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Seeding the Microsoft Cloud

Azure is the code name of Microsoft's new and unfinished cloud development and operating system platform, a technology we covered rather thoroughly in this recent cover story. While the beta (or "community technology preview," in Microsoft's bizarre parlance) is only a few months old, there's already a second rev of the test software.

The key to exploiting Azure is to first know Visual Studio. A big part of the Azure test release is actually a set of Visual Studio programming and testing extensions.

Posted by Doug Barney on January 21, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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