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.

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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
516

Very good
295

Average
31

Poor
5

Terrible
2

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.


Jinal P.

The service provided by Azure is priceless!

Intuitive and easy to use. You do not have problems uploading files. the convenience of being able to store very large files in multiple gigabytes is great. An affordable, reliable product.I love that it provides easy access to everything we keep. My experience with Azure is great.


Esra K.

Azure has a long way to go

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


Gabriel M.

Excellent Cloud Plataform for Visual Studio users

I think is a great product, all is available in one place. It is integrated with external basic tools like emails and many of them are free with some limits. Deploy a new version of a service in a new environment is really quick. Azure is really competitive in terms of cost in windows or other plataforms. In my case which I mainly work with MS Visual Studio I would recommed it over the others.


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.


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

Jinal P.
Industry: Entertainment
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

The service provided by Azure is priceless!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/12/27
Review Source: Capterra

Intuitive and easy to use. You do not have problems uploading files. the convenience of being able to store very large files in multiple gigabytes is great. An affordable, reliable product.I love that it provides easy access to everything we keep. My experience with Azure is great.

Pros

Its design is pleasant and intuitive. It is easy to use and is a reliable great tool for my cloud storage needs. I like that it is easy to store all kinds of data and data drop extensions. It is truly an excellent online storage program. It allows the sharing of large videos and graphics, which are difficult to send by e-mail, thanks to this feature, it perfectly supports the workflow and contributes to the improvement of our business process. 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. It is also great at having unlimited data and analysis features. Azure enables us to turn our ideas into solutions by enabling us to see insight, unparalleled scale and price / performance ratio in a short time in the cloud created for data and analysis.

Cons

I haven't had any bad experience with Azure, I am very satisfied.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

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

Gabriel M.
Industry: Airlines/Aviation
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Excellent Cloud Plataform for Visual Studio users

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/11/17
Review Source: Capterra

I think is a great product, all is available in one place. It is integrated with external basic tools like emails and many of them are free with some limits. Deploy a new version of a service in a new environment is really quick. Azure is really competitive in terms of cost in windows or other plataforms. In my case which I mainly work with MS Visual Studio I would recommed it over the others.

Pros

As a Visual Studio developer it easy to create a service or project from visual studio and deploy to azure.
It offers a free tier to test the best option to implement a service or application.
We have access to detailed management cost analysis tool that includes budget alerts as a way to monitor the cost of the services.
For a beginner I think that is easier to use than AWS or Google. Experts can customize all features of each service and follow service recommendations.
Azure has an exceptional service called Application Insights which brings all information about performance, errors and use.
Related services are fully integrated and ready to use as soon is deployed. i.e. A SQL Azure database from a web application.
High availability, we have never had an issue related to the service.

Cons

Azure requires at least a basic management for each service. 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. Because of the huge list of available settings and options sometimes it is hard to find what the user wants. Basic and free tiers could have some limitations with the access to some specific functionalities like for instance GDI to create reports.

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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.

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,4/10
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Microsoft Azure Pricing

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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
Role-Based Permissions
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
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