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  • Microsoft CIO Eats His Own Cloud Dog Food

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 12:04 pm

    A big part of Microsoft CIO Tony Scott's job in Redmond is to personally use all of Microsoft's technologies, including its cloud products. Microsoft types call this "eating your own dog food."
  • Microsoft lures developers with Windows Azure

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 11:27 am

    The success or failure of Windows Azure will be crucial toward Microsoft's long term prospects in cloud computing.
  • Microsoft pitches cloud, phone apps to developers

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 8:26 pm

    At its Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft is talking up Windows Azure, Windows Phone 7, IE9, and HTML5
  • Microsoft puts Windows Server instances in the cloud

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    Microsoft bolstered Windows Azure with several new capabilities today, including the ability to run Windows Server instances on Azure, theoretically making applications portable between the data center and Microsoft cloud platform.
  • Get a Windows Azure one month pass

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 7:43 am

    Try out Windows Azure for one month - free.
  • Build a Private Azure Cloud with New Microsoft Appliance

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    Companies interested in taking advantage of what cloud computing has to offer, but reluctant to trust sensitive information off-site now have a new alternative with Microsoft's Windows Azure Platform appliance. Microsoft has teamed up with strategic hardware partners to develop an appliance-based approach allowing businesses to deploy and control their own cloud.
  • Microsoft snares Dell and eBay with Azure

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Dell, eBay, HP and Fujitsu have become the first big names to buy into Microsoft's Azure in its new appliance form, Microsoft has announced at the start of its Worldwide Partner Conference.
  • Microsoft Windows Azure and Amazon EC2 on collision course

    Posted June 25, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    Microsoft’s Windows Azure and Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud tackle are destined to emulate each other over time, Microsoft cloud official Tim O’Brien says.
  • Microsoft offers security guidance for Azure cloud

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 9:22 pm

    The company urges developers to build apps with security in mind from the start.
  • TechEd watchers expect Windows Phone news, Azure details

    Posted June 4, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    Industry watchers are looking for Microsoft to sustain the buzz around Windows Phone 7 at its annual TechEd conference this week, as well as share details about its cloud computing strategy in general and Azure cloud services in particular.
  • Microsoft Windows Azure cloud reaches general availability stage

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 1:06 pm

    The company advises users to upgrade to paid commercial subscriptions before the deadline for account deletion.
  • Microsoft extends Windows 7 and Azure to open source developers

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 10:48 am

    Microsoft will unveil on Wednesday several open source initiatives to boost interoperability between Microsoft technologies, such as Windows 7, Windows Azure, and Silverlight, and open source technologies, including the Eclipse tools platform and Java.
  • Microsoft demos PHP apps kit for the cloud

    Posted May 13, 2009 - 8:18 pm

    Moving on plans to enable development of PHP applications for its Windows Azure cloud platform, Microsoft plans to demonstrate this week the PHP SDK for Windows Azure at TechEd India, a Microsoft representative said.
  • Windows Azure: Microsoft banks on programmer loyalty

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 4:53 pm

    Programmers have written uncountable desktop and client/server applications over the decades that have inextricably linked independent software developers and corporate IT shops to Microsoft. Now the company aims to do the same for cloud-based software by luring loyal programmers to its Windows Azure environment.
  • Microsoft won't let companies host Azure on premise

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 3:47 pm

    Microsoft has no plans to let businesses license and host its Windows Azure cloud-computing infrastructure on their own premises.
  • Windows Azure goes down for early adopters

    Posted March 17, 2009 - 12:05 pm

    Microsoft's cloud-computing network crashes for almost 24 hours over the weekend.
  • Microsoft: Enterprises will self-host Windows Azure someday

    Posted March 6, 2009 - 3:34 pm

    Future versions of Windows Server will enable companies to efficiently manage and provide virtualized applications through the Web just like Microsoft Corp.'s upcoming platform-as-a-service, Windows Azure, a company executive said this week.
  • Ballmer: Azure ready for release by end of year

    Posted February 24, 2009 - 12:47 pm

    Ballmer said Microsoft plans to release its Windows Azure cloud-computing platform before the end of the year.
  • Microsoft refreshes Azure cloud tools

    Posted January 15, 2009 - 10:47 am

    Microsoft unveiled on Wednesday refreshed versions of its Windows Azure software development kit and Azure tools for Visual Studio, which support the planned Windows Azure cloud services platform.
  • Review

    Windows Azure Services Platform

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 10:09 pm

    Given Azure's preview status, it's difficult to say anything meaningful about its competitive position. We don't yet know what it will cost, and it has no track record for reliability at this point. What we do know now is that it's a well-thought-out cloud computing architecture that should be easy to learn for existing ASP.Net developers.
  • Microsoft Windows Azure, demystified

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 11:17 am

    Given the popularity of the .NET platform and Microsoft's vast financial resources, Azure, an application platform offered as a service, is a cloud force to be reckoned with.
  • Azure aimed at moving enterprises to Web

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 10:09 am

    While much will be said about Microsoft's cloud-computing strategy introduced Monday, at the heart of Windows Azure is a fairly simple goal: inspire corporate developers to rethink the way they develop software so applications can take better advantage of the Web.
  • Ray Ozzie steers Microsoft into the cloud

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 2:28 pm

    In this interview following Monday's keynote speech at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles, Ray Ozzie discusses Azure, cloud computing and the future of the Windows OS.
  • Microsoft to support Azure with data center investments

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 11:40 am

    Despite the economic downturn, Microsoft intends to ramp up the number of servers running in its data centers worldwide by 15 times over the next 5 years to handle increased hosted computing demand from enterprise software running on its new Windows Azure platform.
  • Microsoft: We didn't 'forget' Azure trademark

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 9:53 am

    Microsoft denies it had neglected to register "Windows Azure," the name of its new cloud computing platform, with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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