Today, during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 an important announcement was made about the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform.
The article on the Windows Azure blog provides details of the commercial pricing model and availability of the Windows Azure platform. The Microsoft Press Pass article describes the future opportunities for Microsoft partners.
Listen to Doug Hauger, General Manager for Windows Azure at Microsoft Corp., share details of the business and channel model and pricing for Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and .NET Services at WPC09.
Visit the Microsoft Windows Azure Website for general information, if you are a developer visit the Azure Services Platform Developer Center (on MSDN), or visit the Windows Azure Team Blogs for detailed insight.
The following list summarises the recent articles since the beginning of the year on this important development from Microsoft:
Software and Web Development Cloud Computing Azure Cloud Computing Tools Website | RSS FeedWindows Azure FastCGI Project Template - 12-Jul-2009Now Available: May 2009 CTP of the Windows Azure Tools and SDK - 28-May-2009Adding an https endpoint to a Windows Azure Web Role - 12-May-2009Using the Web Platform Installer to install Pre-reqs for the Windows Azure Tools/SDK - 21-Apr-2009Windows Azure Service Packages Revealed - 16-Apr-2009Azure Mix '09 Videos - 22-Mar-2009Just released - Windows Azure Tools and SDK March 2009 CTP - 18-Mar-2009Hotfix for VS Crash with ASP.Net MVC in a Windows Azure Cloud Service Project - 28-Feb-2009Upcoming Azure Services Platform Webcasts - 24-Feb-2009Deploy a Service Package from the Cloud - 13-Feb-2009Windows Azure "How Do I" Videos - 12-Feb-2009Using an existing Web App as a Windows Azure Web Role - 06-Feb-2009Packaging up files for the cloud - 28-Jan-2009Silverlight Debugging in a Windows Azure Web Role - 17-Jan-2009January 2009 CTP of the Windows Azure Tools and SDK Released - 15-Jan-2009Azure dotNET Services Website | RSS FeedMicrosoft .NET Services July 2009 CTP Release - 07-Jul-2009.NET Services July 2009 CTP Breaking Changes Announcement and Scheduled Maintenance - 30-Jun-2009.NET Services June 18th 2009 QFE Pre-Announcement and Scheduled Maintenance - 12-Jun-2009Upcoming Important Changes to Microsoft .NET Workflow Service - 12-Jun-2009.Net Services: Microsoft’s Key to Cloud Security and Java Interoperability - 30-Apr-2009.NET Services March 2009 CTP Is Released - 01-Apr-2009Azure SQL Data Services Website | RSS FeedStart with SQL Express? - 13-Jul-2009SQL Azure - Same great platform, just a better aligned name - 10-Jul-2009TSQL Support in SQL Data Services - 07-Jul-2009Exchange Hosted Archive - A True Testament of Scalability - 08-Jun-2009One more TechEd Video - The New Face of Microsoft SQL Data Services - 08-Jun-2009Scaling Out with SQL Data Services - 27-May-2009The Role of a DBA with SQL Data Services - 23-May-2009Provisioning an SDS Database - 21-May-2009Accessing SDS from C# and Java - 30-Mar-2009Accessing SDS From PHP - 27-Mar-2009Mix ’09 Update #2 - 20-Mar-2009Accessing the New Relational SDS with REST - 20-Mar-2009Update from MIX ‘09 - 19-Mar-2009First round of Questions and Answers - 12-Mar-2009SDS @ Mix09 - 11-Mar-2009The no spin details on the new SDS features - 10-Mar-2009Interview posted of Nigel Ellis and Niraj Nagrani from PDC 08 - 25-Feb-2009SQL Data Services – What’s with the silence? - 24-Feb-2009Live Framework Website | RSS FeedNotifications and Subscriptions - 16-Apr-2009New Live Framework Samples - 20-Mar-2009Live Framework Updated! - 11-Mar-2009Start Programming with the Live Framework in 5 Minutes - 02-Mar-2009Live Framework Tools January CTP - 02-Feb-2009Delegated Authentication, Part II: Managing Tokens - 12-Jan-2009Live Services Developer News Website | RSS FeedPhotobucket builds a rich and social visual search with Windows Live Messenger - 23-Jun-2009Windows Live Messenger Hackathon in San Francisco: May 27th! - 19-May-2009The Social Web and Windows Live - 21-Apr-2009Windows Live Users Can Now Easily Sign Up for Sites Using RPX - 03-Apr-2009MIX 09 Roundup: 8 Sessions on Live Services Available Now - 23-Mar-2009Reach your people everywhere, in real time! - 18-Mar-2009Live Framework Update Released - 12-Mar-2009Two Web Controls Being Retired, New Stuff on the Way - 16-Feb-2009Making the Internet a Safer Place - 11-Feb-2009Live Framework Tools January CTP Released - 02-Feb-2009Windows Live Messenger IM Control Module for Drupal CMS - 27-Jan-2009Live Mesh Awarded Best Technology Innovation Crunchie - 10-Jan-2009Windows Azure Website | RSS FeedChanges to Alerts, Analytics, and Windows Live ID Integration - 29-May-2009New Windows Azure Storage Features – May 2009 - 28-May-2009May CTP of Windows Azure SDK Released, Including Visual Studio 2010 Support - 28-May-2009CTP of the PHP SDK for Windows Azure Released - 16-May-2009Windows Azure Geo-location Live - 30-Apr-2009New Azure Training Kit Available - 10-Apr-2009Application Accessibility Restored - 03-Apr-2009Windows Azure Delivers New CTP Capabilities - 18-Mar-2009Using 3rd Party Programming Languages via FastCGI - 18-Mar-2009Hosting Roles Under .NET Full Trust - 18-Mar-2009Geo Location Enables Developers To Choose Data Centers and Group Applications & Storage - 18-Mar-2009The Windows Azure Malfunction This Weekend - 18-Mar-2009SQL Data Services announces plans to accelerate core relational database features - 11-Mar-2009Moving to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) starting this Sunday - 07-Mar-2009