This year Microsoft is taking a bit of a different approach to the company's Build Developer conference in San Francisco. Instead of the whiz-bang of consumer-first products and services, Microsoft is pandering to developers. They are prioritizing the structure of cloud, business, then Windows.
The new approach has Microsoft discussing Azure first and the span the newer platform has. Developers may be intrigued with the prospects that Azure as a platform offer. Thus far, Microsoft has 90,000 new Azure customer subscriptions a month, 1.4 million SQL databases in Azure, 50 trillion storage objects in Azure, and 425 million Azure active directory users.
"It's been a busy 12 months for the Azure team. We've delivered more than 500 more Azure features in that time," Microsoft stated during the event. "So Microsoft has 19 Azure compute regions open today, more than Amazon."
We'll keep you posted on more Azure news as it comes in.