Microsoft wants you to use its Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management) software to manage customers everywhere. And we mean everywhere.
Microsoft will soon offer a cloud platform specifically tailored to government customers, the company revealed at a San Francisco press conference Monday.
Just in time for the impending shutdown of the federal government, Microsoft’s Windows Azure today received the thumbs up from the feds.
Azure customers can feel little (little) safer today as Microsoft is plugging in multifactor authentication for the cloud platform.
Editor’s Pick Microsoft’s Windows Azure is not the cool kid at the cloud party. But an Azure general manager told us it’s time for startups to stop making excuses and seriously look at Azure.
Microsoft has opened up Azure Mobile Services and Azure Web Sites to any developer that wants to use them.
Meet Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft’s server and tools division, a division that builds and runs the company’s computing platforms, developer tools and cloud services. Nadella leads a team of over 10,000 employees, and his group alone makes $19 billion in annual revenue – which is more than the combined revenues of Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Zynga, Netflix, and a few others in the Valley.
“Azure is a billion-dollar business,” Laderman says. “Azure is Microsoft’s best-kept secret in the enterprise.”
Microsoft stock, which is down a penny today, jumped from under $30 to over $31 almost immediately overnight, and has climbed almost 11 percent over the last month. That’s part of a fairly steady rise over the last three months which has added over $30 billion in value to the company.
Windows Azure Active Directory has processed more than 200 billion authentications for Microsoft services in two years, and it now processes an average of 4.7 billion logins a week.
Look for Agawi to provide streamed games to Windows 8 devices in the not-so-distant future.
Work is underway on a successor to the Xbox 360, and rumors have been flying about who is working on it.
Apple’s iCloud runs on two services from its biggest competitors, Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s elastic cloud, reports The Register.
Microsoft said today it is tailoring its Windows Azure cloud development platform for social game developers, making it much easier for them to develop, launch, and support online games.
Microsoft‘s Matt Thompson, general manager of developer and platform evangelism, hit the DEMO Fall 2010 stage this afternoon to chat about the company’s commitment to cloud computing with Windows Azure, as well as the ever-present value of data.
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