Experience quantum impact today
To deliver on the promise of quantum computing and solve the problems that will forever change our future, we need a quantum computer that scales. We are focused on ground-breaking innovation at every layer of the quantum stack, from applications and solutions to cryogenic control and qubits. Our unique approach pushes the boundaries of computing to create unprecedented possibilities for our world.
Introducing Azure Quantum
Azure Quantum is the world’s first full-stack, open cloud ecosystem for quantum impact today, providing developers and customers access within Azure to the most diverse selection of quantum solutions, software and hardware across the industry.
A scalable, open approach to quantum solutions and development
Experience impact today through Azure Quantum
Microsoft is building a full-stack quantum ecosystem, delivered through the power and scale of Azure’s global cloud services platform.
Collaborate with a community of pioneers
Join the growing worldwide community of enterprises, academics, researchers, startups, students, and developers working together to create a comprehensive quantum ecosystem. To build this right, we need to build it together.
Start building quantum apps today
Bring quantum apps to life with an expansive open-source tool set, deep integration with your favorite development environments, and a growing open-source community.
As a startup, we have access to quantum chemistry package, which enables us to now leverage all of these underlying functionalities in simulating quantum chemistry.
—Arman Zaribafiyan, Head of Quantum Computing, 1QBit
Microsoft is providing optimized quantum inspired algorithms to really solve our hard problems, using them to make MRI faster, cheaper, and more efficient to help people all over the world with this technology.
—Mark Griswold, PhD, Professor, Radiology, Case Western Reserve University
We are delighted to work with Microsoft to bring the revolutionary power of quantum computing to Dubai... to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world.
—HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA
Microsoft Quantum Development Kit definitely makes it much easier to go from the chemistry product specification to the output that we care about.
—Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Systems Software and Applications Team Lead, PNNL
By focusing on how we would model the problems on quantum computers… we are able to work with Microsoft to redefine the problems and speed up our solutions on existing hardware.
—John Haley, CEO, Willis Towers Watson
Ford brings the expertise from the problem areas and where the value really is for us, and Microsoft brings the Quantum expertise and the team together to help formulate a solution.
—Patrick Ellis, Manager, Ford Research
About quantum computing
What is quantum computing?
Quantum computing applies the properties of quantum physics to process information. Operating with nanoscale components at temperatures colder than intergalactic space, quantum computing has the potential to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. Quantum computers will enable new discoveries in the areas of healthcare, energy, environmental systems, smart materials, and beyond.
How do quantum computers work?
In quantum computing, a quantum bit is a unit of quantum information—like a classical bit. Where classical bits hold a single binary value such as a 0 or 1, a qubit can hold both values at the same time. When multiple qubits act coherently, they can process multiple options simultaneously. This allows them to process information in a fraction of the time it would take even the fastest nonquantum systems.
What are the benefits of quantum computing?
Where current computers would require billions of years to solve the world’s most challenging problems, a quantum computer would find a solution in minutes, hours, or days. Quantum computing will enable researchers to develop new catalysts and materials, improve medicines, accelerate advances in artificial intelligence, and answer fundamental questions about the origins of our universe.
Introduction to quantum computing
Learn all about it here, as well as how to apply quantum computing to your own, and your organization's, outlook for the future. In plain language, instructor Jonathan Reichental lays out what quantum computing is and details its applications and opportunities.
Empowering the quantum revolution
The Microsoft Quantum Network is a community of pioneers collaborating with Microsoft to learn about, research, and launch quantum computing applications and hardware. Network partners receive access to quantum development resources, exclusive Azure services and workshops on quantum programming and algorithm development.