Services and Devices
Esri technology aligns with Microsoft's evolution to a services and devices company. Esri's cloud GIS platform, ArcGIS Online, leverages Microsoft Azure to enable customers to build, publish, and consume authoritative map content across a range of devices.
Microsoft Azure provides a proven cloud-computing foundation for ArcGIS Online. Azure's reliable, scalable, and open platform assures that Esri customers get optimum performance from ArcGIS Online.
Watch the video: ArcGIS Online Supports Microsoft Azure
ArcGIS for Server—By deploying ArcGIS for Server in the Microsoft Azure cloud, users experience simplified management of resources (no need to buy and maintain your own physical hardware), elasticity, and unlimited scaling.
Learn about the ArcGIS Server on Azure Starter Package
Microsoft's newest desktop and tablet operating system, Windows 8.1, is fully supported by Esri. ArcGIS for Desktop runs seamlessly on devices powered by Windows 8, while Esri's ArcGIS app (available as a free download from the Windows Store) allows customers to access ArcGIS Online maps.