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Microsoft Reveals Cloud Computing Platform, Windows Azure

Microsoft today unveiled its highly anticipated "cloud-based" operating system which aims at addressing the growing competition to its core desktop operating system.

At Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles today, Ray Ozzie, company's Chief Software Architect, unveiled the company's much-anticipated cloud computing platform, called Windows Azure Services Platform. "Windows Azure is a new Windows offering at the Web tier of computing," said Ozzie. "This represents a significant extension" of the Windows computing platform, he said. Using this platform, Microsoft strives to enable developers to build and deploy Web applications and services running on Microsoft's worldwide infrastructure of datacenters.

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