Microsoft has announced that the Windows Server and Tools division will merge with Azure online services. This means that future developments can be integrated. We’ve already heard that VMM v.Next will allow you to migrate VM’s from your Hyper-V private could up to Azure. And with bolt-ons we know that we can integrate an internal Active Directory with things like Exchange Hosted Services and BPOS. It looks to me like MS will make this a more seamless approach, probably leveraging Active Directory Certificate Services.
Interesting times ahead!