Tomorrow we will release previews of new Windows Azure services which simplify building applications that span cloud and on-premises servers.  The new features enable a host of new scenarios.

By combining virtualization and platform services, the new capabilities of Windows Azure give you greater flexibility in how to build or bring your applications to the cloud.  We will also add support for new operating systems, release new language libraries for .NET, Java, PHP, and Node.js, and will make Windows Azure available in new geographies.  Tomorrow (June 7), Scott Guthrie will host “Meet Windows Azure” (streamed live at 1pm Pacific) to introduce these new services, but here are some of the highlights: 

  • Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Windows Azure Virtual Network
  • Windows Azure Web Sites: Build web sites and applications with
    this highly elastic solution supporting .NET, Node.js, and PHP while using
    common deployment techniques like Git and FTP and easy deployment of open
    source applications like WordPress, Joomla!, DotNetNuke, Umbraco, and Drupal .
  • New tools, language support, and SDK:  including support for Java, PHP, and .NET, and
    the addition of Python as a supported language on Windows Azure.
  • Availability in New Countries: 48 new countries

See Bill Laing's Blog Post for more info.

 

Terry Clancy

Developer Audience Marketing Manager