Microsoft has confirmed that it will be bringing its cloud service, Azure, to Windows 10 this year, but there are still a number of things to get ready for before the end of the year.
In a blog post on Microsoft’s official blog, the company has confirmed the following features: Azure’s new “Big Five” services, including Azure Active Directory, Azure Data Lake, Azure SQL Database and Azure Storage, will be available to developers starting this month.
These services include a new service for Azure, Azure Active Sites and Azure Automation, and a new Azure portal to help developers get started with the Azure Marketplace.
Azure ActiveDirectory will be made available to anyone who signed up for the service in March and will allow you to create a Microsoft account with the same credentials as your Windows 10 PC.
This means you can start using Azure ActiveDir, Azure AD and Azure ActiveSync.
Azure AD will also be made open source to allow anyone to create their own applications.
Azure Storage will be open source and available in beta.
Azure SQL Server will be closed source, but Microsoft will continue to support it as an Azure service.
Azure Functions, Azure Groups and Azure Workplace will be opened source.
Azure Resource Management will be released as open source.
Microsoft is also announcing that the Azure SDK for Windows 10 will be upgraded to version 10.0.10586, a version that brings in a number new features.
The SDK will also include new functionality to help you quickly get started using Azure, including new API and documentation to help with Azure development.
Microsoft also announced that Azure DataLake, Azure Datacenter and Azure Data Warehouse will be added to Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019.
Azure DataCenter will be fully supported for new Azure apps starting this year.
Azure Datastore will be a new, open source data store on Azure, and it will support Azure Functions as well as Azure Groups.
Azure Hyper-V will be updated to version 15.1.0, which will be the first time the OS will support Hyper- V, which means applications that use the OS to perform operations in Hyper-v will be supported for the first, official time.
Microsoft will also make Azure Server virtualization available to Windows users in Windows 10.
This will allow customers to create virtual machines, including virtual machines that use Azure Storage to host apps.
Azure Workstation will be in the Windows 10 Creators Update, and users will be able to upgrade to the new OS using a software update.
Microsoft plans to launch a new subscription plan in the Fall, with the goal of launching new Azure services in each of the first three months of the new operating system’s life.
This is a long way from Microsoft’s current subscription plans for Windows, which start at $499 per month for unlimited usage and $599 per month per user.
Microsoft has yet to confirm pricing for the Azure subscription plans, but if you sign up for a Windows 10 upgrade through the Azure portal, the plans will be priced at $749 per month, $1,099 per month or $1.299 per month.
Microsoft does not say how much a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 upgrade will cost you.
The company is not making any guarantees on the availability of the Azure Services or Azure Data Center, but we can assume that these services will be rolling out over the coming months.
Azure also revealed that it is working with the US government to enable Azure Data Lab to be available in the US for use by government agencies.
The service will allow developers to build apps and data analytics in the cloud.
The US Department of Commerce has been working with Microsoft to support the Azure API and SDK, and Microsoft is working on enabling US Government apps and services to use Azure DataLab.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will also bring a new cloud-based security feature to Windows.
Microsoft said that its new Azure SDK will enable the “first time ever that the Windows Store is able to authenticate with Azure Active Active Directory,” which will enable users to create Azure AD, Azure Service Accounts, Azure Resource Manager and Azure Functions accounts, and also allow for the integration of Azure Data and Azure Files into Azure File Explorer.
Microsoft’s Cloud App Certification program will also offer developers the ability to deploy cloud apps using Azure and its Azure SDK, including Microsoft Office apps, Microsoft Azure App Certification, Microsoft SQL Server 2016, Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Microsoft SharePoint Online and Microsoft Office 2013.
Microsoft confirmed that Azure will be part of Windows 10 for enterprise, but it is unclear how that will impact the availability for individual users.
Microsoft isn’t yet ready to reveal how many devices are going to be supported with the Anniversary Update, but the company does have a rough estimate.
Microsoft expects to have around 1 million devices running Azure at launch, and with around one-third of them going to developers, Microsoft expects that Azure is going to support a lot of those devices.
Microsoft did not announce an end-of-year deadline for the release of Azure