If you’ve been wanting to use Windows Azure but couldn’t because a particular open source virtual machine (VM) wasn’t available or you didn’t have the time to configure one, well you’re in luck. The newly released preview of VM Depot from Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., (MS Open Tech) allows you to build, deploy and share your favorite Linux configuration, create custom open source stacks and work with others to build new architectures for the cloud that leverage the openness and flexibility of the Azure platform. ...read more