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Support and licensing for Windows Azure in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-12-18

Summary:Microsoft licenses and supports the Windows Azure technology for deployment of SharePoint 2013.

Before you deploy SharePoint 2013 on the Windows Azure platform, you should understand the support and licensing information.

You can install SharePoint 2013 and related products, such as SQL Server, on the Windows Azure platform. For more information, see SharePoint on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services in the Windows Azure library.

We do not support FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint products deployments on Windows Azure.

You must ensure that your Windows Azure virtualization solution meets all the licensing requirements.

Every element of a SharePoint 2013farm that is installed on Windows Azure virtual machines must comply with the licensing requirements for SharePoint 2013 and related and supporting technologies.

For more information about Windows Azure licensing and costs, go to the Windows Azure site.

For information about licensing other Microsoft Server products in a virtual environment, see LICENSING MICROSOFT SERVER PRODUCTS IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=212535).

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