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]

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]

Microsoft Open-Sources .NET

Microsoft made several announcements last week via its Connect(); conference. The conference, labeled a “cloud-first, mobile-first, code-first virtual event” by the tech giant, was hosted entirely online and designed to reach as many developers as possible. This has served as an ideal pl... [More]

New Windows Reveal Expected This Week

The end of September is just around the corner, and October brings with it the promise of cool weather, candy apples, and a new version of Windows. After the divisive reception of Windows 8, Microsoft is rumored to reveal details regarding the next version of Windows, codenamed Windows Threshold, on... [More]

The Future on Your Wrist

Last week the Wearable Tech Expo took place in New York City, bringing with it new glimpses into an exciting avenue for tech companies. While convenient, modern technology has struggled to move beyond phones, and the potential for a transformative product remains obvious. Google Glass is of course t... [More]

To the Point: DirectX 12 Brings Change

Following up on our DirectX post, this week we’re taking a look at the recently announced DirectX 12. Since DirectX is a collection of APIs, the newest version will actually be a set of updates and features rolled out individually rather than a monolithic new product. Besides ensuring that dev... [More]