Today, Microsoft is releasing the latest coding milestone of .NET Services, a component of the Azure Services Platform. .NET Services are still in community technology preview (CTP).  

The March 2009 release further enhances support for web standards and interoperability, making it simpler for developers to connect cloud applications and services across platforms. Specifically, .NET Services now includes improved support for web standards such as REST, ATOM, SOAP, and HTTP.  This means that all developers – whether they are .NET developers or not - will now find .NET Services much easier to use because they can utilize industry standards and protocols to interface the services.

Read the full article on Sam Chenaur’s blog at http://blog.samchenaur.com/2009/03/31/microsoft-releases-update-to-net-services.aspx