Wow, what a day yesterday was. If you didn’t catch it, Scott Guthrie revealed some of the new features that are coming with the Windows Azure Spring Preview. And there’s a ton. First, in case you missed it check out http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/ and:
1. Watch Scott’s keynote session—which is now posted and available on-demand.
2. Watch the individual digital chalk talks that provide summaries of the major additions to the Windows Azure platform.
Also, there are some additional blog-posts from various MS execs to check out to get more information on this latest release of Windows Azure:
- Bill Laing: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/06/06/announcing-new-windows-azure-services-to-deliver-hybrid-cloud.aspx
- Scott Guthrie: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2012/06/07/meet-the-new-windows-azure.aspx
- Soma Somasegar: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2012/06/07/visual-studio-2012-and-the-windows-azure-sdk-for-net.aspx
- Jason Zander: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jasonz/archive/2012/06/07/announcing-the-june-2012-release-of-windows-azure-sdk-for-net-now-with-support-for-visual-studio-2012-rc.aspx
- Brian Harry: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/06/07/announcing-continuous-deployment-to-azure-with-team-foundation-service.aspx
Also, an interesting blog-post from James Staten on MS leveling the playing field: http://blogs.forrester.com/james_staten/12-06-06-microsoft_moves_to_level_the_cloud_platform_playing_field.
All in all, a very exciting for MS and the cloud. This release marks a serious evolution not only for our cloud platform but also for the way in which we’re embracing the broader cloud technologies.