Another significant way in which the competitive landscape is shifting
In addition to the integration of .NET with Silverlight, Ozzie announced Silverlight Streaming, a service that would allow developers to store and deliver their Web applications using Microsoft's servers.
It "takes advantage of [Microsoft's] huge investments in services infrastructure," Ozzie said.
One such example is the "server farm" Microsoft recently opened in Quincy, Grant County.
The service, which Ozzie described as "a sign of things to come" from the company's services strategy, would be free for storage of 4 gigabytes of data.
Ozzie said there are other "very significant" infrastructure projects under development at Microsoft that need more time to gestate before being announced more broadly.