Well the cloud certainly got another black eye with the Netflix and other services going down briefly (not Microsoft’s fault by the way). But the newsworthiness of Netflix having a service outage does point to the importance of the cloud and devices. I am on vacation at a resort in the middle of no where in northern California. There is no cell service and limited sms access, but there is WiFi. As a result, I was able to get my Netflix fix along with making a few calls via Skype and the WiFi on my cellphone. Nice. Nothing really special, but just how does C++ and DirectX fit into this model.
To get started with Azure:
The Casablanca project, described at this blog post:
To get the APIs go to this site: