Microsoft Azure vs Office 365 Comparison Chart

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Arvind Rajeswaran

Azure - Certified & Best on the cloud market

2017-12-20

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.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 501-1000 employees)

Microsoft Azure Review

2019-01-17

It does allow synchronization between my onsite AD and Office 365. When it's working it's great, but when it fails, support is offshore and extremely difficult to understand.

Pros

It does allow synchronization between my onsite AD and Office 365

Cons

Offshore support is terrible. Reps are hard to understand and do not listen to the problem.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 51-200 employees)

Best cloud based computing service for the money

2018-09-13

moving to office 365 this bridges the gaps between our local domain and the cloud domain

Pros

The free trial made it a great option to try out and see what services were useful for our company. Also the free options for AD sync and other services within are just awesome

Cons

To get some of the more robust features it can get kind of pricey. But I suppose that is expected. Also the AD sync tool had some quirks and sometimes stops syncing

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jon Haralson

Azure has come a long way

2019-03-20

Pros

The ability to sync on-premise accounts with Office 365 is a great feature

Cons

For the extended features of Azure, it requires additional licensing cost.

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Aaron Lewallen

Great for Linking Office 365 and Active Directory

2019-04-23

Able to make users happier by only remembering one password. Easier to control and lock users out if needed

Pros

Able to link our active directory and office 365. Makes managing users and groups easier.

Cons

The setup was a little difficult and caused some issues at first

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Adib Murshed

Powerful but over expensive and terrible interface

2018-04-14

Pros

Microsoft Azure also has free services integrated with Office 365.

Cons

Microsoft Azure requires billing information to be used at all and charges higher compared to it's competitors. Azure also has a terrible interface and a navigation making it hard to find things.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Retail company, 51-200 employees)

Azure, the best cloud for the most people

2018-11-20

Pros

What sets Microsoft Azure apart is that Office 365 is so easily integrated with Azure.

Cons

The cost. Cloud computing is more expensive then an on premise environment. But you don't go to the cloud for cost. You go for the functionality, HA infrastructure, and flexible options.

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 51-200 employees)

Makes Sense

2019-01-29

Pros

This software makes sense for where the industry is going and is a good upgrade path to that.

Cons

I would also like to see a lite version of this in Office 365 so that we can do more from and administrative perspective.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex Jakubash

Slow work support service

2019-03-24

Pros

It is possible to synchronize local accounts with Office 365.

Cons

It happens that the application is slow, because of what access to the necessary data takes some time. Inconvenient main toolbar. Helpdesk responds slowly.

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Banking company, 51-200 employees)

Great platform and making strides

2019-01-08

We had a good experience with Azure and have had little to no issues along with way. There is good documentation when you can locate it as well.

Pros

We were able to seamlessly move to Office 365, Sharepoint Online, and Exchange Online in a short time period with minimal interruption.

Cons

The management interface can be difficult to navigate and finding specific information can be difficult to locate.

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
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One of the largest cloud platforms

2018-06-07

Pros

It is a highly flexible platform that allows you to share the same platform used by Skype, Office 365, Bing and Xbox, offering continuous technical support and timely supervision of the state of the service.

Cons

This tool is a success more than Microsoft, I could only say that it has the disadvantage of offering few options for external access to data

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Milana Reznik

Not bad

2018-02-17

Pros

The main task for which I use Azure is to connect to our Office 365 Outlook software.

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.

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Randall Jacobs

This is my GoTo tool for our Microsoft administrator processes

2018-08-13

Great saleable tool for managing user information and roles.

Pros

I have been using this tool since we updated to Office 365 and I can't tell you how much better and easier to Azure has been for us.

Cons

The biggest issue is balancing bandwidth. This service can really tax your bandwidth.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Maritime company, 501-1000 employees)

Azure is great for syncing your on Prem AD with Exchange online

2018-12-19

Pros

When we first started using office 365 for our email server they did not have a way to sync our on prem AD account password with their emails.

Cons

After setting up the AD sync it was a pain to reactive everyone so they could have one password.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ajinkya Bendre

Office 365 - A best platform

2019-04-07

We as a data providing organization needs high security and here Office 365 which is built on Microsoft Azure platform offers a reliable and secure infrastructure.

Pros

A user can access Office 365 from anywhere based on his or her availability. Infinite collaboration withing and across organization is made possible which helps maintain productivity. Security features are highly enriched giving extra protection. Software and programs are highly user friendly. There are multiple plans tailored for business. Access to One Drive is provided to every user, which depends on service level offered, mostly up to 1 TB of storage, per user in a cloud environment. Tools like Office 365 Skype, SharePoint and Lync Online helps for better communication.

Cons

Office 365 subscription is mostly cost effective for most businesses, but still it may not work for your business. It has limitations when it comes to email archiving.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Its easy and very useful for Office 365 users

2018-12-11

Pros

I use this software as a part of MS Office 365 suite that is being used at my workplace. It is Microsoft's replacement for Slack. Though it is power packed people at my office except my team do not use it because they are already using something else. - They have university/school edition which helps to create, share and collaborate on documents (pretty much like Google Docs) - The communication and the IM part is easier and better than Google

Cons

Since, it uses the Microsoft Azure and Office 365 tools, the only problem I see is that changes do not reflect in real time compared to Google Docs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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