“Microsoft Azure will be available for partners to resell in the open licensing programs on August 1st of this year(2014)”. 


This is great news as can be one less bill for companies to pay that are looking for a partner to implement and then manage certain aspects of IT.  It also combines the consulting and service fees in setting up a solution with ongoing costs.  I see this as a way for partners to keep a long term open relationship with a client.