# Friday, 06 November 2009

So, an email arrives in my inbox today inviting me to try Windows Azure. I've tried Azure a couple times in the past with not much luck. I got the impression from reading some white papers that there was bottom-up innovation going on at the hardware and storage layer and that they had solved the scalability challenges first, but there wasn't much to show from the top-down (unfortunately, where first impressions are made).

But it is Microsoft, so if they're really serious about cloud computing, you got to at least sit up and listen. Here's my 5 minute unedited foray back into the world of Azure.

(Yes, I know the transparency of my video reveals management keys, yadda, yadda. It's a sandbox. I trust you...)

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