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.