Microsoft has announced that FreeBSD 10.3 is now available as a virtual machine image in the Azure Marketplace. Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform and infrastructure for deploying various applications.
Today, I’m excited to announce the availability of FreeBSD 10.3 as a ready-made VM image available directly from the Azure Marketplace. This means that not only can you quickly bring-up a FreeBSD VM in Azure, but also that in the event you need technical support, Microsoft support engineers can assist.
Here’s how easy it is to get up and going through the Azure portal. Simply click on the +New on the left pane (or the marketplace tile on your dashboard), type “FreeBSD 10.3” in the search text box, and you’re there.
Original announcement: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/freebsd-now-available-in-azure-marketplace/
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