June 5, 2014 News Thursday: Microsoft Azure generally available in Brazil South Region

by C&E Blogger Microsoft Azure now generally available in Brazil South Region Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of its Brazil South Region – just weeks after the public preview was released. With over 1,000 customers signing up for Azure every day, this expansion demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to increasing growth and helping customers access the… Read more

May 29, 2014 News Thursday: Microsoft Acquires France-based Mobile Analytics Company, Capptain and more Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger Microsoft Acquires France-based Mobile Analytics Company, Capptain On Wednesday, Microsoft announced the acquisition of France-based company, Capptain. Capptain’s mobile push analytics solutions will be integrated into Microsoft Azure suite of services. With Microsoft’s continued focus in mobile apps and investment in cloud services, the acquisition will bring new elements to Azure. Capptain’s… Read more

May 12, 2014 Microsoft kicks off TechEd North America 2014

This morning in Houston, Microsoft kicked off its annual TechEd North America Conference, where more than 11,000 IT professionals and developers gathered to experience the company’s latest enterprise tech offerings. During the keynote, Brad Anderson, CVP, Cloud & Enterprise; Julia White, GM, Microsoft Office Division; and Brian Harry, CVP, Developer Division demonstrated onstage how new… Read more

May 8, 2014 News Thursday: Ventyx Asset Management Now Running on Microsoft Azure and more Cloud and Enterprise News…

Ventyx Asset Management Now Running on Microsoft Azure On Tuesday, Ventyx, an ABB company, announced that its asset performance software portfolio is now available in a hybrid or full-cloud model, running on Microsoft Azure. Ventyx chose Azure because of Microsoft’s broad use throughout the utility industry, and sees the benefits to its customers being reduction… Read more

The Return on the Data Asset in the Era of Big Data: Capturing the $1.6 trillion Data Dividend

Several prior research studies have looked at the benefits of any point investment in big data and business analytics over no investment at all. Recognizing that a growing number of organizations have already invested in a base level of business analytics technology and capabilities, IDC set out to identify the difference between those organization and… Read more

March 27, 2014 News Thursday: Windows Azure Renamed to Microsoft Azure and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger     Windows Azure renamed to Microsoft Azure On March 25, 2014, Microsoft announced that Windows Azure will be renamed to Microsoft Azure, effective April 3, 2014. This change reflects Microsoft’s strategy and focus on Azure as the public cloud platform for customers as well as for Microsoft services such as Office 365, Microsoft… Read more

Microsoft releases SQL Server 2014 to manufacturing

Today, Microsoft announced that SQL Server 2014 is being released to manufacturing RTM) and will be generally available April 1. SQL Server 2014 delivers a powerful set of capabilities for mission-critical workloads, business intelligence and hybrid cloud. Top new features in SQL Server 2014 include In-Memory OLTP, In-Memory Columnstore, new hybrid scenarios enabled for Windows… Read more

March 13, 2013 News Thursday: General Availability of Oracle Software on Windows Azure

Microsoft announces general availability of Oracle Software on Windows Azure, additional updates to platform Today, as an extension to the strategic partnership with Oracle initially announced last June, Microsoft unveiled that Oracle’s mission critical software is now generally available to all Windows Azure customers. Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server and Java on Windows Azure are… Read more

News Thursday March 6, 2014: Independent Research Firm Names Microsoft a Leader in the Enterprise Business Intelligence Platform Evaluation

by C&E Blogger Forrester Research, Inc. has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2013. Forrester analyst Boris Evelson notes in the report that “While many BI platform features are becoming commoditized, it’s not the individual capabilities that differentiate the Leaders, but rather the completeness, comprehensiveness, and integration… Read more

Microsoft Releases the Public Preview of Power BI Connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI

by C&E BloggerHot on the heels of February’s release of Power BI for Office 365 – today, Microsoft released a public preview of Power BI connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects. The joint BI interoperability solution was announced and demoed during a session at the SharePoint Conference by Eron Kelly, General Manager of SQL Server Marketing at… Read more