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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Microsoft Joins the Open Compute Project
On Tuesday, Bill Laing, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise announced that Microsoft is joining the Open Compute Project – a community started by Facebook that is dedicated to the open collaboration of engineering efficient hardware for cloud and high scale computing. As part of the announcement, Microsoft said it’s contributing the Microsoft cloud server specification and its datacenter blueprints that power Windows Azure, Office 365 and Bing. As part of this effort, Microsoft Open Tech also open sourced related management software.
To help organizations deliver on the demands of a modern and mobile workforce, Microsoft today announced updates to its Windows Intune service that will roll out to subscribers next week. The updates accrue to Microsoft’s overall mobile device management strategy, which is centered around people – enabling them to get access to applications and data on the devices they choose, responsibly.
NetApp and Cisco Attain Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Validation for FlexPod Architecture with Support for SMB 3.0; Microsoft Joins FlexPod Cooperative Support Model
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V and System Center 2012 were designed to enable customers to create and manage highly scalable, highly virtualized environments on premises, in the Windows Azure cloud, with a hosted solution provider, or in a hybrid cloud infrastructure.
Continuing to deliver on its commitment to offering the best possible experience for developers, Microsoft announced another wave of enhancements to Windows Azure this morning. These updates include:
AzureDevs Awards $100,000 to Black Girls Code
As part of its effort to change the world through code, AzureDevs announced at Build 2013 that it would award $100,000 in grants to technology education nonprofits selected by the community. Over the months, tens of thousands of votes came in, and yesterday AzureDevs announced Black Girls Code (BGC) as the first place winner.