inessential by Brent Simmons


If it’s true that Windows Azure will be renamed as Microsoft Azure, then I’m pleased. Smart move.

(Via John Moltz.)

Mary Jo Foley, who I never thought I’d quote on this blog, writes:

The rebranding makes sense, given Windows Azure isn’t all about Windows. Azure customers can run Linux in virtual machines on the operating system. Azure users also can run Oracle databases and middleware, and use non-Windows-specific development tools, including Java, Ruby, PHP and Python.