Does a "cloud operating system" replace your desktop or server operating system? How does it work with mobile devices?
Microsoft's Ray Ozzie, the company's chief software architect, tells CNET News' Ina Fried that Windows Azure won't make desktop and server operating systems obsolete. Instead, Azure--which Microsoft launched Monday at its PDC 2008 conference--gives developers more options when deciding where applications should be developed and delivered.
Ozzie paints Windows Azure
Ultimately, in Microsoft's view, Azure is intended to make it easier for people to manage the devices around them, from PCs and servers to cell phones.
PDC 2008 continues on Wednesday with a keynote address from Rick Rashid, senior vice president of Microsoft Research.
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