Microsoft VP on How Microsoft Competes with Amazon for Cloud Business

Microsoft is competing with Amazon for the enterprise cloud by focusing on being more than just a technology provider says Julia White, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Azure Marketing.

Microsoft Announces Huge Price Cut for Azure Cloud Services, Now Just $100 Per Month

Microsoft Azure customers were pleasantly surprised today. The cloud computing company just announced that it has substantially dropped the price for its Azure Standard support to just $100 per month, making it the most affordable support package among the big…

Microsoft Azure Cuts into AWS’s Market Share in 4th Quarter

Microsoft’s Azure is finally gaining a foothold in the cloud computing niche with its market share jumping from 16 to 20 percent in the 4th quarter of 2017. The jump amounts to around $3.7 billion of its total revenue for the year. In contrast,…

Microsoft Ends Moore’s Law, Builds a Supercomputer in the Cloud

A group of Microsoft engineers have built an artificial intelligence technique called deep neural networks that will be deployed on Catapult by the end of 2016 to power Bing search results. They say that this AI supercomputer in the cloud…

GoDaddy Offers Domains, SSL Certificates Through Microsoft Azure App Service

GoDaddy announced that it is now offering domains and SSL certificates through the Microsoft Azure App Service platform, building on an existing relationship with Microsoft. Azure App Service users can now buy and configure domain names right from the platform…

Microsoft Now Lets You Deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux Instances From Azure Marketplace

Microsoft announced some new options for Azure, including that starting now, you can deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux instances from the Azure Marketplace. Microsoft announced a partnership with Red Hat back in November, and this is Microsoft delivering on that…

Microsoft Launches Azure Stack Technical Preview

Microsoft announced the technical preview of Azure Stack, which the company calls the next phase of its hybrid cloud strategy and the only hybrid cloud platform consistent with a leading public cloud. The offering enables companies to deliver Azure services…

Microsoft Partners With Linux Foundation On Azure Certification

Microsoft and The Linux Foundation announced on Wednesday that they have partnered to offer a new certification for Linux on Azure. “In order to become certified, individuals must pass both the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam, and the Microsoft…

Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Capptain, a platform for app developers that combines analytics with push notifications and in-app messaging campaigns. Here it is in a nutshell: Microsoft will integrate Capptain with Azure. “With Capptain’s solution, organizations can…

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…