I haven’t used it for web dev yet, despite the $5k/year sponsorship, we’re trying WPengine for a year first.
We do have (with the help of Ben Carlson) a Windows VM in Azure with site to site VPN between it and each of our campuses, and that has worked really well. The long-term goal is to have it be an off-site Domain Controller that runs RADIUS for WiFi authentication.
My only fear of hosting our site in Azure is if we get hit with a lot of traffic and exceed the $5k/year sponsorship. That, and I really don’t want to manage Wordpress security on our own servers regardless of where they are hosted.
I’m still a little curious about media hosting on Azure since we’ll have to pay for some hosting on AWS anyway, so we might as well go somewhere that gives us a $5k discount.
Our Windows VM that currently does nothing but run Windows is around $80/mo.