Microsoft Azure Features

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API Design
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API Design
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Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Application Management
Automatic Backup
BYOL Management
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Collaboration Tools
Compatibility Testing
Compliance Management
Configuration Management
DaaS
Dashboard
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Data Migration
Data Replication
Data Security
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Debugging
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Graphical User Interface
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Issue Tracking
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Microsoft Azure Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Microsoft Azure's features:

Kevin G.

Full Of Features, Speed and Stability

2020-10-22

It's hard to give a concise review of all Azure but I would recommend poking around if you feel like there is a feature you need that Azure services don't support in some way because it is likely that it actually does support it in some way with perhaps a name or description that isn't obvious to the vernacular you are expecting

Pros

The breadth of services are fantastic, we use their API management (APIM) which allows us to group our API's into products very simply.

Cons

The reporting and management is a little light, this is mitigated by an API that allows you to pull far more data than the dashboards display but I did find it a little annoying.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Abhishek S.

Wonderful data management platform to store enterprise wide data.

2018-04-04

Data management. Data pulls and eventually visualize the data.

Pros

The ability to create data warehouse.

Cons

Connecting data to various APIs. Sometimes in our organization we need to write custom APIs to bring in data from various sources.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nasrullah N.

Ease of Access and better Service

2020-06-07

So far its very ease of use with detailed azure dashboard, subscribing for services and monitoring the services are detailed with better statistic reports

Pros

Azure database which helps us store data on cloud, using visual studio is the best way to connect to the azure database.

Cons

Cost is little higher when comparing the pricing with Azure and other services for startup companies.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sayali N.

Reviewing Azure Platform

2019-08-30

Pros

It is very fast and easy to extract data in Azure which also gives the capability to connect the Azure output directly to visualization tools like Power BI

Cons

It requires high level of management and platform expertise

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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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Carolina U.

Good when the budget can't afford having a strong server for multiple users.

2018-05-02

for managing our API web services

Pros

it's good for integration with microsoft services.The monitor, response time and uptime are really optimus.

Cons

it's expensive comparing with other cloud provider. the user interface is slow and it isn't intuitive

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Health, Wellness and Fitness company, 10001+ employees)

Microsoft Azure - Provides us the best cloud experience right now!!!!

2019-03-30

We chose Azure as we pay only for what we use, certain applications were used rarely to produce reports but we had to pay a hefty amount.

Pros

Security management on microsoft Azure is good. 8.

Cons

1. Monitoring the spend and billing rates are always are headache. 2.Backup and restoration process take a little bit of time. 3.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 10001+ employees)

Complete Package for Digital Transformation

2019-07-08

We were able to review and administer the different workflows and role players incorporating different applications in software development.

Pros

Build Migration and Management, source control systems and scheduled to run its builds and test are just cheery on the cake.

Cons

Definitely difficult to handle at its full potential: Too many options with not many guides backlog queries Passing data between VSTS build

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Medical Devices company, 11-50 employees)

Azure

2019-04-10

Pros

It has a pay-as-you-go payment plan which reduces the costs.It has good security technology like threat intelligence,advanced threat analytics,azure information protection and multi-factor authorisation

Cons

It requires high platform expertise and expert plaform management for patching and server monitoring

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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
(Computer Software company, myself only employees)

I am a user, i like it.

2021-04-06

great tool, i like it.

Pros

Its cost effective. Great Data security.

Cons

Requires expert management and maintenance.

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Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Program Development company, 1-10 employees)

Azure - Microsoft's cloud service

2018-12-15

Pros

Azure provides the highest amount of data storage on cloud in cheap rate. 1TB of cloud data per user is huge which surely helps each member of the organisation, keep all their data in the cloud and access anywhere.

Cons

The azure admin dashboard is not very user friendly.

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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Roman K.

Great backup solution

2019-02-28

Pros

And the application is easily integrated with other packages from Microsoft and with third-party software and allows you to encrypt stored data.

Cons

Without a thorough study, using the platform dashboard was not easy.

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Value for money
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
( company, 51-200 employees)

Best way to write code in Azure.

2018-03-20

Pros

1) Lower costs. 2) Faster time to market. 3) Reliability, security and compliance. 4) Increased scalability. 5) Simplified data storage.

Cons

1) Requires Management. 2) If a company must significantly up the use of Azure servers the costs can be quite high. 3) Requires Platform Expertise.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 201-500 employees)

Azure Review

2019-05-23

It responds almost everything. Monitoring detailed enough.

Pros

Easy to manage. Monitoring options are detailed enough.

Cons

Storage management and security settings are a little bit confusing.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 5001-10000 employees)

Azure Review

2019-01-15

We have started using it for deployment of all .NET based applications and SQL Server in Azure environment. i think its good start and we see many more positives in near future in Azure

Pros

Good front-end management interface Because Microsoft platform, Azure makes easier to learn Active Directory integration is great as our all services are using AD Easy data migration makes it easier to integrate into the other systems It's quick to spin up new servers and start the project work

Cons

Should be more affordable as like others Technical support is not upto the mark We can not build own servers Need More details in dashboard to analyze the things quickly Much more to do in terms of having different functionalities Need more help document and Knowledge sharing platforms

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Pranamesh C.

Awesome tool for cloud based analysis

2019-03-01

Our laboratory has been using Azure for all our cloud-based analysis and data services.

Pros

Azure is very stable and can be reliably used for cloud-based real-time analysis.

Cons

It's a little bit on the expensive side to run HDinsights or GPU analytics.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mohammed R.

Best Server For Deployment

2020-03-05

Pros

Machine Learning Implementation Data Management (Huge Query Selection) Push Notification to mobile Its provide best Service Compare to competitors the price is low and much more ....

Cons

Some times we need expert to get rid of some issues which we can't easily understand

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jonah Y.

azure review

2018-12-01

Pros

- high availability in data centers - good focus on security

Cons

- requires patching and server monitoring

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Gabriel M.

Excellent Cloud Plataform for Visual Studio users

2020-11-17

It is integrated with external basic tools like emails and many of them are free with some limits.

Pros

We have access to detailed management cost analysis tool that includes budget alerts as a way to monitor the cost of the services.

Cons

For basic users that are starting to use it there could be an even simple service configuration and options available UI. Something like Basic or Experts configuration.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Chamath N.

Like other Micrisoft tools Azure is very user-friendly as my experience

2019-03-21

Overall, I think it is safe to conclude that Microsoft Azure is a pretty standard and decent technology and it serves as a good competitor against other similar products in the market. But still, there are lots of rooms for improvement that Microsoft should address in order to completely win this segment of cloud technology.

Pros

I personally found it to be easy to navigate during my first time to explore the interface. 3. Easy integration with other Microsoft Products Our office uses a lot of Microsoft software and the ease of integration has saved us a lot of time.

Cons

This should be available soon in order to give users more control of the data and its management. 2. Price of product itself and services Cost should be lower considering that most clients are businesses and support services are more likely to be needed frequently due to the number of users in a single organization or office just like ours.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Uğur Y.

Trustworthy option of the cloud: Microsoft Azure

2021-05-31

Microsoft Azure stores our data securely.

Pros

Microsoft Azure's most up-to-date security certifications ensure that both I and the customers we work with have no doubts about data security.

Cons

Especially, I had a hard time learning server monitoring.

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Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Emin N.

Effective, progressive and comprehensive software for business activities

2020-07-11

Whether your company is based on Microsoft, then Azure will be a perfect choice for business activities at your company.

Pros

Virtual machines, websites and databases are downloading during a short time 4) Highly developed administrative control and billing systems to carry out organizational procedures smoothly

Cons

Probably it stems from poor design of those interfaces

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, 10001+ employees)

One Database to rule them all

2019-12-03

Overall if you have to choose a database to use Azure is a top notch option. Other than AWS I'm not sure why anyone would use anything else.

Pros

It took a little extra work but we were also able to set up an FTP export from our system that feeds directly into Azure to keep the data up to date in basically real time. You can also pull the data into SSMS or any other environment where you are writing queries and manipulating the data.

Cons

It is expensive and they charge per table to be sure you need the data you're storing on the database.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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

I really liked the integration with our on-prem domain.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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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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Ruben A.

It is a flexible and simple platform, provides cloud service, offering the necessary elements

2018-03-31

The services provided by Azure simplify the development of your company's infrastructure, offering the security required for data protection, providing fast and flexible management in software development or applications, reducing costs and time in your company.

Pros

The services provided by Azure simplify the development of a company's infrastructure, offering the security required for data protection, providing fast and flexible management in software development or applications, reducing costs and time in your company.

Cons

It depends completely on the provider and the good use of its infrastructures, as well as its backup and update policies, if the internet access is cut, we are left without the service!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Patrick R.

Azure: Always Changing

2018-10-08

Every time you click on an option, a new panel appears to the right and the levels nest deeper and deeper until you're lost. The UI is constantly changing.

Pros

The best feature is how easy it is to scale up or out as needed.

Cons

The user interface is constantly changing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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