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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Get a 360-view of Web Applications with Global Service Monitor
Identify and address issues fast by getting a 360-degree view of the health of web applications. Global Service Monitor (GSM), a Windows Azure-based service that extends the application monitoring capabilities in System Center 2012 SP1 provides this functionality and is now commercially available.
HP announced the HP AppSystem for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse, a comprehensive data warehouse solution jointly engineered with Microsoft,
Microsoft Wins 17 CRN Channel Champion Awards
Microsoft’s commitment to working with partners to deliver solutions that meet joint customers’ needs was acknowledged as CRN announced the winners of its annual Channel Champions survey. The survey included over 4,000 solution providers that rated technology vendors on overall satisfaction, technical satisfaction, support and financial value. Microsoft was honored with 17 awards in six categories including Systems and Network Management, Business Analytics, and Server and Desktop Virtualization.
Today, Microsoft announced that Windows Azure HDInsight Service – the company’s cloud-based distribution of Hadoop – is now available as a standard preview service through the Windows Azure Portal. Windows Azure HDInsight Service builds on top of the Hortonworks Data Platform to ensure full compatibility with Apache Hadoop while providing customers with the low cost and elasticity of cloud computing.
Take a Look at Who’s Developing on Windows Azure
People are doing amazing things with Windows Azure. From pushing the boundaries of technology to connecting real people to real business solutions, the possibilities using Windows Azure are endless. Every couple of weeks we will highlight customers and the amazing things they are accomplishing with Windows Azure.
Business Intelligence Templates for SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio 2012 Available for DownloadToday, Microsoft released the Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012, which are now available for download. The tools include project templates for SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and SQL Server Integration Services. These project templates will enable customers to upgrade their BI projects to the latest version of Visual Studio.
To learn more, please read the post on the SQL Server Reporting Services Team Blog.
This afternoon Microsoft announced that it has acquired MetricsHub, a participant in the Microsoft Accelerator, powered by TechStars.
As we enter 2013, the cloud is at the forefront of every organization, and IT departments want to understand the true value a Private Cloud brings to their company and the requirements to architect the right solution.