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…

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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 Windows 8.1 Preview launched and preview releases of Visual Studio 2013, Team Foundation…

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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…

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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 to help you learn how to…

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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 Android support; our friends at MS Open…

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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…

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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 been released, with full release along with the System Center 2012…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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