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Support and licensing for Windows Azure in SharePoint 2013

Updated: October 29, 2013

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

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 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.

Important Important:

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.

SharePoint 2013

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.

Windows Azure and other Microsoft Server Products

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).

Change History

Date Description

October 29, 2013

Updated with link to Windows Azure library.

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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