Σήμερα ανακοινώθηκε ότι η πλατφόρμα Windows Azure, αλλάζει όνομα σε Microsoft Azure.
Ο λόγος είναι πολύ απλά, ότι το Windows Azure υποστηρίζει πολλά λειτουργικά συστήματα πέρα των Windows, πολλές cloud πλατφόρμες, ποικίλες γλώσσες και υπηρεσίες.

Όπως γράφτηκε στον τύπο…

«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: MSDN Blog