The Windows Azure Platform is now in general release. But what does this mean for you? What kinds of applications make sense for Azure, and which parts of the platform should you use? In this session, David Chappell provides an independent perspective on when Azure is the right foundation for your applications. He also compares the Azure technologies to their most visible competitors, pointing out the pros and cons of each. The goal is to help you make the right decision about when, how, and why to use the Windows Azure Platform.