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Well.... I wont pretend I understand all of it, but it seems their offering is pretty big.

So it doesn't have to do much with "Windows" OS in any sense, it's just a little confusing name for their SaaS.

Thanks!




The virtualization platform they are using for all this stuff is Hyper-V which runs on Windows, so the name is still relevant.

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Originally Windows was the only OS in this platform, but I iirc they are planning to change the name also.

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Correct. They are dropping the Windows bit. Details here:

http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-renames-azure-services

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Not really.

https://twitter.com/WindowsAzure/status/199918250652475393

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There's no brand change.

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