DarrenP you should sign up for the beta and download the SDK to playaround with. This includes some tutorials that take you through the functionality.DarrenP said:I'm just curious to get some reviews of their service really, I'll go download the SDK but have you been impressed so far?PerfectPhase said:*snip*
Excuse the blatent promotion but I wrote a short summary of Azure. This also has links to the PDC presentations which you should watch if interested:
Chris Hay wrote a good post and presentation overview as well:
The best way to learn about it is to walk hrough their examples on the SDK download. The web ui is still a bit clunky but it is early days.
In the SDK there is an chat program example that talks via a message broker called the Service bus. Their is no noticable lag and on the whole I am quite impressed by Azure.
I havent used the Amazon or Google offering so not sure how it compares to these.