Here you will find a quick synopsis of all news from Microsoft’s Cloud Platform organization as it is released with links to additional information.
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by STB Blogger
SUSE Announces SUSE Manager Management Pack for System Center
At the Open Source Business Conference this week, during a keynote from Microsoft Open Solutions Group, Sandy Gupta, Microsoft, introduced the SUSE announcement of the delivery of a beta version of the SUSE Manager Management Pack for System Center. This management pack connects the Linux server management capabilities provided by SUSE Manager to Microsoft’s System Center management platform.
The Bing Search API is now available on the Windows Azure Marketplace! With this service, you can embed web, image, news, and video search results, as well as related searches and spelling suggestions, to create unique applications and services.
Security is often reported as one of the top concerns or barriers to cloud adoption for businesses. To help dispel this perception, today Microsoft released research that shows that small and medium sized businesses (SMB) are gaining significant IT security benefits from using the cloud.
Essar Group Unleashes Power of the Cloud with Windows AzureIn an effort to offer its customers Web-based applications with high performance and scalability while maintaining low infrastructure and management costs, multinational conglomerate Essar Group has announced it has selected Windows Azure to deliver some of its applications.
Ever wonder why some events you attend are run much more smoothly than others? Well some event management companies are using the cloud to make life much easier for attendees, sponsors and organizers.
by Brian Goldfarb
Our friends over at Twilio have been working to make it easier for developers to integrate text message and phone services into applications hosted on Windows Azure using native libraries for Java, PHP and .NET. To sweeten the pot, Twilio and Windows Azure have teamed up to offer 1000 free text messages or inbound voice minutes when you activate your new Twilio account.