December 19, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Updates Power BI for Office 365 and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E BloggerMicrosoft Updates Power BI for Office 365 This month Microsoft updated the previews of Power BI for Office 365 and Power Query for Excel. These updates provide customers with more ways to explore, analyze and find insights on their data. Specific updates include: Enhancements to Power BI for Office 365: Power BI for… Read more

December 12, 2013 News Thursday: Nobel Media Leans on Windows Azure

by C&E Blogger Following this year’s Nobel Prize announcement, Nobel Media’s Nobelprize.org website was inundated with visitors and the organization put their trust in Windows Azure to ensure that everyone could quickly and easily read about and view the event. In addition to Windows Azure’s ability to scale to handle peaks in website traffic, Windows… Read more

Announcing the New Cloud OS Network

by C&E Blogger Today, Microsoft announced the Cloud OS Network, a worldwide consortium of more than 25 cloud service providers delivering services built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform: Windows Server with Hyper-V, System Center and the Windows Azure Pack. With this announcement, organizations have even more choice in deploying hybrid solutions – either in their… Read more

December 5, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Expands Service to Brazil and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger Microsoft Expands Windows Azure Service to Brazil Microsoft announced the expansion of Windows Azure services to Brazil, signifying Microsoft’s continued commitment to growing the global presence of Windows Azure and providing customers with local cloud service options. With the opening of this region, new and existing customers in Brazil will experience better… Read more

November 21, 2013 News Thursday: New Windows Azure Updates and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger Get the latest Windows Azure updates Continuing to deliver on its commitment to offering choice and cost savings as well as the best possible experience for developers, Microsoft announced another wave of updates for Windows Azure this morning. Updates include the general availability of Windows Azure Traffic Manager, Windows Azure BizTalk Services… Read more

November 14, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure and SQL Server Power "Smart Buildings" and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger Windows Azure and SQL Server helping the City of Seattle cut operating costs up to 25% The City of Seattle, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, recently implemented a “Smart Building” solution in a handful of large commercial buildings in the city’s… Read more

Explore the World Through Sound with Windows Azure and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger App Enables Users to ‘Explore the World Through Sound’ Via Windows Azure Plenty of apps exist that allow users to share pictures, but what about sound? Foundbite, a Windows Azure customer, empowers users to capture ambient sound happening at the time of a picture or series of pictures, which form a foundbite…. Read more

Microsoft Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant and more Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger Microsoft named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems Gartner* has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in their new Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the operational DBMS market. Gartner mentions some important trends in… Read more

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Windows Azure HDInsight

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Windows Azure HDInsight This week, Microsoft is attending the Strata + Hadoop World Conference, where the company will discuss its big data strategy and approach as well as its work with the Hadoop community and Hortonworks to accelerate the adoption of Hadoop in the enterprise. News Highlights Today, Microsoft… Read more

October 24, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Updates

by C&E Blogger Microsoft announces Windows Azure updates Microsoft unveiled a number of updates for Windows Azure over the last week, including general availability of Windows Server 2012 R2 in the Windows Azure image gallery and the release of Windows Azure SDK 2.2. Additional news included a price reduction of up to 22 percent on memory-intensive… Read more