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Openness Customer Spotlight: British & Irish Lions Give 100 Million Fans a Front Row Seat
Posted by Openness Team The world-renowned touring rugby team, the British & Irish Lions, wanted to do something it had never done in 125 years of international competition: find a way to take along 100 million fans when the team toured to play the best teams in the Southern Hemisphere. ...
23 Jul 2014
Openness Partner Spotlight: Codetoki Partners with BizSpark to Empower Youth with Coding Skills
Posted by Openness Team The Philippine Government wants to empower today’s youth by increasing employability, and sees better IT skills as a major enabler. In 2013, local software company, Codetoki, decided to help by devising an online game that tests and scores coding skills. “My...
14 Jul 2014
Openness Customer Spotlight: blinkbox Saving Millions with Microsoft Cloud
Posted by Openness Team One of the most popular movie and TV streaming services in the United Kingdom, blinkbox delivers dynamic content to more than a million monthly users, across their favorite devices. The company needed a way to meet enormous demands for compute power and storage, to transcode...
20 Jun 2014
Azure HDInsight Release: Big Data, Big Performance, Big Bet on Hadoop
Posted by Openness Team Yesterday at the Hadoop Summit , Microsoft announced Azure HDInsight ’s support for Hadoop 2.4. This is the next release of our 100 percent Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Microsoft Azure and it provides order magnitude (up to 100x) performance improvements to query...
4 Jun 2014
Solve the Big Data Problems of the Future: Join Microsoft Research’s Naiad Project
Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In this decade we will collect more scientific data than we’ve collected in human history. Soon it will be impossible to do any kind of analysis without access to powerful computational tools, which can make sense of the...
28 May 2014
Linux Integration with System Center 2012 R2
Posted by Openness Team Next up in our series of blog posts this week that showcase Linux support, the below video provides an inside scoop on Linux integration with System Center 2012 R2 for unified management across on-premises and Microsoft Azure cloud environments. In this Channel 9 interview...
30 Apr 2014
Open Door Policy: Brady Gaster on Coding like a Vampire and Making the Microsoft Cloud Open
Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Brady Gaster ( @bradygaster ) is a Microsoft Azure Program Manager and the former host of Channel 9’s Web Camps TV , who focuses on building tools that make it easier for web developers to benefit from the cloud. His recent...
17 Apr 2014
Name Change for Windows Azure
Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced that Windows Azure will be renamed to Microsoft Azure, beginning April 3, 2014. This change reflects Microsoft’s strategy and focus on Azure as the public cloud platform for customers as well as for our own services Office 365, Dynamics CRM,...
25 Mar 2014
Movideo: Java a First-Class Citizen on Windows Azure
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Movideo , the only end-to-end SaaS online video platform based in the Asia Pacific region, has announced a four-year strategic alliance with Microsoft , migrating its integrated online video platform to Windows Azure. Movideo...
23 Mar 2012
Extending the Windows Azure Experience to Windows Server for Hosting Service Providers
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations A lot of news is coming out of the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this week, including the announcement of a community technology preview that enables hosting service providers to use their Windows Server...
13 Jul 2012
PHP 5.4 Available in Windows Azure Web Sites
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Microsoft and its partners continue to work with the PHP community to improve the experience PHP developers and users have on Windows Server and Windows Azure . Last week marked another milestone for improved PHP interoperability...
27 Nov 2012
Windows Azure Mobile Services Adds HTML5 Support
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations If you haven’t heard about the updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services , Microsoft recently announced the addition of support for HTML5 applications, giving companies more options to easily create engaging mobile apps...
5 Apr 2013
The Journey with Open Source
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Wired ran this story today on Microsoft’s internal thought processes and changes that have taken place over the last eight years on the journey with open source software. Cade Metz examines how Microsoft has been making...
31 Jan 2012
Key Partners Open Up the Cloud with Windows Azure
Posted by James Utzschneider General Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Yesterday, customers had the opportunity to meet Windows Azure and learn more about services in the technical preview that make Windows Azure an even more flexible, open, and powerful cloud platform. The openness and...
8 Jun 2012
Publish Open Source Apps and Cloud-Based Sites with WebMatrix V2
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations WebMatrix V2 was released to web earlier this month, including support for popular open source apps and the ability to publish your site to the Cloud using Windows Azure Web Sites . WebMatrix is a free and open web...
28 Sep 2012
Openness Partner Spotlight: Microsoft and SUSE Supporting Interoperability from the Datacenter to the Cloud
Posted by Alfonso Castro Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group Most customers we speak with today operate heterogeneous IT environments and just want everything to work well together – whether they need to optimize existing investments or are interested in adopting...
8 Nov 2012
Microsoft’s CoApp: Making Open Source Projects on Windows Easier
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today marks the start of the Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, OR. Among the Microsoft attendees that will be onsite at this year’s event is Garrett Serack from the Microsoft Open Source Technology Center. Garrett...
16 Jul 2012
Windows Server 2012, Cornerstone of Cloud OS, Now Available
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today’s global online launch event showcased the general availability of Windows Server 2012. In his keynote and blog post , Satya Nadella, President of the Sever and Tools Business, describes how Windows Server 2012 delivers...
4 Sep 2012
Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Elevating Scientific Data into the Cloud with Windows Azure & OSS
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations The key to unlocking future predictions has generally always been some type of data. Today, with the ever-increasing storage and computational capabilities of the cloud, combined with the sheer number of devices available to...
19 Dec 2012
Evolution of PHP on Windows
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Over the past several years, Microsoft and its partners have worked diligently with the PHP community to improve the experience PHP developers and users have on Windows Server and Windows Azure . Now the PHP community supports...
2 Mar 2012
KimsQ and Windows Azure at the 2012 Summer Games in London
Posted by JangYoon Kim Korea Marketing and Operations More than a billion people worldwide tuned in to the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Games in London. Although most of us can’t be there in person, the almost instantaneous sharing of photos and video footage can make us feel like we...
7 Aug 2012
Openness Partner Spotlight: Canonical Brings Ubuntu to Windows Azure
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Cloud computing plays a significant role in helping our customers achieve better business agility, economics, and user experiences. We also know that for today’s CIOs and technology leaders, the cloud presents an opportunity...
25 Oct 2012
Drupal + Windows Azure: A Winning Combination for SAG
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In the thick of Hollywood’s awards season, the Screen Actors Guild debuted its Drupal-based website hosted on Windows Azure . The SAG Awards site is a highly visible, high-traffic website and hosting it on Azure provides...
29 Feb 2012
Windows Azure at GigaOm Structure
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Early today, Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB) participated in an onstage fireside chat moderated by Derrick Harris, GigaOm senior writer, at the GigaOm Structure event. Nadella discussed...
22 Jun 2012
Open in the Cloud: Meet Windows Azure
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In the cloud, openness is paramount for our customers. Microsoft is committed to giving customers the ability to transition to the cloud on their terms, navigating the path to cloud computing with a unique combination of technology...
7 Jun 2012
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