…With the introduction of the virtual machine (VM) role on the Windows Azure platform, these powerful concepts come together to host virtual infrastructure in the cloud. You’ll soon be able to build VMs for Windows Azure and deploy them to the cloud where you can leverage the flexible, scalable infrastructure and cost savings for which cloud computing is noted.
Currently, the Windows Azure VM role is still in beta. You can learn more about the beta program by visiting the Windows Azure Compute site. You can apply for the beta by visiting the Beta Programs section of the Windows Azure Management Portal. Due to its beta status, information contained here concerning the VM role is subject to change….