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"The speed of development is the quickest for any tool on the market."

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"It is very usable and easy to understand. Antivirus and VPN are the main features being used now. It allows my clients to access the network from home, which was very crucial because of the pandemic.""The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows."

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"The user interface could be improved to be more friendly for developers."

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"Its price and licensing policy can be improved. It could be a little cheaper. Licensing is sometimes confusing. There are so many different options. It is difficult to find out what to buy or what to choose for my necessity.""Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported programs in our systems."

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"The cost for developers is high because you have to pay for licenses as well as runtime."

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"It is expensive, and its licensing is a bit confusing."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows.
Top Answer: It is expensive, and its licensing is a bit confusing.
Top Answer: This product is being deprecated, so there is nothing new being added to it or improved. It's not going anywhere. Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported… more »
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Overview
Magic&nbspxpa Application Platform is a code-free, visual development and deployment environment for the quick creation of enterprise-grade mobile, web and desktop apps. Magic&nbspxpa lets you leverage the same business logic to develop once and deploy across platforms. You can create a portfolio of high performance business apps with a single skill set and minimal resources. By allowing you to develop, maintain and update apps quickly and cost-effectively, Magic supports your digital transformation and enterprise mobility strategies, making it easy for you to give your business a competitive edge.
Windows Server AppFabric extends Windows Server to provide enhanced hosting, management, and caching capabilities for Web applications and middle-tier services. The AppFabric hosting features add service management extensions to Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows Process Activation Service (WAS), and the .NET Framework 4. This includes Hosting Services and Hosting Administration tools that make it easier to deploy, configure, and manage Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) based services. The AppFabric caching features add a distributed, in-memory object cache to Windows Server that makes it easier to scale out high-performance .NET applications, especially ASP.NET applications.
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ADD, Cape plc, Adecco, Kuno Kinzoku Industry Co., GE Capital, Dove Tree, CBS Outdoor, Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, Allstate Life Insurance Company, Titan Software Systems
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Magic xpa Application Platform is ranked 15th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review while Windows Server AppFabric is ranked 17th in Application Infrastructure with 2 reviews. Magic xpa Application Platform is rated 8.0, while Windows Server AppFabric is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Magic xpa Application Platform writes "Mature solution that can be used on any platform and most databases are supported by it automatically". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows Server AppFabric writes "Very usable, easy to understand, and stable". Magic xpa Application Platform is most compared with Microsoft .NET Framework, OutSystems, Apache Web Server, Microsoft Azure App Service and Xamarin Platform, whereas Windows Server AppFabric is most compared with IIS.

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