Mark Russinovich, Technical Fellow on the Windows Azure team, explains how Azure continues to be developed as an OS for the data center including support for shared compute, disk and network resources and distributed application services. He also covers SQL Server integration and process management, support for queuing, structured storage and SQL storage.
The following video was recorded May 19th at the Microsoft Tech-Ed held in Atlanta, GA and runs just over an hour. It’s a great briefing on how Windows Azure is evolving to support configurable Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) architectures. You can also download the slides from this session here Inside Windows Azure, the Cloud Operating System with no opt in from the Microsoft Channel 9 website.