Cloud Platform Release Announcements for August 19, 2015

This is a blog post of a new ongoing series of consolidated updates from the Cloud Platform team. In today’s mobile first, cloud first world, Microsoft provides the technologies and tools to enable enterprises to embrace a cloud culture. Our differentiated innovations, comprehensive mobile solutions and developer tools help all of our customers realize the… Read more

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

April 18, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Introduces Infrastructure Services, Commitment to Match Amazon Pricing and more

by STB Blogger     Windows Azure Introduces Infrastructure Services, Commitment to Match Amazon Pricing Windows Azure Infrastructure Services advances the industry by enabling an unmatched ability to combine on-premises, private cloud, and public cloud technology. Not only does Windows Azure Infrastructure Services let customers make the best cloud choice for their business, but Microsoft… Read more

WPC 2012 – New Ways Partners Can Benefit in the Era of the Cloud OS

Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Division (STB) at Microsoft, took the stage this morning on Day 2 of the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, Canada.  Speaking to more than 16,000 attendees, he discussed new ways that partners can benefit in the era of the cloud OS, which Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice… Read more

Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Dom Alcocer, Marketing Manager at General Mills

by STB Blogger Microsoft’s MSDN team recently sat down with General Mills’ marketing manager, Dom Alcocer, to learn more about Gluten Freely. Gluten Freely is a General Mills cloud-based consumer business channel that was built on Windows Azure and showcases gluten-free products and related information. See the full interview below. MSDN:  Tell us about General… Read more

Customer Spotlight: LinkShare Chooses the Windows Azure Platform in Bid for Global Cloud Solution

Microsoft announced today that LinkShare Corp., an online performance marketing firm, has adopted the Windows Azure platform for development of LinkShare Lightning, the next generation of its online marketing application, and in turn has gained greater efficiencies and reduced IT costs through cloud computing.  LinkShare made the choice after assessing the cloud offerings from Amazon… Read more

November 11, 2010 News Thursday: PASS Summit and Tech•Ed Europe Special Edition

Q&A: Muglia Discusses the Latest News for Server and Tools For a snapshot of Server and Tools news over the last few weeks, take a look at the Executive Q&A with Bob Muglia on Microsoft News Center.   PASS Summit 2010 PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) Summit 2010 kicked off on Tuesday, November 9,… Read more

October 28, 2010 News Thursday: PDC Edition

Platform as a service is where developers and businesses will ultimately see the true value of the cloud, and the OS for Platform as a service is Windows Azure.  The Windows Azure platform, comprised of Windows Azure and SQL Azure, is supported by a rich set of development tools, management, and services from Microsoft. It’s… Read more

SQL Server August CTPs Roll Out Continues – Download SQL Azure Database, SQL Server StreamInsight

We are excited to announce today that Microsoft has released the next wave of August community technology previews (CTPs), including SQL Azure Database, SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 and SQL Server StreamInsight August CTP for TechNet and MSDN subscribers. The CTPs will be available on August 19th for public trial.   SQL Server StreamInsight… Read more