A central truth in cloud computing is that failure is inevitable.  As systems scale, we expect nodes to fail ungracefully in random and unexpected ways, networks to experience sudden partitions, and messages to be dropped at any time. Rather than fight this truth, we embrace it.  We plan for failure and design our systems to… Read More


One of the best aspects of working at a company like Microsoft is the great customers and partners you get to meet, and have the opportunity to work with. Today, we would like to share our experience working with one of those partners, and talk about the great solution that we helped them bring to… Read More


Logic Apps are part of the Azure App Service platform that provide a visual designer to make it easier to build web, mobile and integration apps. With Logic Apps you can automate business process execution and using the suite of Connectors, you can easily solve integration scenarios with just a few clicks. Getting started with Logic Apps… Read More


I’m happy to announce that the Application Insights Windows SDKs have reached the 1.0.0 milestone. By reaching the 1.0.0 milestone we will take on greater stability around SDK changes and a longer support lifetime. We will continue to drive improvements and new features into the SDK but you can feel comfortable that this SDK version… Read More


Scaling (Preview) If you determine that your cache is no longer meeting the requirements of your application, you can change to a larger or smaller cache pricing tier that is right for your application. For more information on determining which cache pricing tier is right for you, see What Redis Cache offering and size should I… Read More


Previous updates to Support Site Extension included features like Live HTTP traffic monitoring,  Event Viewer, Role Metrics for a Web App per Instance, Notifications, ClearDB health checks etc. We’re excited to add to the list with this recent update! Access to Support Site Extension With this most recent update, you now have the ability to access Support Site… Read More


The needs of businesses and their app development teams are changing. It’s a mobile-first, cloud-first world driven by digital business. Companies are moving away from their reliance on custom legacy implementations in favor of a more diverse and flexible application portfolio. New partnerships are forming within companies between Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Marketing… Read More


With Azure Site Extensions, you are able to extend any Azure Web App pretty easily and enhance the site’s functionality. For example, there are extensions which integrate New Relic and Visual Studio Online to any Azure Web App.  You can even write your own and post them to the Site Extension gallery.  If you don’t know… Read More


We are happy to announce the release of the newest version of Microsoft MPI (MS-MPI). MS-MPI v6 is the successor to the Microsoft MPI v5 redistributable package (released in November 2014). You can download a copy of MS-MPI v6 from the Microsoft download center here. MS-MPI v6 includes the following features, improvements and fixes: Non-blocking… Read More


During the Microsoft BUILD conference and in Merav Davidson’s recent blog post, we announced that Visual Studio Application Insights was ready for Public Preview. As part of Application Insights’ Public Preview we are launching a new cloud-friendly pricing model that is based on data volume per application and designed to offer great value for all… Read More