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Grounded – but Azure flies to other countries

Whilst flights across Europe have been grounded by the potential threat from volcanic ash and glass, more and more countries in Europe and beyond have transitioned to commercial availability of the Windows Azure Platform.


Adrian Jakeman | 20 April 2010

Whilst flights across Europe have been grounded by the potential threat from volcanic ash and glass, more and more countries in Europe and beyond have transitioned to commercial availability of the Windows Azure Platform.

As from 12 April, Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and Windows Azure platform AppFabric have become generally available in a total of 41 countries.

The 20 additional countries from where the Platform can be accessed are:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Israel Luxemburg
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Trinidad and Tobago

At the same time, Microsoft has announced the launch of the Front Runner Program for Azure to give customers and partners access to one-on-one technical support by phone or e-mail. For more details see http://frontrunner.msdev.com/whyjoin/windowsazure.aspx.

Coincidentally, I'm travelling to Budapest next Sunday to deliver our 2-day course - Windows Azure Platform Accelerated Training Workshop; as the Platform will have recently become available for the Hungarian developers I'll be working with, I'm sure there will be planty of interest in how to get the best from Microsoft's cloud environment.


Head-of-Information-Technology-Training

Adrian Jakeman

Head of IT Training

Adrian has worked in the IT and education industries for the past 25 years and joined QA in 2006 with a focus on the development and delivery of training around Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server and the software development lifecycle. Still to be found in the classroom delivering training around Application Lifecycle Management, he is also responsible for the day-to-day management of QA’s IT curriculum. He has particular focus on the quality, breadth, depth and relevance of both vendor-produced courses and the extensive QA-authored portfolio. Areas of expertise: Teaching and learning effectiveness, Application Lifecycle Management, Cloud computing, Team Foundation Server.
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