Launched in January 2010, Microsoft Azure is now more than seven
years old. Like all seven-year-olds, Azure has been through some
memorable teething troubles over the years, as well as some incredible
growth and change. In this section, we’ll look back at the history of
Microsoft Azure, including the ways in which Microsoft’s strategy for the
platform and for the company as a whole have shifted in recent years.
Recently, Microsoft has focused on opening up the Azure environment
to widen its appeal to all kinds of developers, including those working in
non-Microsoft frameworks and languages.