Cloud Computing


Windows Azure 2.1 SDK Supports Visual Studio 2013

The SDK also includes a virtual machine with a built-in VS 2013 instance.

Amazon Expands Its Windows Cloud Support

Updates to the Amazon .NET SDK target Windows workloads.

At Build Conference, Microsoft Presents a Portfolio Play

Microsoft's real value proposition is that it has a super-franchise made up of smaller constituent franchises.

Microsoft: Azure More Developer-Friendly Than Ever

The company says more than half of the Fortune 500 is on Azure.

Developers Mostly Positive About Build

Visual Studio 2013 and .NET Framework 4.5.1 are hits, as is the Bing development platform.

Microsoft Build Day 2 Keynote Puts Developers First

Windows Azure and Visual Studio 2013 take center stage on the second day of Microsoft's flagship developer conference.

Give Your Career a Boost with the Developer Capability Matrix

Knowing where you are -- and where you want to go -- are the keys to using the matrix.

MongoDB Moves to the Head of the NoSQL Line

MongoDB is a popular choice for apps that use a Windows Azure back end.

Windows Azure Gets Major Update to Mobile Services

Microsoft also announces that every Azure customer gets a free 20MB database to use for a year with Web Sites and Mobile Services.

Microsoft Dramatically Lowers Azure Pricing for Developers

MSDN subscribers get a host of new benefits as well, including credit toward Azure time, making cloud-based development free in some cases.

Winds of Change: Azure Is Breaking Through

Windows Azure may have been slow out of the gate, but Microsoft's efforts to make it more of an Infrastructure as a Service platform is starting to pay off.

Telerik Updates Icenium

New release brings simplified cloud back-end capabilities.

Bigger Data Comes to Windows

The Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows works with Microsoft's Windows Azure HDInsight Service.

New Release 'Cadence' Begins with Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

Microsoft exec also says Visual Studio 2012 has been downloaded more than 4 million times since its release.

Mobile, Cloud Top List of Most In-Demand Dev Skills

C#, Azure and JavaScript skills also make the Top-10 Most Wanted list.

Microsoft Celebrates a Year of Open Source Success

The Open Technologies Group has open sourced ASP.NET, MVC 4, and the Entity Framework, among other technologies.

Report: 40 Percent of Mobile App Dev Projects Will Use Cloud Back Ends by 2016

The growing use of cloud back-end services for mobile apps is creating a new security risk in the mobile development space.

Windows Azure Upgrades Make Remote Debugging of Apps Easier

The improvements involved the "Virtual Network" and "Virtual Machines" components of Windows Azure, affecting the access of virtual networks, either from behind a corporate firewall or remotely.

Microsoft: Windows 8 Form Factors Will Diversify

CFO says that the public can expect to see more touch-enabled Windows devices being released at "more attractive price points" in the coming months.

Microsoft Touts Cloud Integration With Core Products

The company operates more than 200 unique cloud-scale services.

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