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Windows Azure users are fast. Want to see who's going the fastest using Windows Azure? Check out these short videos from developers and others in the Windows Azure community and vote for you favorite.

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Straight From Scott

Scott Guthrie knows fast. Buckle up and learn about Windows Azure fast straight from Scott!

Engineering Fast

Get your fast fix directly from the Microsoft engineers and technologists working on the product - in 30 seconds or less.
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Scott Klein gets started faster than ever with Windows Azure

Fast Facts

  • Windows Azure customers can use WebMatrix to create PHP sites and setup PHP/MySQL on their local machines in less than 30 seconds. The same is true for Node.js and ASP.NET.
  • Using Windows Azure Web Sites, you can spin up a WordPress site and post to it faster than Ryan Lochte's gold medal swim in the 400m IM at the 2012 Olympics.
  • Deploy a PHP website with Git faster than the time it takes to heat up a pizza pocket (and it won't burn the roof of your mouth).
  • You can move from staging to production and still have 2 minutes and 11 seconds to enjoy "Don't Stop Believin".
  • Window Azure Active Directory processes over 350,000 login requests in less than 30 seconds.
  • NoClue can rap his way through 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds.
  • The Lamborghini Aventador can accelerate from 0-60mph in a blazing 2.8 seconds and maxes out at over 200 mph!
  • The Peregrine Falcon can reach the breakneck speed of 200 mph on a dive!
  • Light is the fastest measurable thing in the universe. If you travel around the earth's equator at the speed of light, you'll travel the entire planet 7.4 times in one second.