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

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

November 29, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Active Directory Reaches 200 Billion Authentications and more Server and Tools News!

    by STB Blogger Windows Azure Active Directory Reaches 200 Billion Authentications On Tuesday, the Windows Azure team announced a major milestone in cloud scale computing. Since the inception of the authentication service in 2010, Windows Azure has processed 200 billion authentications for 50 million active user accounts. On average, Windows Azure Active Directory… Read more

November 8, 2012 News Thursday: Beta Release of BizTalk Server 2013, News from PASS 2012, and more Server and Tools News!

  by STB Blogger BizTalk Server 2013 Beta UnveiledEarlier this week, the BizTalk Server team announced the Beta release of BizTalk Server 2013. Since the Community Technology Preview (CTP) in August, the team added several capabilities, including SFTP support, ESBT integration, better SharePoint integration and simplified manageability via dependency tracking in BizTalk Admin console. The… Read more

November 1, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Server 2012 Essentials Generally Available Today, Windows Azure Powers Halo 4, and more Server and Tools News!

  by STB Blogger Windows Server 2012 Essentials Generally Available Today!Microsoft is pleased to announce that today Windows Server 2012 Essentials for small businesses is generally available for purchase through volume licensing, retail and reseller channels.  Microsoft partners can now begin purchasing and implementing Windows Server 2012 Essentials for their small business clients, to help… Read more

October 11, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure “Fast” campaign, and more Server and Tools news!

by STB Blogger Windows Azure Challenges Developers to Show Us They’re “Fast”On Monday, the Windows Azure team unveiled its “Fast” campaign, challenging developers to showcase how fast they are with Windows Azure. Visitors to the campaign site will hear from developers and Microsoft engineers first-hand via short videos that focus on speeding up app development… Read more

October 4, 2012 News Thursday: MediaWiki and phpBB now available on Windows Azure Web Sites

by STB Blogger MediaWiki and phpBB now available on Windows Azure Web SitesWindows Azure continued its broad support for open source technologies this week with new options for Windows Azure Web Sites: MediaWiki and phpBB. MediaWiki is the open source software that powers Wikipedia and other large-scale wiki projects, and phpBB is the most widely… Read more

September 13, 2012 News Thursday: WebMatrix V2 Released to Web, Windows Azure Online Backup Revealed, and more Server and Tools news!

  by STB Blogger WebMatrix V2 Released to WebWebMatrix V2 shipped for RTW this week, and it includes new Windows Azure functionality. A lightweight web development tool, WebMatrix lets you quickly install and publish popular open source applications or built-in templates. Several features have been added since V1, including fast install of open source apps… Read more

September 6, 2012 News Thursday: Quest Software Simplifies Email Migration with Windows Azure, New Relic Adds Windows Server Monitoring, and more Server and Tools News!

  by STB Blogger Quest Software Simplifies Email Migration for Customers with Windows AzureQuest Software is simplifying how customers of all sizes move their email to the cloud with its email migration solution, Quest OnDemand Migration for Email. The solution is based on Windows Azure and helps customers migrate to Microsoft Office 365. Quest recognized… Read more

The Bing Search API on Windows Azure Marketplace is Here!

The Bing Search API is now available on the Windows Azure Marketplace! With this service, you can embed web, image, news, and video search results, as well as related searches and spelling suggestions, to create unique applications and services. You can also integrate information from datasets into your own applications via standardized data services, and… Read more