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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure App Service

Azure App Service is suited well for .NET runtimes. We don't need to do any IIS configuration. It is well integrated with DevOps so CI/CD pipelines can be configured.Multiple applications cannot be hosted on the same Service. So it can get expensive for smaller apps.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

The Silverlight plug-in means developers can target a single, consistent runtime for browser-based apps, rather than working with the complexity of multiple browsers in different versions. You also get video and multimedia effects that are hard or impossible with pure HTML and JavaScript, though Adobe Systems' Flash has the same advantages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure App Service

  • Super quick & easy to deploy new apps in visual studio
  • Easy scaling to help reduce costs during off-hours
  • The powerful Azure ecosystem offers a lot of functionality that ties in well with Azure App Service
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

  • Easy to implement
  • No need for additional frameworks on client side
  • Out of browser capabilities
Mateusz Michałek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure App Service

  • It is a bit overpowering at first to get up to speed. You need to have an Azure ninja available to help you set things up right from the start. If you don't, you can waste a lot of time redoing things the way you should have in the beginning.
  • Be ready to invest in having the right people on you staff to manage this for you.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

  • Sometimes crashes
  • Video recording functionality would be ideal
Zubair Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure App Service

Azure App Service 9.6
Based on 5 answers
Microsoft has always been known for providing a high standard in terms of customer support and Azure App Service (and as a matter of fact the whole Azure Platform) is no exception. Azure App Service never caused us any issues and we only contacted their customer support for questions regarding server locations and pricing. I feel pretty satisfied with how they treat their customers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Azure App Service

We were using AWS & Azure, it's a little easier to handle then AWS. But we still use AWS in some cases.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

Microsoft Silverlight allows more adaptability and it integrates well with our products across the company. Adobe Flash crashes or doesn't work with our shipping campus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure App Service

  • Download time is reduced because of auto scaling feature.
  • Insight tool helps in finding issues quickly.
  • CI/CD has helped in automation.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

  • Quick development - low cost
  • Quick development - quick implementation
  • Quick development - easy for scrum development
Mateusz Michałek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure App Service

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Silverlight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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