Microsoft Renames Azure Services
Microsoft a few days ago announced a name change for its Windows Live product series which we have covered here on Everything Microsoft. When you look at the new names for the products, you will notice that they have been simplified across the board. Instead of logging in with your Windows Live ID or Passport, you know log in with your Microsoft account. This is just one of the examples, and I suggest you check out Robert’s article on the change for a full overview.
Yesterday evening Microsoft started to email Azure customers about another upcoming name change.
In the coming weeks, we will update the Windows Azure Service names that appear in the usage records you download. These are only name changes – your prices for Windows Azure are not impacted. The table below summarizes the changes:
|Prior Service Name||New Service Name|
|Windows Azure Compute||Cloud Services|
|Windows Azure Platform – All Services||All Services|
|Windows Azure CDN||CDN|
|Windows Azure Storage||Storage|
|Windows Azure Traffic Manager||Traffic Manager|
|Windows Azure Virtual Network||Virtual Network|
|AppFabric Service Bus||Service Bus|
|AppFabric Access Control||Access Control|
|SQL Azure||SQL Database|
|SQL Azure Reporting Service||SQL Reporting|
It basically states that Microsoft will drop the Azure name from the product line, again simplifying the product line in the progress. For the majority of Azure products, you simply remove Windows Azure from the name to end up with the new name, and the same is true for AppFabric product names.
It is likely that this will be causing some confusion in the beginning. According to Microsoft, everything else product-related remains as is.
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