Announcing Azure Stack TP3 And Why You Should Care About It

Today we’re announcing the availability of Azure Stack Technical Preview 3. Azure Stack is the vessel we’re using to bring Azure technologies in a way designed to run on-premises. Azure Stack is aimed at rounding out a cloud strategy by providing additional choice and flexibility when using Azure.

You can easily factor Azure Stack into your plans when building applications. The tools you use, and DevOps processes you follow in Azure can be transferred to Azure Stack. You can use Azure Stack to help you solve the requirements applications may face around issues of regulation, data latency, data sensitivity, or customization. Think of Azure Stack as an extension of Azure, that enables organizations to run a true hybrid cloud, with some parts running behind the firewall, and some potentially running in Azure.

The reason we’re posting on the Visual Studio blog is that Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server all include support for Azure Stack. There’s a unified deployment experience with across Azure and Azure Stack and you can set up a hybrid CI/CD pipeline wherever you need to run your app. Our goal is to help you invest in your skills, processes, and applications in a way that is transferable to any Azure cloud without too much complexity.

If you’re interested in learning more about Azure Stack, take a look at our Azure Stack page.

Take a look at the TP3 announcements, play with the product and give us your feedback on what you see.

Andrew Zeller, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Azure Stack

Andrew started working at Microsoft with the Windows Server and System Center products. For the last few years, he has been working on bringing cloud to datacenters.