60 percent of Azure images are Linux!

60 percent of Azure images are Linux!
Microsoft’s Azure cloud continues to grow more Linux-friendly by the day, it seems. This week, the company announced that more than 60 percent of Azure images are Linux based — and it added additional open source options for Azure users.
The major new open source offering on Azure is the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) images in the Azure marketplace. That adds one more major enterprise-oriented Linux-based OS to the Microsoft cloud.
It also reflects a push by Microsoft to attract more Red Hat customers. “With this release, we are delivering on the joint partnership announcement we made in November,” Microsoft said. “Since we announced our partnership in November, we’ve seen strong interest and momentum from our customers looking to bring their Red Hat investments to Azure.”
The RHEL images expand upon the collaboration that Microsoft and Red Hat began last November, when they announced support for other Red Hat products on Azure.

Improvements to the Azure Preview Portal

Improvements to the Azure Preview Portal

November 2015 Updates

  • Navigation improvements
    • Improved interactions when browsing resources
    • Taking action on a resource directly from browser
    • Simplified default dashboard
  • Notification improvements
  • Marketplace search available in New menu
  • Simplified resource blades
  • Customization improvements and important announcement
  • Visual update: improved dark theme

Details – Azure Preview Portal – November 2015 update

 

Azure Marketplace Divided into 5 Catagories

Azure Marketplace Divided into 5 Catagories

Azure Marketplace is an online applications and services marketplace that connects startups and independent software vendors (ISVs) to enterprises

To help customers navigate the Azure Marketplace, partner solutions will be categorized by the following application and service type:

  • Virtual Machines
  • Application services
  • Azure Active Directory applications
  • Web applications
  • Data services

http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/10/28/announcing-the-azure-marketplace/
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