Today I’m really excited as Microsoft announced Windows Azure Media Services, a new collection of PaaS services coming soon to Windows Azure. Windows Azure Media Services simplifies the creation, management, and delivery of media to almost any device including Microsoft Xbox, Windows Phone handsets and Windows PCs, as well as non-Microsoft platforms such as smart TVs, set-top boxes, MacOS, iOS, and Android. Content providers and media partners can take advantage of the cost benefits and cloud capacity found with Windows Azure, and provide customers massive amounts of digital media in the variety of formats they require, when they require it. Windows Azure Media Services’ ready-to-use services allow customers to simplify the creation of complex media workflows built on the Microsoft Media Platform and third-party technologies.
For additional details on today’s announcement, please take a look at the following resources:
- Scott Guthrie’s Blog (announce details, media partners, capabilities, architecture overviews, scenarios)
- Microsoft Cloud Virtual Press Room (Partner information, press release, and other announcement details)
Can’t wait to get my hands on this and start testing.