What is Windows Azure? From platform perspective it is Microsoft computing cloud platform. It is designed and enabled to build the applications and scale it robustly. It is flexible to enable you to handle any type work and it acts as platform as service which provides a set of managed scalable services and now it is turned as infrastructures as service which is the ability to host and scale durable virtual machines in the cloud. The combination of platform as service and infrastructures as service is really powerful and flexible. This year Azure team added some new features where you can add whatever operating system you want and add whatever framework , tools you want to build the machine.