Windows Azure Active Directory Management Revisited

One of the big requests we’ve had from developers and administrator is to have an option to create multiple Windows Azure Active Directories that they can use for development and test purposes, or because they want to have separate directories to synchronize with their local Windows Server AD forests. I’m happy to let you know… Read more

Enabling Modern Apps with the Windows Azure Pack

Don’t let the title fool you – this post is critically important for Developers and IT pros. The reason I call out this warning up front is that often, when I’m speaking at conferences around the world, as soon as I start to discuss the developer perspective and developer tools, many IT Pros in the… Read more

Microsoft Datacenter TCO Tool Goes Live!

The Microsoft Cloud OS solution provides a modern datacenter with enterprise class virtualization, greater resource utilization, end-to-end service management and deep insight into applications so organizations can focus on delivering business value. Together with Windows Azure or a Microsoft Service Provider, you can also create advanced hybrid cloud deployment scenarios where seasonal spikes in demand… 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

What’s New in 2012 R2: Your Cloud Partner for Enabling Open Source Software

Microsoft has become a strong platform company.  Customers want interoperability and the flexibility to run work loads in new and interesting ways.  We have challenged ourselves to support customer requirements for platforms that aren’t Windows. Our vision regarding other operating platforms is simple:  Microsoft is committed to being your cloud partner.  This means end-to-end support… Read more

Scaling Up and Out in Windows Azure Web Sites

When you are starting on a new web project, or even just beginning to develop web sites and applications in general, you might want to start small.  But you probably won’t stay that way.  You might not want to expend resources on a new web farm when you are entering the proof-of-concept phase, but when… Read more

Transforming Our Products, Culture and Practices to be Cloud-first

Today Microsoft Server and Tools President Satya Nadella posted to the Official Microsoft Blog, an email he sent to employees about the progress we’ve made completely transforming our products, culture and practices to be cloud-first.  See his “The Enterprise Cloud Era” video to hear his additional thoughts.  An embedded player option is provided just below… Read more

Laying the Foundation at TechEd North America 2013

It’s that time of year again.  Time to head south to the great city of New Orleans for TechEd North America 2013.  TechEd takes place June 3-6.  TechEd is the place to go to explore and learn about new technologies, connect with your peers, and eat some of the unique food the New Orleans area… Read more

AMQP 1.0 Support with Windows Azure Service Bus is Released

For the past five years, Microsoft has been working with a diverse group of companies to develop the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) standard. The group of 20+ companies consisted of tech vendors, including Red Hat and VMware, and enterprises like JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse. The goal has been to build an open, wire-level… Read more