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"We’re glad to see Azul Systems keeping pace with the latest developments among the OpenJDK community and congratulate them on the latest release of Zulu, an OpenJDK build for Windows Server on the Azure platform. We continue to see rising interest in these tools from our diverse development community, and so we are already working to integrate Zulu 8.0 into the Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java by Microsoft Open Technologies"

Martin Sawicki

principal program manager, MS Open Tech

Microsoft Open Technologies


Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft dedicated to advancing the company’s investment in openness including interoperability, open standards and open source. MS Open Tech is focused on providing our customers with even greater choice and opportunity to bridge Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies together in heterogeneous environments, because we’re convinced that openness is good for our customers, good for the community and good for our business.

MS Open Tech partnered with Azul Systems to create a Windows distribution build of the community-driven open source Java™ implementation, known as OpenJDK™, for Windows Server on the Microsoft Azure platform. Azul Zulu™ is available for free download.

Azul Zing/MS Open Tech Technical Resources

Microsoft Open Technologies

“Microsoft Open Technologies and our Azul Systems partner are motivated by a common goal to make the world of mixed IT environments work better together for customers. This partnership will enable developers and IT professionals to ensure their mission-critical apps deploy and run smoothly on Windows Azure, using the open source Java environment they prefer. With Azul Systems rich Java heritage and strong customer track record, partnering was a natural decision.”
– Jean Paoli, President, MS Open Tech

“Java developers have many development and deployment choices for their applications, and today MS Open Tech and Azul made it easier for Java developers to build and run modern applications in Microsoft’s open cloud platform.”
– Jean Paoli, President, MS Open Tech

Read the Microsoft-Azul Partnership Press Release July 2013

Read the Zulu GA Press Release Sept 2013

Read the Press Release announcing Zulu Embedded support for Windows 10 IoT Oct 2015

Read the Windows Server 2016 Press Release Sept 2016

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