Cloud Computing


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.

Windows Azure Updates Include AutoScale

Other additions include SQL Server AlwaysOn failover.

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.

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