David Smith points out that the Azure packages for R are now in CRAN:
The suite of AzureR packages for interfacing with Azure services from R is now available on CRAN. If you missed the earlier announcements, this means you can now use the
install.packagesfunction in R to install these packages, rather than having to install from the Github repositories. Updated versions of these packages will also be posted to CRAN, so you can get the latest versions simply by running
Read on for a summary of those packages.