The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2008 this week saw the debuts of two huge new products for Microsoft developers and partners: Windows 7, the company's next operating system, and Windows Azure, its development platform for cloud computing.
In this podcast, Microsoft developer Robert Anderson checks in from the Microsoft PDC 2008 in Los Angeles. Anderson, the chief technology officer for Microsoft partner Digipede Technologies in Oakland, Calif., says Windows Azure has a leg up on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, the Google App Engine and other cloud computing platforms. But when it comes to Windows 7, Microsoft has to do a lot more to move on from the "perceived failure" of Windows Vista.
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