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Techno Functional Project Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Highly compatible with Microsoft technologies, good community support, but price could improve

What is our primary use case?

I am a manager of a team and we will have approximately 18 applications that will be cloud-based using this solution.

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features of Microsoft Azure is the compatibility with all of our Windows applications and other Microsoft technologies.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution could improve the stability. However, this could be a configuration issue that we are not been trained.

How are customer service and technical support?

There is good community support available.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have previously used AWS and GCP. …

What is our primary use case?

I am a manager of a team and we will have approximately 18 applications that will be cloud-based using this solution.

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features of Microsoft Azure is the compatibility with all of our Windows applications and other Microsoft technologies.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution could improve the stability. However, this could be a configuration issue that we are not been trained.

How are customer service and technical support?

There is good community support available.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have previously used AWS and GCP.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Microsoft Azure is more expensive than other solutions, such as GCP. We have found that GCP offers more utilities at a very reasonable price. I think the reason we are having a discount is because of the bank contract we have.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution.

I rate Microsoft Azure a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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TU
Managing Director at D3
Real User
Top 20
Easy to use administrator interface, stable, and straightforward installation

What is our primary use case?

We are using SharePoint through Azure.

How has it helped my organization?

The solution has helped our company by having zero maintenance.

What is most valuable?

The user interface is very good for administrators.

What needs improvement?

Microsoft should have one package for all their solutions in one place to be found. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found Microsoft Azure scalable.

How are customer service and support?

I have satisfied with the technical support from Microsoft.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup…

What is our primary use case?

We are using SharePoint through Azure.

How has it helped my organization?

The solution has helped our company by having zero maintenance.

What is most valuable?

The user interface is very good for administrators.

What needs improvement?

Microsoft should have one package for all their solutions in one place to be found. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found Microsoft Azure scalable.

How are customer service and support?

I have satisfied with the technical support from Microsoft.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of the solution could be less expensive and the pricing model could be less confusing.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to those wanting to implement the solution is to have training. It is important to train the internal employees.

I rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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FD
IT Project Manager, Senior Java Developer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
A very user friendly interface, easy access, and great features

Pros and Cons

  • "Great features at a good price."
  • "Performance could be improved."

What is our primary use case?

I am a customer of Microsoft Azure and this solution is for my personal use. 

What is most valuable?

Compared to other solutions, I find Azure to be the best organized in terms of user interface, access, and features. The Google cloud platform is very awkward, access is not easy and it's difficult to see the prerequisites for your needs. With Microsoft, everything is easily accessible, you see all the preconditions, all the requirements with great monitoring, and at a good price. They do a lot of promotions so I was able to get the Azure subscription with my Visual Studio subscription. 

What needs improvement?

It's possible that the performance could be improved, but it's not a big issue. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for two years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't had experience with Microsoft's technical support because they offer good insights in the platform itself.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product. 

I rate this solution a nine out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
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AK
Technical Lead at FD
MSP
Top 10
Frequently updated enhancements, easy to use, and reliable

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for multiple purposes. For example, for a chatbot and for multiple authentications for service technologies we are developing.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of the solution are ease of use and the enhancements are continually being updated.

What needs improvement?

There could be more documentation and video tutorials to incorporate each and every feature. This way one can easily get the knowledge and implement it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 40 developers using the…

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for multiple purposes. For example, for a chatbot and for multiple authentications for service technologies we are developing.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of the solution are ease of use and the enhancements are continually being updated.

What needs improvement?

There could be more documentation and video tutorials to incorporate each and every feature. This way one can easily get the knowledge and implement it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 40 developers using the solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a license for the solution.

What other advice do I have?

We plan to continue using the solution in the future and I recommend it to others.

I rate Microsoft Azure an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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ST
Head of PMO and Service Delivery Management at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Easy to use, simple setup, and reliable

What is our primary use case?

We are using Microsoft Azure for hosting our applications in a secure environment. We are using AI and machine learning models.

What is most valuable?

Microsoft Azure has been easy to use in my experience.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 50 people using the solution in my organization.

How are customer service and support?

The local support is fair but it is sometimes limited, the service could be better.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

What about the implementation

What is our primary use case?

We are using Microsoft Azure for hosting our applications in a secure environment. We are using AI and machine learning models.

What is most valuable?

Microsoft Azure has been easy to use in my experience.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 50 people using the solution in my organization.

How are customer service and support?

The local support is fair but it is sometimes limited, the service could be better.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

I am able to do the implementation of the solution.

We have some system engineers and developers that manage the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of the solution could be cheaper in general. We are on a monthly subscription to the solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Microsoft Azurean eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Personal Banker at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Feature-rich, easy to use, scalable, and stable

What is most valuable?

It has multiple features that can be used from the start. It is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see support for the applications that are currently in place. Ideally, Microsoft Azure should be compatible with the applications that we are using in my environment.

For how long have I used the solution?

I am not using Microsoft Azure, but I have been doing an assessment for the last five years. I am using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is a scalable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The installation…

What is most valuable?

It has multiple features that can be used from the start.

It is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see support for the applications that are currently in place. Ideally, Microsoft Azure should be compatible with the applications that we are using in my environment.

For how long have I used the solution?

I am not using Microsoft Azure, but I have been doing an assessment for the last five years.

I am using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is a scalable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is handled by another team. I was not involved in the installation of this solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

As of now, there are no monthly or yearly subscription fees.

What other advice do I have?

Definitely, I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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JW
Regional Head of IT at a engineering company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Scalable and pretty easy to deploy

What is our primary use case?

We are using Azure to run cloud-based applications. 

What is most valuable?

Azure is good because it is a Microsoft product. 

What needs improvement?

I would like it if Microsoft communicated better about upcoming changes before they roll them out. Sometimes when Microsoft implements changes, they don't notify the users promptly enough. I would like to know about new features, especially Office 365.

For how long have I used the solution?

I just joined this company not too long ago, so I've been using Azure here for about two months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Azure is pretty stable, so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is definitely scalable.

How are customer

What is our primary use case?

We are using Azure to run cloud-based applications. 

What is most valuable?

Azure is good because it is a Microsoft product. 

What needs improvement?

I would like it if Microsoft communicated better about upcoming changes before they roll them out. Sometimes when Microsoft implements changes, they don't notify the users promptly enough. I would like to know about new features, especially Office 365.

For how long have I used the solution?

I just joined this company not too long ago, so I've been using Azure here for about two months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Azure is pretty stable, so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is definitely scalable.

How are customer service and support?

Microsoft has a lot of partners in this area, and they have a lot of information available online, so it's easy to get support. Also, Azure has a large user base. 

How was the initial setup?

Azure is pretty easy to deploy. It's not very complicated. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate Microsoft Azure eight out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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AK
Cloud Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
Stable, easy to setup, and quick to deploy with a good interface

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the interface.

What needs improvement?

The price could be improved as well as the interface speed, and technical support.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is a scalable product. We have more than ten users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am not satisfied with the support. It seems that they outsource to different companies with people who don't even know the basics.  You get asked several questions but never get any resolutions.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy and it…

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the interface.

What needs improvement?

The price could be improved as well as the interface speed, and technical support.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is a scalable product.

We have more than ten users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am not satisfied with the support. It seems that they outsource to different companies with people who don't even know the basics. 

You get asked several questions but never get any resolutions.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy and it only takes a few minutes to install.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost is a little high and can be more competitive.

What other advice do I have?

Microsoft Azure is a good service and I recommend it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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