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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: News From BUILD

    Windows 8 Refined During BUILD's Day 1 keynote speech, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and other executives outlined the reach, design and economic opportunities for developers to build differentiated, touch-based apps for the Windows platform, including new developer tools and increased support. The...
  • 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: Download the Windows Azure Training Kit–December 2012

      I realized that we didn’t create a post on the latest Windows Azure Kit in December.  Sorry for the delay in case you weren’t aware it was available. The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs and presentations that are designed...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure News

      Mobile Services Adds Android Support We created Mobile Services to make it easier for developers to build engaging and dynamic mobile apps that scale. We’ve made it even easier to develop for the Android platform. The Windows Azure team partnered with Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. to deliver...
  • 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: Beta for Hosting Providers Offers Windows Azure Services for Windows Server

    Microsoft is bringing Windows Azure Web Sites, Virtual Machines, the Service Management Portal and API to Windows Server, enabling Hosting Service Providers to easily deliver high density website hosting and Infrastructure as a Service scenarios in a Windows Server-based environment. The beta has just...
  • 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: Developer Preview of Windows Azure AD Provides Single Sign-On, Graph API

    Your cloud applications can now take advantage of the same identity system that powers Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online and Windows Intune. More than 250,000 companies and organizations use Windows Azure Active Directory today to authenticate billions of times a week. With a new developer preview you...
  • 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 Training Kit Adds Labs, Presentations on New Features

    Windows Azure Training Kit June 2012 Update is now available. The June 2012 update includes 42 step-by-step hands-on labs and 20 presentations covering the new Windows Azure features. Some of the highlights of this update include: 12 new hands-on labs for Windows Azure Virtual Machines 11 new...
  • 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: 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...
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