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InfoWorld has done some initial tests on the Azure Services Platform and said, "Microsoft's Community Technology Preview reveals a thoughtfully designed cloud computing architecture where seasoned .Net developers will feel at home". It's article, entitled Test Center preview: Windows Azure Services Platform gives wings to .Net positions Azure as a platform aimed at "lone developers starting up a new Web-based company on a shoestring to large teams of enterprise developers looking for high-performance."
Some of the key points in the article:
It's a good read for anyone interested in learning more about Azure Services Platform.