Windows Azure Store introduces new add-ons

News James Stirling Feb 28, 2013
cloud in hands
cloud in hands

Microsoft rolls out more apps and adds 25 new markets to Windows Azure

Microsoft has rolled out four new add-ons for its Windows Azure public cloud platform.

The announcement was made by Chris Lattner, product manager for Windows Azure, in a blog post.

“If you have not experienced it yet, the Windows Azure Store is a place to discover, purchase, and use premium app services and data sets which complement and extend the native functionality of Windows Azure,” Lattner said.

The latest additions to the store are Blitline, which provides online image processing through an API, Cloudinary, which allows image manipulation in the cloud, PubNub, a real-time messaging system for web and mobile apps, and VS Anywhere, which enables real-time collaboration for Visual Studio.

The introduction of these four apps takes the total number of add-ons available through the Windows Azure Store to 24.

In a separate blog post, Lattner also confirmed the Windows Azure Store is now available in 25 new markets, including Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Finland, the Netherlands and Singapore.

This is in addition to the 12 markets that were already supported, which include the USA, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom.