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Episerver Digital Experience Cloud™ Now in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Evaluation Web App allows Microsoft Azure users and developers to build test sites before purchase, ensuring long-term satisfaction

Episerver, a provider of a single platform to manage digital commerce, content management and digital marketing in the cloud, announced today at the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference the launch of the Episerver Digital Experience Cloud Evaluation Web App within the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

The app will allow Microsoft partners, implementers and developers around the world to access and test Episerver’s Digital Experience Cloud platform’s capabilities. Designed exclusively for the Azure Marketplace, the new package helps users build a sample web site that runs on Episerver’s cloud platform with an underlying Azure SQL database to provide a better understanding of the platform’s capabilities. 

This try-it-before-you-buy-it approach helps marketers and commerce professionals understand how they can significantly improve web and mobile digital experiences using Episerver. According to Karen Chastain, director of strategic alliances and global partners at Episerver, the Episerver Digital Experience Cloud™ is purpose-built for agility, leveraging technologies like Microsoft .NET and Azure, which allows the company to deliver a robust, and flexible platform. The flexibility of the platform reduces risk, decreases time-to-launch and allows for elastic scaling with seasonal peaks in demand, which is essential to digital experience strategies.

“When experiencing difficulties accessing a mobile website, 42 percent of consumers leave the site,” said Chastain. “This is why it’s imperative for retailers, brand manufacturers and B2B organizations’ websites to prioritize engaging content and interoperability with transactional tools. By providing an Evaluation Web App, we’re now able to showcase Episerver’s capabilities in front of as many Microsoft users as we can with the goal of helping them create and develop engaging and efficient experiences.”

“Microsoft is proud to welcome the Episerver Digital Experience Cloud Evaluation Web App to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Microsoft Corp. “The Azure community will find this app educational as they determine which tools they need to develop rich and engaging digital experiences. Between Episerver’s user-friendly content-and-commerce platform and our robust community, developers are in an excellent place to create great digital experiences for their customers.”

Episerver is a Gold Sponsor at the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Representatives will be available on site at booth 916. For more information on the Episerver Digital Experience Cloud Evaluation Web App for Microsoft Azure, please visit

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About Optimizely (Episerver)

At Optimizely (Episerver), we're on a mission to help people unlock their digital potential. With our leading digital experience platform (DXP), we equip teams with the tools and insights they need to create and optimize in new and novel ways. Now, companies can operate with data-driven confidence to create hyper-personalized experiences. Building sophisticated solutions has never been simpler. Optimizely’s 900+ partners and 1100+ employees in offices around the globe are proud to help more than 9,000 brands, including Toyota, Santander, eBay, KLM and Mazda, enrich their customer lifetime value, increase revenue and grow their brands. Learn more at

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