Cloud Application Development

Microsoft Azure provides a connected cloud platform that provides the freedom to deploy and use technology in the way that makes the most sense for you. Get the benefits of a virtual platform—lower cost, greater reach, and rapid time-to-market from initial idea to final realization. The quickest path to developing for Azure is through Visual Studio 2013. With Visual Studio and Azure, you can connect to your Azure subscription from the Server Explorer, start or edit website, or create a mobile service to serve as your backend for your mobile devices.

Get started with Azure with free webinars & camps

To help you get started with the cloud, join us for our free weekly Azure webinars presented by the UK Azure Team. When you are ready, join our free full-day camps to take an hands-on approach to cloud.

Learn what's new with Azure

Stay up to date with the latest announcements from the Azure team via the Azure developer blog.

How Wordament put their head in the cloud

We talk to the creators of Wordament about how they architected their hit cross-platform game. Find out how it was built for iOS, Android and Windows using Xamarin, C#, and Microsoft Azure. 

All about Azure

Cloud technology can seem overly complex. Find out why Azure is not. These infographics give you a straight forward, but comprehensive overview of Azure services.

What is Azure?

In short, it’s Microsoft’s cloud platform: a growing collection of integrated services – compute, storage, data, networking and app – that help you move faster, do more and save money. But that’s just scratching the surface.

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Sign up for free and get £125 to spend on all Azure services. Including virtual machines, SQL databases, websites, mobile push, media streaming, active directory and everything else.

Check out our Customers

People are doing amazing things with Azure. Hear how our customers are enjoying the power, flexibility and scalability of Azure.

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