Microsoft Confirms Rebranding Of Windows Azure To Microsoft Azure

As we reported yesterday, Microsoft has officially announced that they are rebranding Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure. Microsoft did this re-branding to highlight the fact that Microsoft Azure supports broadest set of operating systems, languages, and services of any public cloud not just Windows.

Today we are announcing that Windows Azure will be renamed to Microsoft Azure, beginning April 3, 2014. This change reflects Microsoft’s strategy and focus on Azure as the public cloud platform for customers as well as for our own services Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Bing, OneDrive, Skype, and Xbox Live.

Our commitment to deliver an enterprise-grade cloud platform for the world’s applications is greater than ever. Today we support one of  the broadest set of operating systems, languages, and services of any public cloud—from Windows, SQL and .NET to Python, Ruby, Node.js, Java, Hadoop, Linux, and Oracle. In today’s mobile-first, cloud-first, data-powered world, customers want a public cloud platform that supports their needs—whatever they may be—and that public cloud is Microsoft Azure.

Source: Microsoft

  • Nham Thien Duong

    This will send a clearer message, similarly to how ”Windows Live” services were also on devices that weren’t just Windows P.C.’s, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone but also on O.S. X, Android, and other Linux O.S.’es as Windows Live Hotmail, and others, a notable exception to this rule is how Microsoft’s Mactopia division rebranded Windows Live Messenger as the Microsoft Messenger for Mac, Microsoft Azure sounds better, Azure should be ”the brand-power”, not Windows, Windows has almost no ”brand-power”, it’s popular because it’s the best, not because of the name, and I hope that Microsoft Azure shall make its name into a synonym for the business. :-) Good job to the marketing director who thought of this, I to bow to him/her in respect. :-)