I expect many developers have been watching the maturation of the Windows Azure platform through its CTP to the recent release – and they may have wondered how we can control what exactly our applications are running on. I mean, what if Microsoft decide to change the operational behaviour of the operating system that your product is operating on – such as they did when they upgraded the Azure toolset last time.

Well, now they have given us a way to control these updates – at least, all the minor ones – critical ones would still override these settings.

For details, checkout this page on the MSDN site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee758710.aspx#ServiceConfiguration