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 cloud applications by dedicating a fixed amount of reserved capacity for…

0

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 Microsoft infrastructure to run mission-critical Oracle software and have for over…

0

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 in the cloud. Today, we’re excited to share that Windows…

0

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 that goal. This Windows 8…

0

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 members receive New Relic Standard FREE…

0

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 in store…

0

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…

0

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…

0

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 & Compliance Update: Microsoft Offers Customers and Partners a HIPAA…

1

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 of monitoring highly elastic cloud environments without producing gaping blind spots. ISV Video: Windows Azure Performance…

0