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Anomaly Detector

Easily add anomaly detection capabilities to your apps

Anomaly Detector

API Apps

Easily build and consume Cloud APIs

API Apps

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

App Service

Quickly create powerful cloud apps for web and mobile

App Service

Application Gateway

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

Application Gateway

Application Insights

Full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network

Application Insights

Archive Storage

Industry leading price point for storing rarely accessed data

Archive Storage

ARM templates

Deliver infrastructure as code for all your Azure resources using Resource Manager

ARM templates

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 Advisor

Your personalized Azure best practices recommendation engine

Azure Advisor

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 (Preview)

Bring Azure services and management to any infrastructure

Azure Arc (Preview)

Azure Artifacts

Create, host, and share packages with your team

Azure Artifacts

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 Boards

Plan, track, and discuss work across your teams

Azure Boards

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 Cloud Shell

Streamline Azure administration with a browser-based shell

Azure Cloud Shell

Azure Cognitive Search

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

Azure Cognitive Search

Azure Cognitive Services

Add smart API capabilities to enable contextual interactions

Azure Cognitive Services

Azure Communication Services (Preview)

Build rich communication experiences with the same secure platform used by Microsoft Teams

Azure Communication Services (Preview)

Azure Cosmos DB

Fast NoSQL database with open APIs 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 Data Studio

A lightweight editor that can run serverless SQL pool queries and view and save results as text, JSON, or Excel.

Azure Data Studio

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 Defender

Protect hybrid cloud workloads

Azure Defender

Azure Defender for IoT

Continuous asset management and threat detection for both unmanaged and managed IoT/OT devices

Azure Defender for IoT

Azure Dev Spaces

Test and iteratively develop your microservices app in Azure AKS

Azure Dev Spaces

Azure DevOps

Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software

Azure DevOps

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 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 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 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 solution accelerators

Create fully customizable solutions with templates for common IoT scenarios

Azure IoT solution accelerators

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 Managed Applications

Simplify management of cloud offerings

Azure Managed Applications

Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra

Automate deployment and scaling for managed open-source Apache Cassandra datacenters

Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra

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 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 Pipelines

Continuously build, test, and deploy to any platform and cloud

Azure Pipelines

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

Maximize business value with unified data governance

Azure Purview

Azure Quantum (Preview)

Experience quantum impact today on Azure

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 Repos

Get unlimited, cloud-hosted private Git repos for your project

Azure Repos

Azure Resource Manager

Simplify how you manage your app resources

Azure Resource Manager

Azure Resource Mover (Preview)

Simplify how you move multiple resources between Azure regions

Azure Resource Mover (Preview)

Azure Route Server (Preview)

Simplify operations management of your network appliances

Azure Route Server (Preview)

Azure RTOS

Making 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 Service Health

Personalized guidance and support for when issues in Azure services affect you

Azure Service Health

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

Modern SQL family for migration and app modernization

Azure SQL

Azure SQL Database

Managed, intelligent SQL in the cloud

Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Edge

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

Azure SQL Edge

Azure SQL Managed Instance

Managed, always up-to-date SQL instance in the cloud

Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure Stack

Build and run innovative hybrid applications across cloud boundaries

Azure Stack

Azure Stack Edge

An Azure managed appliance that brings the compute, storage, and intelligence of Azure to the edge

Azure Stack Edge

Azure Stack HCI

Integrate hyperconverged infrastructure with Azure and hybrid services to run virtual workloads on premises

Azure Stack HCI

Azure Stack Hub

Azure Stack Hub is sold as an integrated hardware system, with software pre-installed on validated hardware

Azure Stack Hub

Azure Stream Analytics

Real-time analytics on fast moving streams of data from applications and devices

Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Synapse Analytics

Limitless analytics service with unmatched time to insight

Azure Synapse Analytics

Azure Test Plans

Test and ship with confidence with a manual and exploratory testing toolkit

Azure Test Plans

Azure Time Series Insights

Explore and analyze time-series data from IoT devices

Azure Time Series Insights

Azure VMware Solution

Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure

Azure VMware Solution

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

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

Data Box

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

Disk Storage

High-performance, highly durable block storage for Azure 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

Form Recognizer

The AI-powered document extraction service that understands your forms

Form Recognizer

GitHub Actions for Azure

Build, test and deploy any app from GitHub to Azure

GitHub Actions for Azure

HDInsight

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

HDInsight

Health Bot

A managed service purpose-built for development of virtual healthcare assistants.

Health Bot

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)

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

Linux Virtual Machines

Provision virtual machines for Ubuntu, Red Hat, and more

Linux Virtual Machines

Live and On-Demand Streaming

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

Live and On-Demand Streaming

Live Video Analytics (Preview)

Build intelligent video-based applications using the AI of your choice

Live Video Analytics (Preview)

Load Balancer

Deliver high availability and network performance to your applications

Load Balancer

Log Analytics

Full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network

Log Analytics

Logic Apps

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

Logic Apps

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 Azure portal

Build, manage, and monitor all Azure products in a single, unified console

Microsoft Azure portal

Microsoft Genomics

Power genome sequencing & research insights

Microsoft Genomics

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 (Preview)

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

Object Anchors (Preview)

Personalizer

An AI service that delivers a personalized user experience

Personalizer

Power BI Embedded

Embed fully interactive, stunning data visualizations in your applications

Power BI Embedded

Project Bonsai (Preview)

A machine teaching service for creating intelligent industrial control systems using simulations

Project Bonsai (Preview)

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

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 (Preview)

Use speech to identify and verify individual speakers

Speaker Recognition (Preview)

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

Static Web Apps (Preview)

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

Static Web Apps (Preview)

Storage

Durable, highly available, and massively scalable cloud storage

Storage

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 Machine Scale Sets

Manage and scale up to thousands of Linux and Windows virtual machines

Virtual Machine Scale Sets

Virtual Network

Provision private networks, optionally connect to on-premises datacenters

Virtual Network

Virtual WAN

Microsoft-managed hub and spoke service for connectivity and security

Virtual WAN

Visual Studio

The powerful and flexible environment for developing applications in the cloud

Visual Studio

Visual Studio App Center

Continuously build, test, release, and monitor your mobile and desktop apps

Visual Studio App Center

Visual Studio Code

A powerful, lightweight code editor for cloud development

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Codespaces (Preview)

Cloud-powered development environments accessible from anywhere

Visual Studio Codespaces (Preview)

VPN Gateway

Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity

VPN Gateway

Web App for Containers

Easily deploy and run containerized web apps that scale with your business

Web App for Containers

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 10 IoT Core Services

Long-term OS support and services to manage device updates and assess device health

Windows 10 IoT Core Services

Windows Virtual Desktop

The best virtual desktop experience, delivered on Azure

Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Machines

Provision Windows virtual machines in seconds

Windows Virtual Machines

Xamarin

Create cloud-powered mobile apps faster

Xamarin

Sovereign clouds

Azure Government

A dedicated cloud for U.S. government agencies and their partners.

Azure Germany

A dedicated cloud that adheres to German data-handling regulations.

Azure China 21Vianet

A dedicated cloud located in China and operated by 21Vianet.