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Explore Azure

Create today's solutions and tomorrow's breakthroughs—
empowered by Microsoft Azure, the cloud the world trusts.

Limitless innovation

Build intelligent apps and solutions with advanced technology, tools, and services to take your business to the next level. Seamlessly unify your technology to simplify platform management and to deliver innovations efficiently and securely on a trusted cloud.

Bring ideas to life

Build on a trusted platform to advance your organization with industry-leading AI and cloud services.

Seamlessly unify

Efficiently manage all your infrastructure, data, analytics, and AI solutions across an integrated platform. 

Innovate on trust

Rely on trusted technology from a partner who's dedicated to security and responsibility.

Explore ways to innovate on Azure


  • Create game-changing customer experiences by building your own copilot and generative AI applications with Azure OpenAI Services. Build intelligent apps with Azure AI and get them to market fast—from edge to cloud.
  • Innovate faster by coding less with GitHub Copilot AI-based coding suggestions right in your editor.


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Get started with Azure

Migrate with confidence

Get free resources, tools, and expert assistance to migrate your servers, apps, databases, and other workloads to Azure.

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Create a clear path forward

Understand the common technical and financial considerations of moving to the cloud, define your business case, and get proven guidance to accelerate cloud adoption. 

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Maximize cloud business value

Optimize cloud spending, efficiency, and performance at your organization using a FinOps framework with Azure solutions. 

Develop on Azure

Build on any platform in your favorite language using best-in-class developer tools.

Be secure from the start

Trust your business assets and data to the platform with industry-leading security processes and standards built into every phase of design and development.

Connect all your data and analytics

Reshape how your entire team uses data and uncovers insights by unifying your data and analytics workloads on a single, AI-powered platform.


See why Gartner named Microsoft a Leader

Discover why Microsoft was named a Leader and positioned furthest to the right for Completeness of Vision in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Strategic Cloud Platform Services (SCPS).

Customers are innovating

Modernizing the virtual fan experience

See how NBA is bringing customized, dynamic, virtual experiences to fans by partnering with Azure to implement a cloud-first strategy for modernizing its apps and data.

Streamlining developer agility to innovate faster

Find out how GM is accelerating innovation with agile setup and administration of preconfigured development workstations on Azure that are ready to code with all the tools and security settings provisioned to developers’ needs.

Meeting new market needs faster with a cloud-first approach

Learn how AT&T is responding to customer needs and market opportunities more quickly by simplifying its IT environment on Azure to improve scalability, functionality, and security.

Using data to bring more personalized service to millions

Discover how food retailer Ahold Delhaize is boosting its loyalty and personalization programs with insights gained from using advanced data analytics powered by Azure services.

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Azure is global. Azure is local.

Create extraordinary experiences for all your customers—whether they’re right next door or on the other side of the world. With datacenters in more global regions than any other cloud provider, an industry-leading compliance portfolio of more than 100 offerings, and a bold commitment to sustainability, you don’t need to choose between quantity and quality when you build on Azure.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Azure is a cloud platform with more than 200 products and services designed to help you bring new solutions to life—to solve today’s challenges and create the future. Use the tools and frameworks of your choice to build, run, and manage applications across cloud, hybrid, and edge environments. Learn more.

  • Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the internet to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.

  • With a highly secure cloud foundation managed by Microsoft, Azure provides multilayered, built-in security controls and unique threat intelligence to help identify and protect against rapidly evolving threats.

  • Start with Azure Fundamentals, an online training series exploring basic cloud concepts. Get a streamlined overview of Azure services and practical exercises to deploy your first service.

  • The Azure Well-Architected Framework offers proven best practices, guidance, and resources to help you make informed decisions about cloud workload design, technology, and implementation. 

Start building on Azure free

Get popular services free for 12 months and 55+ other services free always—plus $200 credit to use in your first 30 days.

Explore Azure innovation insights

Get guidance and insights on AI innovation, intelligent data, cloud infrastructure, and optimization.

Learn valuable cloud skills

Discover technical training, certifications, and personalized learning paths to help sharpen your skills and boost your performance.