The first release is an open source Chassis Manager software specification, which outlines power supply and fan details.
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.
Microsoft dropped offering its own version of Hadoop for on-premises deployments.
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.
- By Nick Randolph
At its official Visual Studio 2013 launch today, Redmond moved its flagship integrated development environment further into Windows Azure.
The company also releases SDKs for .NET and iOS.
Hortwonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows will be available next month.
Remote debugging is another welcome update.
There are plenty of limitations, though, including no support for Oracle Database clustering.
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.
- By Scott Bekker
Other additions include SQL Server AlwaysOn failover.
The SDK also includes a virtual machine with a built-in VS 2013 instance.
Updates to the Amazon .NET SDK target Windows workloads.
- By Katrina Carrasco
Microsoft's real value proposition is that it has a super-franchise made up of smaller constituent franchises.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Visual Studio 2013 and .NET Framework 4.5.1 are hits, as is the Bing development platform.
- By John K. Waters
The company says more than half of the Fortune 500 is on Azure.
- By John K. Waters
Windows Azure and Visual Studio 2013 take center stage on the second day of Microsoft's flagship developer conference.
- By Michael Desmond
Knowing where you are -- and where you want to go -- are the keys to using the matrix.
MongoDB is a popular choice for apps that use a Windows Azure back end.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft also announces that every Azure customer gets a free 20MB database to use for a year with Web Sites and Mobile Services.