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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    8.7

    Azure App Service

    87%

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure App Service ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform access control

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure App Service is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    Azure App Service

    78%
    6 Ratings
    5.2

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued)

    52%
    16 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure App Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued)

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Azure App Service

    100%
    4 Ratings
    8.0

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued)

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Azure App Service

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued)

    SharePoint does not provide, out of the box, a tool to create / update workflows from web. You have to use SharePoint Designer in order to create them.If you need to implement custom workflows for specific business processes, then SharePoint Designer is well suited.SharePoint Designer allows you to create workflows with task approval, email notifications, assign variables and update SharePoint Lists / Documents properties.In our company, we have created specific workflows for :- Purchase order- RH forms validation like annual employee review- Dematerialized existing forms and validation
    Jordan Deroubaix | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Azure App Service

    • 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.
    Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued)

    • 2013 Workflows - Loops: You can build loops to work while a value (not) equals something, or N number of times. You can insert Parallel Blocks to do multiple things at once, or to watch for multiple things, and when 1 thing finishes, cancels the others and moves to the next step or stage.
    • 2013 Workflows - Stages: Previously all we had were steps, which worked sequentially. With the Concept of Stages, we can create blocks of steps and based on the data collected during those functions, we can tell the workflow to go to a different Stage in the workflow based on a set of 1, or multiple, Conditionals in a transition area after each Stage. Giving you the power to develop multiple entire processes and skipping to the correct part of the workflow, rather than going through 20 conditionals to find out you needed to do action 31.
    • 2013 Workflows - REST API: the "Call HTTP Web Service" is a very powerful tool, but hard to understand if you have never seen it done, or have a guideline. It works very similar to the requirements in PowerShell to connect and get and post data to SharePoint using the Rest API. You can also use this to manage permissions on List Items, Lists, Sites, and Site Collections. Best part is when developed correctly, it is SUPER FAST!
    • Intentionally Building Infinite Loops: I have built multiple review process from Managing Certifications to Updating Published Documentation, that monitors when an Item, based on provided approved metadata, when the "Author" needs to review the document within the given amount of time. They will get e-mails with links asking if changes are needed. If not, it is routed to the Approving Executive, and the Workflow Automatically updates the Metadata to push out the review dates to the next date, based on metadata provided on how how often the document should be reviews. By using conditionals in the transition of stages, it basically starts over, and goes into a parallel block to allow the monitoring of multiple values of metadata to move to the next stage. Very Powerful when you want to automate these types of process. It truly is a "Set It and Forget It" process.
    Nicholas Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Azure App Service

    • 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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued)

    • In the newest version of SharePoint Designer, they have gotten rid of the Design view which makes what used to be quick and easy changes much more code-intensive. This makes it harder for non-IT users and is more risker for all SharePoint Designer users.
    • SharePoint Designer workflows have a lot of functionality, but there are also some crucial limitations, such as not being able to put lookup fields in email subjects or using parenthesis to separate/group logical conditions.
    • Although this goes along with the Design view, there really isn't a good user interface anymore for adding conditional formatting and styles in views/pages.
    Kristina Geiger | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Azure App Service

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure App Service

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued)

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued) 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It is a helpful tool that we use every day.
    Lorraine Marrero | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Azure App Service

    Azure App Service 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    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.
    Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued)

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued) 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Support is good from Microsoft. They are quite responsive when we raise a ticket but SP Designer support will be ended by Microsoft in the near future as they have got new techs like PowerApps and Flow to achieve the same functionality SP Designer does and even more than that.
    Krishn Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Azure App Service

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued)

    I haven't used anything else like this. I use different products for workflows and forms, but they aren't listed in the listings for this page. Instead of using it for workflows or forms (deprecated 2 years ago), I use Nintex. For everything else, I have what I need in the Modern version of SharePoint online
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Azure App Service

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SharePoint Designer (discontinued)

    • For my needs, I have not found SharePoint Designer useful for my day to day maintenance of SharePoint. It is useful for viewing all the objects that make up the SharePoint site.
    • It is not as intuitive in regard to setting up Workflows. I have yet to use it to set up workflows in SharePoint. Maybe if I needed more complex workflows, it would be beneficial.
    • I like to use SharePoint Designer for moving around files within SharePoint sites.
    Doreen Giles | TrustRadius Reviewer

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