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April 22, 2010  1:44 PM

Microsoft plugs away on SQL Azure



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, Business Intelligence, Database, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, SQL Azure, SQL Server 2008 R2, Ted Kummert

Microsoft is chipping away at SQL Azure, trying to bring it to full parity with on-premises with the company's on-premises  SQL Server 2008 R2. "We have the principal of...

February 4, 2010  7:44 PM

Microsoft and (lack of) innovation: Big angst in Redmond



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, Bill Veghte, cloud computing, Dick Brass, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Mike Nash, Ray Ozzie, Steven Sinofsky

While it may not be facing a Toyota-like crisis of confidence, Microsoft's got big problems. Today, Dick Brass, a former exec who headed up Microsoft's ill-fated tablet PC efforts, turned a spotlight on the company's "Issues", in a brutal New York Times Op Ed...

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November 16, 2009  5:03 AM

Microsoft PDC 09: The pressure’s on



Posted by: badarrow
Amazon, AWS, Azure, Barbara Darrow, cloud computing, Google, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, PDC 2009, Professional Developers Conference, Ray Ozzie

In the past, Microsoft has used its Professional Developers Conference to talk pie in the sky. Promises made one year for the next typically dribbled out months, even years late and functionally short. Longhorn anyone? That can't happen anymore.  With PDC...

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October 28, 2009  6:56 PM

Azure gets eclipsed



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, Eclipse, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, software developers

Microsoft continues its push to make its proposed Azure cloud plat form palatable to developers beyond the Windows realm and an embrace of Eclipse is bound to do that.  Toward that end, Microsoft signed two proxies--Tasktop Technologies and Soyatec-- to help make the Eclipse software...


July 10, 2009  1:52 PM

You too can ‘friend’ Azure



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft

For those who can't get enough of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft (or someone) has thoughtfully set up a Facebook page for the future set of hosted services. It hasn't been updated since April, but what the heck?


July 8, 2009  3:56 PM

Where’d Azure workflow go?



Posted by: badarrow
.Net 4.0, Azure, Barbara Darrow, Cloud Services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Gold partner, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

A week before the expected roll out of the Microsoft Azure cloud services price and sales model, Microsoft has pulled back a key component service. A developer who had been working with Azure...

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