Last week at the Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft announced a number of new enhancements and services that make it easier for customers to move to the Windows Azure platform, our general-purpose operating system for Platform as a Service. 

Next week, on Monday, November 8 at TechEd Europe in Berlin, the company will make additional cloud computing announcements, with a special emphasis on Infrastructure as a Service and private cloud offerings.

Additionally, at the PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) Summit 2010 in Seattle on Tuesday, November 9, Microsoft will present big announcements and upwards of 50 Microsoft-led sessions about cloud, business intelligence and mission-critical enterprise solutions.

For those of you unable to join us in Berlin or Seattle, you can keep up to date on all of the news coming out of the events virtually: