Yep. You’ve read the title correctly – Microsoft will soon provide and an OS in the cloud. After starting SQL Azure now it seems that the company is heading for the pioneering place in cloud computing and cloud services. It would be a difficult transition, though, as first these two products should prove that they are stable, reliable and worth the investment. And…the IT guys to realize that there is no escape from “the cloud” and in the near future they will have to learn that new stuff as it is inevitable when it comes to support and development of new applications.
A simple whitepaper from Microsoft could describe in short what is that Windows Azure: Introducing the Windows Azure Platform
Believe it or not soon more and more companies will head for cloud computing including outsourcing companies so that’s what is worth learning from its very beginning.