Windows Azure SQL Database Marketplace
Today at //build we showed how easy it is to use Windows Azure as the cloud backend for developing modern apps, regardless of whether you’re developing mobile, client, web-based, or enterprise applications. You can check out some really great examples of this in the //build day 2 keynote including how Windows Azure powers Halo 4 and will support millions of concurrent users, and how it provides the backend engine for USA Today to provide push notifications (headlines, money and tech) on a single framework that supports multiple formats. The keynote also covers how companies like Workday are building Windows 8 enterprise apps that leverage Windows Azure as the cloud backend.
We also announced a number of great improvements to Windows Azure to help developers use the cloud to power their applications. Here is a rundown of what’s new in Windows Azure:
We’re excited about these new features and enhancements in Windows Azure and hope you like them. We’re also excited about the possibilities Windows Azure provides as your scalable cloud platform for developing modern apps and can’t wait to see what you build. As always, please send us your feedback.
- Bill Hilf, General Manager, Windows Azure.