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Windows Azure: Q & A with Amitabh Srivastava

At first, many expected the opening keynote at PDC to be about Windows 7. However, PDC's first major keynote was dedicated to the announcement of Windows Azure, a platform which (until PDC) was completely concealed by Microsoft from the public (except through occasional, highly dramatic blurbs from Steve Ballmer). The platform's announcement also came as a surprise to many developers, IT professionals, and pundits who saw Azure as an attempt at matching Amazon's offerings through Amazon Web Services.

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