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CNET News Daily Podcast: Microsoft looks to the Azure cloud

A look at Azure, which represents a major change in the way software is developed for Microsoft's Windows operating system.

Microsoft is taking Windows into the cloud. Earlier Monday at its Professional Developers Conference, the company unveiled Windows Azure. Azure is a major change in the way software is developed for the Windows operating system. It will let developers write programs that live inside Microsoft's data centers--as opposed to on the servers of their businesses.

CNET News reporter Ina Fried joins us on the phone from Los Angeles. This, and other headlines of the day, in Monday's podcast.
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