Cloud Computing


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.

Modern Apps or Desktop? The Answer May be Spelled W-E-B

Can Microsoft successfully straddle the fence between Windows desktop and the mobile app age? And what should you do about it?

Update for Python Tools for Visual Studio Released

Microsoft releases Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.0 alpha.

Mobile, Cloud are Focuses of Microsoft's 2013 Roadmap

Possible products include a Windows 8/RT interim release, and a SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse update.

Microsoft Cuts Cost of Using SQL in the Cloud

Latest cuts are seen as a response to reductions in Amazon cloud offerings.

Skytap Automation Pack Brings Testing to the Cloud

The product combines on-premises TFS testing with the speed and agility of the hosted cloud.

Faster App Delivery Remains Top IT Need

Reducing application development costs, and moving applications to the cloud have become less of a priority for the coming year, according to the survey.

Microsoft Explains Lengthy Windows Azure Outage

The service disruption happened on Dec. 28, 2012 and affected 1.8 percent of Microsoft's total Windows Azure Storage accounts.

Microsoft Loses Top C # Developer

Eric Lippert was a key part of the Roslyn compiler-as-a-service project.

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