Did the keynote at PDC leave questions unanswered about Windows Azure? You can follow some of newly published Channel 9 videos to help get your head around the new platform and answer some of those questions you might have.
Is Windows Azure a new OS from Microsoft? Well, sort of, but not in a strict sense (e.g., Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008). That said, one could say that Windows Azure extends Windows to the cloud. That is, Windows Azure provides a highly scalable virtualization fabric for server-side application execution, deployment, automatic management, and simple storage. Windows Azure provides the base infrastructure for services in the cloud, Manuvir Das, Director in the Windows Azure team introduces us to Microsoft's new cloud operating system, Windows Azure.
- Manuvir Das: Introducing Windows Azure
- Steve Marx- Windows Azure for Developers
- John Shewchuk and Dennis Pilarinos: Inside .NET Services