BEDIN Announces Windows Azure Platform-Based Solution for the European Retail Community

Yesterday during the “Cloud Computing in Retail Breakfast” at the Euroshop Retail Design Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany, Microsoft partner BEDIN Shop Systems announced that their Windows Azure-based aKite® Vers.2.0 software services suite has gained significant customer acceptance since its introduction on July 11, 2010 at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) as European retailers have increasingly… Read more

Temenos takes banks into the cloud with the launch of T24 on the Windows Azure Platform.

Temenos, the global provider of banking software, today announced the availability of TEMENOS T24 (T24) on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform, making T24 the first core banking system to go into production with customers on Azure. This technological development builds on Temenos’ experience of core systems applications in hosted environments and will offer far reaching… Read more

The Windows Azure Platform celebrates its One-Year Anniversary with updates on how T-Mobile USA and Xerox have taken advantage of the Cloud Platform

Microsoft announced today that T-Mobile USA and Xerox have adopted the Windows Azure platform and are creating new services and gaining greater efficiencies through cloud computing.  This announcement comes as Microsoft celebrates the one year anniversary of the Windows Azure platform availability. “I’m confident that as we move forward and implement richer feature sets, Windows… Read more

Customer Spotlight: VRX Studios leverages the Windows Azure Platform for cloud-based digital asset management system

VRX Studios is a full-service photography company that provides content production, licensing, hosting, and distribution services to the global travel and hospitality industries. The company serves more than 10,000 hotels across the globe, including those under Hilton Worldwide, Wyndham Worldwide, Choice Hotels, Best Western, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and Hyatt Corporation. Faced with having to replace… Read more


With growing interest around the cloud, we wanted to extend an invitation for you to learn more about Microsoft’s Cloud strategy and product portfolio through a technical lens.  During the week of January 24 – 28, 2011, Microsoft would like to host you in a series of technical LiveMeeting presentations, with one taking place each… Read more

Microsoft STB Products Recognized as Industry Winners in 2010

Looking back at 2010, the Server and Tools Business yielded numerous product announcements throughout the year. As a result, several publications have identified Server and Tools products as industry winners in annual product awards. Check out the great accomplishments STB products earned in a handful of industry awards this year: Identity Lifecycle Manager took home… Read more

December 9, 2010 News Thursday: Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1, Windows Azure platform Client Technology Previews … and more Server and Tools news.

Windows Azure Platform Client Technology Previews Now Available As previously announced at PDC 2010, this week, Microsoft is making available limited Community Technology Previews (CTP’s) of SQL Azure Reporting and SQL Azure Data Sync. These capabilities make it easier to move to platform as a service and enhance applications and workloads to take advantage of… Read more