Cool things are coming out of Mix08!
There's even something there for we database people: SQL Server Data Services.
From Neil Hutson's blog:
SSDS you can think of as a structured data store in the cloud(building block service), which is accessed using Internet protocols using a basic data manipulation language. SSDS is for developers and businesses that need scalable, easily programmable, and cost-effective data storage with robust database query capabilities. Pretty cool.