Category archives for Azure

Visual Studio 2013 – 1st impressions

After trying to download the whole ISO from my MSDN bizspark for about 5 times (come on Microsoft – will you please fix that downloader issue?) – I simply tried the web installer – so that’s probably my first advice here ūüôā Installation was long but smooth. When you’re asked for your Microsoft account, and […]

Windows Azure officially adds IaaS to its stack of services

You can now “rent” your VM over the cloud now –¬† IaaS is quite¬†strait forward¬†and Azure is¬†starting¬†with MS’ Windows, BizTalk and SQL servers, as well as Linux VMs. What I find very interesting is how this huge fact will affect Azure’s PaaS, especially the¬†correlated¬†services, like Cloud Services and SQL Azure

Azure Identity – SSO PaaS!

You can now manage your Single-Sign-On as Platform-as-a-Service Great for SUs who need just this kind of elasticity,¬†especially as they grow Azure Identity –¬† ¬†

HadoopOnAzure is now HDInsight

HadoopOnAzure is now officially HDInsight! It is now officially integrated as one of the WindowsAzure platform services

Hadoop over Azure

Great news for Big Data fans who want to use their existing Azure platforms: Microsoft Embraces Elephant of Open Source (Wired Enterprise |  Sign up for CTP:  You need to enroll first: