Tons of updates to Microsoft Azure unveiled at BUILD

In my last post, I was enumerating most of the new services that we have launched in the past 12 months. Just today, we’ve announced many exciting updates to Microsoft Azure at BUILD Conference. In this post I will go through most of them. But first of all, some statistics that we shared today: And…

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12 months of cloud innovation

As you already probably know, our BUILD conference is starting today in San Francisco. This is our most important event aimed towards software and web developers using Windows, Windows Phone and Windows Microsoft Azure. Typically, important announcements are made so, before that happens, I thought it was a good time to look back and see…

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Windows Azure Stories: XML Travelgate processing more than 20 million booking requests per day in the cloud

Today’s post, written by Pedro Brücher, CEO at XML Travelgate describes how the company uses Windows Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities to run their B2B booking platform. You can also read his recent interview in the BizSpark Featured Startups blog. XML Travelgate is a company founded in 2012 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain). Our…

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Remote Desktop Services are now allowed on Windows Azure

I’ve not seen a lot of news about this so I thought it was worth writing a short post just to remember everyone that on July 1st, Microsoft has officially changed Windows Azure licensing terms (PUR) to allow the use of Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Previously this scenario was not…

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Quick Recap of cloud announcements at BUILD and WPC 2013

Every year, BUILD bring developers all the new stuff around Microsoft platform and technologies and the World Partner Conference is the main event were partners share ideas, network and make contacts. We have made important announcements regarding Windows Azure. I will try to summarize them:   General availability of Windows Azure Mobile Services: This service,…

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Windows Azure Billing Changes, Dev/Test Scenarios, Hybrid Architectures and other enhancements

Since Windows Azure Infrastructure Services moved to general availability some weeks ago, we have been hard at work to bring some new capabilities to the market. Yesterday, during TechEd, we announced fantastic enhancements to our current service. Let me try to summarize the most important ones: Announcing true cloud economics: Per minute billing with no…

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IaaS en Windows Azure ya está disponible

A mediados de la semana pasada anunciamos la puesta en producción de las máquinas virtuales de Windows y Linux así como las Virtual Networks en Windows Azure. Es lo que llamamos la oferta de Infraestructura como Servicio (IaaS). Algunos habréis estado probando estos servicios durante los últimos meses que han estado en modo preview. Y…

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Escalabilidad en Windows Azure

Cuando nos planteamos la escalabilidad de una aplicación, debemos tener en cuenta no sólo nuestras necesidades de infraestructura sino también la arquitectura de nuestra aplicación. En una aplicación moderna multi-capa, se debe analizar la escalabilidad de cada una de las capas. Si pensamos en una aplicación web, vemos que una plataforma cloud como Windows Azure…

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5 tendencias que marcarán la industria del juego

Si en mi anterior post hablaba del próximo Windows Azure Gaming Summit, aquí os dejo una interesante infografía a propósito de este tema. Se puede resumir en: 4 pantallas, 5 tendencias y el cloud que todo lo une.  

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Queda poco para el Windows Azure Gaming Summit

  Si formas parte de la industria del juego este evento es una oportunidad única que no debes perderte. Quedan pocas plazas por lo que, si estás interesado, regístrate cuanto antes. A continuación tenéis toda la información: El Juego ha cambiado: Oportunidades con el Cloud y las “cuatro pantallas” La industria del juego mueve ya…

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