Customer Spotlight: LinkShare Chooses the Windows Azure Platform in Bid for Global Cloud Solution

Microsoft announced today that LinkShare Corp., an online performance marketing firm, has adopted the Windows Azure platform for development of LinkShare Lightning, the next generation of its online marketing application, and in turn has gained greater efficiencies and reduced IT costs through cloud computing.  LinkShare made the choice after assessing the cloud offerings from Amazon… 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

News Thursday: MMS 2011 edition

This week’s edition of News Thursday provides news from the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2011.  For information on additional MMS news from Tuesday and Wednesday, visit the Cloud Virtual Pressroom. Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 Today Microsoft built on its comprehensive management portfolio by announcing the release of Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011,… Read more

March 10, 2011 News Thursday: Visual Studio Updates, BI Customer Spotlight, and more Server and Tools News…

S. Somasegar Announces Updates to Visual Studio Family at TechEd MEA on March 8 On March 8, S. Somasegar keynoted at TechEd MEA in Dubai, where he announced a variety of updates to the Visual Studio product family. News included updates to Visual Studio Service Pack 1 (SP1), Team Foundation Server (TFS) Project Server Integration… Read more

February 24, 2011 News Thursday: Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 Release, Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 GA, and more Server and Tools News…

Microsoft Releases Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 At TDWI last week, Microsoft released Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0. Building on Fast Track Data Warehouse 2.0, the solution helps customers accelerate their data warehousing projects to achieve much higher scalability at a low total cost.  Fast Track combines the power of SQL Server 2008 R2 with hardware… Read more

February 10, 2011 News Thursday: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTM, Expression Encoder 4 SP1, Windows Azure Extra Small Instances Public Beta, and other Server and Tools News

Release to Manufacturing of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to manufacturing and announced that it will be available to customers on February 22, 2011. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 enables sophisticated desktop virtualization capabilities that build on the comprehensive virtualization functionality… 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

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

January 13, 2011 News Thursday: WebMatrix RTM, Windows Azure PHP tool Updates, and more Server and Tools News

Microsoft announces the release of WebMatrix Today, Microsoft announced the worldwide availability of WebMatrix, a free set of tools designed to help website developers of all skill levels easily create, customize and publish websites to the internet. It is available in nine languages and includes tools to create new websites using either code provided through… Read more

December 23rd, 2010 News Thursday Holiday Edition: Client Technology Preview of Server Application Virtualization on Windows Azure, AVIcode 5.7, Silverlight Enhanced Movies and more Server & Tools news.

Microsoft Releases Client Technology Preview (CTP) of Server Application Virtualization on Windows Azure As previously announced at PDC 2010, Microsoft is now delivering the final Community Technology Preview (CTP) promised by the end of CY2010.  This week, Microsoft is making available an invitation only CTP of Server Application Virtualization and the Server Application Virtualization Packaging… Read more