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Get to know Azure

Turn your ideas into innovation with Azure, a comprehensive cloud computing platform. Organizations of all types and sizes trust their cloud, hybrid, and edge workloads to Azure.

Why Azure?

Invent with purpose. Achieve your goals with the freedom and flexibility to build, manage, and deploy your applications anywhere. Use your preferred languages, frameworks, and infrastructure—even your own datacenter and other clouds—to solve challenges large and small, and build your next great solution.

Trust your cloud

Get security from the ground up, backed by a team of experts, and proactive compliance trusted by enterprises, governments, and startups.

Operate hybrid seamlessly

On-premises, across multiple clouds, and at the edge—we’ll meet you where you are. Integrate and manage your environments with tools and services designed for hybrid cloud.

Build on your terms

You have choices. With a commitment to open source, and support for all languages and frameworks, build how you want, and deploy where you want to.

Be future-ready

Continuous innovation from Microsoft supports your development today, and your product visions for tomorrow.

Achieve more with Azure. Maximize cloud value, efficiency, and security to emerge stronger

Get started with Azure

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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 your unique cloud journey

Achieve ongoing value from the cloud with proven tools, guidance and resources to provide you with a clear path forward.

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Build your business case

Understand cloud economics to get the most value from your investment and build your business case for Azure.

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Develop on Azure

Easily build for the cloud in your favorite language, using the latest cloud technology and best-in-class developer tools at your fingertips.

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Be secure from the start

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

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Gain deeper insights into your data

Transform your data into real-time insights with highly secure enterprise-scale analytics. And share data across your organization with dashboards and visualizations.


Learn why Gartner® recognized Microsoft as a Leader

See why Microsoft placed furthest on the Completeness of Vision axis in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services.

Reinvent your business with Azure industry solutions


Uncover new operational efficiencies, reduce costs, and generate new revenue opportunities.


Personalize customer experiences, empower your employees, and optimize supply chains.


Implement remote government access, empower cross-agency collaboration, and deliver secure services.


Enhance patient engagement, empower provider collaboration, and improve operational insights.

Financial services

Personalize customer experiences, modernize financial systems, and optimize risk management.

Customers are doing great things with Azure

Transforming the tax-filing experience with AI

See how H&R Block is using Azure AI-powered services to do more with less. By making data entry and retrieval more efficient, the company has made tax filing easier, less stressful, and more personal for both clients and tax professionals.

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Accelerating innovation by moving to SAP on Azure

Find out how the global Campari Group is extending its capacity for innovation, efficiency, and security by migrating its SAP workloads to Azure and the Microsoft Cloud.

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Taking a bite out of production costs with IoT

Discover how Grupo Bimbo is using Azure IoT to turn out valuable analytics in real time using Azure IoT to gather information directly from machines and devices in its bakeries.

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Building brand trust with a cloud-first approach

Learn how Fujitsu improved the scalability, flexibility, and efficiency of its online presence to better serve customers with the help of key Azure technologies.

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Azure is global. Azure is local.

Create extraordinary experiences for all of your customers—whether they’re right next door or on the other side of the world. With datacenters in more global regions, the largest compliance portfolio of any cloud provider, 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.

Contact an Azure sales specialist

Get the answers you need—from how to get started to questions about your unique scenario—by talking to an Azure sales specialist.


Learn valuable cloud skills

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