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MDeC together with Microsoft Malaysia announced the MSC Malaysia Cloud On-Boarding Program to accelerate the development and production of made-in-Malaysia software and services in the Cloud.

The partnership, in the form of The Azure Power Program, will see an investment of RM1.1 million to boost the Cloud ecosystem for SMEs. The Microsoft Azure Program will be a key industry partner in the MSC Malaysia Cloud On boarding Program, designed to provide comprehensive end-to-end assistance for Malaysian ISVs to develop and produce Cloud-based software and services on Microsoft’s open and flexible Windows Azure platform.

The Windows Azure platform allows developers to build applications using various programming languages that they are already familiar with, like Microsoft’s .Net and Visual Studio as well as Python, Ruby, Eclipse, Java, and PHP.

The Azure Power Program is open to MSC Status companies all stages from start-ups to established ISVs. To participate, ISVs need to complete an application form with the necessary supporting documents to the Program Center at azurepower@crystaledge.net, call 03-6205 3389 or fax 03-6205 5513. For more information on Windows Azure, please visitwww.microsoft.com/windowsazure/windowsazure.