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  • Blog Post: Some Price Reductions for Azure Storage

    Honouring our commitment to always provide the best ROI, best service for money, and best in class reliability and availability, we have announced world-wide price reductions in storage. “As you may recall from the April announcement , we committed to match Amazon Web Services prices for commodity services...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft joins the Open Compute Project Foundation

    Today we announced that Microsoft is joining the OCPF . Not only are we joining the project but we are be contributing hardware specifications, design collateral (CAD and Gerber files), and system management source code for Microsoft's cloud server designs. We are bring our best in class design, deployment...
  • Blog Post: New and Improved features in Windows Azure

    We’ve opened up some more features in Windows Azure, including being able to use Windows Azure Active Directory natively from Windows Azure Mobile Services. Check out all the details at ScottGu’s blog. Traffic Manager : General Availability Release Active Directory : General...
  • Blog Post: A Message from Scott Guthrie for Tech Ed AU 2013

    Tech Ed is nearly upon us! This year we’ve been working hard to bring you some great Developer content and loads of Private Cloud and Windows Azure content. In fact, I’ve been busy on the Architecture and Trustworthy Computing tracks and the Windows Azure Development Track. I’ve been wrangling some of...
  • Blog Post: Azure WebSites is now Generally Available

    Lots of major updates today for Windows Azure!! Web Sites : General Availability Release of Windows Azure Web Sites with SLA A 99.9% monthly SLA (Service Level Agreement) for the Standard tier Microsoft Support available on a 24x7 basis (with plans that range from developer plans to enterprise Premier...
  • Blog Post: New Horizons Windows Infrastructure Azure Seminar

    Together with New Horizons, Microsoft have arranged complimentary training all about Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. You will learn about Windows Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networking, and how to manage it all. This session is a must for IT professionals in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane...
  • Blog Post: Whitepaper: Disaster Recovery and High Availability for Windows Azure Applications

    The team have recently released a new whitepaper Disaster Recovery and High Availability for Windows Azure Applications The whitepaper outlines the necessary architecture steps to be taken to disaster-proof a Windows Azure deployment so that the larger business continuity process can be implemented....
  • Blog Post: New features for Windows Azure Mobile Services

    Wow, the team just released a whole new set of features for Windows Azure Mobile Services that really flesh out the back-end service capability for your iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and HTML 5 Web applications. Here’s the short list: Mobile Services : Custom API support Mobile Services :...
  • Blog Post: Lots of Azure Goodness Revealed

    Wow, last night I watched the keynote for Tech Ed North America , and I have to say I’m pretty proud of all of the advancements in our products. Not only Azure, but the upcoming Windows Server 2012 R2, our management capabilities, and the Windows Core itself. Something else that isn’t always apparent...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure in Australia! How does that change your security outlook?

    We are bringing our world class Windows Azure data centres here to Australia. Microsoft has a long history of bringing industry leading technologies to the world. Windows Azure is no different. Today we announced that we will be adding more data centres around the globe. Australia will have two georedundant...
  • Blog Post: New Additions and cool stuff in Windows Azure Mobile Services

    Editor's Note: The original post was written by Nick Harris , Windows Azure Technical Evangelist. Here . I just thought it was too good not to pass on unchanged.   It’s been less than five months since we introduced the first public preview for Windows Azure Mobile Services and in this short time...
  • Blog Post: Learning SQL Server 2012 with labs built in Windows Azure IaaS VMs

    Hello again, Well now that the dust has settled it’s time to seriously blog again. In any event, as some of you may know I have changed roles and I’m now a Technical Evangelist for Windows Azure and SQL Server / SQL Database .  What I’ve learned in this new role, is that this is a lot to get across...
  • Blog Post: New start: Enabling Digital Society, Today!

    Hello everyone, As most of you probably know by now I’ve taken on a new role in the company. I am now working with the DPE team as an Architect Advisor and bringing my security background to our Cloud Services offerings and Windows Phone 7 platform.  The crux of my job is to help our customers innovate...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Power moves into high gear

    We’ve been talking about the Cloud for a long time. In fact Bill Gates talked about Microsoft’s commitment to it in 2002 in one of his keynotes so it’s nothing new to Microsoft. We’ve been providing Cloud based services quietly for about 15 years now.  We’ve now moved into high gear with the launch...
  • Blog Post: Gotcha’s when dealing with WRAP Protocol v0.8 / v0.9

    If you have downloaded and used the Azure Training kit you may have noticed that some of the samples use the WRAP v0.8 protocol in the Access Control Service demos.  Then if you get some of the sample code from some of the PDC 09 demos, and try to make it work with your Azure Training Kit stuff...
  • Blog Post: Finally Azure available in Australia (and 40 other countries)

    For those of you who were waiting to get a chance at Azure, we’ve now expanded Azure to 41 other countries including Australia .  Currency pricing is still in USD, EUR or AUD though.  But I suppose places like Hong Kong are pretty used to converting to USD now anyway. But I digress… Download...
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