[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.]
Norm Judah, Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Services, presented a Foundational Session at TechEd detailing examples of what is possible in the cloud this past week. The session covered four demos on 1) building a private cloud, 2) event based applications, 3) looking at SharePoint as an application platform and doing a burst out to Azure, and 4) redeploying an on-premises application into the cloud. The technologies and services focused on are: Hyper-Microsoft System Center, Windows Azure and Microsoft Office 365, Private and Public Cloud, application development and management.
I highly recommend taking a look at this presentation, as it highlights many of the possibilities of what can be done in the cloud today and in the future.