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Flying into the cloud

Microsoft's online platform could transform company

Windows Azure, the basis for Microsoft's venture into cloud computing, is the brainchild of Ray Ozzie. Windows Azure, the basis for Microsoft's venture into cloud computing, is the brainchild of Ray Ozzie. (Microsoft Corp. via Associated Press)
By Robert Weisman
Globe Staff / October 28, 2008

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Microsoft Corp. , moving to counter the push by Google and Amazon.com to offer software and services online, yesterday unveiled a "cloud computing" platform that will reshape its own business model and fundamentally alter the environment for software developers. (Full article: 889 words)

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