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Windows Azure renamed to Microsoft Azure
On March 25, 2014, Microsoft announced that Windows Azure will be renamed to Microsoft Azure, effective April 3, 2014.
Today, Microsoft announced that SQL Server 2014 is being released to manufacturing (RTM) and will be generally available April 1. SQL Server 2014 delivers a powerful set of capabilities for mission-critical workloads, business intelligence and hybrid cloud.
Forrester Research, Inc. has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2013. Forrester analyst Boris Evelson notes in the report that “While many BI platform features are becoming commoditized, it’s not the individual capabilities that differentiate the Leaders, but rather the completeness, comprehensiveness, and integration of the entire BI architectural stack.
Hot on the heels of February’s release of Power BI for Office 365 - today, Microsoft released a public preview of Power BI connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects. The joint BI interoperability solution was announced and demoed during a session at the SharePoint Conference by Eron Kelly, General Manager of SQL Server Marketing at Microsoft and Jayne Landry, Global Vice President and General Manager of BI for SAP.