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

Microsoft Acquires MetricsHub

by STB Blogger This afternoon Microsoft announced that it has acquired MetricsHub, a participant in the Microsoft Accelerator, powered by TechStars.  MetricsHub is a Seattle-based startup focused on automating cloud performance management.  MetricsHub’s technology, now available as a pre-release, no charge, version for Windows Azure customers provides Microsoft customers with a new way to get… 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

August 30, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Mobile Services and more Server and Tools news!

Windows Azure Mobile Services announcedOn Tuesday, the Windows Azure team unveiled a preview of its newest feature, Windows Azure Mobile Services. The service allows developers to connect a scalable cloud backend to client and mobile applications that can be added to any Windows 8 app within minutes. Similar support for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android… Read more

Windows Azure Announces New Services and Updates

This afternoon Microsoft announced new services and updates for Windows Azure that will be available in preview starting on Thursday, June 7th. These new services will simplify building applications that span cloud and on-premises servers and give customers greater flexibility in how to build or bring their applications to the cloud.  We will also add… Read more

Screen Actors Guild Selects Windows Azure

by STB Blogger One of the entertainment industry’s leading organizations chose to use a Windows Azure solution for its data needs. The Screen Actors Guild moved their Linux based website to Azure to support their biggest annual event, the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Each year, the Screen Actors Guild experiences increased traffic to its awards site,… Read more

Microsoft Delivers New Cloud Development Tools and Platforms at BUILD

by STB Blogger Today, at the BUILD conference, Microsoft showcased its cloud computing development tools and service platforms to help developers flexibly create and deliver powerful applications on their choice of the public cloud, the private cloud or a combination of both. In his keynote, Server and Tools President Satya Nadella highlighted how developers can… Read more

Fujitsu announced the global availability of new line of middleware products to support the Windows Azure Platform

By STB Blogger Fujitsu announced the global availability of a new line of middleware products to support the Windows Azure Platform, which comes on the heels of their announcement of the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform service, powered by Windows Azure. The middleware products launching today will run on both FGCP/A5 and the Microsoft Windows Azure… 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