[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.]
Cihan Biyikoglu has written an interesting article about NoSQL qualities extending into SQL Azure.
"It is great to see people catching onto the idea of federations. Recently, there has been a number of great articles and a new whitepaper that refer to how federations flip SQL Azure to "NoSQL" Azure. Yes, it is true! Federation bring great benefits of NoSQL model into SQL Azure where it is needed most"