18 ago. 2009

Windows Azure is currently in Community Technology Preview. Commercial availability for Windows Azure will likely be at the end of calendar year 2009



Windows Azure is an open platform that will support both Microsoft and non-Microsoft languages and environments. To build applications and services on Windows Azure, developers can use their existing Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 expertise. In addition, Windows Azure supports popular standards and protocols including SOAP, REST, XML, and PHP.


Use Windows Azure to:


  • Add Web service capabilities to existing packaged applications
  • Build, modify, and distribute applications to the Web with minimal on-premises resources
  • Perform services (large-volume storage, batch processing, intense or large-volume computations, etc.) off premises
  • Create, test, debug, and distribute Web services quickly and inexpensively
  • Reduce costs of building and extending on-premises resources
  • Reduce the effort and costs of IT management