Originally posted 2/28/2009
The most technical of you will be already familiar with the Microsoft Azure Platform. For those who never heard about it, I simply say that is the new Internet ("the cloud") resident architecture, still in Beta.
Here you can find a really enlightening video about SQL Services that provide data sync and sharing through the cloud.
What I would draw your attention on, though, is not the technology itself, but the case studies used to demo it. They always deal with user generated content that requires to be shared and reworked. This, IMHO, is really going to be the key issue to the next generation of business systems.
Maybe, just maybe, we are spotting the first cracks on the walls of corporate systems cathedrals. What do you think about.?