Cloud Computing


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.

Guthrie To Keynote Windows Azure Conference

Microsoft's Windows Azure announcements this week are setting the stage for a Windows Azure Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 14, for app developers.

Azure Mobile Services, Part 3

In Part 3 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement user-level authorization and push notifications using an Azure Mobile Service.

Microsoft's Big Product Year

We're almost at the end of 2012, and it's been an amazing year for Microsoft product releases.

Team Foundation Services Officially Available

The collaboration tool had been in preview mode for a year.

New Tool Integrates Cloud for Building Mobile Applications

Telerik Releases "Icenium", targeted at iOS/Android devs who don't want to run multiple development environments and SDKs.

Azure Mobile Services, Part 2

In Part 2 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement authentication and basic authorization with an Azure Mobile Service-backed Windows Store application.

Azure Mobile Services, Part 1

Eric Vogel covers how to create an Azure Mobile Services-backed Windows Store application.

Apps for Office 2013: Software plus Services, Indeed

The new "Apps for Office" model allows developers to build add-ins for Office that are implemented with HTML5 and JavaScript.

Getting Started with Windows Azure Mobile Services

Set up and use create a simple Windows Phone program that connects to Azure Mobile Services.

Visual Studio 2012 Launch Highlights Tools for Modern Apps

With more than 600,000 downloads of Visual Studio 2012 in a less than 4 weeks, the new IDE has the fastest download rate in the product's history.

Microsoft Rolls Out Mobile Cloud Services for Windows 8 Developers

The first public preview of Windows Azure Mobile Services is designed to provide an on-ramp for Windows 8 developers who want to build connected applications--without the learning curve.

Developer-Friendly Windows Server 2012 Released

Initial hardware partners include Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM and NEC.

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