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  • Blog Post: Premium Preview for the Windows Azure SQL Database

    Microsoft is excited to announce a limited public preview of a new Windows Azure SQL Database business-class offer, Premium, which delivers reserved capacity for more powerful and predictable performance. Windows Azure SQL Database, via the new Premium service, will help deliver greater performance for...
  • Blog Post: Cross-Post: Partners in the enterprise cloud

    Editor's Note: This post comes from Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft's Server & Tools Business As longtime competitors, partners and industry leaders, Microsoft and Oracle have worked with enterprise customers to address business and technology needs for over 20 years. Many customers rely on...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Active Directory: Ready for Production with over 265 Billion Authentications & 2.9 Million Organizations Served!

    This is reblogged from the Windows Azure blog which can be found here .  Last week we shared how Enterprises can benefit by integrating Windows Azure into their business strategy.  Having a strong enterprise identity strategy is a key component for enabling new applications and infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Handy Windows 8 and Windows Azure Resources

    How To Prepare Your Windows 8 App For The World Market With the possibility of selling apps in more than 200 markets to billions of people, it’s pretty important that your Windows 8 apps be accessible to a worldwide market. Luckily, it’s easier than you might think to accomplish...
  • Blog Post: Three New Exclusive Offers for BizSpark Members!

    If you are a BizSpark member, you are eligible to receive unique offers and promotions. This month, there are three new offers to take advantage of: With New Relic , you can monitor your Windows Azure apps in real time, track real end-user experiences, and diagnose and eliminate bottlenecks. BizSpark...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming West Region Events

    App Madness Student Challenge Looking for a way to get started building awesome Windows 8 apps? Participate in the Windows 8 App Madness Challenge and qualify to win $100 for each published Windows 8 app! Additionally there are four app sprints you can take part in. Publish the highest number of apps...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure Videos on Channel 9

    There is a new landing page on Channel 9 where you can find videos, event recordings and shows about Windows Azure. The page aggregates numerous videos from events like Build and AzureConf and a bunch of new content. The first new videos include these tutorials : Below you will find a list of some...
  • Blog Post: Join @ScottGu on Windows Azure at Silicon Valley Code Camp This Weekend

    Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie will give two Windows Azure sessions at the Silicon Valley Code Camp on Sunday, October 7, 2012. SVCC is the largest code camp in the country, and will be held on the campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. Scott and his team are in charge of the developer platform...
  • Blog Post: Updated Windows Azure Training Kit Now Includes 41 Hand-on Labs

    Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure. In this release of the training kit we have delivered 41 Hands on Labs covering a wide variety of bug fixes and screen shot updates for Visual Studio 2012. The August 2012 update...
  • Blog Post: HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) Available for Windows Azure

    The Windows Azure team has announced that Windows Azure now enables HIPPA compliance. Microsoft now offers a HIPAA BAA to our EA (Enterprise Agreement/volume licensing) customers and partners in the health industry. The announcement was made on the Windows Azure team blog post Security, Privacy &...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Windows Azure Performance Management, Monitoring Using AppDynamics

    Customers seeking to simply migrate their applications to the cloud and use traditional server monitoring tools or legacy Application Performance Management (APM) software quickly find themselves stymied. Such obsolete strategies require manual configuration and instrumentation, and they are incapable...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Embarke Distributes Your Social Conversations in EMail, Facebook, Twitter Using Azure

    A Embarke provides a mechanism to bring together all social and email messaging through a comprehensive set of APIs. Conversations are threaded across networks, and developers can use the APIs to "mash up" various social networks and communication modes. Embarke uses Web roles, worker roles Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Top 30 Must See Videos, Demonstrations For Developers That Highlight TechEd

    TechEd is Microsoft's premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft's current and soon-to-be- released suite of products, solutions, tools, and services. This June we celebrate the 20th annual TechEd North America...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Lingo Jingo Language Learning Software Powered By Windows Azure

    The Lingo Jingo app is powered by Windows Azure to deliver a social based language learning experience integrating with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to share progress on lessons and exercises. Web roles are used to host its MVC based main marketing site and language learning app, SQL Azure is used...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Solution Cookbook Provides Cloud Architecture Recipes for Common Scenarios

    Colleague Clint Edmunson has put together set of templates for you to begin your architectural discussions around Windows Azure . With new offerings coming every six months from the Windows Azure team, the templates provide a set of technologies that fit common scenarios. Clint writes, “In this...
  • Blog Post: How to Sign up for the New Windows Azure Virtual Machines

    My colleague Hanu Kommalapati provides the step by step instructions on how to go from your Windows Azure account and add the new Windows Azure Virtual Machines features. See Sign-up Process for Azure Virtual Machines Preview . About Windows Azure Virtual Machine Windows Azure Virtual Machine...
  • Blog Post: Move Existing Apps to Windows Azure Using New Features Announced

    Windows Azure you choice and flexibility to move existing applications or develop new ones using the language and platform of their choice with announcements made today. This means you can bring your server applications and run them on Windows Azure. ASP.NET, Java, and more. Without you having to make...
  • Blog Post: Join in Unveiling of Cloud Development Technologies at ‘Meet Windows Azure’ Online Event Thursday

    Join us for Meet Windows Azure where Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of Windows Azure Application Platform, will keynote the June 7 event. Event begins at 1 pm PT (4 pm ET). The site explains the event is “an online and in-person event unveiling cloud-based development technologies from...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: iVoteSports Brings Social Networking for Sports Fans on Azure

    iVoteSports Baseball Edition makes you part of the action of a live Major League Baseball game using your iPhone or Android device. ISV Video: iVoteSports Brings Social Networking for Sports Fans on Azure In this video, iVoteSports CEO and co-founder, Dennis Peters, speaks with Microsoft Principal...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team Announces Roadmap of Products, Pricing, Features

    The final product lineup and specifications for the next release of Visual Studio has been announced on the Visual Studio blog. The announcement was made in the posting A look ahead at the Visual Studio 11 product lineup and platform support . The tooling offered in Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: MOC1 Solutions Brings Wireless Service Advisor To Windows Azure

    When MOC1 Solutions wanted to move their applications supporting automotive dealerships to the cloud, they chose Windows Azure. In this video, Software Development Manager Alex Hatzopoulos and Architect Greg Cannon speak with Microsoft Principal Architect Evangelist Brian Loesgen . In this wide ranging...
  • Blog Post: Join in the ‘Meet Windows Azure’ Event Online June 7

    The Windows Azure team has announced a new event, MEET Windows Azure . Whether you’re just getting started or are a long time customer, you’ll definitely want to tune-in. For details, see the announcement at Mark Your Calendar—MEET Windows Azure Event Streamed Online June 7th . ...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Privacy Central Protecting Your Data Using Ruby on Windows Azure

    Most consumers are unaware of the extent of publicly available, online exposures of their information – including phone numbers, current and past addresses, birth dates, home values, income level, religion, and relative names (including mother's maiden name) – all of which can easily be used...
  • Blog Post: Multi-Tenant Metering for Windows Azure Available on Codeplex

    New source code has been published that lets you meter tenant-level consumption of various Windows Azure resources such as bandwidth, storage, SQL Azure, and compute. The Cloud Ninja Multi-Tenant Metering Block (CNMB) tenant-level meters, application level aggregates, rich query model based on OData...
  • Blog Post: Setting Configuration to Get Your Windows Azure Diagnostics

    Windows Azure Diagnostics enables you to collect diagnostic data from an application running in Windows Azure . You can use diagnostic data for debugging and troubleshooting, measuring performance, monitoring resource usage, traffic analysis and capacity planning, and auditing. After the diagnostic data...
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