Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool, or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

Always up. Always on.

Microsoft Azure delivers a 99.95% monthly SLA and enables you to build and run highly available applications without focusing on the infrastructure. It provides automatic OS and service patching, built in network load balancing and resiliency to hardware failure. It supports a deployment model that enables you to upgrade your application without downtime.

Open

Microsoft Azure enables you to use any language, framework, or tool to build applications. Features and services are exposed using open REST protocols. The Microsoft Azure client libraries are available for multiple programming languages and are released under an open source license and hosted on GitHub.

Unlimited servers. Unlimited storage.

Microsoft Azure enables you to easily scale your applications to any size. It is a fully automated self-service platform that allows you to provision resources within minutes. Elastically grow or shrink your resource usage based on your needs. You only pay for the resources your application uses. Microsoft Azure is available in multiple datacenters around the world, enabling you to deploy your applications close to your customers.

Powerful capabilities

Microsoft Azure delivers a flexible cloud platform that can satisfy any application need. It enables you to reliably host and scale out your application code within compute roles. You can store data using relational SQL databases, NoSQL table stores, and unstructured blob stores, and optionally use Hadoop and business intelligence services to data-mine it. You can take advantage of Microsoft Azure’s robust messaging capabilities to enable scalable distributed applications, as well as deliver hybrid solutions that run across a cloud and on-premise enterprise environment. Microsoft Azure’s distributed caching and CDN services allow you to reduce latency and deliver great application performance anywhere in the world.

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Features

Microsoft Azure Features overview

News

Monthly Microsoft Updates

Leipzig, 02/17/2017 – On a monthly basis, we inform you on selected product and licensing news to keep you up to date.

The current topics are: End of support for the 2013 versions of Office 365 client applications, Windows 10 upgrade benefits for Windows cloud subscriptions in CSP, Windows VDA price adjustments, Azure will no longer be available through the MPSA, changes in accessibility for Microsoft Project 2013 & Project Online, Premium Assurance extends Microsoft support, System Center 2016 Client Management Suite is no longer available, Windows Nano Server – SA for Server + CAL Required

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Since 1 February 2017, Microsoft Azure is no longer available through MPSA

Leipzig, 02/10/2017 Microsoft Azure is still available through Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA), Enterprise Agreement Subscription (EAS), Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE), Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP).
Customers, who have already purchased Microsoft Azure through MPSA, remain unaffected by the changes.

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