Java At Microsoft: From OpenJDK to Azure Spring Cloud

Bruno Borges

It’s been a fantastic year for Java developers. With the increased number of companies supporting the Java platform and providing distributions of OpenJDK, makes the Java ecosystem even stronger and enables customers to further their investments into Java applications.

More recently Microsoft acquired jClarity to help form the Java Platform team, responsible for optimizing Java workloads on Azure. Two months on and we’re proud to watch the team start engaging with the OpenJDK project. This is a major step for Microsoft, who through its many groups, subsidiaries, and affiliates like Minecraft, Yammer, and others, are heavily invested in Java and want to be part of the future of the platform.

Azure Spring Cloud Public Preview

Last month at the SpringOne Platform Conference, Microsoft and Pivotal announced a jointly built offering for Java Spring developers.  Today, we are taking the next step and are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Spring Cloud. It is available in East US, West US 2, West Europe and Southeast Asia regions. If you are a Spring developer, sign up for the preview and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you! To help you get started easily, we have also refreshed the documentation.

On a related note, Azul Systems’ commercial support for OpenJDK on Azure that customers can benefit without any extra cost also covers Azure Spring Cloud.

With so much investment, strategic partnerships, and deeper engagement with the Java ecosystem, we are committed to making Microsoft Azure an excellent cloud for Java workloads.

Attending Microsoft Ignite or Devoxx Belgium?

If you are attending Ignite in Orlando, or Devoxx in Belgium this week, you can stop by the following presentations to learn more about Java at Microsoft or Azure Spring Cloud, and chat with our engineers to learn more about what Microsoft can do for your Java applications.

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Microsoft Ignite 2019

Join us at Devoxx Belgium, Ignite Orlando, or follow us on Twitter @JavaAtMicrosoft and let’s talk Java.


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