Today, we’re excited to announce Azure SDK 2.7 for Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015. We are also excited to announce the final release of Visual Studio 2015. Azure SDK 2.7 is the first supported Azure SDK for the final release of Visual Studio 2015. This post summarizes the updates and how the new… Read More


We are excited to announce that this week ESET became part of the Azure Marketplace Security VM Extensions family. By provisioning ESET File Security as VM extension, users can get the enhanced security and experience of ESET. Their Solution, designed specifically for Windows Server is expanded to an even larger user base – business customers… Read More


Back in March, we announced Azure App Service, which includes the preview of Mobile Apps, a new version of the existing Mobile Services product. Mobile Apps makes it easy for developers to leverage great App Service features to build scalable and feature-rich backends which are easy to consume from mobile devices. Today, I’m pleased to… Read More


To enable our customers to move heterogeneous workloads from multiple environments – VMware, Hyper-V, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or physical servers – to Azure, we are announcing the general availability (GA) of application-aware, one-click migration with Azure Site Recovery. With this new GA, all of Microsoft Migration Accelerator’s functionality is now incorporated into Azure Site… Read More


Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, we are announcing a new partner program for Hadoop independent software vendors (ISVs) to expand their offerings on the Microsoft Azure cloud. This will allow customers of Azure HDInsight to benefit from the ecosystem of big data ISVs who have created technologies that help make Hadoop more secure,… Read More


Today at the Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference in Orlando we made a number of significant technology and program announcements to help our customers capitalize on the incredible opportunities provided by big data, advanced analytics and cloud computing. Firstly, data is now the key strategic business asset. Every device, every customer, every activity – everything… Read More


We are excited to announce availability of Linux RDMA on Microsoft Azure. With this release, we mark a new milestone in our cloud journey and in our vision to make HPC and Big Compute more accessible and cost-effective for a broader set of users. Linux RDMA makes high speed low latency networking accessible to the… Read More


I am excited to announce the general availability of Azure Batch, our job scheduling and compute pool management service. Azure Batch helps developers easily scale their compute-intensive workloads to tens, hundreds, or thousands of virtual machines without having to manage the infrastructure. In a world of rapidly evolving products and fierce competition, our goal is… Read More