Cloud Computing


C++ Developers Get a New Cross-Platform Choice

Embarcadero's Appmethod goes native in its update for Windows, iOS and Android development.

Security Concerns Lead Big Data Companies to Acquisitions

Two of the biggest snap up security vendors within three weeks of each other.

Xamarin Support Added to Azure Mobile Services Offline

The upgrade is made possible by using SQLitePCL.

Microsoft Adds HBase Preview to HDInsight Big Data Cloud Service

After recent upgrade to latest Hadoop version, HDInsight now gets NoSQL offering.

Satya Nadella: So Far, So Good

Microsoft's newest CEO seems to understand the challenges Microsoft faces, and is positioning the company to re-assert its preeminent place in the industry.

Azure Behind Only Amazon in Gartner Cloud Rankings

Gartner also says Azure is still "Microsoft-centric," appealing primarily to .NET developers.

Visual Studio Online Now Integrates With Azure Active Directory

It currently only works with new Visual Studio Online accounts, but that will soon change.

TFS to Visual Studio Online Migration Tool Released

Data from TFS versions as far back as 2010 can be transferred.

New API Released for Visual Studio Online

The API integrates many third-party tools and cloud-based services using standard Web technologies.

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

ASP.NET vNEXT, Apache Cordova tooling also announced.

Visual Studio Live! Keynote: How the Cloud Improves ALM

Microsoft's Craig Kitterman demonstrated cloud-based load testing and monitoring for applications.

Two Big Data Companies Form Partnership

Cloudera and MongoDB also announce the MongoDB Connector for Hadoop.

Microsoft Releases Q3 Earnings Numbers

The financial report shows Windows Azure and Office 365 with significant growth.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Gets New Service Tiers

Microsoft yesterday announced its Database as a Service cloud offering is incorporating new Standard and Basic preview service tiers, along with new performance levels.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2014 for General Availability

Memory support is expanded in the Standard edition, responding to feedback.

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.

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