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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Yesterday Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (previously Active Authentication), which helps safeguard access to both data and applications by strengthening traditional sign-in methods, while still providing the simple sign-in that users want. The service supports cloud applications that use Windows Azure Active Directory, as well as on-premises using the Multi-Factor Authentication Server. For custom applications, there’s an SDK available. For more information about the service or to get started, check out the Windows Azure Blog.
Today Microsoft announced the addition of significant new features to the Power BI for Office 365 preview, a self-service business intelligence (BI) service delivered through Office 365 first introduced at the Worldwide Partner Conference in July.
Ubuntu users can now use Juju, an open source project, with its intuitive graphical user interface to design and deploy sophisticated application infrastructure instantly into Windows Azure. With Juju support on Windows Azure, users can deploy more than 100 services (Juju Charms) onto Windows Azure Ubuntu instances. The latest Ubuntu Certified images for all supported Ubuntu releases are currently available on Windows Azure, delivered with fast, highly available local archives to keep users up to date.
by STB Blogger
Microsoft previews Windows Azure Cache Service and improves AutoScale
Microsoft has released new capabilities in Windows Azure, including the preview of Windows Azure Cache Service and improvements to AutoScale, which help customers have more control when building applications.