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Supported Azure products

Anomaly Detector

Easily add anomaly detection capabilities to your apps

Anomaly Detector

API Management

Publish APIs to developers, partners, and employees securely and at scale

API Management

App Configuration

Fast, scalable parameter storage for app configuration

App Configuration

Application Gateway

Build secure, scalable, and highly available web front ends in Azure

Application Gateway

Applied AI Services

Accelerate development of AI solutions for common business processes

Applied AI Services

Archive Storage

Industry leading price point for storing rarely accessed data

Archive Storage

Automation

Simplify cloud management with process automation

Automation

Avere vFXT for Azure

Run high-performance, file-based workloads in the cloud

Avere vFXT for Azure

Azure Active Directory (AD)

Synchronize on-premises directories and enable single sign-on

Azure Active Directory (AD)

Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Join Azure virtual machines to a domain without domain controllers

Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Azure Analysis Services

Enterprise-grade analytics engine as a service

Azure Analysis Services

Azure API for FHIR

Easily create and deploy a FHIR service for health data solutions and interoperability

Azure API for FHIR

Azure Arc

Bring Azure services and management to any infrastructure

Azure Arc

Azure Backup

Simplify data protection and protect against ransomware

Azure Backup

Azure Bastion

Private and fully managed RDP and SSH access to your virtual machines

Azure Bastion

Azure Blockchain Service (Preview)

Build, govern, and expand consortium blockchain networks

Azure Blockchain Service (Preview)

Azure Blueprints (Preview)

Enabling quick, repeatable creation of governed environments

Azure Blueprints (Preview)

Azure Bot Service

Intelligent, serverless bot service that scales on demand

Azure Bot Service

Azure Cache for Redis

Power applications with high-throughput, low-latency data access

Azure Cache for Redis

Azure Cognitive Search

AI-powered cloud search service for mobile and web app development

Azure Cognitive Search

Azure Communication Services

Communication Services is a comprehensive set of communication APIs that enable developers to securely integrate voice, video, calling, and chat capabilities into any web, mobile or desktop application.

Azure Communication Services

Azure Cosmos DB

Globally distributed, multi-model database for any scale

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure CycleCloud

Create, manage, operate, and optimize HPC and big compute clusters of any scale

Azure CycleCloud

Azure Data Explorer

Fast and highly scalable data exploration service

Azure Data Explorer

Azure Data Lake Storage

Massively scalable, secure data lake functionality built on Azure Blob Storage

Azure Data Lake Storage

Azure Data Share

A simple and safe service for sharing big data with external organizations

Azure Data Share

Azure Database for MariaDB

Managed MariaDB database service for app developers

Azure Database for MariaDB

Azure Database for MySQL

Managed MySQL database service for app developers

Azure Database for MySQL

Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Managed PostgreSQL database service for app developers

Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Azure Database Migration Service

Simplify on-premises database migration to the cloud

Azure Database Migration Service

Azure Databricks

Fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark-based analytics platform

Azure Databricks

Azure DDoS Protection

Protect your applications from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks

Azure DDoS Protection

Azure Dedicated Host

A dedicated physical server to host your Azure VMs for Windows and Linux

Azure Dedicated Host

Azure Dedicated HSM

Manage hardware security modules that you use in the cloud

Azure Dedicated HSM

Azure DevTest Labs

Quickly create environments using reusable templates and artifacts

Azure DevTest Labs

Azure Digital Twins

Build next-generation IoT spatial intelligence solutions

Azure Digital Twins

Azure Disk Encryption

Protect your data on virtual machines and virtual machine scale sets

Azure Disk Encryption

Azure DNS

Host your DNS domain in Azure

Azure DNS

Azure ExpressRoute

Dedicated private network fiber connections to Azure

Azure ExpressRoute

Azure Files

File shares that use the standard SMB 3.0 protocol

Azure Files

Azure Firewall

Native firewalling capabilities with built-in high availability, unrestricted cloud scalability, and zero maintenance

Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall Manager

Central network security policy and route management for globally distributed, software-defined perimeters

Azure Firewall Manager

Azure Front Door

Scalable, security-enhanced delivery point for global, microservice-based web applications

Azure Front Door

Azure Functions

Process events with serverless code

Azure Functions

Azure FXT Edge Filer

Hybrid storage optimization solution for HPC environments

Azure FXT Edge Filer

Azure HPC Cache

File caching for high-performance computing (HPC)

Azure HPC Cache

Azure HPC Pack

Job scheduling and resource management for High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters on premises, hybrid and in Azure

Azure HPC Pack

Azure Information Protection

Better protect your sensitive information—anytime, anywhere

Azure Information Protection

Azure Internet Analyzer (Preview)

Test how networking infrastructure changes will impact your customers' performance

Azure Internet Analyzer (Preview)

Azure IoT

Microsoft-managed cloud services to security connect, monitor, and control all your IoT assets

Azure IoT

Azure IoT Central

Accelerate the creation of IoT solutions

Azure IoT Central

Azure IoT Edge

Extend cloud intelligence and analytics to edge devices

Azure IoT Edge

Azure IoT Hub

Connect, monitor and manage billions of IoT assets

Azure IoT Hub

Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service (DPS)

Enables a zero-touch, just-in-time provisioning service to the right IoT hub without human intervention

Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service (DPS)

Azure IoT SDKs

Build applications that connect to Azure IoT services

Azure IoT SDKs

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Simplify the deployment, management, and operations of Kubernetes

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Azure Lab Services

Set up labs for classrooms, trials, development and testing, and other scenarios

Azure Lab Services

Azure Lighthouse

Empowering service providers to manage customers at scale and with precision

Azure Lighthouse

Azure Machine Learning

Bring AI to everyone with an end-to-end, scalable, trusted platform with experimentation and model management

Azure Machine Learning

Azure Machine Learning Inference

Help with Azure Machine Learning inference and deployment as well as bugs, and problem reports

Azure Machine Learning Inference

Azure Managed Applications

Simplify management of cloud offerings

Azure Managed Applications

Azure Maps

Simple and secure location APIs provide geospatial context to data

Azure Maps

Azure Media Player

A single player for all your playback needs

Azure Media Player

Azure Migrate

Easily discover, assess, right-size, and migrate your on-premises VMs to Azure

Azure Migrate

Azure Mobile App

Effortlessly manage and monitor your Azure environment from your mobile device

Azure Mobile App

Azure Monitor

Full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network

Azure Monitor

Azure NetApp Files

Enterprise-grade Azure file shares, powered by NetApp

Azure NetApp Files

Azure Open Datasets

Cloud platform to host and share curated open datasets to accelerate development of machine learning models

Azure Open Datasets

Azure Percept

Edge intelligence from silicon to service

Azure Percept

Azure Policy

Implement corporate governance and standards at scale for Azure resources

Azure Policy

Private access to services hosted on the Azure platform, keeping your data on the Microsoft network

Azure Private Link

Azure Purview (Preview)

Unified data governance to maximize the business value of data

Azure Purview (Preview)

Azure Quantum (Preview)

An open ecosystem of quantum partners and technologies

Azure Quantum (Preview)

Azure Red Hat OpenShift

Fully managed OpenShift service, jointly operated with Red Hat

Azure Red Hat OpenShift

Azure Remote Rendering

Render high-quality, interactive 3D content, and stream it to your devices in real time

Azure Remote Rendering

Azure RTOS

Makes embedded IoT development and connectivity easy

Azure RTOS

Azure Sentinel

Put cloud-native SIEM and intelligent security analytics to work to help protect your enterprise

Azure Sentinel

Azure SignalR Service

Add real-time web functionalities easily

Azure SignalR Service

Azure Site Recovery

Keep your business running with built-in disaster recovery service

Azure Site Recovery

Azure Sphere

Securely connect MCU-powered devices from the silicon to the cloud

Azure Sphere

Azure Spring Cloud

A fully managed Spring Cloud service, built and operated with Pivotal

Azure Spring Cloud

Azure SQL Database

Managed, intelligent SQL in the cloud

Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database Edge

Small-footprint, edge-optimized data engine with built-in AI

Azure SQL Database Edge

Azure Stack HCI

Run virtual machines on-premises and easily connect to Azure with a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution

Azure Stack HCI

Azure Stack Hub

Build and run innovative hybrid applications across cloud boundaries

Azure Stack Hub

Azure Static Web Apps

A modern web app service that offers streamlined full-stack development from source code to global high availability

Azure Static Web Apps

Azure Stream Analytics

Real-time data stream processing from millions of IoT devices

Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Synapse Analytics

Limitless analytics service with unmatched time to insight (formerly SQL Data Warehouse)

Azure Synapse Analytics

Azure Time Series Insights

Explore and analyze time-series data from IoT devices

Azure Time Series Insights

Azure Virtual Desktop

The best virtual desktop experience, delivered on Azure

Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Machines

Provision Windows and Linux virtual machines in seconds

Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Web PubSub

Easily build real-time messaging web applications using WebSockets and the publish-subscribe pattern

Azure Web PubSub

Batch

Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management

Batch

Bing Autosuggest

Give your app intelligent autosuggest options for searches

Bing Autosuggest

Bing Custom Search

An easy-to-use, ad-free, commercial-grade search tool that lets you deliver the results you want

Bing Custom Search

Bing Entity Search

Enrich your experiences by identifying and augmenting entity information from the web

Bing Entity Search

Bing Image Search

Search for images and get comprehensive results

Bing Image Search

Bing News Search

Search for news and get comprehensive results

Bing News Search

Bing Spell Check

Detect and correct spelling mistakes in your app

Bing Spell Check

Bing Video Search

Search for videos and get comprehensive results

Bing Video Search

Bing Visual Search

Get rich insights to help build compelling image applications on the device of your choice

Bing Visual Search

Bing Web Search

Get enhanced search details from billions of web documents

Bing Web Search

Blob Storage

REST-based object storage for unstructured data

Blob Storage

Cloud Services

Create highly-available, infinitely-scalable cloud applications and APIs

Cloud Services

Cognitive Services

Add smart API capabilities to enable contextual interactions

Cognitive Services

Computer Vision

Distill actionable information from images

Computer Vision

Container Instances

Easily run containers on Azure without managing servers

Container Instances

Container Registry

Store and manage container images across all types of Azure deployments

Container Registry

Content Delivery Network

Ensure secure, reliable content delivery with broad global reach

Content Delivery Network

Content Moderator

Automated image, text, and video moderation

Content Moderator

Content Protection

Securely deliver content using AES, PlayReady, Widevine, and Fairplay

Content Protection

Cost Management + Billing

Optimize what you spend on the cloud, while maximizing cloud potential

Cost Management + Billing

Custom Vision

Easily customize your own state-of-the-art computer vision models for your unique use case

Custom Vision

Data Box

Appliances and solutions for data transfer to Azure and edge compute

Data Box

Data Box Family

Durable, highly available, and massively scalable cloud storage

Data Box Family

Data Catalog

Get more value from your enterprise data assets

Data Catalog

Data Factory

Hybrid data integration at enterprise scale, made easy

Data Factory

Data Lake Analytics

Distributed analytics service that makes big data easy

Data Lake Analytics

Data Science Virtual Machines

Rich pre-configured environment for AI development

Data Science Virtual Machines

Developer tool integrations

Use the development tools you know—seamlessly integrated with Azure

Developer tool integrations

Disk Storage

Persistent, secured disk options supporting virtual machines

Disk Storage

Encoding

Studio grade encoding at cloud scale

Encoding

Event Grid

Get reliable event delivery at massive scale

Event Grid

Event Hubs

Receive telemetry from millions of devices

Event Hubs

Face

Detect, identify, analyze, organize, and tag faces in photos

Face

Farmbeats

Enables agricultural businesses to aggregate data and build AI and ML models from fused data sets

Farmbeats

Form Recognizer

The AI-powered document extraction service that understands your forms

Form Recognizer

HDInsight

Provision cloud Hadoop, Spark, R Server, HBase, and Storm clusters

HDInsight

Immersive Reader

Empower users of all ages and abilities to read and comprehend text

Immersive Reader

Ink Recognizer (Preview)

An AI service that recognizes digital ink content, such as handwriting, shapes, and ink document layout

Ink Recognizer (Preview)

IoT Plug and Play

Simplify IoT by adding Plug and Play to IoT devices and solutions

IoT Plug and Play

Key Vault

Safeguard and maintain control of keys and other secrets

Key Vault

Kinect DK

Build computer vision and speech models using a developer kit with advanced AI sensors

Kinect DK

Language Understanding

Teach your apps to understand commands from your users

Language Understanding

Live and On-Demand Streaming

Deliver content to virtually all devices with scale to meet business needs

Live and On-Demand Streaming

Load Balancer

Deliver high availability and network performance to your applications

Load Balancer

Logic Apps

Automate the access and use of data across clouds without writing code

Logic Apps

Machine Learning Studio

Easily build, deploy, and manage predictive analytics solutions

Machine Learning Studio

Managed Disks

Persistent, secured disk storage for Azure virtual machines

Managed Disks

Media Services

Encode, store, and stream video and audio at scale

Media Services

Metrics Advisor (Preview)

An AI service that monitors metrics and diagnoses issues

Metrics Advisor (Preview)

Microsoft Genomics

Power genome sequencing & research insights

Microsoft Genomics

Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM)

Microsoft Identity Manager helps you manage the users, credentials, policies, and access within your organization

Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM)

Network Watcher

Network performance monitoring and diagnostics solution

Network Watcher

Notification Hubs

Send push notifications to any platform from any back end

Notification Hubs

Object Anchors

Automatically align and anchor 3D content to objects in the physical world

Object Anchors

Personalizer

An AI service that delivers a personalized user experience

Personalizer

QnA Maker

Distill information into conversational, easy-to-navigate answers

QnA Maker

Queue Storage

Effectively scale apps according to traffic

Queue Storage

R Server for HDInsight

Predictive analytics, machine learning, and statistical modeling for big data

R Server for HDInsight

SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances

Run the largest SAP HANA workloads of any hyperscale cloud provider

SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances

Scheduler

Run your jobs on simple or complex recurring schedules

Scheduler

Security Center

Unify security management and enable advanced threat protection across hybrid cloud workloads

Security Center

Service Bus

Connect across private and public cloud environments

Service Bus

Service Fabric

Develop microservices and orchestrate containers on Windows or Linux

Service Fabric

Spatial Anchors

Create multi-user, spatially aware mixed reality experiences

Spatial Anchors

Speaker Recognition

Use speech to identify and verify individual speakers

Speaker Recognition

Speech to Text

Convert spoken audio to text for more natural interactions

Speech to Text

Speech Translation

Easily integrate real-time speech translation to your app

Speech Translation

SQL Server on Virtual Machines

Host enterprise SQL Server apps in the cloud

SQL Server on Virtual Machines

Storage

Get secure, massively scalable cloud storage for your data, apps, and workloads

Storage

Storage Accounts

Durable, highly available, and massively scalable cloud storage

Storage Accounts

Storage Explorer

View and interact with Azure Storage resources

Storage Explorer

StorSimple

Lower costs with an enterprise hybrid cloud storage solution

StorSimple

Table Storage

NoSQL key-value store using semi-structured datasets

Table Storage

Text Analytics

Easily evaluate sentiment and topics to understand what users want

Text Analytics

Text to Speech

Convert text to speech to create more natural, accessible interfaces

Text to Speech

Traffic Manager

Route incoming traffic for high performance and availability

Traffic Manager

Translator

Easily conduct machine translation with a simple REST API call

Translator

Video Indexer

Unlock video insights

Video Indexer

Virtual Network

Provision private networks, optionally connect to on-premises datacenters

Virtual Network

Virtual WAN

Optimize and automate branch to branch connectivity through Azure

Virtual WAN

VPN Gateway

Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity

VPN Gateway

Web Application Firewall

A cloud-native web application firewall (WAF) service that provides powerful protection for web apps

Web Application Firewall

Web Apps

Quickly create and deploy mission critical web apps at scale

Web Apps

Windows Azure Pack

Bring Windows Azure technologies to your datacenter

Windows Azure Pack