Today, Microsoft and Telefonica, one of the world's largest broadband and telecommunications providers, announced they are collaborating to release the BlueVia SDK for .NET developers. Not only does the SDK provide access to Microsoft developer tools such as the .NET Framework and Silverlight, but it includes a set of Visual Studio controls and templates for .NET developers who want to build applications for Windows Phone 7, Windows, Internet Explorer or Xbox 360. Applications developed using the BlueVia SDK for .NET will be hosted in the cloud using Windows Azure, which delivers all of the advantages of a cloud platform including lower cost, scalability, and flexibility. 

To find out more about today's announcement visit this feature story on the Microsoft News Center.