Windows Azure platform including Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and Windows Azure platform AppFabric will be generally available in an additional 20 countries, making cloud services platform available to global customer and partner ecosystem across 41 countries. “Starting today global footprint will increase to following 20 countries and regions in following currencies: Australia $ AUD, Brazil $ USD, Chile $ USD, Colombia $ USD, Costa Rica $ USD, Cyprus € EUR, Czech Republic € EUR, Greece € EUR, Hong Kong $ USD, Hungary € EUR, Israel $ USD, Luxemburg € EUR, Malaysia $ USD, Mexico $ USD, Peru $USD, Philippines $ USD, Poland € EUR, Puerto Rico $ USD, Romania € EUR, Trinidad and Tobago $ USD. With Azure platform, customers can take advantage of greater choice in developing cloud-based apps by using familiar tools & leveraging on-premises investments. Partners also’ve opportunity to create new revenue streams by deploying cloud apps & services on Azure platform to reach new global markets and generate new revenue opportunities. Partners interested in building & growing their business in cloud with Azure platform should check out the offers. Developers interested in building and deploying cloud apps on Azure platform should start here for general overview and then go to Get Started to learn how to discover, develop & deploy using Windows Azure, SQL Azure, Windows Azure platform AppFabric or Microsoft Codename ‘Dallas',” notes Microsoft.