"Virtual Machines" in Windows Azure was in "Preview" for some time. As of today (16th of April, 2013) it is in GA (Generally Available) stage. You can refer to our Windows Azure product group's blog post here for the details. If you want to see (with screenshots) check ScottGu's blog post here .
If you're wondering which Microsoft server softwares are supported in Windows Azure Virtual Machines. We have released KB article about this : "Microsoft server software support for Windows Azure Virtual Machines"
In addition to supporting all of the features and capabilities included during the preview, today’s IaaS release also includes some great new enhancements:
- New VM Image Templates (including SQL Server, BizTalk Server and SharePoint images)
- NewVM Sizes (including Larger Memory Machines : 8 core x 56GB RAM )
- New VM Prices (we’ve reduced prices for IaaS and PaaS VMs)
If you don’t already have a Windows Azure account, you can sign-up for a free trial and start using it today !
Enjoy your Windows Azure VMs 🙂