Check out these documents straight from a cloud – among others the white papers from David Chappell .
- Azure Services Platform (.pdf file, 2.6 MB)
- Cloud Platforms Whitepaper (.pdf file, 822 KB)
- Azure Services Platform Fact Sheet (.doc file, 40 KB)
- Windows Azure Fact Sheet (.doc file, 33 KB)
- .NET Framework 4.0 – Fact Sheet (.doc file, 73 KB)
- Oslo Fact Sheet (.doc file, 40 KB)
- Microsoft SQL Data Services Fact Sheet (.doc file, 41 KB)
- SQL Server – Developer Focus (.doc file, 33 KB)
Windows Azure Datasheet
Windows® Azure™ is the cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting, and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform. Windows Azure provides developers on-demand compute & storage to host, scale, and manage web applications and services on the internet in Microsoft data centers.
Microsoft .NET Services Datasheet
Microsoft® .NET Services are a set of Microsoft-hosted, highly scalable, developer-oriented services that provide key building blocks required by many cloud-based and cloud-aware applications. This datasheet gives you an in-depth overview of these services including workflow, access control, and service bus connectivity.
Microsoft SQL Services Datasheet
Microsoft® SQL Services delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision of extending the SQL Server capabilities in the cloud as web-based services. SQL Services will deliver a rich set of integrated services that enable you to perform relational queries, search, reporting, analytics, integration and synchronize data with mobile users, remote offices and business partners. This datasheet provides details on how these services can help you with flexibility, scalability, and developer agility.
Live Services Datasheet
Live Services are a set of building blocks for handling user data and application resources. Live Services enable developers to build rich social applications and experiences, connect with over 460 million Windows Live users, and extend web applications across multiple devices.