September 19, 2013 Microsoft News Thursday: Windows Azure opens even further, now supports Juju and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Windows Azure opens even further, now supports Juju    Ubuntu users can now use Juju, an open source project, with its intuitive graphical user interface to design and deploy sophisticated application infrastructure instantly into Windows Azure. With Juju support on Windows Azure, users can deploy more than 100 services (Juju Charms) onto Windows… Read more

September 5, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft previews Windows Azure Cache Service and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Microsoft previews Windows Azure Cache Service and improves AutoScale Microsoft has released new capabilities in Windows Azure, including the preview of Windows Azure Cache Service and improvements to AutoScale, which help customers have more control when building applications. In preview today, Windows Azure Cache Service allows customers to create a secure, dedicated… Read more

August 29, 2013 News Thursday: What’s New in R2 Blog Series Finale and more Server and Tools News…

by STB BloggerWhat’s New in R2 Blog Series: PaaS for the Modern WebIn the final installment of the “What’s New in R2” blog series, Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson’s blog highlighted the consistency in Platform as a Service capabilities across private and public clouds to build and run modern applications – particularly web applications. To… Read more

August 22, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Receives Security Recognition and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Deloitte Recognizes Windows Azure Security, Availability and Confidentiality Trust Principles Microsoft announced that public auditor Deloitte issued a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 report for Windows Azure in security, availability and confidentiality trust principles and an assessment against the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), a set of security… Read more

August 15, 2013 News Thursday: What’s New in R2 Blog Series and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   What’s New in R2 Blog Series: Hybrid IT As part of the ongoing series on “What’s New in R2,” Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson’s blog has been highlighting how Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 can simplify the challenges associated with configuring and operating a hybrid IT environment…. Read more

July 25, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Updates Increase Performance Predictability of Mission-Critical Applications and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger     Windows Azure Updates Increase Performance Predictability of Mission-Critical ApplicationsMicrosoft recently unveiled a number of Windows Azure performance updates as part of its broader commitment to continually improve and evolve the platform to provide the best cloud experience to customers. As part of this, the company made available the Premium preview… Read more

July 11, 2013 News Thursday: Team Y-Nots Wins Imagine Cup Windows Azure Challenge and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Team Y-Nots Wins Windows Azure Challenge at Imagine Cup 2013Imagine using the cloud to connect to your contacts’ physical location by updating your status. That’s what the Imagine Cup-winning app, Zoik It! does. The India-based Team Y-Nots won the Imagine Cup 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the Windows Azure Challenge… Read more

June 27, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Web Sites Generally Available and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger     Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Web Sites Generally Available Today, on Day 2 of Build 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Satya Nadella, president, Server & Tools Business, took the stage to announce general availability of Windows Azure Mobile Services, which makes it easy for developers… Read more

June 20, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP Availability on Windows Azure and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics GP Available on Windows Azure Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 customers can now take advantage of easy to use, quick to implement business solutions in a secure, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure hosted on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. This is made possible through the… Read more

June 13, 2013 News Thursday: Multi-Factor Authentication Comes to Windows Azure and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Multi-Factor Authentication Comes to Windows Azure Microsoft has announced the preview of a new service, code named Active Authentication, that enables multi-factor authentication for Windows Azure Active Directory identities. The new service will help secure access to Office 365, Windows Azure, Windows Intune, and Dynamics CRM Online, as well as many… Read more