through the .Net framework "that look very similar to the built-in .Net data structure types," as Russinovich explained.
But ultimately, the emphasis Microsoft is putting on this is isn't by way of any particular language or runtime. And when it is on Azure, it's by way of Azure being an enabler, not the raison d'etre.
"The developer experience is going to get a lot richer," said Russinovich, "and you're going to have PaaS runtimes built on top of this that make it possible for developers to focus solely on the application."
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