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Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in Azure or third party service as well as on-premises systems.

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Microsoft
Description
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Flagship products include Windows, Office, Azure, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Xbox; Skype; and Windows Phone.
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Year Founded
1975
Total Revenue (USD mm)
110,360
HQ Location
Redmond, WA
Phone
+1 (877) 276-2464
Ownership
NASDAQ: MSFT
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
Employees on LinkedIn®
166,946
Twitter
@Microsoft
Twitter Followers
8,632,274
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"Ridiculously scalable micro-processing power"

What do you like best?

It is insane how easy it is to start developing in Azure functions, and how amazing the payoff is. If coupled correctly with any of the Azure BUS or queue services, you don't even have to worry about developing usually annoying behavior like concurrency or multithreading - Azure functions handles huge degrees of parallelism.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve is a bit steep - but Microsoft has also started to let their documentation be crowdsourced, which has greatly improved the way learning any Microsoft specific tools is.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ensure you are using proper configuration settings utilizing the portal application settings on overrides for functions - this allows for easier deployments.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

High availability and high degrees of parallelism are required for some of our clients' huge volume - this was leveraged entirely by uploading information into Azure queues and working together with Azure functions to process it. This is specially important for us as we do not have to worry about peak times, since Azure allows automatic growth or scheduled growth if you already know the times in which you are expecting exceeding volume.

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"Good, but there is room for improvement."

What do you like best?

It is a great way to implement serverless architecture. Easy way to deploy from Visual Studio.

What do you dislike?

If the function is deployed from Visual Studio you cannot make any modification from Azure Portal, this includes stopping specific functions or add new ones.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Need to consider add insights, the functions itself do not show a lot of historic data.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are creating stand alone processes that doesn't need to have communication with a lot of components. Also we are using them to consume Azure Cosmos DB, storage and service bus resources.

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"I love Azure Functions"

What do you like best?

Azure functions make API endpoint development a breeze. I use them for work, school, and hobbyist projects. I am a .NET developer, so I love that I can write an API Endpoint in C# and deploy it instantly without having to worry about server administration and setup.

What do you dislike?

The Visual Studio Code tooling for Linux Operating systems need some more work last time I had tried to use it (early 2018). I had difficulty publishing functions that I developed using this plugin. However, the Azure Portal works fine for creating Azure functions

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Azure Functions allow me to create API endpoints and recurring, cloud-based jobs without having to worry about server setup.

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Consumer Electronics
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"Azure review"

What do you like best?

Easy Administration of users and featutes

What do you dislike?

Easy to administrate accounts and authorizations

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Initial design to decide whether to use hybrid with on premise AD to support on premise apps and replicate to Azure AD as a service to support cloud apps, and plan to migrate in an organised manner if eventual solution is going to be cloud based.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AD and add on intranet portal support

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Marketing and Advertising
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"Azure functions help us"

What do you like best?

Using Azure functions allows us to easily build microservices, where we may not have had any other solution in the past. Manipulating a webhook payload and sending a new REST API call can easily be accomplished.

What do you dislike?

There is a problem when using the consumption model that shows that the

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Azure functions to accept webhooks from various products and manipulate them for alerting purposes.

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"The best serverless tooling"

What do you like best?

Azure functions are simply easy to use. Literally create a new project and at least in .Net’s case everything you are used to is the same. Write your code as normal with visual studio, debug with breakpoints and world class tooling unlike the AWS offerings.

What do you dislike?

The ci/cd offerings were not as smooth as say cloud formation. The documentation can be hard to parse.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We created a highly scalable message based architecture for recording key business events with a service bus triggering system.

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"Serverless Computing using Azure Functions"

What do you like best?

Azure Function is the latest generation of computing. As an end user, It has no computer hardware or software to be installed and set up. It allows me to focus on the business issue to be solved.

What do you dislike?

Azure Function is event-driven or scheduled, and it does not have a user interface to be interactive.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Azure Function to automate service request dispatching. This has reduced the amount of human intervention.

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"Functional Timing Events"

What do you like best?

The number of things to trigger, and the customizabity of alerts. I also liked how easy it was to explain to no -tech people what was happening and how it improved processes.

What do you dislike?

Not much, I wish there was an easy dashboard display just to see what is being trigger, and how often each event happens.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows for things like easy authorization, and brings stability to programs.

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"The best cloud platform-Amazing Azure"

What do you like best?

The Interface of Azure is simple and effective. You can have your quick link on the Dashboard.

Azure Web apps is the best platform I have used for .net apps.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the alerts and error messages on the portal is not in sync what is actually happening behind the scenes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have migrated number of customers to easy Azure Platform and they are happy.

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"Azure functions simplify deployment"

What do you like best?

Similar to function endpoint services by Google and AWS, setting up Azure functions is easy and reliable.

What do you dislike?

I really don't have any dislikes of the service as I have just recently started exploring it as a platform.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Just R&D for now. I look forward to integrating other Azure services like AI and ML once I have it all up and running.

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"Simple functionality"

What do you like best?

Provides a highly reliable and secure fully managed process platform.Thanks to scaling on demand, your code will get the resources you need at the right time, thus avoiding having to do capacity planning.

What do you dislike?

A SaaS solution provides extensibility through webhooks, which can be implemented through Functions in order to automate certain workflows

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Automate access to data and its use in different clouds without the need to write code

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The database of a client is analyzed to look for duplicate entries every 15 minutes, in order to avoid sending several communications to the same clients.

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"My opinion of azure functions"

What do you like best?

The best part is we could multiple variety of triggers and use of service bus topics and queues. We use azure functions to achieve the functionality we couldn’t get through logic apps in our proj

What do you dislike?

Not much things to dislike. Would be more helpful if we have more examples provided by microsoft

Recommendations to others considering the product:

These are very helpful and comes handy

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use azure functions for achieving the functionality which we couldn’t implement through logic apps like finding the diffs

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"Competent SSO option for our platform"

What do you like best?

It's a commonly used SSO tool for our customers so it's helpful that it can be used to login to our platform.

What do you dislike?

Integrations with Microsoft offerings are inherently more challenging.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Solid option for SSO configuration that works with our sales enablement and readinesss platform.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Single-sign on options for our customers.

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"The best.."

What do you like best?

Amazing i should say, I do all my work in there. We are doing most of our Automation using Azure Fumctions and other Azure technology stack

What do you dislike?

I dont think I disliky anything with Azure functions. The only improvement that i can forsee if the publishing of azure functions when you have multiple accounts. Visual Studio sometimes freeze up and take incorrect account to connect to Azure.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation, CRM Dynamics connector, Batch Jobs, Storage Queues and Blob storage.

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"Azure Functions"

What do you like best?

Cost model, only pay for what you use and not for when idle.

What do you dislike?

A little confusing as to when to use vs. app service

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

On demand processing of data. Helps us save money as we only pay for compute time when executing

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"It is an excellent WYSIWYG solution to application development and much more..."

What do you like best?

My favorite part about Azure wqas the drag-and-drop functionality.

What do you dislike?

I disliked the fact that there wasn't much documentation supplied in a manner that was engaging.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

none

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Azure makes it easy to deploy and scale enterprise-grade applications and solutions.

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"Great product for custom code execitoon"

What do you like best?

The ability to size and choose how much i want to pay for depending on what i need to process is abslutley great!

What do you dislike?

The execution of the code within the application could be better

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a great product if you dont know how much space you are going to need for your proiject this is the one for you

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to scale up and change the enviroment to something completly different is great

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"Great Product"

What do you like best?

I love Azure functions because the technical support is good and the pricing is great.

What do you dislike?

The setup was kind of lengthy and had some trouble

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great Product

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This product is great for our database.

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"Usability and Aesthetics"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and the way it looks when you use it.

What do you dislike?

Way too many functions than I would like at some times

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly related to management and design. I feel it is very customizable

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"Powerful software"

What do you like best?

Best part is support for dynamic demand, pay only as per usage. API support is very good

What do you dislike?

I dont see any downside. Azure functions perfectly fit into gaps where it was missing

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using APIs deployed inside our corporate fire wall to trigger Azure functions

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"El mejor servicio para iniciados"

What do you like best?

Para iniciarse a la hora de servicios en la nube básico y simple pero completo

What do you dislike?

El coste para el escalado es más alto que en la competencia

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Simple y muy usable

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Crear servidores así como máquinas virtuales

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"Azure Blockchain"

What do you like best?

I like how you can utilize block chain for smart contracts between clients

What do you dislike?

The on boarding and learning curve for the software was difficult

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to deploy and manage applicatjons on our network

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"Complex and Costly"

What do you like best?

Web-based interface with all controls, and lot configuration options to meet the user needs.

What do you dislike?

The user interface navigation, slow, not friendly and tiresome.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Setting up azure cloud for distributed computing.

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"Nice, Clean, Easy."

What do you like best?

The ease and non cluttered approach to using it.

What do you dislike?

The set up process can get tricky for a newbie.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cheap and efficient event handling.

Azure Functions Features

  • Application Deployment
  • Development Tools
  • Development Environment
  • Language Support
  • Testing
  • Database Management

Azure Functions User Ratings

8.9
Ease of Use
Average: 8.2*
8.7
Quality of Support
Average: 8.0*
8.5
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.1*
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