See how ESRI is using Azure for geospatial analytics. Art Haddad, Location Analytics CTO at ESRI, explains how the ease of development with Microsoft Azure was exactly what ESRI was looking for: "We chose Microsoft Azure because we wanted the best."
Windows Azure enables you to develop and test applications faster, at reduced cost, and with the flexibility to deploy in the cloud or on-premises. Visual Studio 2013 is the best IDE for cloud development and test – and enables powerful scenarios including running Visual Studio in Azure hosted Virtual Machines, and the ability to manage cloud resources right from the IDE. In this video we'll review in detail what Windows Azure offers for MSDN Subscribers, how to take advantage of pre-configured virtual machines, and go through demos such as how to use PowerShell to setup and later clean-up a Windows Azure test environment.