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!
Pantelis Apostolidis is a Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft and an ex Microsoft Azure MVP. For the last 15 years, Pantelis has been involved to major cloud projects in Greece and abroad, helping companies to adopt and deploy cloud technologies, driving business value. He is entitled to a lot of Microsoft Expert Certifications, demonstrating his proven experience in delivering high quality solutions. He is an author, blogger and he is acting as a spokesperson for conferences, workshops and webinars. He is also an active member of several communities as a moderator in azureheads.gr and autoexec.gr. Follow him on Twitter @papostolidis.