Microsoft Azure

Desktop virtualization platform to enable remote access

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Microsoft Azure 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.

Supervisors can utilize the PowerShell framework to configure host pools, create application groups, and assign users to a relevant application group. Microsoft Azure lets IT teams virtualize and optimize Office 365 ProPlus to run in multi-user virtual scenarios. Administrators can use the built-in delegated access functionality to assign roles and capture diagnostic information for identifying and resolving system failures.

Microsoft offers a REST API, which lets businesses integrate the system with several third-party platforms such as Citrix, VMware, 10ZiG, Cloudhouse, and more. It also allows supervisors to collaborate with business associates by granting them access to edit changes on virtual desktops.

Microsoft Azure Overview

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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 others, India, Japan, Germany
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French and 9 others, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

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Microsoft Azure Reviews

Microsoft Azure Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
505

Very good
292

Average
31

Poor
5

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4,2
96% recommended this app
Daniel C.

AWS who?.....

Spinning up virtual environments and hosting software for clients and we use cold and hot storage for clients servers and backs with azure as they offer some of the best storage rates as compared to AWS. We can also spin up virtual domain and active directories for our clients to remove the heat and maintenance from small facilities on the edge of their environment that might not have a dedicated space for IT. Allowing us to now only offsite the IT but also the infrastructure.


Rich H.

Using Azure for managing work

For those working on large scale, intricate projects, better and more robust than Jira for work tracking, backlog refinement.


Esra K.

Azure has a long way to go

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


Mohammad S.

Microsoft Azure Review

My Overall experience is, Azure become the market leader, because it has a well build app making platform.


Verified Reviewer

Microsoft Azure offers so many advanced cloud services for your business

By migrating multiple datacenters to Microsoft Azure, I was able to achieve a significant return on instance in a very short period of time.


Daniel C.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

AWS who?.....

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/14
Review Source: Capterra

Spinning up virtual environments and hosting software for clients and we use cold and hot storage for clients servers and backs with azure as they offer some of the best storage rates as compared to AWS. We can also spin up virtual domain and active directories for our clients to remove the heat and maintenance from small facilities on the edge of their environment that might not have a dedicated space for IT. Allowing us to now only offsite the IT but also the infrastructure.

Pros

I have found the best use for Azure is to off site the IT hardware for infrastructure, So now IT can not only have the team off site but now that off site team doesn't have to worry about the servers being touched by employees messing around in the network closets.Allowing entire companies to be managed off site.

Cons

Price on VMs, non transparent price, ease to setup redundancy...

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Rich H.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Using Azure for managing work

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/20
Review Source: Capterra

For those working on large scale, intricate projects, better and more robust than Jira for work tracking, backlog refinement.

Pros

The layout of the backlog or sprints. It's nice to see the options of adding columns to see tags, iteration path, who the story is assigned to etc., I can easily email or download from each query.

The navigation for overview, work items etc. is laid out very well, when switching between sprints, backlog, repos, pipelines artifacts.

Cons

The navigation/movement between teams, projects and other hugher level items is a bit clunky; you choose from drop downs. Yes, you can mark them as favorites, but then your list of favorites grows.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Esra K.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Azure has a long way to go

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/04/17
Review Source: Capterra

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 to IT when all I wanted was to mount a disk to another server.

Be very careful when you test the servers. You will be charged for a full hour even if you keep the server alive for 5 minutes.

If you do not want to delete a resource accidentally you must lock it. I learned this lock feature from our local distributor but Azure should force you to take such cautions by putting the option directly to the interface. Maybe a little checkbox saying "Do you want to lock your resource?" would be nice.

The interface should be more user friendly. It is really complicated for the beginners. The partial windows that open in each step is confusing. It will be easier without the split structure.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Mohammad S.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Microsoft Azure Review

Used Weekly for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2020/08/25
Review Source: Capterra

My Overall experience is, Azure become the market leader, because it has a well build app making platform.

Pros

This is One of The best Cloud Platform For Developer and Engineer. I like it Most for It's Programing interface and wonderful platform independent capability. When I compare it to other, I found that it is most programming friendly than other.

Cons

I like least of this product is Opensource support. In this platform, there is not a long support of opensource. But Overall It is best.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Retail
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

Microsoft Azure offers so many advanced cloud services for your business

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/04/25
Review Source: Capterra

By migrating multiple datacenters to Microsoft Azure, I was able to achieve a significant return on instance in a very short period of time.

Pros

Microsoft Azure not only offers so many advanced features for your business such as cloud services, analytics, detailed security information, compliance,etc. It truly is the leader in the cloud space.

Cons

While Microsoft Azure truly is the leader in the cloud space, we do find a few challenges when trying to integrate Linux systems into the environment. They do run fine but lack the advanced features compared to GCP.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,4/10
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Microsoft Azure Pricing

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4,1/5
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Microsoft Azure Features

Microsoft Azure Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
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Additional information for Microsoft Azure

Additional information for Microsoft Azure

Key features of Microsoft Azure

  • Build websites with ASP.NET, PHP or Node.js
  • Business Analytics
  • CDN
  • Caching
  • Cloud Services
  • Deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machi
  • Hadoop
  • Media Services
  • Migrate applications and infrastructure
  • Mobile Services
  • SQL Database
  • Virtual Network

Benefits

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.

Microsoft Azure FAQs

Microsoft Azure FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Azure.

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

Microsoft Azure offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Contact Microsoft for pricing details.

Q. What are the main features of Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure offers the following features:

  • Build websites with ASP.NET, PHP or Node.js
  • Business Analytics
  • CDN
  • Caching
  • Cloud Services
  • Deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machi
  • Hadoop
  • Media Services
  • Migrate applications and infrastructure
  • Mobile Services
  • SQL Database
  • Virtual Network

Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size 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. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Azure offer?

Microsoft Azure has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Microsoft Azure support mobile devices?

Microsoft Azure supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Microsoft Azure integrate with?

Microsoft Azure integrates with the following applications:

Abiquo, Actionspace, Datadog, Dropbox Business, Gluu.biz, Mindflash, Mobile Field Report, NetDispatcher, SmarterU LMS, TalentLMS

Q. What level of support does Microsoft Azure offer?

Microsoft Azure offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials