on site. Setting up communication between resources is also quite easy.

Inside each installed item (website, VM, SQL Server, etc.), there will be options that you can configure. These options make it very easy to quickly configure your resources in a way that is best. Not sure what you should do for setup? No problem. There are usually only a few pages of options, so it is easy enough to click through each page and read them (and their associated help). That allows for a much better experience for even novice Azure users.

Cons: I like Azure a lot, but there are definitely some big areas for improvement. The biggest, I think, is a very clear and transparent pricing system. It is very difficult to figure out what a certain addition will do to impact your monthly pricing. You have to guess a bit at what you think will happen and where you think you are at overall to figure out if you can afford to add another resource. That's not the way it should be.

The interface leave a lot to be desired as well. They just updated it, but it actually added to the confusion. There are so many boxes and flyouts to navigate, it gets hard to figure out what resources you are already using. I would like to see a very clear "this is what you have" system, especially when new resources can use the existing resources. For example, you can set up a VM to host your websites. Cool. However, that VM is a special one and it is hard to find to configure. Also, it is hard to figure out if it would be ok to add another website to it or not (is it pegged out or is there some wiggle room to add more load?).

Like I said, I like Azure. There is just room to make it better.

Great cloud hosted platform

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to quickly spin up additional Windows servers for our customers and ease of backups and recovery.

Cons: The disjointed control between classic and resource manager deployments, as well as classic and portal control panel pages. Has Microsoft learned nothing from Windows 8?

Azure is getting better every day.

Jul 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the blue/green feature of doing a release of our website. Having staging built into the product is a great feature.

Cons: It could be easier to use and the price is a bit high for small to mid-sized businesses. It would be great to have a value plan for developers and small businesses.

Overall: Quick deployment of our website and easy release cycle for ongoing maintenance.

Nice product and very to use

Jul 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The product is very complex by it's nature, but manages to handle it VERY well and make the regular user work very efficient with it (unlike the competition).

Cons: It is riddled with minor bugs. It doesn't feel like a premium product. It feels more like a very big MVP.

Overall: Very fast and easy local to production deployments.

Good product but it's all very confusing and overpriced

Jul 17, 2017
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is good that you can host almost anything into one roof.

Cons: It's not like you can host easily. You need to fill almost 70(Total) form fields to get your app properly setup and working. once you use for trial period you'll resize that it is not any how similar with what they advertise/promote.

The new age of server approach and management

Jul 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Excellent features, Speed of use, Customization,Upgrade frequency, ease of use and amazing BI support

Cons: Initial setup is a bit time consuming since there are a lot of variables that need to be covered.
Sandbox testing environment needs enhancement

Solid cloud hosting, good functionality

Jul 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Azure has enough features to handle most cloud related functionality that is needed. Price is pretty good compared to other cloud providers. For Microsoft developers, a great choice.

Cons: Usability could be better. The ability to pin things to the dashboard is nice but it can be hard to find particular options or features. Also, the naming of different services seems to change on a yearly basis so hard to keep up.

Overall: Able to host software in the cloud without a need to run physical servers.

Perfect for a small company with no physical office.

Jun 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, reasonably priced, works from anywhere. Allows us the ability to store our files in the cloud and cuts down on costs required for physical servers. Allows us to print to local printers and also access drives on laptops and PCs. Very convenient.

Cons: Sometimes hard to understand the monthly billed usage. A new virtual server with little activity was almost the same cost as the virtual server we use everyday and it's hard to understand why. However, it's not like we're talking thousands of dollars so it's not a huge issue.

Overall: Remote access from anywhere.

Everything you could want from a cloud service provider; necessarily complex.

Jun 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've used Azure in both a professional setting, as a software engineer, and as a volunteer for a non-profit. I like how feature-rich Azure is; anything you'd come to expect from a cloud service provide, they have it and more. I also like that they've started offering grant for non-profits, so they're giving back to organizations trying to make our communities better. Their marketplace and one-click installs are a quick and easy way to get started with your cloud projects, no matter your skill level.

Cons: Azure is very feature-rich, but that make it pretty complicated. It's definitely not made for the faint of heart or those without a technical background. It's really easy to get yourself in a bad state, then you'll have a hard time recovering. Their paid customer support is a bit frustrating, considering that their costs are on the high end for cloud service providers. Their UI is something a bit unusual; it's not bad, it's actually kind of nice, but it can take a bit of getting used to.

Easy to manage once deployed

May 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The product is easily managed once up and running, the single pane of glass to monitor all backups.

Cons: Installing the client manually and then setting the backups from the MMC while still using the Windows Backup client feel.

Overall: Ease of use and peace of mind.

Recommended platform for developers

Apr 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Versatility, scalability to your needs

Cons: Their new portal is not the most user-friendly as it is sometimes difficult to navigate.

Overall: Several of our clients' sites are hosted on Azure. There is definitely a learning curve to getting everything set up and optimized, but otherwise it is a strong platform. Azure has made a lot of complicated processes easier for us to implement for our clients.

Azure is excellent

Apr 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This product has been a great improvement to our business' processes. It is easy to use and very intuitive.

Azure means bright(easy)-PaaS

Apr 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simplified data storage is the best thing and it provides a very good working UI. It also has a flexible system for every business need.

Cons: I don,t like it charging too much but they deserve appreciation for what they made.

Overall: The best part of azure is that we never find it hard to use. It has so many features under a single banner. For windows lover it is a boon. It has container features and it is easy to manipulate in accordance with your needs. You can not find a similar platform as a service for windows, also it can be used for linux platform too. We do have clients with similar needs and we give them the much needed for their requirements Microsoft Azure. Cheers!! to server capability enhancements and the flexibility provided. No one can beat it,s simplified data storage feature.

Recommendations to other buyers: Just buy this if you want to make your business stand out, it is one of the best in market.

Bing Search API - From Azure Marketplace

Apr 04, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The search api was discontinued and replaced by a new search api. Although the new search api is more accessible, they didn't implement backwards capability. As a result, the web app that I was working on last year no longer works. At some point, I will go through the migration process, but I feel that this discontinuation should have allowed for a few years of backwards compatibility.

Great Professional Platform!

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Professional.

Cons: Little bit too expensive.

Overall: The virtual machines are of high quality, tracking the usage and bills is also easy. And great customer support if you purchase the option.

A bit difficult to get started with, but great.

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Just as the title says, Azure may be a bit complicated to get started with. However, once you set it up it is pretty easy to run, and blazing fast. There are not many clouds where you can just set up a machine and go in a bit, Azure is great with speed.

Great platform for manage applications in the cloud

Feb 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: *Multiple services
*Very powerful virtual machines
*Competitive price
*Good customer service

Cons: *Not so easy to use at first time

Overall: We have around 10 systems hosted in Azure, the service is really good, it have many options to make grown up a service very easy

Great service

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy
Reliable
Fast

Cons: Pricy!

Overall: Overall I find azure very good and simple to use, the only issue I have with it is the price, but that's only because my needs for hosting doesn't require the level of availability that azure offers. So if you need high quality services, azure is the best for u.

Great alternative to AWS, Leverage your EA

Feb 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Started dipping our toes in the IaaS/PaaS marketplace and having an excellent experience thus far. Very good platform if you are a MS shop and have an EA. We are using SQL Server PaaS and, after moving to elastic pools, are much happier with the performance.

Windows Oriented Business

Feb 15, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Windows compatibility. Linux and container compatibility (yes, you read that right). Good frontend management interface

Cons: Average performance. High cost.

Overall: Roughly a week after switching to Azure, a rounding error killed all of my websites and databases. Despite having only empty databases, the system had decided I was using 1.000001 database units, .000001 in excess of my quota. There were no notifications; we found out about the outage the hard way - subscription shutdown. Despite being truly under the free quota, I just switched to pay-as-you-go billing and ate the cost. I couldn't get any help from Azure billing or support on the BizSpark subscription.

Great Software

Feb 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Connected with other softwares in Windows Microsoft like Word Documentation, Excel Spreadsheet, and PowerPoint Presentations.

Cons: I do not like the software reminding me to restart the whole entire computer after updating with the Operating System OS Ten 10 .

Overall: Using Microsoft Windows Azure software provides ease in continuous productivity. Like Microsoft Windows Word, PowerPoint Presentation, Excel Spreadsheet, it has efficient use along with the Operating System Ten OS 10. The current Operating System. By the way, I recommend it to everybody who is in Information Technology IT Works field. Okay. Great. Good. Great. Awesome.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are a pupil intending to study in the field of Information Technology IT, use any of the following softwares in Microsoft Windows such as Word, Excel Spreadsheet, PowerPoint Presentation, and Visual Studio, and especially Azure.

Would recommend it!

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Love this product and would recommend it to anyone who's in need. Fairly new to Azure, but already hooked and won't be switching to anything else.

Cloud storage

Feb 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Azure provides a great cloud storage. It's easy to track usage and use for customers. Billing is very simple.

Virtual servers rock!

Jan 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Azure has a huge selection of deployment tools for virtual machines and servers in the cloud. The ability to build and deploy servers remotely is invaluable. Connecting virtual networks between locations is super easy too.

My daily dosis of cloud

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It just perfect how fast I can deliver a complete solution.

Cons: nothing.

Overall: Since 2012 I'm a freelancer .NET developer and 9/10 of my projects are big success thanks to Azure: Virtual machines, REST Api services, mobile integration, databases as a service, you name a service and I'm pretty sure that I use it.

By choosing Azure we were able to reuse all our legacy code base in our new cloud based product.

Jan 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use
IDE Integration
Code reuse

Cons: When you have to connect multiple servers on a VPN prices start rising. Stick to the web app and blob.

Overall: We're developing for Microsoft platform for years using visual studio C++ and Microsoft .net. By choosing Azure for our new cloud-based product, we are able to take all our existing code base and reuse it for the new cloud product.
The new dashboard is just the. Cloud for dummies" tool we looked for. We tried AWS before but the ease of use of the Azure dashboard is not matchable.

Recommendations to other buyers: Just take it for a test drive. It's free.

A Great Cloud Platform but Expensive

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Azure is a great cloud platform. I've used it through BizSpark, so I get free credits each month. That is nice because a simple setup can cost over $100/month. For the speed you get at that price point, I'd probably look elsewhere if I were paying fully out of pocket. If you want something online (SQL, web server, Virtual Machine, etc.), you can get it in Azure. It just might cost more than you were expecting to pay.

Great Cloud Solution

Dec 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Our company has tried Azure as a cloud solution. It is easy to setup, affordable, and a flexible solution. We use a virtual server and manage it ourselves and our databases are on a shared server. If you need more system resources you can easily change your server configuration on the fly. Uptime has been very good.