Microsoft has updated the Windows Azure Marketplace, simplifying the publishing process for customers looking to take advantage of the company’s “one-stop shop for premium data and applications.”
The latest update introduced to the Windows Azure Marketplace focuses on providing comprehensive guidance on how to get projects featured on the software giant’s Cloud agora.
In addition to the updated documentation, the Redmond company also introduced a new offer submission page for customers.
“We are very excited today to announce our latest content release, which makes some great new data available on the Windows Azure Marketplace, as well as the release of our new Offer Submission page,” a member of the Windows Azure team stated
“Are you looking to publish your application or data on the Marketplace? Check out [the new Windows Azure Marketplace publishing guidance
] for all the information you need including samples, documentation and to access the new Offer Submission page.”
The guidance helps customers kick start the process of getting their application or data published on the Windows Azure Marketplace.
Obviously, the documentation implies different steps for application publishing and for data publishing. Whichever the case, the software giant insists that the publishing process is rather simple.
All that customers need is to download either the App Publishing Kit or the Data Publishing Kit, both of which contain step-by-step guidance. Additional resources are available on the new publishing help page.
“The Windows Azure Marketplace is a global online market where ISVs and Data Publishers can publish and sell Windows Azure applications, services, building block components and premium datasets,” Microsoft explains.
“The Marketplace provides partners a global online sales channel to rapidly accelerate the return on their Windows Azure platform investments, to land new customers, new markets and new revenue opportunities. The Windows Azure Marketplace is a one-stop location supported by Microsoft to help you succeed.”