Happy 9th Birthday Azure!

Today Microsoft Azure becomes 9 years old. Azure released on February 1, 2010, as “Windows Azure” before being renamed “Microsoft Azure” on March 25, 2014

Some major dates of Azure until now:

  • October 2008 (PDC LA) – Announced the Windows Azure Platform
  • March 2009 – Announced SQL Azure Relational Database
  • November 2009 – Updated Windows Azure CTP, Enabled full trust, PHP, Java, CDN CTP and more
  • February 1, 2010 – Windows Azure Platform commercially available! Azure is GA!
  • June 2010 – Windows Azure Update, .NET Framework 4, OS Versioning, CDN, SQL Azure Update
  • October 2010 (PDC) – Platform enhancements, Windows Azure Connect, improved Dev / IT Pro Experience
  • December 2011 – Traffic manager, SQL Azure reporting, HPC scheduler
  • June 2012 – Websites, Virtual machines for Windows and Linux, Python SDK, new portal, locally redundant storage
  • April 2014 – Windows Azure renamed to Microsoft Azure, ARM Portal introduced at Build 2014.
  • July 2014 – Azure Machine Learning public preview
  • November 2014 – Outage affecting major websites including MSN.com
  • September 2015 – Azure Cloud Switch introduced as a cross-platform Linux distribution.
  • December, 2015 – Azure ARM Portal (codename “Ibiza”) released.
  • March, 2016 – Azure Service Fabric is Generally Available (GA)
  • September 2017 – Microsoft Azure gets a new logo and a Manifesto
  • July 16, 2018 – Azure Service Fabric Mesh public preview
  • September 24, 2018 – Microsoft Azure IoT Central is Generally Available (GA)
  • October 10, 2018 – Microsoft joins the Linux-oriented group Open Invention Network.

Currently Microsoft Azure is available at 54 Regions Worldwide!


Happy Birthday Azure!

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Azure & https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/regions/

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