Today I caught up on some press material on Azure Services. For those that haven’t seen it, the picture version of Azure Services is below:

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One article published in late February popped out at me: http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=2173.

Among other things, this article brings good questions regarding how aligned and integrated the Azure Services platform is today. A quote from the article:

“Our engineering efforts are fully aligned with Red Dog now,” said Shewchuk. “We expect them (Red Dog) to be available with a fully integrated developer experience” upon which CSD and its customers can count when working with .Net Services, SQL Data Services and other components.

To be clear, the end results of this engineering alignment aren’t fully apparent yet. As John indicates, we are working on it.