I haven’t verified the information but these would certainly be interesting cases.
What really got me going, though, is that Microsoft is actively cultivating .Net partners to take up residence on Azure. Epicor, an ERP software provider, is creating a software-as-a-service .Net version for Azure. MicroFocus, which specializes in tools to migrate Cobol apps off mainframes, will soon let you deploy on Azure. OpenText, a content management company, is also taking the Azure route. The list goes on. Plus, along with .Net Services, why not throw in the entire stack of Microsoft servers? Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Dynamics CRM are there now (although not necessarily ready for prime time). Already, says Martin, an "industry leader in oil and gas" is using BizTalk and Windows Workflow hosted on Azure for process integration.