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Azure with Scott Guthrie: Custom Dashboards and Azure Monitor

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 10, 2017

InfoQ had the opportunity to talk Azure with Microsoft executive vice president, Scott Guthrie. Today we will discuss using Azure Monitor and Custom Dashboards.

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Q&A on Continuous Delivery with Windows and .Net

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  May 03, 2016

"Continuous Delivery with Windows and .Net" is a short book by Matthew Skelton and Chris O'Dell that should be seen as a very useful complement to Jez Humble and Dave Farley's "Continuous Delivery" book for those that work in a Windows and .Net environment. InfoQ talked with the authors to learn more about the state of Continuous Delivery on Windows and .Net.

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Azure Service Fabric Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 03, 2016

At Microsoft’s recent Build conference in San Francisco, the company announced the general availability (GA) of Azure Service Fabric.

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Microsoft Azure Joins SSD Storage Bandwagon

by Janakiram MSV  Followers on  Sep 24, 2014

Microsoft has announced a new family of virtual machines called D-Series that offers better memory, CPU and faster I/O. With this Azure joins the club of elite IaaS providers with SSD backed storage.

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PuppetLabs Announces Deeper Integration with Microsoft Azure

by Carlos Sanchez  Followers on  Apr 30, 2014

Following previous announcements on Puppet modules targeted to manage Windows and Linux machines running in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, PuppetLabs, the company behind popular DevOps tool Puppet, has announced at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference new integration points for Windows and Azure users.

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Microsoft Azure Web Sites Ready to Take on Public PaaS Leaders

by Richard Seroter Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 22, 2014 1

With the software update announced last week, Microsoft nearly closed the gap between it and other leading Platform-as-a-Service offerings. With refined pricing, free SSL support, global DNS load balancing, and the introduction of Java support, Azure Web Sites appears to be a strong competitor for Heroku, Google App Engine, OpenShift Online, Cloud Bees, and Engine Yard.

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RightScale: Top 9 Public and Top 6 Private Clouds

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 02, 2014

RightScale, a service provider across multiple clouds, has published the results of their annual State of Cloud 2014 survey conducted in February of this year. This article highlights some of the most significant findings.

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Microsoft Beefs Up Cloud Identity Services as Part of Mobile Push

by Richard Seroter Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 31, 2014

As part of launching an Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft announced that Azure Active Directory Premium was set to hit General Availability. Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium extends the free identity management and single sign-on service with additional group-management capabilities, rebranding options, security analytics, and more.

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ActiveReports 8 Adds Maps, HTML5 Viewer, Advanced Barcodes and Windows Azure Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy  Followers on  Feb 12, 2014

ComponentOne has released ActiveReports 8 with support for maps, RSS14Stacked, RSSLimited and MicroPDF417 barcodes, Windows Azure under both partial and full trust environments in addition to a HTML5 viewer which enables you to build applications optimized for various mobile devices.

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What Is Going on with PaaS?

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 22, 2014 4

Despite huge investments and years in development, PaaS has not managed to attract many customers so far. This article digests what several analysts are saying regarding the current status of PaaS and its future.

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Automate All Things! Support for DevOps Tool Puppet Added to Windows Azure

by Richard Seroter Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 19, 2013

Want to do DevOps automation in a Microsoft world? Typically that meant using Microsoft-provided tools like PowerShell and System Center instead of the popular open source tools that have been slow to support the full Microsoft product stack. That’s beginning to change as developers and system administrators can now use tools like Puppet to provision and manage resources in Windows Azure.

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Release of BizTalk Services Signals “Cloud First” Transition for Microsoft Integration Platform

by Richard Seroter Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 26, 2013 1

After a long incubation period, Microsoft released its cloud-based integration tool called Windows Azure BizTalk Services. While reiterating their commitment to their on-premises integration tools, Microsoft has said that it will push innovation to its cloud platform first.

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Project Monaco Brings Visual Studio to the Web

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 13, 2013

Microsoft has released Visual Studio Online which brings a form of the its popular software development IDE to the web. As part of this release small teams of developers can use this service for free, and use it from non-Windows based clients.

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Windows Azure SDK 2.2 Adds Visual Studio 2013, Integrated Sign-in and Filter Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy  Followers on  Nov 11, 2013

Microsoft has released Windows Azure SDK 2.2 with support for integrated sign-in, Visual Studio 2013 in addition to the ability to filter subscriptions/regions. The latest update also provides a set of pre-configured VM images of VS 2013 available within the Windows Azure Management Portal for use by MSDN subscribers.

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Azul Systems Releases Zulu, an OpenJDK Build for Windows Azure At JavaOne

by Charles Humble Follow 356 Followers on  Oct 02, 2013

Following an announcement of their partnership in July this year, Azul Systems and Microsoft Open Technologies have now release a GA version of Zulu for Windows Azure. Licensed under the terms of the GPLv2 open source license with the ClassPath Exception, Zulu is an OpenJDK-based JVM for Windows Server on the Windows Azure Cloud.

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