The improvements to the "Virtual Network" and "Virtual Machines" components of Windows Azure will simplify the usage of accessing virtual networks, either from behind a corporate firewall or remotely. There are three enhanced Windows Azure Virtual Network capabilities. One of them is new -- a point-to-site connectivity addition. It allows a computer to access the virtual network through the computer's built-in Windows VPN client. This point-to-site VPN connection uses the Secure Sockets Tunneling Protocol and can pass through proxy servers and corporate firewalls, or it can be used remotely. Read the full story here.
Microsoft today announced virtual private network improvements to Windows Azure components.