Cloud Computing


Azure DocumentDB Preview Available to Devs in the Cloud

Microsoft's Azure team releases NoSQL document database-as-a-service accessible for devs looking to toward the cloud for app development/deployment, as well as a few other developer-friendly Azure tools.

Visual Studio Online's Worst-Ever Week Continues

This time, it's an issue with new Git projects.

Visual Studio Online Suffers Another Outage

The repair team says it's rolling back recent updates to mitigate the problem.

.NET 4 Versions End of Life Here Before Devs Know It

.NET vNext isn't here just yet, but Microsoft wants developers to move on to .NET Framework 4.5.2 as soon as possible, with support for versions 4 up to 4.5.1 ending mid-January 2016.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Rolls Up New Features, Bug Fixes

Also released today: Azure SDK 2.4 for .NET.

As Azure Summits Competitive Mountain, Will .NET Devs Take a Longer Look?

Microsoft Azure has caught up with AWS in many areas. In a couple of others, it's actually pulled ahead.

VS Offline? Mid-Month Outage, Explained

An explanation of the Visual Studio Online outage that occurred July 18 was simply Azure SQL Database slowness, but it was a bit more than that.

Azure Mobile Services .NET Adds CORS Support, Better Authentication

Support for cross-origin resource sharing now built in via the ASP.NET Web API.

Azure AD SDKs Generally Available

New security-minded Worker Account capability can be written into iOS, Android and OS X apps.

Visual Studio Online Turns Up AD Support, Portal Integration

A few features get fine-tuned, including how Visual Studio Online is able to add a directory to an existing account to better centralize identity management.

Security Tightened in SQL Server Data Tools Update

Database schema comparisons, security among incremental updates made to this July 2014 release of SSDT.

Visual Studio Mobile App Testing Improved

Microsoft and Perfecto Mobile announced new features for mobile app testing in Visual Studio and Microsoft Azure.

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.

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