Microsoft Azure Preview Portal delivers ‘our promise of the cloud without complexity’

With a vision to speed up and simplify the software delivery process, the Microsoft Azure Preview Portal is bringing together cross-platform tools, technologies and services from across the company, partners and the open-source community in a single integrated workspace.

Microsoft Azure Preview Portal, announced Thursday at Build 2014, is “an important step forward in delivering our promise of the cloud without complexity,” writes Scott Guthrie, Microsoft executive vice president of the Cloud and Enterprise Group.

The portal is a “first-of-its kind cloud environment within Microsoft Azure that provides a fully integrated cloud experience – bringing together cross-platform technologies, services and tools that enable developers and businesses to innovate with enterprise-grade scalability at startup speed,” Guthrie says.

Many cloud vendors, he writes, promise ease and cost savings of the cloud, “but they leave customers without the tools or capabilities to navigate the complex realities of cloud computing.”

Microsoft recognizes that developing for the cloud “can be a challenge, but it shouldn’t be. Today marks an important milestone in our cloud journey. We envision a world where customers can simply experience the benefits – and the promise – of the cloud, without sacrificing scale, speed or cost.”

Read Guthrie’s entire post on The Official Microsoft Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff