I got my invitation code for Windows Azure today. Except for the PDC keynotes, I hadn’t really looked at anything Azure related. So I vaguely have this idea about what Azure is about (cloud computing? OK, what does that look like, exactly?), but what do I do with it? After about a minute, I thought of doing a blog engine. Until… my first look at an actual Windows Azure app was… you guessed it – somebody’s blog.
Granted, their blog engine is a little weak – no search and you can’t even go “back” to newer posts after looking at the “older posts” link. But still, I can’t help but feel a day late and a dollar short.
Thus, out of ideas, I’ll still attempt it. Maybe I’ll wikify it or something. I dunno. If I spend too much time trying to think of the killer social app then I’m afraid Windows Azure 1.0 will be old and tired.
Now… where to start?
(update 11/21/2008) - It looks like Steve Marx's website is down. Does that mean the cloud is down?!?!