Since Microsoft announced its cloud computing platform, Windows Azure, back at the PDC in Los Angeles, there has been a lot of interest. Bill Zack has done a series of talks on Azure at our MSDN “Suburban” Roadshows last fall, and at the MSDN Developer Conference here in New York this past week. Now, Bill has passed on word that there is a new Microsoft Cloud Computing user group forming! Their next meeting will delve deeper into the Azure platform. Read on for the details… New York Microsoft Cloud Computing User Group Meeting The New York chapter of the Microsoft Cloud Computing User Group meets again on January 26, 2009 at the Microsoft office in NYC 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th floor New York, NY 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm BE SURE TO REGISTER at http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=134423 Space fills up fast, and Building Security requires it. Meeting topic: Windows Azure Cloud Storage When trying to build services that are highly scalable, durable and always available, the storage of data is critical.