Windows 8 will give developers the tools to build desktop or tablet applications that take advantage of advanced services in Azure, such as data caching, cloud-to-client messaging, and identity management.
Microsoft technical fellow John Shewchuck took the stage at Interop alongside Wahbe to show off a Windows 8 Metro-style app for a travel site called Maggie's Travel. By linking to identity management services in Azure, the app allows users to log in using any of their existing online user names and passwords, including those associated with Facebook, Windows Live, or even Google.
Original Article posted at InformationWeek