I haven’t got too excited for a while, but I believe that this will be immense. We can hopefully eliminate much of the heavy lifting associated with deploying machine learning in modern data driven applications. Have a read about what is in preview at the moment, but is already starting to be used by some customers. http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2014/06/16/microsoft-azure-machine-learning-combines-power-of-comprehensive-machine-learning-with-benefits-of-cloud.aspx