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An entrepreneur’s journey into grid computing and partnering with Microsoft, by John Powers

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Microsoft Azure — Looks like a winner

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Now that the big announcements about Microsoft’s cloud computing platform are out at PDC, I can finally talk about stuff formerly under NDA.

All I can say is — wow.  The Microsoft transition from cloud-absent to cloud-giant has begun.  There have been hints and leaks and guesses for quite some time now, but the announcements today have begun tying all the pieces together and clarifying the overall strategy.  The best news — it’s clear that Azure is aimed squarely at .NET developers, and that the services provided are amazingly rich. There’s lots of work to do in explaining this multi-faceted new platform to the market, but Microsoft is off to a great start.

I’m not at PDC, but Digipede CTO Robert Anderson is; his more-thoughtful take on today’s PDC announcements is here.

More to come…

Tags: Cloud computing · Events · Partnering with Microsoft

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