Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud services operating system, based on Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1. Azure is currently in a Community Technology Preview stage and you can register and try it out for free on this page.
Many of you may have wondered what is the experience of hosting WCF services in the Azure cloud. We have created a full set of samples on our newly launched Code Gallery site:
The samples show hosting WCF services for use by Silverlight clients and ASP.NET AJAX clients, as well as REST WCF services built using the new WCF REST Starter Kit.
You may also find some useful workarounds on the WCF known issues page.
Program Manager, Connected Framework Team