During his keynote at PDC10, Bob Muglia, president, Microsoft Server & Tools Business, outlined the roadmap and enhancements which can be expected for Windows Azure. Here is the complete information of the announcements made.
You can leverage the Windows Azure Platform to extend the reach of your data to anyone that has an internet connection, without making a significant investment in the infrastructure that is typically required. It also lets you extend your existing on premises SQL Server database to the cloud.
These videos from Technet will give you an overview of Cloud Computing and IT Pro’s role on Windows Azure. This article also features an ebook written by Jani, which will help you understand the popular Cloud Computing stacks including Amazon Web Services, Google App Engine and Microsoft Windows Azure.
The Windows Azure platform AppFabric team has released the AppFabric LABS environment. This is a new environment which the Product Team will use to showcase some early bits and get feedback from the community. AppFabric Labs provide a way for customers to test out and play with experimental AppFabric technologies.
On Monday, March 1st, Windows Server AppFabric reached the Beta 2 milestone and is publicly available for download. First announced at PDC 2009, Windows Server AppFabric is a set of application services focused on improving the speed, scale, and management of Web, Composite, and Enterprise applications.