It has been a long and frustrating 18-month wait, but it’s finally over. Microsoft is switching on its first Australian Azure data centres in Melbourne and Sydney next week, and it’s one particular cloud computing development that could mean good things for the Australian PC- and Xbox-using public.
You could, just once, excuse a small business for forgetting to renew the SSL certificate for its website. The same, however, cannot be said for Microsoft. It looks like someone over at Redmond failed to renew the credentials for Windows Azure, the company’s cloud storage service.
We asked readers for questions about Windows Azure to put to Microsoft, and you came up with some great responses. Tim Buntel, product manager for the Windows Azure platform at Microsoft Australia, has all the answers. Read on!