So much for the cloud
It looks like they are making it more complicated, most who will go there will do so to lessen complication, just to be met with even more :)
Same old concurrency problem, it is just much easier to deal with one discrete unit then it is to try and deal with many things at once.
And whilst MS is seeing this as a way to get lockin the cloud. Though take Amazon's approach, the time people will want access is the same time Amazon will want it, about this time of year.
So ultimately the cloud services will be diminished, and they will just turn into developer playgrounds, which is what I thought most of us thought they would be in the first place. If any company has hot tailed to the clouds in the hope of easing their IT burden, will be seriously smacking themselves in the face around about now.