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Windows Azure Cloud computing top points you need to learn now

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Interestingly, Windows Azure is an open platform that will support both Microsoft and non-Microsoft languages and environments. Basically Windows Azure is Cloud computing To build applications and services on Windows Azure, developers can use their existing Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 expertise. What is Azure Windows Azure is not grid computing, packaged software, or a standard hosting service. It is an integrated development, service hosting and management environment maintained at Microsoft data centers. The environment includes a robust and efficient core of compute and simple storage capabilities and support for a rich variety of development tools and protocols. Jon Brodkin of Network World quotes Tim O'Brien, senior director of Microsoft's Platform Strategy Group, as saying that Microsoft's Windows Azure and Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud tackle two very different cloud computing technology problems today, but are destined to emulate each other over ti