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Welcome to the Windows Azure content repo!

This repo contains the source content for the Develop and Manage sections of

If you just want to read the documentation, we recommend visiting content there is updated weekly, and the site provides a much richer reading experience than what you'll get from reading our Markdown files on GitHub.

If you want to contribute to the Windows Azure content, you've come to the right place!

  • Use the Issues section to file bugs or make suggestions about existing content or content you would like to see.
  • Fork the repo to start working on your own content updates. Within the next few weeks, we'll be rolling out a contributor's agreement that will allow us to accept contributions from non-Microsoft contributors. We'll also be adding editorial guidelines and process details to provide more information about our publishing pipeline and editorial standards.

Content structure

The Folder Structure of the Repository section in our Getting Started guide provides an overview of the repo structure.

Production vs. in-progress content

Because this GitHub repo is the source that the majority of our writers are working against, you'll see that the repo includes unreleased content that is in various states of completion. Because of this, you shouldn't assume that articles in the repo are complete, accurate, or demonstrative of best practices. Instead, should be your destination-of-choice for released content that has been tech reviewed, edited, and is considered ready for consumption.

Legal terms

The content in our repo is available for consumption and reuse under a Creative Commons license. Please review the guidelines below for more information.

Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. Distributed under the following terms:

  1. Microsoft and any contributors to this project each grants you a license, under its respective copyrights, to the Windows Azure Documentation under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. In addition, with respect to any sample code contained in the documentation, Microsoft and any such contributors grants you an additional license, under its respective intellectual property rights, to use the code to develop or design your software for Windows Azure.

  2. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Azure and/or other Microsoft products and services referenced in the documentation may be either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft in the United States and/or other countries. This license does not grant you rights to use any names, logos, or trademarks. For Microsoft’s general trademark guidelines, go to

  3. Microsoft and any contributors reserves all others rights, whether under copyrights, patents, or trademarks, or by implication, estoppel or otherwise.