Build 2015

Between its Build conference last week and the Ignite conference this week, Microsoft has made dozens of announcements that reinforce its newfound image as a company that embraces whatever technologies developers are using, from competing mobile platforms like iOS and Android, to the open-source eco... [More]

Microsoft Announces More Azure Additions

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced another expansion for its growing Azure line of services. The latest addition to the Azure family is the Azure App Service. The service combines the functionality of several existing Azure services into one convenient package. Customers will be able to develop Web App... [More]

Microsoft Azure Expands

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced the availability of two new services in its Azure family of offerings. The first is Storm for Azure HDInsight, the 100% Apache Hadoop-based cloud service that features language extensions and on-demand scaling. Storm is an open source stream analytics platform that ... [More]

Microsoft Embraces R

On January 23, Microsoft announced that it would be acquiring Revolution Analytics. With this step, Microsoft is jumping into the world of R, the powerful, open-source programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. The company intends to utilize Revolution Analytics’ ... [More]

A Closer Look at Windows 10

Today’s Windows 10 brief included a lot of exciting announcements for Windows developers and users. We got a preview of Cortana for desktop, and learned that Windows 7 and 8.1 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. We also learned that this version of Windows will reinforce Mic... [More]