Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service General Availability

Today we announced the general availability of our Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) support! With this release Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Network move out of Preview and are now ready to use for your production apps. With Azure Virtual Machines you can deploy and run durable VMs in the cloud, provisioned from…


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  Upcoming TechNet Events   12 Implementing Full-Text in SQL Server REGISTER   FEB 2013 Timing 10:00 – 11:30   Audience IT professionals        Type Live Webcast         Language English Abstract In this session we will discuss the capabilities and the core components of Full-Text Search, implementing Full-Text indexes and working with Full-Text queries.​ Speaker…


Discover the New Windows Azure Features and Services for spring

This week, Microsoft announced previews of new Windows Azure services that help developers build applications that connect data to users across public and private clouds, take advantage of VHDs and deploy scalable websites quickly and cheaply.  On Monday, as part of TechEd North America and broadcast live online, Scott, along with Mark Russinovich, Quentin Clark,…


Get skilled up on Microsoft’s Cloud technologies at your own pace and at no cost with Microsoft Virtual Academy

Looking for a simple, effective way to get the skills and training you needed to take advantage of the opportunity Cloud computing offers IT professionals? The Microsoft Virtual Academy offers no-cost, easy-access training for IT professionals who want to get ahead in cloud computing. MVA guides you through the latest cloud computing technologies and tools….


New Windows Azure Platform Features Available Today

Building out an infrastructure that supports your web service or application can be expensive, complicated and time consuming. Whether you need to forecast the highest possible demand, build out the network to support your peak times, getting the right servers in place at the right time or managing and maintaining the systems, these actions require…


Monitor your Windows Azure Applications with System Center Operations Manager

We’ve just released an Operations Manager  Management pack that will allow you to monitor your applications running on Windows Azure. After configuration, the Windows Azure Management Pack offers the following functionality: Discovers Windows Azure applications. Provides status of each role instance. Collects and monitors performance information. Collects and monitors Windows events. Collects and monitors the…


TechNet Magazine June Edition online

One of the greatest concerns IT managers voice over moving to cloud computing is security. How secure will my data be when stored in the cloud? How secure is the data in transit? Those are indeed valid questions and concerns. While technology vendors and cloud computing service providers have gone considerable distances to protect data…


Cloud Computing: Microsoft Azure

Yesterday at PDC we announced Microsoft Azure which is our Cloud-based service foundation. Azure Services Platform combines the growing power of the Web-based “cloud” and today’s computers and devices with a suite of services designed to help developers deliver compelling new experiences across the PC, Web and mobile phone or PDA.  The new platform extends…