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Live from PDC'09 - it's quite cloudy out there

The first keynote for the PDC'09 ended up minutes ago. Although it was not such a surprise, Azure was pervasive in virtually every talk being made this morning. Azure is definitively a top priority for Microsoft much like Windows or Office.

For my small company, it's very good news because we are banking a lot on this technology. Also, I really like the vision of Microsoft that includes tooling as a core of the cloud experience.

Key news in the session:

  •  Windows Azure won't be in production before Jan 1st.
  • .NET Services finally renamed / federated as AppFabric.
  • Caching layer is now part of AppFabric.
  • VM with various sizes are now available.
  • Configurable VM images in Azure will come in 2010.