Do you use Azure at all?
Yes, we’ve been testing out their blob storage as an alternative to Amazon S3 and Rackspace Cloudfiles. We don’t currently use it in production.
They aren’t moving the entire WordPress.com into Microsoft’s cloud. More details.
A nice tutorial, to be used with the recently updated P2 theme.
I want to be clear about my criticism here: it is good that Automattic strongly defended its point of view, but the workshop would have been much stronger if they’d had on stage more people who had disagreements with Automattic.
Go read. It’s a good, fairly balanced post.