|Web Sites||Start small and for free. Deploy to a highly scalable services and grow your hosting power as your customers grow.
Leverage Open source. Deploy with FTP, Git, Team Foundation Server.
Leverage SQL database, Caching, and CDN, and Azure Stroage Services (massively scalable tables, blobs, queues).
|Virtual Machines||Run Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, OpenLogic CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Ubuntu, SQL Server 2012, BizTalkServer 2013.
Migrate workloads without changing code.
Connect on-premises corporate network to virtual machines running in the cloud.
|Mobile Services||Leverage SQL Server in a RESTful manner with a minimum of fuss.
Implement user authentication, push notifications very easily.
Support iOS, Windows Phone 8, and Windows Store apps.
Augment your data operations with custom logic like sending push notifications, SMS, and email.
Include user auth through Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter, or Google.
|Media||Encode your video content for multiple devices, such as Xbox, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, HTML5, Flash, Silverlight.
Automate the whole process, even adding watermarks.
Stream your content. Build your own NetFlix service.
See my article here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/jj133821.aspx.
|Cloud Services||This is the sweet spot for Microsoft hosting of your solutions.
This is Platform as a Service. Build advanced multi-tier scenarios.
Automate your deployment.
Scale up or down based on need, either through your own scripts or based on the performance of your services automatically.
Leverage the 8 global data centers throughout the world.
Cloud Service applications can be internet-facing public web applications.
Cloud service applications can be web sites and ecommerce solutions.
They can be background processes for other work, such as processing orders or analyzing data.
You can use a variety of different programming languages.
There are specific software development kits (SDKs), such as Python, Java, node.JS and .NET.
|Big Data||HDInsight is in preview mode and is a service that offrs 100% Apache Hadoop compatible services.
Deploy a Hadoop cluster in just minutes.
Query structured or unstructured data of any size.
Leverage query frameworks such as Hive, Pig, Hadoop Common.
Take advantage of Excel, PowerPivot, Powerview, SQL Server Analysis Services and Reporting Services.