Microsoft could not help but violate somebody's law this time around. In an ironic twist of history, the man most responsible for holding Microsoft to the letter of the law paves the way for a resolution.
A new service launched on the Azure cloud platform Wednesday enables developers building business models around the sharing of data in granular bits or tabular chunks to instantly generate API portals.
If Windows Phone's market share never exceeds 10% again, it might not make much difference. Microsoft is building out its revenue platform for mobile services anyway, whether or not Windows plays a role.
There may be less of a role for Windows Server in the data center than ever before. Ironically, what takes its place could very well bear Microsoft's trademark.
So many users of the company's infrastructure service have apparently sought static IP addresses for their VMs that now it has to borrow addresses from other countries.
Microsoft this week backed up its enterprise mobility vision with some concrete products announced at its TechEd North American conference.
While Iowa celebrates its largest single investment outlay from a single company in its history, something else of historic proportions may dampen its spirits: the weather.
Microsoft's Azure Virtual Network provides a way to extend a corporate networking via connection to the Windows Azure public cloud over a VPN--however, the initial implementation had a number of limitations.
All of Google's services went dark on Friday, and so far Google has provided no explanation for the outage. Still, there was immediate dialogue about whether a hacker or hacker group could be responsible.
The benefits of cloud infrastructure are well known and ones that are repeated often. Still, the story of how a manager at 3M successfully leveraged Microsoft Azure to launch a new business may well inspire enterprises to look further.