If you weren’t able to attend //Build or Ignite last month, hopefully you’ve had the chance to watch some of the recorded sessions on the great new features coming to Microsoft’s suites of products.  Personally, the two I’m most excited about are Visual Studio Online (VSO) and Azure Automation.  These two services will be of… Read More


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


During the last six years at Forrester Research, I helped enterprise IT and technology leaders understand the cloud movement — what makes it different and how it could change your businesses and yourselves. It was an incredible opportunity to be at the forefront of a major market disruption, and the impact on enterprise IT organizations… 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


We have just introduced the ability to let customers configure intermediate certificates for their TLS/SSL endpoint in Azure App Service Web Apps. There have been a few customer asks about this, like on the forum posts here and here and this ability should address the feature gaps mentioned on these posts. How do I upload… Read More


During the recent Cloud Foundry Summit 2015, we talked about the roadmap of Cloud Foundry on Azure and showed you the preview version of the Azure Cloud provider interface. Today, we are happy to announce the public preview of open source Cloud Foundry for Microsoft Azure! This is yet another exciting open source milestone for… Read More