Windows Azure Updated with Hadoop, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap, Mercurial and Dropbox

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 26, 2013

The recently released Windows Azure updates include support for Hadoop service, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap including Mercurial, Dropbox, CodePlex and Bitbucket deployment integration.

Windows Azure Mobile Services with Android, Active Directory, Localization, East Asia Region

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 15, 2013

Microsoft has recently released several updates to Windows Azure with support for Android, Active Directory, Application monitoring with HTTP response codes, new five languages including expansion of Azure Store to 22 more countries.

Expired SSL Certificates Break Azure and TFS

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 05, 2013 1

Windows Azure experienced a 9 hour outage on February 22 that affected all users who relied on the storage system, including those using Team Foundation Service. InfoQ examines the details that have emerged surrounding the root causes of the failure.

Latest News from Microsoft and Amazon Regarding Android

by Abel Avram on  Mar 05, 2013

Microsoft Azure now has an Android SDK including notification push to Android devices. Amazon makes available a Mobile Ads API that can be used to display adds from their network on any Android device in parallel with those from Google AdMob.

Microsoft’s Cloud Guidance Addresses SQL Server

by Harry Brumleve on  Feb 21, 2013

Microsoft's guidance on how to deploy a SQL solution in Azure addresses many concerns such as service level agreements, maintenance, and scalability. Additionally, a framework is offered which helps developers make this decision based upon their solution's specific needs.

Jelastic Adds PHP to Their Platform for Service Hosting Providers

by Abel Avram on  Feb 04, 2013

Besides Java, Jelastic has added PHP to their platform for service hosting providers. This article contains an interview with Dmitry Sotnikov, COO at Jelastic, with more inside information about their PaaS solution.

Windows Azure Store Expanded to More Countries

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 02, 2013

Windows Azure Store has been refreshed with new add-ons and expanded the availability the availability to 11 countries.

Windows Azure Notification Hubs with Common API

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 24, 2013

Microsoft recently added an enhancement to Windows Azure Management Portal by releasing Notification Hubs which enables you to broadcast push notifications to thousands of mobile devices using a common API.

Microsoft Creates Catalog of Linux-based Virtual Machines for Windows Azure

by Richard Seroter on  Jan 18, 2013

Microsoft Open Technologies unveiled their first major offerings in the form of a repository for pre-configured virtual machines that can be quickly deployed to the Windows Azure cloud. The VM Depot is advertised as a place to discover and deploy Azure-friendly virtual machines, and may be Microsoft’s answer to the popular catalog provided for AWS users.

Windows Azure Updates: Job Scheduler, Command Line Support, ACS and Media

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 09, 2013 1

Microsoft recently released several updates for Windows Azure with background job scheduler, addition of North Europe region, mobile support for command line tool and support for SQL Data Sync services.

Windows Azure Mobile Services with Push Notifications Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 28, 2012

Windows Azure Mobile Services team announced support for push notifications via APNS and improvements to iOS Objective C SDK.

Windows Azure Storage New Pricing Structure Revealed

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 11, 2012

Microsoft recently revealed new pricing structure for Windows Azure Storage along with several improvements.

Windows Azure Management Portal with Localization, Database and VM Enhancements

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 27, 2012

Microsoft recently released several enhancements to Windows Azure Management Portal with support for 6 additional languages, database improvements and enhancements for virtual machines and networking including support for operation logs.

Big Data In The Cloud

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Nov 21, 2012

Big Data services available from cloud computing vendors such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google are uncovering interesting trends and opportunities.

Secure ASP.NET Applications with Identity and Access Tool

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 10, 2012

Microsoft recently released Identity and Access Tool which can be installed from within Visual Studio 2012 and it provides security to ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC applications using advanced techniques.

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