The Code That No One In The Cloud Can Live Without

During ISIT 2014, the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory awarded its top prize to Erasure Coding in Windows Azure Storage—an associated systems paper written by Microsoft’s Cheng Huang, Huseyin Simitci, Yikang Xu, Aaron Ogus, Brad Calder, Parikshit Gopalan, Jin Li, and Sergey Yekhanin—which pointed the way to a new method for achieving more efficient storage in… Read more

June 13, 2013 News Thursday: Multi-Factor Authentication Comes to Windows Azure and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Multi-Factor Authentication Comes to Windows Azure Microsoft has announced the preview of a new service, code named Active Authentication, that enables multi-factor authentication for Windows Azure Active Directory identities. The new service will help secure access to Office 365, Windows Azure, Windows Intune, and Dynamics CRM Online, as well as many… Read more

March 14, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Customer Spotlights and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Take a Look at Who’s Developing on Windows Azure People are doing amazing things with Windows Azure. From pushing the boundaries of technology to connecting real people to real business solutions, the possibilities using Windows Azure are endless. Every couple of weeks we will highlight customers and the amazing things they are… Read more

January 17, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Brews Up a Solution for Costa Coffee and More Server & Tools News…

by STB Blogger Microsoft helps Costa Coffee brew sales data solution Last week, Microsoft announced an exciting (and tasty) example of its work in intelligent systems, business analytics and cloud computing. Costa Coffee’s iconic red Costa Express vending machines are the UK’s leading self-service bar, with more than 2,500 machines in the UK since launching… Read more