Microsoft acquires InMage: Better business continuity with Azure

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired InMage, an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based business continuity. Our customers tell us that business continuity – the ability to backup, replicate and quickly recover data and applications in case of a system failure – is incredibly important. After all, revenue, supply chains, customer loyalty,…

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Microsoft delivers updates, innovations and expansions to meet cloud demand

The following post is from Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Channel, Microsoft. Building on some of the incredible innovation already delivered by our engineering groups this year, I’m thrilled to announce some of the new technologies and services that we will highlight at the 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference and over the next few months,…


Microsoft Azure Machine Learning combines power of comprehensive machine learning with benefits of cloud

The following post is from Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Machine Learning at Microsoft. Maybe you haven’t noticed it, but machine learning – a way of applying historical data to a problem by creating a model and using it to successfully predict future behavior or trends – is touching more and more lives every…

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Microsoft Azure now generally available in Brazil South region

The following post is from Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft. A few weeks ago, we announced that Microsoft Azure was in public preview in Brazil. Today, I am pleased to share that Microsoft Azure is now generally available in our Brazil South region. In Brazil, and our other regions around the…


The power of ‘and’

The following post is from Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Microsoft. A little over a year ago, we announced the general availability of Azure Infrastructure Services. Since that time, we helped customers realize the power of “and” with Infrastructure Services and Platform Services, Windows and Linux, Oracle, SQL and soon SAP…


Weekend Reading: May 30th Edition—Skype Translator introduced at inaugural Code Conference, Microsoft and salesforce.com announce strategic partnership

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Skype Translator app revealed at the first-ever Code Conference, a new strategic partnership between Microsoft and salesforce.com and how businesses like the Seattle Children’s Hospital and The Coca-Cola Company have chosen the Surface Pro 3 as their go-to choice to replace laptops. Soon,…


A tale of two countries: Education technology drives growth and transformation

The following post is from Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft. Education reform can be frustratingly slow, held back by resistance to change, budgetary challenges and, oftentimes, a lack of conviction on the part of governments. So when any country makes a decisive commitment to transform its education system, it’s big news….


Connecting Microsoft’s mobile and cloud solutions to the universe of data in SAP software

The following post is from Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft. For more than 20 years, Microsoft and SAP have worked together to help customers who run their business on SAP’s mission critical software do so with Microsoft’s industry leading platforms and productivity solutions. Today, I’m excited to announce an extension…


Weekend Reading: May 16th Edition — New cloud services highlighted at TechEd North America and the Windows Store gets an update

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about new services announced at TechEd 2014 that will remove barriers to cloud adoption, a refresh of the Windows Store that makes it easier to find apps, and new apps and games like “Wordament Snap Attack” and “Spider-Man 2.” At TechEd North America 2014 in Houston,…

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Forecasting clouds – for everyone

The following post is from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Communications at Microsoft. Apologies to Charles Dickens, but these days I imagine a lot of people working in IT might describe their world by saying “It was the best of times. It was the cloudiest of times.” Because the era of cloud computing…