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.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Gartner also says Azure is still "Microsoft-centric," appealing primarily to .NET developers.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
It currently only works with new Visual Studio Online accounts, but that will soon change.
Data from TFS versions as far back as 2010 can be transferred.
The API integrates many third-party tools and cloud-based services using standard Web technologies.
ASP.NET vNEXT, Apache Cordova tooling also announced.
Microsoft's Craig Kitterman demonstrated cloud-based load testing and monitoring for applications.
Cloudera and MongoDB also announce the MongoDB Connector for Hadoop.
The financial report shows Windows Azure and Office 365 with significant growth.
Microsoft yesterday announced its Database as a Service cloud offering is incorporating new Standard and Basic preview service tiers, along with new performance levels.
Memory support is expanded in the Standard edition, responding to feedback.
A 99.5 percent service level agreement is promised.
The library is available via NuGet, and includes AdSense, Blogger and YouTube functionality.
Community involvement is an often overlooked -- but increasingly important -- part of what it means to be a developer.
- By Ondrej Balas
The deadline was moved back from March 14 to May 7, at which time early adopters will be automatically enrolled as regular users.
The technology was developed by a company founded by two ex-Microsoft executives.
Windows Azure is Microsoft's stack of cloud computing resources that lets you build Web apps and services based on the Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Visual Studio and SQL Server tools with which you're already familiar. Here's a collection of tools and information that will get you writing apps for Windows Azure today.
- By Terrence Dorsey
TypeScript 1.0 is nearing reality.
The enhancements include integration with the ASP.NET Web API.
Microsoft needs fixing. Here's a list of the first things the new CEO should consider taking on.
- By Andrew J. Brust