Microsoft promotes Mac and iOS development using Windows Azure cloud services

If you need another example of how Microsoft often seems to operate more like a Keiretsu than a company, here's one of a new series of videos from them... highlighting Mac and iOS developers. In this case, it's rockstar developer Brent Simmons of NetNewsWire and Glassboard fame, and it's all to highlight Microsoft's cloud platform, Windows Azure for MSDN.

Join Brent Simmons, creator of NetNewsWire and Mars Edit on Mac and iOS to find out how to get started with Windows Azure Mobile Services.

It's all shades of awesome that Microsoft would do this, and that Simmons would do it with them. Going back to licensing Exchange to Apple, Google, and others, despite it "hurting" Windows Mobile at the time, Microsoft has often shown a willingness to prioritize services and infrastructure, even at the expense of their own end-user facing products.

If you're a Mac or iOS developer -- if you're a developer period -- interested in cloud services for your apps, check out part 1 of Simmons new series and visit the site below for the rest of the series and more.

Source: MSDN Channel 9 via Daniel Jalkut

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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.