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First investigation of Windows Azure

So I have finally found some time to experiment with Windows Azure. My starting-point is that I'm a freelance developer that needs hosting services in order to try out several different ideas of my own. I first wanted to get a better understanding of what a virtual machine looks like in Windows Azure. What is it exactly? I know it's a Microsoft Windows Server box running on Hyper-V, at least that is what Microsoft has told me. But then what? Read on to discover some of my findings. Note, however, that I'm not an expert and I'm sure that some of my findings and questions could be answered by reading documentation somewhere but I like to get my hands dirty by looking under the hood. Read more...

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