Several IT news sites are reporting today on the "official" opening of Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform. Azure has be in testing stages for a few years, Feb. 1 is the day Microsoft begins charging customers and developers for use of the Azure cloud. We'd like to know who has been testing this so far, and who will use Azure now that it's official? Will you use Azure as a service, or to connect with Microsoft on-site apps?
Azure Drive stores data in what Microsoft calls "page blobs." For the beta program, the company said it will bill customers "only for the storage space used by the Page Blob and the read/write transactions to the Page Blob," according to a post Tuesday on Microsoft's Windows Azure blog.