Cloud Computing


Death of the Dev Machine?

Here's a takeaway from this week's Ignite 2020 event: An advanced Azure cloud portends the death of the traditional, high-powered dev machine packed with computing, memory and storage components.

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New for Blazor: Azure Static Web Apps Support

With Blazor taking the .NET web development world by storm, one of the first announcements during Microsoft's Ignite 2020 developer/IT event was its new support in Azure Static Web Apps.

Amid COVID-19 Remote-Learning Surge, Microsoft Touts Azure Cognitive Services

With the U.S. already adjusting to the new remote-work reality caused by COVID-19, remote learning is taking center stage as the school season starts, and Microsoft is touting its Azure Cognitive Services to help.

What's New in Azure SDKs: Identity Goes GA and More

Microsoft's latest monthly updates to its Azure SDKs for cloud computing include many new features, updates and fixes, highlighted by Azure Identity graduating to general availability.

Microsoft Intros Azure Well-Architected Framework Best Practices

Taking a page from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) book on cloud computing platforms, Microsoft has introduced its own Azure Well-Architected Framework, providing a set of architecture best practices to help users build and deliver great solutions and improve the quality of cloud workloads.

Azure Machine Learning Studio Web Debuts

Microsoft announced the Azure Machine Learning studio web experience is generally available with a bunch of new features. Here's what's new.

AWS Cloud Helps Users Port .NET Framework Apps to .NET Core

Amazon Web Services introduced a tool to help its cloud computing users port their .NET Framework apps to .NET Core, the open source, cross-platform successor to the 18-year-old, Windows-only legacy framework.

Kubernetes Machine Learning Hacked for Crypto Mining in Azure Cloud

Hackers managed to exploit user misconfigurations -- apparently done for convenience -- to launch cryptocurrency mining campaigns leveraging powerful Kubernetes machine learning nodes in the Azure cloud, Microsoft announced earlier this month.

Docker Strengthens Ties with Azure Cloud, VS Code

Container kingpin Docker announced extended collaboration with Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform and Microsoft's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor.

Registration Open for Online Microsoft Build 2020 Developer Conference

Microsoft has opened up registration for the 2020 Build conference, which is now an online virtual event amid the COVID-19 pandemic and which is refocused on its core audience, developers.

What's New for Azure Cosmos DB SDKs for .NET and Java

Microsoft recently beefed up the .NET and Java SDKs for Azure Cosmos DB, a globally distributed, multi-model database service that helps users and developers elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across Azure regions with a click of a button.

Microsoft Confirms March Azure Outage Due to COVID-19 Strains

Microsoft published a "post mortem" on a March 24 outage of services on its Azure cloud computing platform, confirming it was caused by increased traffic stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Azure Edge Zones Will Offer Ultra-Low-Latency Edge Computing, Development

Microsoft is previewing Azure Edge Zones, providing ultra-low-latency edge computing to enable new scenarios for developers, customers, and partners.

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Under New Strains, Azure Cloud Prioritizes, Adds Capacity

Microsoft added and prioritized Azure cloud computing capacity as the industry as a whole experiences new strains such as an increase in remote work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microsoft Details Low-Code DevOps

The burgeoning low-code application development space should and can do DevOps too, says Microsoft, which has detailed new tooling for its Power Apps and Power Platform.

Microsoft Ships Azure Sphere for Securing IoT Devices

Microsoft shipped Azure Sphere, an integrated solution for securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices and equipment.

Azure Functions Runtime 3.0 Now GA, with Support for .NET Core 3.1

Microsoft said Azure Functions Runtime 3.0 is now generally available for production use, sporting support for .NET Core 3.1 and Node 12 among other capabilities.

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Azure Functions 3.0, for Serverless Cloud Computing, Goes Live

Microsoft announced Azure Functions 3.0, its event-driven, serverless cloud computing platform, has reached version 3.0, ready for production -- with a catch.

Research Says SQL Server Faster on Azure than on AWS

Research firm GigaOm compared throughput performance between SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and SQL Server on AWS EC2, finding the former enjoyed a definite speed edge.

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Microsoft Dropping Support for Alternate Credentials in Azure DevOps Services

Microsoft last week announced that it's going to drop Alternate Credentials support for authenticating users of its Azure DevOps Services.

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