What is Umbraco
Umbraco CMS is the choice of many organizations because of its no-cost, open-source licensing, its simplicity, and its unlimited potential. Umbraco provides a full featured web content management system that is easy to use, simple to customize, and robust enough to run sites for Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest media sites in the world.
Umbraco is easy to learn and use for content creators, webmasters, and web developers alike. Within minutes users can begin working with Umbraco customizing it for their specific use. It uses industry-standard languages so your team can leverage their existing skills to easily work with Umbraco.
Content writers and editors will immediately recognize Umbraco's interface with its easy to understand tree-view of pages and WYSIWYG page editor. An Umbraco site can be easily started with one of the included starter kits, a skin applied to give the site a unique look and feel, and content added all in under an hour.
Umbraco is strongly supported by both an active community of users around the world and by a rock-solid commercial organization providing professional support and tools. Umbraco can be easily used in its free, open-source format and professional tools and support can be added as needed. Umbraco is free for all to use and you only pay for the additional value provided by professional support and tools, all at your discretion and without obligation.
Download Umbraco or install it easily using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer.
Why Umbraco loves Windows Azure
Umbraco loves Windows Azure because it lets the user focus on the experience not the infrastructure; gives every site a global presence, places no limits on scale or growth, and has no fixed costs. Nearly every site, no matter how modest, can take advantage of the cloud with Windows Azure, and we think nearly every site should.
The evolution of cloud computing now enables any Umbraco site to take advantage of the Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure, and the Windows Azure Accelerator for Umbraco, remove all concern around infrastructure and management with an approach that "just works." The Windows Azure approach works at any scale you need, from a basic site requiring better than average availability, to massively scaled sites serving millions of page views and terabytes of video.