As you have undoubtedly noticed, as part of today’s release refresh, the Windows Azure developer portal got a major face lift. This is the new theme that will be adopted by all the Windows Azure Platform for PDC’09.

PDC’08 UI theme

Dev Portal Old

PDC’09 UI theme

Dev Portal New

I already received a lot of feedback, good and bad, comparing the previous theme and style to the new one. This is such a subjective matter that I love how much passion it generates.

More importantly than the UI theme itself, we are also working on usability and will continue to consider all incoming feedback about the Windows Azure developer portal, so keep it coming on the dev forum.

Major new features were also made available to the public in this release refresh, check out the Windows Azure team blog for more details on those features, in particular: