Enable modern business applications

Enable modern business applications

Boost the impact of your new and existing applications. Quickly extend applications with new capabilities and deploy on multiple devices. Let your applications live and move wherever you want.

The global 24x7 business world never stops. And that means every business needs new ways to reach out to customers and the workforce, bridging time zones and user needs. To compete in this world, businesses need to be able to respond at unprecedented speed as well as dynamic scale. That speed and scale is only possible with a consistent platform that lets you build and manage modern business applications to meet the most demanding business requirements.

Microsoft offers tools and resources that deliver industry-leading performance, high availability, and the highest level of security protection. You can continue to leverage existing IT investments and skills in order to save time and money. And you can create applications that process and manage all types of data, big and small, and provide more personalized, contextualized experiences.

Microsoft's development tools make your life easier by helping you develop, test, and deploy applications faster than ever. You can also connect your new and existing applications, data, and services to any device. Your applications can live in your data center, a hoster's data center, in a public cloud or even span all these locations to optimize resources and efficiency.

Span multiple devices

Span multiple devices

Microsoft's cloud services simplify the development of a unified back-end, enabling you to connect your existing applications, data, and services to any devices: PCs, tablets, and phones. A common development experience allows IT and developers to use their skills to make the most of existing code. Browser-based interfaces can easily be created using leading-edge web technologies for any device.

Rapid, dynamic lifecycle

Rapid, dynamic lifecycle

Microsoft's technologies enable you to develop, test, and deploy faster than ever before. Prototyping of new ideas can be handled rapidly with cloud services, using familiar tools such as Visual Studio to increase developer productivity. Microsoft's Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools remove barriers between business stakeholders, development teams, testing, and operations to help you deliver high-quality software more quickly.

Any data, any size, anywhere

Microsoft's comprehensive data platform enables you to manage, store, process, and analyze relational and non-relational data across local, hybrid, and cloud premises on physical and virtual servers. We deliver applications that leverage the broadest array of data and enrich user experiences with exactly the right information.

With the Microsoft platform, you can preserve data compatibility and integration with your existing applications and continue to leverage existing skills while making the most out of your data. You can also get leading-edge performance with in-memory solutions across all workloads. It's one scalable solution for high volumes and high availability.

Any data, any size, anywhere
Secure and available

Secure and available

Microsoft has a solid history of security with our Trustworthy Computing Initiative and the Security Development Lifecycle program for Microsoft product development. Simplified identity allows you to reduce your security risk and lower the burden of managing multiple credentials and identities across private and public clouds.

Microsoft also helps you deliver high availability with minimal effort through automated application monitoring, load balancing, and failover. Our elastic infrastructure provides virtually infinite on-demand scalability as well as cloud-enabled availability, backup, and recovery services for on-premises deployments to help organizations take advantage of the benefits of cloud.

Customer evidence: integrate applications seamlessly

Aviva Drive scales to the cloud

Aviva Drive scales to the cloud

Aviva used Windows Azure as the scalable, fast, and flexible solution to build their customer driving application.

Based in London, Aviva is a leading insurance company with 43 million customers in 21 countries.

Aviva wanted to help customers save money by basing car insurance quotes on the behavior of individual drivers instead of statistics, but the required infrastructure was complicated and costly.

Aviva implemented a hybrid-cloud solution based on the Windows Azure platform that connects mobile devices, on-premises applications, and social media. This allowed them to bring innovative solutions to the industry and connect with customers in new ways.

Benefits
  • Improves flexibility and innovation with a highly scalable, hybrid-cloud solution
  • Simplifies and speeds implementation with a rapid lifecycle that allows developers to focus on new features instead of infrastructure
  • Personalizes service and saves customers up to 20 percent on premiums
  • Provides new marketing capabilities