One of the core benefits of Windows Azure is how it increases developers’ agility to get their ideas to market faster. “We believe ‘building block’ components and services that our community of developers is building illustrates this benefit by helping address particular scenarios and making the process of developing compelling and complete solutions on Azure easier & faster. ‘Building block’ components and services are designed to be incorporated by other developers into their apps (e.g. a billing engine that developers can use to quickly add paid subscriptions to their web app). Other e.g. include (but aren’t limited to) management tools, UI controls, and email services. So if you’ve built a component, service, or app that helps make development on Windows Azure easier or faster, I want to hear from you. If you’re interested in learning more, please drop me an email and I’ll follow up with you,” writes Microsoft.