Microsoft Azure

cloud computing platform operated by Microsoft

Microsoft Azure, often referred to as Azure, is a cloud computing platform run by Microsoft.

Microsoft Azure
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial releaseOctober 27, 2008; 15 years ago (2008-10-27)[1]
Operating systemLinux, Microsoft Windows, macOS, iOS, Android
TypeWeb service, cloud computing
LicenseProprietary for platform, MIT License for client SDKs
Websiteazure.microsoft.com Edit this at Wikidata

History and timeline

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  • October 2008 (PDC LA) – Announced the Windows Azure Platform.[2]
  • March 2009 – Announced SQL Azure Relational Database.
  • November 2009 – Updated Windows Azure CTP, Enabled full trust, PHP, Java, CDN CTP and more.
  • February 1, 2010 – Windows Azure Platform commercially available.[3]
  • June 2010 – Windows Azure Update, .NET Framework 4, OS Versioning, CDN, SQL Azure Update.[4]
  • October 2010 (PDC) – Platform enhancements, Windows Azure Connect, improved Dev / IT Pro Experience.
  • December 2011 – Traffic manager, SQL Azure reporting, HPC scheduler.
  • June 2012 – Websites, Virtual machines for Windows and Linux, Python SDK, new portal, locally redundant storage.
  • April 2014 – Windows Azure renamed Microsoft Azure,[5] ARM Portal introduced at Build 2014.
  • July 2014 – Azure Machine Learning public preview.[6]
  • November 2014 – Outage affecting major websites including MSN.com.[7]
  • September 2015 – Azure Cloud Switch introduced as a cross-platform Linux distribution. Currently known as SONiC[8]
  • December, 2015 – Azure ARM Portal (codename "Ibiza") released.[9]
  • March, 2016 – Azure Service Fabric is Generally Available (GA)[10]
  • May 7, 2018 - Azure Maps is Generally Available (GA)[11]
  • July 16, 2018 – Azure Service Fabric Mesh public preview[12]
  • September 24, 2018 – Microsoft Azure IoT Central is Generally Available (GA)[13]
  • October 10, 2018 – Microsoft joins the Linux-oriented group Open Invention Network.[14]
  • April 17, 2019 – Azure Front Door Service is now available.[15]
  • March 2020 – Microsoft said that there was a 775% increase in Microsoft Teams usage in Italy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company estimates there are now 44 million daily active users of Teams worldwide.[16]
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References

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  1. Srivastava, Amitabh (27 Oct 2008). "Introducing Windows Azure". msdn.com. Archived from the original on May 14, 2010. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  2. "Ray Ozzie announces Windows Azure". ZDNet. Retrieved 28 October 2008.
  3. "Windows Azure General Availability". blogs.microsoft.com. February 1, 2010.
  4. "SQL Azure SU3 is Now Live and Available in 6 Datacenters Worldwide". SQL Azure Team Blog. Microsoft. Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
  5. Cite error: The named reference renaming was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  6. "Microsoft Azure Machine Learning combines power of comprehensive machine learning with benefits of cloud". blogs.microsoft.com. June 16, 2014.
  7. "Microsoft's Azure Cloud Goes Down - Again" (PDF). The Availability Digest. December 2014.
  8. "What is the relationship between Azure Cloud Switch and SONiC?". Github.com. February 15, 2020.
  9. "Announcing Azure Portal general availability". Azure.microsoft.com. December 2, 2015.
  10. Fussell, Mark (March 31, 2016). "Azure Service Fabric is GA!". Microsoft. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  11. "Azure Maps now Generally Available | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure". azure.microsoft.com. Retrieved 2023-07-21.
  12. Daniel, Chacko (July 16, 2018). "Azure Service Fabric is now in public preview". Microsoft Azure. Microsoft. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  13. "Azure IoT Central is now available". Microsoft Azure. Microsoft. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  14. "Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN". The Register.
  15. "Azure Front Door Service is now available".
  16. "Microsoft cloud services continuity". March 28, 2020. Retrieved March 28, 2020.