Cloud Computing


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.

Stackify Aims to Put More 'Dev' in 'DevOps'

The Kansas City-based startup wants to make it easier for developers to examine the network stack and find problems in code.

Cashing In on the New Cloud App Model for Office

Microsoft launched a developer contest on Wednesday with a top prize of $10,000 for the winning Office or SharePoint 2013 app.

Microsoft Previews Authentication Library for Windows Azure AD

The company has added an Azure Authentication Library for .NET to the Developer Preview of its cloud-based identity management service.

TFS Heads to the Clouds

Team Foundation Service takes what's good about TFS and cloud-enables it.

Microsoft Opens Up Cloud ID Management to Developers

This preview release only supports the PowerShell-based IT administrator tool, but support for a GUI-based management module is coming.

Big Data in the Cloud

Microsoft has cooked up a feast of value-added big data cloud apps featuring Apache Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive and Pig, as well as free apps and utilities for numerical analysis, publishing data sets, data encryption, uploading files to SQL Azure and blobs.

Windows Azure: The Loose Ends Come Together

On June 7, Microsoft introduced its revamped Windows Azure cloud computing platform to the world.

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure SQL Reporting

The service is free until Aug. 1.

Microsoft Announces New Capabilities for TFS, LightSwitch

Other upgrades include cloud services, Windows Server and System Center.

Windows Azure Release Includes New SDKs

By adding IaaS to its Platform as a Service (PaaS) portfolio, Microsoft is also mounting its most formidable challenge yet to Amazon Web Services.

Roaming Options for User Settings in Windows Phone Applications

Integrating with SkyDrive can help your Windows Phone application save a user's settings to the cloud, and retrieve them across multiple devices and platforms.

Azure Performance Tips, Part 2: Cloud Checks

Visual Studio test tools, profiling, performance counters, and the SQL Azure Management Console provide a snapshot as to how the app performs.

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