November 21, 2013 News Thursday: New Windows Azure Updates and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger Get the latest Windows Azure updates Continuing to deliver on its commitment to offering choice and cost savings as well as the best possible experience for developers, Microsoft announced another wave of updates for Windows Azure this morning. Updates include the general availability of Windows Azure Traffic Manager, Windows Azure BizTalk Services… Read more

November 14, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure and SQL Server Power "Smart Buildings" and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger Windows Azure and SQL Server helping the City of Seattle cut operating costs up to 25% The City of Seattle, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, recently implemented a “Smart Building” solution in a handful of large commercial buildings in the city’s… Read more

Explore the World Through Sound with Windows Azure and More Cloud and Enterprise News…

by C&E Blogger App Enables Users to ‘Explore the World Through Sound’ Via Windows Azure Plenty of apps exist that allow users to share pictures, but what about sound? Foundbite, a Windows Azure customer, empowers users to capture ambient sound happening at the time of a picture or series of pictures, which form a foundbite…. Read more

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Windows Azure HDInsight

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Windows Azure HDInsight This week, Microsoft is attending the Strata + Hadoop World Conference, where the company will discuss its big data strategy and approach as well as its work with the Hadoop community and Hortonworks to accelerate the adoption of Hadoop in the enterprise. News Highlights Today, Microsoft… Read more

October 24, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Updates

by C&E Blogger Microsoft announces Windows Azure updates Microsoft unveiled a number of updates for Windows Azure over the last week, including general availability of Windows Server 2012 R2 in the Windows Azure image gallery and the release of Windows Azure SDK 2.2. Additional news included a price reduction of up to 22 percent on memory-intensive… Read more

October 17, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: SkyGiraffe becomes first Microsoft Ventures Seed Fund investment and more Cloud and Enterprise News …

by C&E Blogger SkyGiraffe becomes first Microsoft Ventures Seed Fund investment SkyGiraffe, a cloud company that brings mobility to the enterprise, became the first seed fund investment by Microsoft Ventures. Founded in 2012, SkyGiraffe provides a SaaS platform via Windows Azure that helps businesses deploy enterprise-grade mobile applications on any device immediately and without the… Read more

Microsoft Announces Availability of SQL Server 2014 CTP2

by C&E Blogger Microsoft Announces Availability of SQL Server 2014 CTP2 Today, Microsoft CVP Quentin Clark delivered the keynote to the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina where he announced the availability of SQL Server 2014 CTP2, a near feature complete release which can be downloaded here. He also… Read more

October 10, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: Partners Announce Support for New Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Solutions

by C&E Blogger Partners Announce Support for New Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Solutions This week, Microsoft unveiled a wave of new enterprise products and services to help companies seize the opportunities of cloud computing and several Microsoft partners announced their support. Equinix announced a strategic relationship with Microsoft that enables cloud connectivity to Windows Azure in… Read more

Microsoft Advances Cloud for the Enterprise

by STB Blogger Today, Microsoft announced enterprise products and services to help companies overcome today’s top IT challenges and seize the opportunities of cloud computing. More information can be found in today’s press release.  In addition, Satya Nadella, head of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division, talks more about what it takes to be the leading… Read more

September 26, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Now Generally Available and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Now Generally Available Yesterday Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (previously Active Authentication), which helps safeguard access to both data and applications by strengthening traditional sign-in methods, while still providing the simple sign-in that users want. The service supports cloud applications that use Windows… Read more