I think that Dave is missing the point…

…which is a rare thing.

“Wondering if all this is worth it. It must be, it seems, cause so many developers are deploying systems in EC2. How will it compare to what Microsoft announces next week? That’ll be interesting to see. I can’t get away to go to their conference in LA, but I’ll be watching the news as closely as I can.”

Windows on Amazon, Day 3 (Scripting News)

I think that the issue is that Dave is trying to migrate his Windows servers to the cloud rather than writing new applications for the cloud. 

I’m having trouble seeing the difference between running a Windows server in a data centre and paying for one in Amazons data centre. I’d even be surprised if it’s less expensive.