We’ve been talking about the Cloud for a long time. In fact Bill Gates talked about Microsoft’s commitment to it in 2002 in one of his keynotes so it’s nothing new to Microsoft. We’ve been providing Cloud based services quietly for about 15 years now. We’ve now moved into high gear with the launch of a new data portal ( http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud/default.aspx#tab2-small ) for customers, and a new advertising campaign (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2010/nov10/11-01CloudPower.mspx ) aimed at providing answer to questions customers and developers have.
There is a Video from Bob Muglia as well explaining how Cloud can transform your IT investments. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud/default.aspx#tab2-small
You’ll be hearing a lot more from me about Azure in the near future so stay tuned!