By Chris Pietschmann | August 22, 2017 - 7:08 AM EDT (12:08 UTC)
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 amore professional look before you deliver to your clients.
Microsoft Azure Cloud and AI Symbol / Icon Set – SVG
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 download for a full list of terms you need to adhere to when using these icons.
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.
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.
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?
.zip file archive offered directly by Microsoft.
About the Author
Chris Pietschmann is a Microsoft MVP (Azure & IoT) and HashiCorp Ambassador (2021) with 20+ years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He has worked with companies of all sizes from startups to Fortune 100. He is also a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect and developer, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.
Steven Feldmanon August 22, 2017 at 1:19 pm
Hi Chris, from what I’ve read online it seems that Microsoft is wanting us to start using the new style of icons that we can find from: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/architecture/. Are there any available Visio stencils for those new icons? Or are they not available yet?
I’m still amazed that they stopped developing the 3D templates! They were amazing.
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Chris Pietschmannon August 22, 2017 at 1:50 pm
Those are example architectures. MS uses the icons I linked to when creating these diagrams.
Chris Parkeron August 24, 2017 at 12:36 pm
This pack is out of date. I found it (v2.6) via Google yesterday and found that it’s using the old Logic Apps icon. Was hoping you were pointing to a new file. Not a criticism. Just FYI.
Chris Pietschmannon August 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm
I’ll check into that
NAon August 28, 2017 at 2:57 pm
Missing Azure Cosmos DB
Alejandro Fuenteson May 25, 2018 at 12:37 pm
Yes, I want that icon too
Evert Albers - Streeff.nlon September 26, 2017 at 10:15 am(Video) How to Add Current Microsoft Azure Icons to Your PowerPoint Presentations
Good to have this, but there’s still a lot of work to do in the colour consistency department.
ClouditTogetheron November 23, 2017 at 3:38 pm
If one needs to document existing azure solutions, in build, to try and reverse engineer what has been built for Enterprise, for example Rest APIs in addition to Vms etc, is there anything out there which can rebuild some realtime diagrams other than azuredocit.
Chris Pietschmannon January 28, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Not any automatic tools that I know of.
Pascalon September 24, 2018 at 9:30 am
There is also a free Visio Stencil for Azure, AWS & Google Cloud provided by Cloudockit : https://www.cloudockit.com/azure-aws-google-cloud-visio-stencils-to-build-your-diagrams/
Rezaon February 7, 2019 at 3:24 am
The link is not working. Would you please update it?
Chris Pietschmannon March 25, 2019 at 11:05 pm
The link is still valid and working. Although I have noticed that for some reason it gives an error message in Safari on macOS. If you get an error with the link, please use a different web browser; such as Chrome to open it instead. I would fix it, but the issue is with Microsoft.com. 🙂
FYIon April 14, 2019 at 8:37 pm
Faster URL: https://aka.ms/CnESymbols
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Chris Pietschmannon April 24, 2019 at 9:19 am
kumaron May 3, 2019 at 3:35 am
Does it contain azure devops images?
Chris Pietschmannon May 3, 2019 at 5:18 pm
No, the Azure DevOps branding is newer than the latest Azure icon set .zip file download. You may be able to use the Azure Icon Downloader extension for Chrome to help get the DevOps images: https://buildazure.com/2019/04/12/azure-icon-downloader-chrome-extension/
Chris Pietschmannon May 17, 2019 at 8:45 am
Microsoft recently, May 8th, published an update to the icon set download. This update includes Azure DevOps and many other latest icons.
Douglas Gourlayon May 28, 2019 at 1:34 pm
So it looks like Microsoft removed the PowerPoint and Visio version of the icon library. This really makes no sense to me as now it seems Amazon and Google are doing a better job supporting systems architects than MSFT. I really don’ want to go import every single icon into a PPT, lookup the label, and then make my own deck every time they update an icon.
Chris Pietschmannon May 28, 2019 at 4:21 pm
Hmm, I need to look into this. Thanks for the heads up.
Dhiwakar Kusumaon June 19, 2019 at 11:58 pm
Agreed – The stencils are no longer present in the download..
I have been struggling to import this for a while and then left hope 🙁
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OK. So it wasn’t me. I was trying to figure out how to import them so they appear in my stencils in visio, and instead I got a bunch of SVG files. weird.
VENUon July 22, 2019 at 9:24 am
Hello there! I have spent at least the last 30 minutes trying to figure out how to easily import the icons into Powerpoint. Is there an easy way to import these into the icons in PPT? When I download the icons, I have to individually iport them as pictres, Not very efficient. Also, I don;t see ADLS Gn 2 icons etc….they don’t seem current. Please advise.
Chris Pietschmannon July 22, 2019 at 2:58 pm
The download from Microsoft is a zip file with images in it. What are you look for?
Allen Kingon August 1, 2019 at 11:54 am
Looking for a true Visio Stencil that I can use creating drawing for our new Azure environment. The download is now all .SVG files which Visio does not recognize as a shape to put in a Diagram.
Mikeon August 16, 2019 at 2:32 pm
Hi Chris, I think this, from AWS, is the type of help we are looking for from Microsoft. https://aws.amazon.com/architecture/icons/
Steve Culshawon September 24, 2019 at 6:30 am
Yeap, the download is now a load of SVG files … can’t see how to create an actual Visio stencil from them ??
Chris Pietschmannon September 24, 2019 at 1:45 pm
Yeah, they changed the download and the old one isn’t available anymore currently.
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Back to Sandro’s set of stencils. Amazing that Microsoft don’t have a decent set of stencils.
Find your new stencil in Visio through the Shapes window. Click More Shapes > My Shapes > Organize My Shapes. You can then navigate the the folder where you saved your stencils and open it. The new stencil joins the list of stencils in the Shapes window.
Insert Icons on Visio
Here you need to go to the Shapes menu, choose Basic Shapes, and then Icons. From there you'll be able to select one of the categories of icons and choose the icons you want to insert into your diagram.
The azure diagram is a blueprint that helps design and implement app solutions on Microsoft Azure. In the meanwhile, Azure is a cloud computing platform used for or analytics, storage, virtual computing, networking, and more.
Moved to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/icons/ .
You can download the free Azure Architecture icons by visiting the Azure Icons download page. You must agree to the terms mentioned by Microsoft to Download SVG Icons.