windows-azure-logo-lgWindows Azure Marketplace will help sell your Azure applications globally. This online marketplace was launched in July 2011 and now is available in 25 additional countries. Partners can elect to list-only applications or sell applications directly within the marketplace. It is free to list applications in the marketplace. For applications that are commerce enabled, Microsoft uses a 20/80 revenue sharing model.

Windows Azure Marketplace is now available in 26 countries with 17 currencies.

Some key benefits that I’d like to highlight are:

  • Global commerce capability in 26 countries with support for local currencies and tax handling
  • Partners control terms of use and price, and can market a trial offers for easy customer acquisition
  • Easy discovery of applications by customers through search integration
  • Integrated billing and provisioning platform with trusted payment authentication through Microsoft

To learn more about readying your application to publish in the Windows Azure Marketplace, you can explore details on application publishing. Here you can download the Publishing Kit with detailed development guidance and samples, take training and watch how to videos.

About Windows Azure Marketplace

The Windows Azure Marketplace is a global online market for customers and partners to share, buy, and sell finished SaaS applications and premium datasets. The data section of the Windows Azure Marketplace includes data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading commercial data providers and authoritative public data sources. The application section of the Windows Azure Marketplace contains valuable finished applications, all built on the Windows Azure Platform.

Available in US, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore.

 

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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