Weekend Reading: July 12th Edition—Worldwide Partner Conference focuses on cloud solutions and Windows 8

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we take you to Houston for the Worldwide Partner Conference, then introduce the global CityNext initiative and the groundbreaking Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone 8 device. The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference showcased cloud computing and big data and updates about Windows 8. At WPC, which kicked off Monday in…


Weekend Reading: July 5th Edition—Windows Phone 8 gets Facebook facelift, Redbox and iHeartRadio

In this edition of Weekend Reading, you’ll hear about big apps that just hit Windows Phone 8, the first version of a Web-based Xbox Music experience and the Xbox exclusive game “Titanfall” setting records at the Game Critics Awards “Best of E3.” Fans of the big and small-screen and live radio can now find apps…


The Midweek Download: Dec. 14th Edition–Microsoft Releases New Windows Azure Features, plus Dynamics CRM, SkyDrive and Internet Explorer

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories about new features and functionality in Windows Azure and a few other bits and pieces. Microsoft releases new features and functionality for Windows Azure. Earlier this week, Microsoft released new features and functionally for Windows Azure, including new open source capabilities, SQL Azure Database improvements…


The Midweek Download: Dec. 7th Edition–Microsoft Unveils the Windows Store to Developers, plus More on Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 and Silverlight 5

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories for developers on the new Windows Store, Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 and Silverlight. Previewing the Windows Store. On Tuesday, Microsoft gave developers their first glimpses of the Windows Store, which will make it easy for Windows customers to find, try and buy useful, high-quality…


SQL Server 2008 R2: Helping Customers Get More Value Out of Their Data

I’m delighted to share the news that we have released SQL Server 2008 R2 to manufacturing.  We’re very proud of this accomplishment and look forward to getting this release in the hands of our customers.  SQL Server 2008 R2 will be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers on May 3 and available for download worldwide…


Windows Azure General Availability

Today marks a significant milestone.  We are announcing the general availability of Windows Azure and SQL Azure in 21 countries.  Starting today customers and partners across the globe will be able to launch their Windows Azure and SQL Azure production applications and services with the support of the full Service Level Agreements (SLAs). We’re hearing…