13th October, 2009
Windows Azure is Microsoft’s new cloud computing and hosting platform, and you can get your hands on it today, for free!
Windows Azure is the next generation of cloud hosting solutions, offering both cloud hosting and cloud computation services in an environment that you already know and have worked with.
Built on the .net framework, Azure provides a flexible way of developing, testing and deploying scalable web services and applications.
From the Azure website:
Windows Azure is a runtime environment in the cloud that delivers on-demand compute, storage, and automated systems management. Windows Azure provides developers with the ability to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet through Microsoft data centers.
Now you can get your hands on Windows Azure today, for free! As part of the CTP, you can sign up and you will have an Azure account and demo application created for you to get you started with the platform. If you post a comment below when you sign up (don’t forget to leave your e-mail!), I’ll also make sure you get access to high-quality material on Azure to help you begin developing or learning more about the platform.
To get your free Azure account, sign up now.