What tools does Microsoft offer for cloud computing?

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ASKED: June 17, 2009  6:57 PM
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Microsoft’s solutions span from the private to the public cloud. You can use Hyper-V and system center to manage your VMs in the private cloud and also with hosters while also being to leverage services like Windows Azure.

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<a href=”http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/azurecmdlets”>Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets</a> are a set of PowerShell cmdlets wrapping the Windows Azure Service Management API and Diagnostics API. These cmdlets make is simple to script out your deployments, upgrades, and scaling of your Windows Azure applications as well as set and manage your diagnostics configuration.

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    You use the same .NET tools and skills for Azure as you do with anything dot NET (PHP, Python, and Ruby IDEs and Tools can also be used for Azure): Visual Studio 2010 (Web Express version is FREE) or Visual Studio 2008 after adding the “Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.1 (February 2010)”, SQL Server 2008 R2 (Express version is FREE). You can also subscribe to get FREE developer hours on Azure after you sign-up.
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    The Windows Azure Platform is a Microsoft cloud platform used to build, host and scale web applications through Microsoft data centers. Windows Azure Platform is thus classified as platform as a service and forms part of Microsoft's cloud computing strategy, along with their software as a service offering, Microsoft Online Services.
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