This week we announced that the Windows Azure Platform is now generally available for developers and our customers and partners in Australia to build and deploy their applications on a fully-supported, commercial platform with Service Level Agreements.

This is a key milestone for our cloud Platform as a Service offering in Australia.  We’re already seeing our customers and partners moving their applications into full production on the commercial platform.  Several ISV’s who have their applications running on Azure are going live with their Australian customers this week.

The Windows Azure platform pricing structure is based on a consumption and subscription model that allows for predictable payments without sacrificing elasticity and control.  Windows Azure Offers has all of the details of the Australian pricing and offers for customers, developers and MSDN subscribers.