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Microsoft’s Azure Reportedly About To Lose The ‘Windows’ Microsoft’s Azure Reportedly About To Lose The ‘Windows’

Update: It’s official. Microsoft says: Today we are announcing that Windows Azure will be renamed to Microsoft Azure, beginning April 3, 2014. This change reflects Microsoft’s strategy and focus on Azure as the public cloud platform for customers as well …

Windows Azure Gets New Features, PCI DSS Compliance Windows Azure Gets New Features, PCI DSS Compliance

It’s a new year and Microsoft’s cloud computing platform has gotten another update, complete with new features that asp.net developers can take advantage of. Microsoft Developer VP Scott Guthrie this week detailed all the latest Windows Azure updates in a …

Get Ready For Lots Of Microsoft Enterprise Releases This Fall Get Ready For Lots Of Microsoft Enterprise Releases This Fall

Microsoft has announced a bunch of new enterprise cloud solutions coming this fall. On October 18th, the company will release Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 for businesses to create data centers, as well as Visual Studio …

Microsoft Talks Unified Application Store Microsoft Talks Unified Application Store

Microsoft is reportedly forming an Super Store to offer apps for Windows 8 computers as well as Microsoft phones and tablets. According to ZDNet, Microsoft has been busy creating a single, new app depot for the upcoming new versions of …

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure SDK 2.0 For .NET Microsoft Releases Windows Azure SDK 2.0 For .NET

In its latest earnings report, Microsoft said Windows Azure and related products hit $1 billion in sales. It shows that Microsoft’s cloud platform is starting to really take off. In its efforts to get more developers to use Azure, Microsoft …

Microsoft Picks Up PhoneFactor For Multifactor Authentication Microsoft Picks Up PhoneFactor For Multifactor Authentication

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired PhoneFactor, a provider of multifactor authentication. “The acquisition of PhoneFactor will help Microsoft bring effective and easy-to-use multifactor authentication to our cloud services and on-premises applications,” said Bharat Shah, corporate vice president, Server …

Microsoft Updates The Windows Azure SQL Database Microsoft Updates The Windows Azure SQL Database

Microsoft has been very aggressive over the past year with its Windows Azure service. The cloud computing platform has been positioned as a worthy competitor to Google’s App Engine service, and Microsoft continually provides new updates to it. The latest …

Samsung Smart TVs Will Use Windows Azure for Cloud Samsung Smart TVs Will Use Windows Azure for Cloud

Samsung announced today that it has chosen Windows Azure as the software on which its Smart TV cloud infrastructure will run. The company claims that the choice will reduce its operating costs and increase its scalability. Samsung said in an …

Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Media Services Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Media Services

Microsoft definitely needs to give its cloud network – Windows Azure – a kick in the pants. If it wants to compete with the likes of Google’s and other cloud businesses, it’s going to have to step up its game. …

Microsoft and Twilio Join Forces To Offer Communication APIs Microsoft and Twilio Join Forces To Offer Communication APIs
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Skype changed the way we communicate online by offering an easy and affordable way to call anybody on a land line or other Skype users. Microsoft bought Skype last year to pump money into the development of more Skype products. …

Windows Azure Brought Down Leap Year Bug Windows Azure Brought Down Leap Year Bug

Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform for building and hosting web applications, suffered an outage yesterday that brought down several websites that rely on the service. The outage began sometime Tuesday, and ran until just before 3 am (Pacific time) yesterday. …

eBay Turns to Microsoft for Cloud Computing

Microsoft and eBay made a joint announcement this morning, declaring that eBay will be one of Microsoft’s first customers for its Windows Azure cloud computing platform appliance. eBay will incorporate Azure into two of its data centers.