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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure App Service

Azure App Service is great if you're starting a new web project and need an infrastructure that is fast, stable, secure, and scalable. The service has a very high up-time, and it supports a variety of languages and technologies (though it really shines with the .NET stack - C#, ASP.NET, Entity Framework, etc.). If you're thinking about porting an existing app over, it may wind up being expensive as far as resources go if the software isn't properly optimized to utilize cloud resources efficiently, so that's something to keep in mind.
Drew Harrison | 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

  • Single source for ALL of our apps.
  • Revision control is easy with the info we embed into the apps.
Richard Peterson | 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

  • Abstraction of computing resources like Heroku does with dynos.
  • Azure Portal overall is pretty bloated and that affects managing Azure App Service applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

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

Support Rating

Azure App Service

Azure App Service 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Overall support is great when I joined Azure, first we had number of problems & they have good support on public forms & Azure forms.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Azure App Service

After exhaustive testing, we settled on Azure App Service because we felt they offered the best solutions in the price range we willing to pay for. It also was a natural extension of our website hosting package on Azure, and it is nice to be organized in one place.
Richard Peterson | 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

  • Azure App Service has allowed us to quickly deploy high-budget projects very quickly, netting us a healthy profit vs the cost to develop. (We make, on average, about 10x what it costs to get up and running per project thanks to how easy it is to implement a skeleton framework.)
  • Costs are low to run the services thanks to the scaling functionality that comes with Azure App Service. We can utilize less resources during slow times and save hundreds of dollars per month vs costs of traditional servers.
Drew Harrison | 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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