August 22, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Receives Security Recognition and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Deloitte Recognizes Windows Azure Security, Availability and Confidentiality Trust Principles Microsoft announced that public auditor Deloitte issued a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 report for Windows Azure in security, availability and confidentiality trust principles and an assessment against the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), a set of security… Read more

June 27, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Web Sites Generally Available and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger     Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Web Sites Generally Available Today, on Day 2 of Build 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Satya Nadella, president, Server & Tools Business, took the stage to announce general availability of Windows Azure Mobile Services, which makes it easy for developers… Read more

February 21, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Helps Customer After an Earthquake and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Windows Azure Helps Bring Customer Back Online Amid Crisis When disaster struck the picturesque nation of Costa Rica in the form of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in September 2012, the population was in shock and the nation’s infrastructure was damaged. The website of Teletica, one of the nation’s largest and most… Read more

June 23, 2011 News Thursday: Windows Azure AppFabric CTP, SQL Server JumpIn! Developers’ Camp, and more Server and Tools news.

Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP is Announced As announced at TechEd North America 2011, this week we released the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP, which includes capabilities that make it easy for developers to build, deploy, manage and monitor multi-tier applications across web, business logic and database tiers as a single logical entity on the… Read more

April 14, 2011 News Thursday: Developer Tools at MIX11, Media & Entertainment in the Cloud at NAB, and more Server and Tools News

  MIX2011 Showcases New and Updated Tools for Developers       This year at MIX2011 in Las Vegas, Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the .NET Developer Platform, announced several offerings designed to make Web development easier and more seamless for developers targeting the Web, cloud or phone:   ·        Windows Azure platform: Updates for the… Read more

January 13, 2011 News Thursday: WebMatrix RTM, Windows Azure PHP tool Updates, and more Server and Tools News

Microsoft announces the release of WebMatrix Today, Microsoft announced the worldwide availability of WebMatrix, a free set of tools designed to help website developers of all skill levels easily create, customize and publish websites to the internet. It is available in nine languages and includes tools to create new websites using either code provided through… 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

OpenStack is now open for Microsoft’s Hyper-V

Microsoft is partnering with Cloud.com and Rackspace to provide support of its virtualization platform, Hyper-V, to the OpenStack project.  This allows customers and service providers to use Windows Server R2 2008 Hyper-V virtualized environments running a mix of Microsoft and non-Microsoft infrastructure with greater flexibility when using OpenStack.   Learn more about the announcement at… Read more

PDC 2009: Microsoft Cloud Services Vision Becomes Reality with Launch of Windows Azure Platform

Microsoft today announced the availability of the Windows Azure platform at the Professional Developers Conference.  In his opening keynote, Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect, described Windows Azure and SQL Azure as core elements of the company’s cloud services strategy.  The company also announced a set of new Windows Azure features, Windows Server capabilities, and… Read more