Steve wrote a great piece on the significance that announcements at PDC 2008 in LA this week would have and oh was he right!

Ray Ozzie just announced Windows Azure, the cloud-based service foundation underlying its Azure Services Platform, and highlighted this platform’s role in delivering a software plus services approach to computing.

Key components of the Azure Services Platform include the following:

Windows Azure for service hosting and management, low-level scalable storage, computation and networking

Microsoft SQL Services for a wide range of database services and reporting

Microsoft .NET Services which are service-based implementations of familiar .NET Framework concepts such as workflow and access control

Live Services for a consistent way for users to store, share and synchronize documents, photos, files and information across their PCs, phones, PC applications and Web sites

Microsoft SharePoint Services and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Services for business content, collaboration and rapid solution development in the cloud

State-of-the-Art Datacenter Infrastructure

Read on……http://www.azure.com