Azure enables you to develop and test applications faster, at reduced cost, and with the flexibility to deploy in the cloud or on-premises. This video provides an overview of the preconfigured development environments available and the different ways to provision those environments in Azure. In addition we'll take a deeper look at our developer images for MSDN subscribers, which are preconfigured with Visual Studio to decrease the provision and set up time of a development environment even further.
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."