Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Dom Alcocer, Marketing Manager at General Mills

by STB Blogger Microsoft’s MSDN team recently sat down with General Mills’ marketing manager, Dom Alcocer, to learn more about Gluten Freely. Gluten Freely is a General Mills cloud-based consumer business channel that was built on Windows Azure and showcases gluten-free products and related information. See the full interview below. MSDN:  Tell us about General… Read more

August 11, 2011 News Thursday: Microsoft & Intuit Partnership, SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 Product Guide, and more Server and Tools news!

by STB Blogger   Intuit and Microsoft Expand Partnership with Latest Windows Azure SDK for Intuit Partner Platform Yesterday, Intuit announced that the company is increasing its investment to more tightly integrate the Intuit Partner Platform with Windows Azure. This will provide developers and channel partners the tools to deliver solutions that reach the millions… 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

July 28th, 2011 News Thursday: “Daytona” Announcement, Hyper-V Updates, and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger “Daytona” now available for download, brings cloud to scientists’ fingertips On July 18, at the 12th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Microsoft Research announced details of a new platform for Windows Azure, code-named “Daytona.” “Daytona” supports a wide class of data analytics and machine learning algorithms. This toolkit, available free to scientists… Read more

Microsoft Updates the Microsoft Partner Network to Help Partners Embrace the Cloud

by STB Blogger Today Robert Wahbe, STB corporate vice president, posted to the Official Microsoft Blog, writing: “While the path to cloud computing might be different for each customer, the economics, agility and focus the cloud provides will eventually prove irresistible to customers. For our partners, the resulting economic opportunity to work with those customers… Read more

Microsoft Delivers New Cloud Tools and Solutions at the Worldwide Partner Conference

by STB Blogger Cloud computing is as big a transformation, and opportunity, as the technology industry has ever seen.  Partners and customers can look to Microsoft for the most comprehensive cloud strategy and offerings, in order to improve their business agility, focus and economics.  Today, at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced tools and solutions… Read more

June 9, 2011 News Thursday: New Windows Azure Service Management API Features, Stock Exchange uses Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and other Server and Tools News

New Windows Azure Service Management API Features Ease Management of Storage Services On Monday, Microsoft announced the release of new Windows Azure Service Management API features. The Windows Azure Service Management API enables Windows Azure customers to programmatically manage their deployments, hosted services and storage accounts. These new features allow customers to manage the lifecycle… Read more

May 26, 2011 News Thursday: Visual Studio ALM Award Win, A Windows Azure World Record, and more Server and Tools News…

Microsoft Visual Studio ALM wins at Code Project 2011 Members Choice Awards Code Project announced that Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) won the Team Collaboration Software Award at the Code Project 2011 Members Choice Awards. With approximately 40 categories, these awards were voted on by members of the Code Project, who were asked… Read more

May 12th News Thursday: The Appleton Compassion Project on Azure and More Server and Tools News…

The Appleton Compassion Project on Windows Azure Teaches the Art of Compassion to Local Students Last Week, Microsoft announced that Appleton-based Skyline Technologies has adopted the Windows Azure platform to build a viewer on the Trout Museum of Art’s website to enable artwork from the Appleton Compassion Project to be easily viewed by museum and… Read more

April 28, 2011 News Thursday: LinkShare Chooses Windows Azure Platform, Research Teams Compute in the Clouds, Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 Complete Common Criteria, and other Server and Tools News

  Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service Released At the MIX conference we announced that the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service will be released soon. Today we are pleased to announce that the Caching service has been released. The Caching service is a distributed, in-memory cache that can be used to accelerate the performance and scale… Read more