Ok, I’m digging into Azure (and this will be a really quick post) and seeing what all it is. Thus far I am intrigued (although I have seen some of this coming). In case you aren’t following the PDC happenings, Azure is the MS OS in the clouds? More like a server in the clouds, but still. Basically they have spun a number of their server products into the clouds, so now there will (for instance) a SQL Server that is available from the cloud. I read some mentioning of SharePoint as well.
But there is one thing that I don’t like (can you feel the sarcasm)... Azure is a really cool name. The release name (after marketing screws it up) will be Microsoft Windows .Net Live Data and Internet Operating System Services Professional Version 10 (or some such nonsense).. it will be a ghastly name...
I think I will take a page out of Sam Gentile book. He says that WCF is pronounced "indigo" and I think I agree. So if you here me refer to Astoria know that I’m talking about the MS product spelled Ado.NET Data Services. And "Azure" will be the pronunciation for MS OS in the cloud offering.
| posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:15 AM