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Amazon battens down the hatches before Microsoft's cloud launch next week
Amazon has made a few tweaks and additions to its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure just days before Microsoft is expected to launch its head-to-head competitive service at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC).
Amazon becomes the latest company using Linux to pay Microsoft for patent deal
Amazon.com has joined a host of other companies using Linux to pay Microsoft as part of a patent cross-licensing arrangement. Not surprisingly, the wording of the February 22 announcement by Microsoft regarding its latest IP licensing deal doesn't claim Amazon or Linux infringing (or even potentially infringing) on any Microsoft patents.
Microsoft: Yes, customers, we will have VM support for Windows Azure
A recent pilot-program announcement between Microsoft and Amazon -- via which enterprise customers can cover their Amazon Web Services Windows Server instances with their existing Microsoft Enterprise licenses -- has led to a number of Microsoft customer questions.