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Microsoft server software support for Windows Azure Virtual Machines
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This article discusses the support policy for running Microsoft server software in the Windows Azure Virtual Machine environment (infrastructure-as-a-service).
Microsoft supports Microsoft server software running in the Windows Azure Virtual Machine environments as listed in the "More Information" section. This support is subject to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy. For more information, visit the following Microsoft website:
All Microsoft software installed in the Windows Azure Virtual Machine environment must be properly licensed. Windows Azure Virtual Machines include by default a license for use of Windows Server in the Windows Azure environment. Certain Windows Azure Virtual Machine offerings may also include additional Microsoft software on a per-hour or evaluation basis. Licenses for other software must be obtained separately. For information about Microsoft’s License Mobility program see:
In some cases, specific versions of Microsoft server software are required for support. These versions are noted in this article, and the supported versions may be updated as needed.
Microsoft BizTalk Server
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 and later is supported.
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and later is supported.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and later is supported.
Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager
Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 SP1 and later is supported.
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server 2013 and later is supported.
Microsoft SharePoint Server
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and later is supported on Windows Azure Virtual Machines. For more information, please see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj154957
Microsoft SQL Server
64-bit versions of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and later are supported. Please see http://support.microsoft.com/?id=956893
Microsoft System Center
System Center 2012 SP1 and later is supported for the following applications:
Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012 and later is supported.
Windows Server Roles
Windows Server 2008 R2 and later versions are supported for the following roles. This list will be updated as new roles are confirmed:
The following roles are not supported on Windows Azure Virtual Machines:
Windows Server Features
Notable features that are not supported: