Cross-Post: Announcing Release of Windows Azure Media Services

I’m excited to announce the general availability (GA) release of Windows Azure Media Services.  This release is now live in production, supported by a new media services dev center, backed by an enterprise SLA, and is ready to be used for all media projects.

With today’s release, you now have everything you need to quickly build great, extremely scalable, end-to-end media solutions for streaming on-demand video to consumers on any device. For example, you can:

  • Build a media service for delivering training videos to employees in your company
  • Stream video content for your web-site
  • Build a premium video-on-demand service like Hulu or Netflix

In fact, last year, several broadcasters used Windows Azure Media Services to stream the London 2012 Olympics.

You can learn all of the details of this release over on my blog.

Scott