Gartner Recognizes Microsoft as a Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Visionary

Four months ago, we moved Windows Azure Infrastructure Services out of preview and into general availability which included covering the service with our industry-leading SLA. In the short time since then, Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a Visionary in the market for its completeness of vision and ability to execute according to its 2013 Magic… Read more

What’s New in 2012 R2 with Brad Anderson: IaaS Innovations

The move to a service provider model is one of the most significant shifts we are seeing in data centers around the world. This is occurring as two key developments are afoot:  First, many organizations are making moves to use Service Provider and public cloud capacity, and Second, there is an internal shift within organizations… Read more

Updated Docs Now Available for Running SQL Server in Windows Azure IaaS

We are very happy to announce that the updated technical documentation for deploying and running SQL Server in Windows Azure Infrastructures Services is now available online. When deploying SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines, we recommend that you follow the detailed guidance given in the new SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines documentation… Read more

Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Hits GA Milestone

This morning we announced the general availability release of our Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) support for Windows Azure – including our new Virtual Machine and Virtual Network capabilities.  This release is now live in production, backed by an enterprise SLA, supported by Microsoft Support, and is ready to use for production apps.  If you… Read more

MMS 2013 – Windows Azure Active Directory, Backup, Web Site Monitoring and Log Improvements Release Information

Today we released some great enhancements to Windows Azure. These new capabilities include: Active Directory: General Availability release of Windows Azure AD – it is now ready for production use! Backup Service: New Service that enables secure offsite backups of Windows Servers in the cloud Web Sites: Monitoring and Diagnostic Enhancements All of these improvements… Read more