If you are curious about what can be possible using the FREE Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games, check out a new proof-of-concept game called Tankster created using this toolkit.
Microsoft quoted “This game is built with HTML5 and comes complete with reusable server side code and documentation. It also supports a variety of ways gamers can interact with each other, such as messaging, wall posts, and comments; player achievements and game stats are presented on a live leaderboard. After all, what’s a social game without being able to talk a little trash?”"
I think it is a good approach by the Azure team to capitalize on the game dev force which is looking to create games on the Azure platform. The toolkit allows you to quickly get started building new social games in Windows Azure!
Download the Azure Toolkit for Social Games.