Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Microsoft Azure Cloud Roadmap

With the continuous flow of new functionality that is announced, in preview, in GA(General Availability), and so on… provided by the Azure team, it is impossible to keep up-to-date. When customers ask me if feature X is already available on Azure, my default answer was ‘I have to look it up, I’ll come back to you’. And than I had to spend a long time searching through the Azure Portal, blog posts, forums,… before I could return to my customer with a good(at least better than ‘I don’t know’) answer.

Recently, Microsoft made my job as a consultant a little bit easier. They created the Cloud Platform Roadmap website

The Cloud Platform roadmap provides a snapshot of what we’re working on in the Cloud Platform business. Use the roadmap to find out what we’ve recently made generally available, released into public preview, are still developing and testing, or are no longer developing.

In a nice and structured way, all features are shown grouped by the following topics:

  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Data management and analytics
  • Application development
  • Internet of Things

and statuses:

  • Recently Available
  • Public Preview
  • In Development
  • Canceled

Read the official announcement here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2015/01/30/increasing-visibility-for-our-customers-announcing-the-cloud-platform-roadmap-site.aspx

And again, my life just became a little bit easier Glimlach

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