Microsoft has announced new details of its cloud computing offerings and shared its vision for how software plus services will help enable partners to generate new revenue opportunities and provide enhanced customer value in today’s changing economic landscape.

Speaking at its worldwide partner conference, CEO Steve Ballmer said: "Our partners play a critical role in delivering software plus services solutions that provide the combination of choice and flexibility that businesses are looking for.
“In the process of delivering these solutions, partners are seizing the opportunity to strengthen relationships with customers, provide new experiences and deliver more business value.”
In his keynote address, Bob Muglia, president of the Server & Tools Business at Microsoft, announced the business and partner model for the company’s Windows Azure platform.