Cloud Computing


Windows Azure Service Available in China

A 99.5 percent service level agreement is promised.

Developing the Developer Community

Community involvement is an often overlooked -- but increasingly important -- part of what it means to be a developer.

Client APIs for .NET Framework Released by Google

The library is available via NuGet, and includes AdSense, Blogger and YouTube functionality.

Visual Studio Online Early Adopter Period Extended

The deadline was moved back from March 14 to May 7, at which time early adopters will be automatically enrolled as regular users.

.NET Development Available on Red Hat Open Source Platform

The technology was developed by a company founded by two ex-Microsoft executives.

43 Great Windows Azure Development Resources

Windows Azure is Microsoft's stack of cloud computing resources that lets you build Web apps and services based on the Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Visual Studio and SQL Server tools with which you're already familiar. Here's a collection of tools and information that will get you writing apps for Windows Azure today.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, CTP 2 Now Ready

TypeScript 1.0 is nearing reality.

Windows Azure Gets .NET Upgrades

The enhancements include integration with the ASP.NET Web API.

Satya Nadella's To-Do List: A 6-Point Plan

Microsoft needs fixing. Here's a list of the first things the new CEO should consider taking on.

Guthrie Reportedly Tapped to Run Cloud and Enterprise

Former head of the .NET platform is promoted in the wake of Satya Nadella's ascension to CEO.

Microsoft Gives Away Some Windows Azure Secrets

The first release is an open source Chassis Manager software specification, which outlines power supply and fan details.

Windows Azure Storage Prices Cut

The cuts will be in the areas of block blob storage and disk/page blob storage pricing, and are scheduled to take effect on March 13.

Big Data on Windows Gets Boost with Hortonworks Update

Microsoft dropped offering its own version of Hadoop for on-premises deployments.

Retrieving, Storing and Displaying Data in Windows Phone Apps

Nick Randolph connects a Windows Phone application to the cloud to save and retrieve data, then uses a local SQLite database to cache data for offline use.

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio Online

At its official Visual Studio 2013 launch today, Redmond moved its flagship integrated development environment further into Windows Azure.

Telerik Releases Backend-as-a-Service Product for Mobile App Development

The company also releases SDKs for .NET and iOS.

Microsoft Releases HDInsight for Windows Azure

Hortwonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows will be available next month.

New Azure SDK Includes Support for Visual Studio 2013

Remote debugging is another welcome update.

Windows Azure Now Supports Oracle Virtual Machines

There are plenty of limitations, though, including no support for Oracle Database clustering.

Guthrie: MSDN Subscribers Leaving Thousands in Azure Credits on the Table

Scott Guthrie encouraged developers at the Visual Studio Live! conference this morning to take advantage of their Windows Azure credits through their Microsoft Developer Network subscriptions.

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