As part of our commitment to openness and interoperability, we’re excited to announce that Windows Azure is now fully supported by Juju. This means that Ubuntu users can now use Juju with its intuitive GUI to design and deploy sophisticated application infrastructure instantly into Windows Azure.
Latest Ubuntu Certified images for all supported Ubuntu releases are currently available on Windows Azure, delivered with fast, highly available local archives to keep you up to date. With Juju support on Windows Azure, users can deploy more than 100 services (Juju Charms) onto Windows Azure Ubuntu instances.
Canonical is also currently running a competition which lets contestants configure and build their cloud infrastructure to win cash prizes. Simply deploy your infrastructure on Windows Azure, share your solution using Juju export, and you could take home one of the prizes! Details are available on the Charm Championship homepage.
Juju is an open source project. For information on getting started with the Juju client on Windows Azure, head over to juju.ubuntu.com/install
Please also see the blog post from the Juju team at Canonical.