Microsoft announced today that T-Mobile USA and Xerox have adopted the Windows Azure platform and are creating new services and gaining greater efficiencies through cloud computing.  This announcement comes as Microsoft celebrates the one year anniversary of the Windows Azure platform availability.

  • "I'm confident that as we move forward and implement richer feature sets, Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Azure platform will be able to scale and support a lot of capabilities," said Joshua Lipe, Product Manager of Devices, T-Mobile. For more information how T-Mobile used the Windows Azure platform, check out their case study.
  • "For a very small investment, we can try a new project and see if it works, close it down tomorrow, or ramp it up immediately," said Eugene Shustef, Chief Engineer of Global Document Outsources at Xerox. "The Windows Azure platform enables us to do that-cloud computing lowers the barrier to innovation." For a full look of Xerox's experience with the cloud platform, check out their case study here.

Additional information about today's announcement is available at the following blogs: