Cloud Computing


Splunk Simplifies System, Mobile App Health

Splunk announced updated Splunk Enterprise 6.2 and debuts cloud-based Splunk MINT at its user confab in Las Vegas.

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 Is Last One You'll See

Microsoft makes good on commitment to continue improving older solutions, but the support will eventually end for this version as a newer, cloudified version 2014 takes over.

Cloud-Based Apps Usage High in Enterprises

A Cloud Security Alliance survey shows discrepancy between vendors and IT pros when asked about the number of cloud-based apps installed in the workplace.

Xamarin Test Cloud Now Available

Xamarin Test Cloud integrates with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server to natively automate testing of mobile apps across thousands of devices and OSes.

Azure Adds VM Sizing Options

Microsoft adds a new series of VMs to its Azure cloud service for companies running big data, analytics or data-intensive applications.

Creating Neural Networks Using Azure Machine Learning Studio

Dr. McCaffrey walks you through how to use the Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, a new front-end for Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, to get a neural prediction system up and running.

Azure API Management Service Now Available to Developers

API developers can now use Azure API Management Service to publish APIs for others to use, as well as programmatically monitor usage and health of APIs.

Splunk Extends Data to .NET Developers

The data analytics company adds new tools for .NET developers who want to tap the vast information stores to customized apps.

Visual Studio Online Update: Sprint 70

Visual Studio team offers a slew of new, untested features into an update to Visual Studio Online, mainly consisting of Work Item query improvements and incremental changes to displayed information.

Visual F# Includes Windows Phone 8.1 in Portable Library Support

Version 3.1.2 of the Microsoft F# derivation has expanded portable library support and enables the Publish option in Web and Azure projects.

Azure DocumentDB Preview Available to Devs in the Cloud

Microsoft's Azure team releases NoSQL document database-as-a-service accessible for devs looking to toward the cloud for app development/deployment, as well as a few other developer-friendly Azure tools.

Visual Studio Online's Worst-Ever Week Continues

This time, it's an issue with new Git projects.

Visual Studio Online Suffers Another Outage

The repair team says it's rolling back recent updates to mitigate the problem.

.NET 4 Versions End of Life Here Before Devs Know It

.NET vNext isn't here just yet, but Microsoft wants developers to move on to .NET Framework 4.5.2 as soon as possible, with support for versions 4 up to 4.5.1 ending mid-January 2016.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Rolls Up New Features, Bug Fixes

Also released today: Azure SDK 2.4 for .NET.

VS Offline? Mid-Month Outage, Explained

An explanation of the Visual Studio Online outage that occurred July 18 was simply Azure SQL Database slowness, but it was a bit more than that.

As Azure Summits Competitive Mountain, Will .NET Devs Take a Longer Look?

Microsoft Azure has caught up with AWS in many areas. In a couple of others, it's actually pulled ahead.

Azure Mobile Services .NET Adds CORS Support, Better Authentication

Support for cross-origin resource sharing now built in via the ASP.NET Web API.

Azure AD SDKs Generally Available

New security-minded Worker Account capability can be written into iOS, Android and OS X apps.

Visual Studio Online Turns Up AD Support, Portal Integration

A few features get fine-tuned, including how Visual Studio Online is able to add a directory to an existing account to better centralize identity management.

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