Microsoft Avro Library release announced

On Tuesday, the release of Microsoft Avro Library was announced. The release brings complete .NET implementation of the Avro serialization format to Azure HDInsight Service … Read more »

Pricing updates to Microsoft Azure cloud services announced

In a blog post Monday, Microsoft Azure Marketing and Operations General Manager Steven Martin announced pricing updates to two cloud services. “Consistent with our previously announced commitment … Read more »

Microsoft Azure now generally available in China

Microsoft Azure is now generally available for our customers in China. This significant milestone makes Microsoft the first global company to make onshore public cloud … Read more »

Microsoft announces upcoming name change for Windows Azure

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that, effective April 3, Windows Azure will be renamed Microsoft Azure. “This change reflects Microsoft’s strategy and focus on Azure as … Read more »

Microsoft Research launches Climate Data award program

Microsoft Research has launched a Climate Data award program, which includes 12 months of free Windows Azure cloud computing resources. The grants will go to 40 … Read more »

Oracle software on Windows Azure is now generally available

Oracle software is now generally available for Windows Azure, marking “an exciting milestone as we move the partnership with Oracle to the next step,” writes … Read more »