Editor’s Note: This is a cross post from the Windows 8 App Developer Blog.
Approximately one year ago, members of the Bing team began to build applications for News, Weather, Finance, Sports, Travel and Maps for Windows 8. The team uses services in Windows Azure to scale and support rich apps that are powered by lots of data and content with hundreds of millions of users. Several of these, like the Finance app, rely heavily on data and services from Windows Azure. If you want to create apps that take advantage of the Bing web index or industry leading publisher data, check out the Windows Azure Marketplace.
Read more about leveraging Windows Azure to develop apps for Windows 8 here.