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Microsoft Azure

Desktop virtualization platform to enable remote access

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Microsoft Azure Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Microsoft Azure product overview

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform designed to help organizations run virtual desktops and applications in the cloud. It offers businesses with built-in migration tools, which enables administrators to migrate remote desktop services (RDS) and Windows server desktops to various devices including smartphones, tablets and computers.

Key benefits of using Microsoft Azure

Start for free and scale as you go
Get started for free and scale up as your traffic grows. Build with ASP.NET, PHP or Node.js and deploy in seconds with FTP, Git or TFS.

Infrastructure on your terms
Easily deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machines. Migrate applications and infrastructure without changing existing code.

Turnkey backend solutions for your mobile app
Accelerate your connected client app development. Incorporate structured storage, user authentication and push notifications in minutes.

Enterprise-grade cloud platform
Create highly-available, infinitely scalable applications and services using a rich Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment. Support multi-tier scenarios, automated deployments and elastic scale.

Get actionable insights from your data
Take advantage of a fully compatible enterprise-ready Hadoop service. This PaaS offering provides easy management and integrates with Active Directory and System Center.

Ingest, Encode, Protect, Stream
Create, manage and distribute media in the cloud. This PaaS offering provides everything from encoding to content protection to streaming and analytics support.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
24/7 (Live rep)
Email/Help Desk
Chat

Training options

Documentation
Live Online
Videos
Webinars

Microsoft Azure pricing information

Value for money

4.2

/5

994

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Microsoft Azure features

Functionality

4.6

/5

994

Total features

70

8 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Reporting/Analytics
Third Party Integrations
Activity Dashboard
Monitoring
Real Time Monitoring
Dashboard

Functionality contenders

Microsoft Azure users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

994

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.43/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

608

343

34

6

3

Pros
The pleasure of sharing important content such as videos and graphics that I want to share in a comfortable, fast and secure way without any restrictions is invaluable.

JP

Jinal P.

Azure gives you the peace of mind of a super powerful machine with adequate storage for you to do your job.

rm

rafael m.

Microsoft Azure is a great platform that provides secure and reliable data sources for our company which is very important. It is easy to use and very effective software.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons
In Brazil, being charged on a dollar basis is very expensive, it is difficult to pass this on to the customer. The recent 21% readjustment was abusive.

RT

RODRIGO T.

Also, if you forgot a DEV machine on over the night, with no need, you will be charged.
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Fernando d.

I received and email (turns out from a Bot) and this was ignored apart from a missed call from someone, who I then could not get hold of.

JB

Joseph B.

Overall rating contenders

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Azure for Hosted VM's

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Grant W.: Hi, there. My name's Grant. I'm a DevOps engineer. I think I would give Microsoft Azure four...

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Joseph L.

CRO

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

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Overall Rating

There is no other choice for MSPs--it's Azure

Reviewed a year ago

Transcript

Joseph: Hi, I'm Joseph and I'm a Chief Revenue Officer in the software industry. I give Microsoft Azure...

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best cloud service

Reviewed 2 months ago

It was an excellent solution to us. We use many of its background services: file storage, database housing, is a very good application

Pros

The platform is very professional and requires good technical knowledge, its free period of use is one year and you just have to pay for it. During the last three decades, due to the obvious advantages of Microsoft in the field of business computer science, Microsoft is quickly updating. Your work is relatively easy. In addition to providing recovery, import and export sites, and Azure backup, Microsoft...

Cons

You must when it is a bit difficult to configure, and some services are not available.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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excellent web hosting platform

Reviewed a month ago

part of our web environment is hosted in azure, we have virtual machines with applications, this has provided us with resources and less internal costs for the purchase of hardware

Pros

part of what I like the most is using virtual machines, since it is more my area, we currently have an environment where we have several applications, it is very useful and easy to use, excellent product

Cons

For someone who has no knowledge at first it can be a bit difficult, but after you learn you see how easy it is.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Azure has a long way to go

Reviewed 3 years ago

Azure is developing itself continuously and I believe it will be better in the future.

Pros

I gave 5 stars to its features and functionality because Azure really tries hard to stay competitive in the market and it has most of the features that a cloud provider should offer. We use Azure to provide our services to our customers that work with Microsoft. What I like the most about Azure is its AI tools. Azure is really successful when it comes to machine learning.

Cons

I will be a little bit cruel about Customer Support and Ease of Use. We work with Azure as CSP partners. One day we had a problem with one of our servers and I couldn't even reach to support team to get help. Later I learned that since we are CSP partners we cannot directly get in touch with Azure team. Instead we should contact our local dealer to get support. It is tiring to involve bureaucracy...

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Azure is loosing against other cloud players

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

Compatibility with Microsoft products and deployment of Microsoft solutions

Cons

Complexity, price, is not so easy when you try to use other products than Microsoft

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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MS Azure, a complete catalog for I4.0 tools.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Good experience if you need to know what tools you have in the catalog in case you need to implement a big project.

Pros

The catalog for analytics tools is pretty big, you can integrate various solutions to the default tools

Cons

The prices you need to pay are also high, taking on account that if you need to deploy a prototype the ROI will be low.

Microsoft Azure FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Azure offer?

Microsoft Azure has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Microsoft Azure support?

Microsoft Azure supports the following languages:
Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish


Q. Does Microsoft Azure support mobile devices?

Microsoft Azure supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Microsoft Azure offer an API?

Yes, Microsoft Azure has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Microsoft Azure integrate with?

Microsoft Azure integrates with the following applications:
Retrace by Netreo, Citrix Workspace, Nerdio


Q. What level of support does Microsoft Azure offer?

Microsoft Azure offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Email/Help Desk, Chat

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