We recently announced a raft of new capabilities to be delivered with Windows Azure.  These new capabilities combine infrastructure and platform services such as:

Virtual Machines

Infrastructure on your terms.  Easily deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machines.  Migrate applications and infrastructure without changing existing code.  Learn more

Web Sites

Start for free and scale up as your traffic grows.  Build with ASP.NET, PHP or Node.js and deploy in seconds with FTP, Git or TFS.  Learn more

Cloud Services

Enterprise grade cloud platform.  Create highly available, infinitely scalable applications and services using a rich Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment.  Support multi-tier scenarios, automated deployments and elastic scale.  Learn more

Big Data

Get actionable insights from your data.  Take advantage of a fully compatible enterprise-ready Hadoop service.  This PaaS offering provides easy management and integrated with Active Directory and System Center.  Learn more


Ingest, Encode, Protect, Stream, Create, Manage and Distribute media in the cloud.  This PaaS offering provides everything from encoding to content protection or streaming and analytics support.  Learn more

So what can you do with Windows Azure?  Check out this video or if you are based in New Zealand please drop me an email with any questions at jaronb@microsoft.com