Posts tagged as: Azure

Microsoft Announces Reorganization – Putting The Focus On The Cloud Over Windows

Terry Myerson, the head of Windows and a 21-year company veteran, is leaving Microsoft amid a broader reorganization. Myerson has been the head of Microsoft’s efforts to transform Windows from a piece of software that gets updated every couple of years into a more regularly updated product. Rajesh Jha, who had been leading much of […]

BlackBerry and Microsoft Partner On Mobile Services

BlackBerry and Microsoft announced a new partnership that will see the two deliver mobile software and services to businesses customers. A new solution, called BlackBerry Bridge, lets business users access Microsoft mobile apps from within BackBerry Dynamics. This means corporate employees will have the same experience opening, editing, and saving Microsoft Office documents on any Android or […]

Microsoft Open-Sources their WebGL Implementation and Publishes It Own Version of FreeBSD

Microsoft has open-sourced a small portion of their Edge web browser. This is the part that binds OpenGL ES 2.0 functionality, implemented atop Direct3D in Edge, to JavaScript for websites to directly interact with the user’s GPU, Websites can use WebGL to share 3D objects in an interactive way, have interesting backgrounds and decorations, or […]

Microsoft Azure Close to Gaining a Few Key Government Certifications

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it is on track to land a series of key certifications in its continuing effort to provide cloud services to the U.S. government. Matt Rathbun, a cloud security director at Microsoft, said in a blog post that the company was part of a pilot creating the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program […]

BlackBerry Announces Security Services and Microsoft Azure Partnership

BlackBerry announced here at Mobile World Congress this week the acquisition of Encription, a UK-based cybersecurity services firm, and with that acquisition the official launch of a professional cybersecurity services offering. BlackBerry also announced that it is partnering with Microsoft to take its vaunted BlackBerry Enterprise Server technology to Microsoft’s Azure, allowing customers to move what’s typically […]

Microsoft Posts $2.1 Billion Quarterly Loss Due to Nokia Charge

Microsoft endured an operating loss of $2.1 billion for the most recent quarter, the software giant has revealed in its last financial results before the launch of Windows 10. The heavy loss, which works out to be a loss per share of $0.40, is largely accounted for by the $7.5 billion impairment charge relating to […]

Titanfall Developer Praises the Use Xbox Live Cloud

Respawn Entertainment, developers of the upcoming Titanfall, finally make clear what the cloud actually is, and why they’re so fond of it. The cloud is, as many people assumed, an extension of Microsoft’s Azure platform, which has been running for three years. It’s a service that Microsoft is investing heavily in. The cloud enables Titanfall […]

Microsoft Acquires StorSimple Cloud-Integrated Storage Provider

Microsoft will acquire StorSimple Inc., a cloud-integrated storage (CiS) provider, according to an announcement released earlier today. With this acquisition, Microsoft will amp up its Azure platform while gaining ground on competitors like Rackspace and Amazon. The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Says Michael Park, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Server […]

Microsoft’s Dave Cutler, The Father of NT, Joins the Xbox Team

Exploration has confirmed that at least two key Microsoft staffers have jumped from the Azure cloud service to the Xbox team. Dave Cutler, best known as the chief architect behind Windows NT, has left for the gaming division, ZDNet heard after talking to Microsoft. While his exact project wasn’t known, he would be helping shift […]

Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Toolkits for iOS, Android and WP7

An iOS version of the Windows Azure toolkit is now available for developers, according to the official Microsoft blog. The download simplifies coding for Microsoft’s cloud-based OS platform. Included with the iOS toolkit are compiled code libraries, a sample app, documentation, and an Azure deployment package. Microsoft says it will also be updating the Windows […]

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