Cloud Computing


New DBA Tool Helps Companies Move to Azure Cloud

In conjunction with Microsoft’s launch announcement of Windows Azure at this week’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles, Embarcadero Technologies released an Azure-related database administration tool.

Ozzie Quizzed on Cloud Strategy at PDC

Microsoft officials briefed financial analysts on the company's cloud computing strategy at its Professional Developers Conference on Wednesday.

Dave Campbell Discusses Dallas

Microsoft Technical Fellow Dave Campbell details the Dallas data application. Could it emerge as the first killer app for the cloud?

Ray Ozzie and Bob Muglia Kick Off PDC 09

Microsoft's dev confab keynote spotlights Windows Azure and cloud development.

PDC09 Preview: Azure Launch Among Highlights at Microsoft's Developer Conference

Thousands of attendees are expected to gather in Los Angeles this week to learn more about Microsoft's developer platform strategy.

Q&A: Google's Enterprise Software Plans

Google described its efforts in the enterprise software space, including its e-mail contract win with the city of Los Angeles.

Telerik Offers Silverlight Advances and ORM for the Cloud

The Q3 release offers a native Silverlight report viewer and full ORM support for SQL Azure, among other enhancements.

IBM Brings ALM to the Cloud

IBM today launched application lifecycle management and test and development tools for its public and private cloud-based services.

Salesforce.com and Adobe Pact Adds Flash to the Cloud

Companies will provide single IDE for developing enterprise-grade Flash and API apps deployed on Force.com.

The Azure Factor

How factoring out common patterns in your Azure worker roles can improve development.

Re-Architecting Azure

A year after the first technical previews of Azure, Microsoft is launching a less-ambitious platform with forklift revisions based on developer feedback.

Microsoft Opens Windows to Eclipse Developers

Microsoft will let developers who use Eclipse-based IDEs integrate their Java and PHP applications with the latest versions of Windows, Silverlight and the forthcoming Azure cloud platform.

Amazon Sets Stage for Cloud Battle With Microsoft

In what could be an escalating war in the emerging arena of cloud-based computing services, Amazon today said it will let customers host relational data in its EC2 cloud service using the MySQL database The company today also said that it plans to slash the costs of its EC2 service by as much as 15 percent.

Elop Grilled on Microsoft's Relevance

The president of Microsoft's Business Division got the hot seat at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo event last week.

Zend Advances PHP and Cloud Effort at ZendCon

Zend Technologies, creator and commercial maintainer of the PHP dynamic scripting language, Wednesday kicked off its ZendCon conference by releasing the first public beta of its Zend Server 5.0 Web-app server.

Microsoft Gives SharePoint A Facelift

Microsoft previewed the next generation of its popular SharePoint Server family, which will sport a new user interface, tighter integration capabilities, a cloud-based version and much-needed support for the company's Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

Silverlight Streaming Beta Ends for Paid Azure Option

Microsoft said today it is discontinuing its beta of a service that lets developers building Silverlight-based applications host and distribute them free of charge and will be replaced by a paid alternative based on the company's forthcoming Azure cloud-based offering.

Microsoft Restoring Sidekick Data, but Troubles Remain

Microsoft sent a letter to T-Mobile Sidekick users claiming that most of the customer data thought to be lost during a network failure is now being restored.

Compuware To Acquire Gomez

In a move that will extend the reach beyond its core focus of enterprise testing and performance management, Compuware Corp. said it will acquire Gomez Inc. for $295 million.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Phone Launch

Microsoft launched "Windows phone" branding on Tuesday, marking the global rollout of Windows Mobile 6.5-based phones by Microsoft's hardware partners.

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