Like all the technology we work with, The Cloud is always evolving and improving. Windows Server 2012 is Microsoft's first cloud-focused Operating System and has many features to integrate with, leverage and blur the line between Cloud-based resources, local resources and those in between.

One of the most exciting Azure feature – and the focus of this post – is the Windows Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) service. This is something you can use today – this afternoon. MORE...