Windows Azure announced

Today at the PDC 2008 keynote Windows Azure and the Azure Services plattform was announced by Ray Ozzie.

What is Azure?

Windows Azure is a new operating system and platform for building and running applications and services, that will be hosted on a cloud-based infrastructure. Windows Azure will maker it easier to write applications and deploy them in a manner that will scale as needed on the Internet wouthout needing to go into the very complex task of setting up and manage the required hardware, data centers and other infrastructure. Windows Azure Services will also make it easier to handle authentication that spans across users from different organizations that could be using many different authentication systems. Windows Azure build on familiar development tools and frameworks like Visual Studio and the .NET ramework.

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