Azure App Service vs. Microsoft Silverlight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure App Service
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
The Microsoft Azure App Service is a PaaS that enables users to build, deploy, and scale web apps and APIs, a fully managed service with built-in infrastructure maintenance, security patching, and scaling. Includes Azure Web Apps, Azure Mobile Apps, Azure API Apps, allowing developers to use popular frameworks including .NET, .NET Core, Java, Node.js, Python, PHP, and Ruby.
$9.49
per month
Microsoft Silverlight
Score 3.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Silverlight is a development tool.N/A
Pricing
Azure App ServiceMicrosoft Silverlight
Editions & Modules
Shared Environment for dev/test
$9.49
per month
Basic Dedicated environment for dev/test
$54.75
per month
Standard Run production workloads
$73
per month
Premium Enhanced performance and scale
$146
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure App ServiceMicrosoft Silverlight
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFree and Shared (preview) plans are ideal for testing applications in a managed Azure environment. Basic, Standard and Premium plans are for production workloads and run on dedicated Virtual Machine instances. Each instance can support multiple applications and domains.
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Community Pulse
Azure App ServiceMicrosoft Silverlight
Top Pros
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Features
Azure App ServiceMicrosoft Silverlight
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
Azure App Service
8.3
4 Ratings
1% above category average
Microsoft Silverlight
-
Ratings
Ease of building user interfaces9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Scalability9.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform management overhead6.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow engine capability6.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform access control9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Services-enabled integration9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Development environment creation9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Development environment replication10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue recovery7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes6.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Azure App ServiceMicrosoft Silverlight
Small Businesses
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Score 9.1 out of 10
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloud Private
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.5 out of 10
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Cloud Private
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.5 out of 10
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure App ServiceMicrosoft Silverlight
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(8 ratings)
1.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure App ServiceMicrosoft Silverlight
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
You may easily deploy your apps to Azure App Service if they were written in Visual Studio IDE (typically.NET applications). With a few clicks of the mouse, you may already deploy your application to a remote server using the Visual Studio IDE. As a result of the portal's bulk and complexity, I propose Heroku for less-experienced developers.
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Microsoft
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.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • It has options to deploy using CI/CD.
  • It has great integration with Azure Devops
  • It has all the common runtimes, so we don't need to install softwares.
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Microsoft
  • Easy to implement
  • No need for additional frameworks on client side
  • Out of browser capabilities
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Cons
Microsoft
  • the learning curve can be tough (just like other azure services)
  • the UX/UI could be more intuitive (just like other azure services as well)
  • monitoring can be hard to understand
  • Microsoft's learning resources are hard to understand
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Microsoft
  • No longer being supported
  • No upkeep with ria services
  • Be nice to work in a modern browser
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Support Rating
Microsoft
We had an issue where we deployed too large of a resource and didn't notice until the bill came through. They were very understanding and saw we weren't utilizing the resources so they issued a generous refund in about 4 hours. Very fast, friendly, and understanding support reps from my experience.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Azure has many data center, their services are more reliable. Azure has way more features than both Linode and DigitalOcean. If someone wants a complete reliable service, he/she must go to Azure instead of Linode and DigitalOcean because even though azure charges more, it is worth the money you pay there.
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Microsoft
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.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Reduced the deployment time of ASP .NET applications in the company.
  • Gave us an alternative to quickly deploy our applications without granting access to the version control system to a third platform.
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Microsoft
  • Increased lecture delivery
  • Improved academic experience
  • Less A/V tech support and delay
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