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Windows Azure

A cloud computing platform from Microsoft that features Windows Azure OS, a combination of the latest Windows Server offering and Hyper-V. Azure OS was specialized for datacenter computing, in which clusters of servers provide computing resources on demand. Azure is supported in Microsoft's .NET Framework, but has been declared open to encourage non-Microsoft language support. See cloud computing and Microsoft cloud.
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Microsoft Azure Blob Storage provides persistent, durable storage in the cloud on the Microsoft Azure services platform.
The company, which helps oil and gas companies access, organise and visualise exploration and production (E&P) data, said it adopted the Microsoft Windows Azure Services platform for delivering Digital Oilfield solutions in the cloud.
Microsoft will tout at the Mix09 conference in Las Vegas this week its planned Silverlight 3 rich Internet application technology along with a host of other developer-related offerings, according to the conference Web site.<p>Other efforts to be considered at the conference include the planned Visual Studio 2010 IDE, the Azure Services Platform for cloud computing and Expression Web, for building Web sites.<p>Mix09, which begins on Tuesday, is billed as an event for developers and designers, with an emphasis on Web development and design skills.