Today begins Day 2 of Microsoft’s 2010 Worldwide Partner Conference.

 

You might have heard Bob Muglia, president of the Server and Tools Business, talk about the cloud in his keynote yesterday. He explained the Windows Azure platform appliance as a new way for customers and partners to run cloud technology in their datacenters and deliver cloud services to customers.

 

As Bob mentioned, a select number of customers and partners have already signed up to deploy the appliance, among them online retailer eBay.

 

ebay’s Richard Brewer-Hay shared a little more about the company’s plans for the Windows Azure platform appliance. Visit the ebay Ink blog to learn more about how this first step toward cloud computing will make a difference in their ability to create a more nimble, cost-effective and scalable IT infrastructure—for an online business, all critical selling points.

Just in case you missed something, visit the WPC Virtual Press Room where you can watch both full on-demand and highlight clips of keynotes, read more about individual news announcements, and find video interviews with customers and partners.

 

You can also follow the conversation on Twitter via @WPCDC and @STBNewsBytes, or using the hashtag #WPC10.