Microsoft Kicks Off One-Year Anniversary of Windows Azure with Big Customer Wins

Posted by Jeff Meisner
Senior Manager, Corporate Blogs

Today, Microsoft celebrates the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Windows Azure platform with an announcement of two big customer wins – wireless operator T-Mobile USA Inc. and tech giant Xerox Corp.

The two companies will use the Windows Azure platform to develop new cloud computing services such as T-Mobile’s “Family Room,” a new mobile software application that helps families share photos and coordinate activities — like a family movie night — across multiple devices.

Xerox has used the Windows Azure platform to develop Xerox Cloud Print, a cloud-based printing service that enables end users to route a printing job to any available public printer directly from their mobile devices.

Since its launch a year ago, the Windows Azure platform has been adopted by customers in 41 countries. Some of those customers include automobile manufacturers Kia Motors and Volvo, the Associated Press and 3M.

For more information on today’s announcement, read this post on the Windows Azure Blog.