Cloud Computing


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.

Developers Mostly Positive About Build

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

Microsoft: Azure More Developer-Friendly Than Ever

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

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.

MongoDB Moves to the Head of the NoSQL Line

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

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

.NET Insight

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.