Gallery: Microsoft takes wraps off Windows Azure

Gallery: Microsoft takes wraps off Windows Azure

Summary: At Microsoft's PDC 2008 conference, the company's chief software architect Ray Ozzie took the wraps off Windows Azure which is an operating system that lets developers write programs for Microsoft's data centers instead of individual pieces of software for business servers.

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  • At Microsoft's PDC 2008 conference, the company's chief software architect Ray Ozzie took the wraps off Windows Azure which is an operating system that lets developers write programs for Microsoft's data centers instead of individual pieces of software for business servers.

    Microsoft will be competing with the likes of Amazon, Salesforce.com, and Rackspace--providers of Internet storage and computing services.

  • Microsoft's chief software architect Ray Ozzie takes the stage.

  • Server and Tools senior VP Bob Muglia talks about the benefits to businesses of Windows Azure.

    Credit: Robert Vamosi

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Topics: Data Centers, Cloud, Hardware, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Storage, Windows

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