Some Microsoft Azure customers are still experiencing connectivity issues after an outage that began shortly Monday before 11 a.m. Pacific Time.More
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Microsoft said today that it’s renaming Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure, as of April 3.More
New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been emphasizing a “cloud-first, mobile-first” approach for the company.
One such test of that in action starts this week, with the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.More
Microsoft has acquired Apiphany—a leading API management delivery platform based in Washington, D.C. “The Apiphany API Management and Delivery Platform will soon reemerge as an integrated Windows Azure API management service,” Apiphany said in a blog post on its website. “A talented and dedicated Apiphany team will become an integral part of the Windows Azure…More
After Oracle CEO Larry Ellison spilled the beans during an earnings call last week, Microsoft and Oracle, as expected, announced a cloud partnership today.
Specifically, the partnership means that customers will be able to run Oracle software (including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server) on Microsoft’s Windows Server Hyper-V or in Windows Azure, with certification and full support from Oracle.
Microsoft also will be offering those Oracle software to its Windows Azure customers, while Oracle will make Oracle Linux available to Windows Azure customers, according to a press release from the companies.More
Microsoft is unveiling today some details about the upcoming refreshes to its key enterprise IT offerings. The updates include Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 — to be released by the end of this year. SQL Server 2014 is slated for release shortly after that. Previews of all three will be available later…More
Microsoft has been steadily growing its cloud business into one of its largest revenue-generating divisions. Now it’s expanding its footprint in the fast-growing cloud market in Asia.
The company announced Wednesday that, in partnership with Chinese data center services provider 21Vianet, a public preview of Windows Azure in China will be available on June 6.
That makes Microsoft the first multinational organization to make public cloud services available in China. (Currently, the major cloud providers in China are the China-based Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, according to 21Vianet.)More
It’s a big deal at Microsoft when one of its products or services joins its billion-dollar club, the ones that bring in a billion dollars or more of revenue a year. The latest to join that club: the Windows Azure cloud platform, which launched in 2010. Curt Anderson, chief financial officer of Microsoft’s Server and Tools…More
Realty Mogul, one of the startups that participated in the last round of the Microsoft Accelerator program, launched today with news of seed funding and its first success story. The company, which focuses on crowdfunding for real estate, said it recently closed half a million dollars of seed investment from Seattle-based investors, and that AH Capital,…More