I’m sure that many of you have read some headlines from WPC – but to make it easier for you to catch up on press and analyst reaction to news from WPC here’s a summary of what they had to say:

The top news driver at WPC was the Windows Azure platform appliance with Dell, HP, Fujitsu as partners and eBay as an early adopter customer with articles in The Seattle Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal Digits Live Show video, eWeek, Associated Press, IDG News, ArsTechnica and NIKKEI.

Windows Small Business Server “Aurora,” product reviewers also expressed enthusiasm for SBS, for example Paul Thurrott wrote that, “Aurora delivers on what I've been asking--begging, really--Microsoft to do for years with SBS: Embrace the cloud in an emphatic way. This is exactly the SBS product I've been waiting for.” 

Also the second public beta availability of Windows Intune was picked up on with articles from PC World, Ars Technica, Softpedia, Stuart Johnston/InternetNews, Paul Thurrott/Supersite for Windows and CNET among others, and the value of Windows Intune to partners was validated by  InfinIT Consulting and Vorsite in CRN and Redmond Channel Partner.

Let me know if I missed any other articles that you thought were interesting.

Mark