The Microsoft Azure, Cloud and Enterprise Symbol / Icon Set is a Free download from Microsoft that includes the icons for all the different Microsoft Azure services and other products. These icons are extremely helpful in creating much nicer architectural diagrams for systems that use Microsoft Azure services. These icons can be used to help you have fun in creating internal project diagrams to impress your co-workers or boss. Or, you can use these icons to give your architecture diagrams and project documentation a more professional look before you deliver to your clients.

Microsoft Azure Architecture & Cloud Icon Set in SVG Format

I use these icons in images for BuildAzure.com, in addition to my user group / conference talk slides, and any other training content I develop. They really help enhance the professional look and feel of the content that I build, and increase the brand cohesiveness between the products I’m writing about and the Microsoft branding for them.

The download consists of a .zip file that contains a collection of .svg images for the various Microsoft Azure icons. You can import these images directly into Microsoft PowerPoint, or even open them in your browser and take screenshots of them from there. Microsoft has stated that they are planning to update the downloaded collection of icons over time.

What can I use these Azure icons for?

You can use this download collection of Azure icons for the following purposes:

  • Use the icons to illustrate how products can work together
  • In diagrams, to represent the specific Azure service. It’s recommended to use the Azure service name in your diagrams as well to alleviate potential confusion.
  • Use the icons as they would within Azure
  • Include Azure icons in your architectural diagrams, training materials, or documentation to represent Microsoft Azure services.

FYI, these Azure icons are provided by Microsoft and the downloaded .zip collection contains Microsoft’s Terms of Use for using the icons. Please reference the Terms of Use included alongside the icons in the .zip download for a full list of terms you need to adhere to when using these icons.

The official Microsoft page for “Azure architecture icons” has more information about the icons Microsoft has available.

What file format are the images?

The icons in this collection are in SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) format. You can easily resize these images to fit your needs without compromising on the quality of the icons in your diagrams, PowerPoints, etc.

The icons in this collection are in SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format. This format is a vector-based format that uses mathematical equations and geometric primitives to represent images and graphics. Unlike formats like PNG or JPEG, an SVG image is resolution-independent, meaning it can be scaled to any size without losing quality. This makes SVG an ideal image format for icons, logos, and other graphics that need to be resized frequently.

Do the Azure Icons work in PowerPoint?

Absolutely! Office 365 versions of PowerPoint support importing .svg file based images. So including these in your PowerPoints are extremely simple. You can drag and drop, or import, the icon .svg files to include them in your presentations and/or architecture diagrams created using Microsoft PowerPoint.

Can I use these Azure Icons to represent my own product or service?

No, the Azure icons are provided for download by Microsoft for you to use in architectural diagrams, training materials, or documentation. You may not use them to represent your own products or services.

Can I modify the Azure icons?

No, modifying the Azure icons when using them is not included in the Terms of Use that Microsoft licenses these icons with. Please refer to the Terms of Use included in the Azure icon download .zip file for full Terms of Use details to adhere to.

The Azure icon download is not provided by Build5Nines. It is provided by Microsoft and the Azure icons are copyrighted Microsoft property, so you’ll need to adhere to Microsoft Terms of Use when including them and using them. This page is to help you locate where to download the Azure icons, and to help raise awareness to the availability of the full Azure icon collection .zip file archive offered directly by Microsoft.

Happy diagramming!

Microsoft MVP

Chris Pietschmann is a Microsoft MVP, HashiCorp Ambassador, and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with 20+ years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He has worked with companies of all sizes from startups to large enterprises. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.
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