Meet the new Windows Azure


It was hard to keep up with Scott Guthrie’s keynote address pre-empted by his blog post earlier today. A quick summary in the Spring Release Windows Azure fact sheet might help. One of the key prominent underlying messages was Microsoft is Open in the Cloud. Whatever your technical task, operating system, client or development environment Windows Azure is able to assist.

Later this morning we heard from our Microsoft technical community friend David Aiken about Pottermore, the official Harry Potter website built on Windows Azure. The site, has attracted a billion page views in its first two weeks

if you missed out on all this don’t worry… You can watch the replay or MEET WINDOWS AZURE ONLINE14th June 1-3pm AEST

In addition to the many changes there are many service updates, new services lower pricing, more world-wide availability and general availability of preview features.

Resources worth viewing:



There are so many others sharing our news and excitement. The following preview partners made their own announcements

Agreeya Mobility

Cloud Share













Suse (Suse Linux)

Canonical (Ubuntu)




Its no wonder that Forrester analyst, James Staten  is saying in his post Microsoft Moves to Level the Cloud Platform Playing Field

Only Microsoft, as of today, offers the broadest IaaS and PaaS from a single vendor cloud platform.”

Comments (2)
  1. Todd Whitehead says:

    When will the new stuff be available to play with? The new portal is still in preview mode and half the things I want to look at are disabled.

  2. drmcghee says:

    Hi Todd, I believe we are progress of making available a certain number of preview requests enabled across our DCs. For now the best bet is for your Azure subscription, request access on the ‘Preview Features’ page under the ‘Account’ tab. If you really need it and haven't received a pass email me and Ill ask.

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