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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  • One of the biggest challenges in business software, whether it lives inside a company or is part of a hosted service, is making sure that only properly authorized employees have access to the data and applications. Microsoft discusses how its Federated Identity platform will work with the new hosted services.

    Credit: Robert Vamosi

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

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