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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 central to Windows 10 strategy

Microsoft is getting ready to take the wraps off of Visual Studio 2015, which will become generally available on July 20. But the company unveiled a little teaser on its blog, thanks to S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of Microsoft's developer division.

HP adds further support for public clouds to Helion CloudSystem

At HP Discover in Las Vegas, HP updated its HP Helion cloud portfolio with new features around hybrid cloud. More specifically, HP took the wraps off the 9.0 release of HP Helion CloudSystem, the company's flagship integrated cloud solution for enterprises. It also introduced new elements to the HP Helion Managed Cloud Services portfolio.

Microsoft Azure opens up to Cloud Foundry

A public preview of Cloud Foundry's platform-as-a-service is now available on Microsoft's Azure infrastructure-as-a-service. The move is a good indication of just how much Microsoft has changed in the last couple of years – especially regarding its place in the open source world.

SQL Server 2016 first public preview now available

Microsoft announced SQL Server 2016, the next release of Microsoft's flagship database and analytics platform. Now the software giant has announced a public preview for early testers and adopters. 

Rosslyn Analytics launches Analytics-as-a-Service on Microsoft Azure

As-a-Service offerings cover the gamut of technical offerings so it's really no surprise that Analytics-as-a-Service would join the lineup. Rosslyn Analytics happens to be one of the first companies to offer it and they did so just this week. 

Spotlight: Microsoft to Amazon: We can manage your cloud, too

Microsoft unveiled a new cloud management tool this week that the company noted not just helps to manage Azure, but also Amazon Web Services--its number one competitor.

Microsoft Stacks the deck at Ignite

It's conference season for Microsoft. Last week, we covered news from the company's developer-oriented Build conference. And this week, Microsoft is deep into the more general purpose Ignite conference.

HP brings StormRunner Load, LoadRunner performance engineering tools to Microsoft Azure

HP launched the Community Editions of its StormRunner Load and LoadRunner performance engineering software products on Microsoft Azure, bringing its performance testing tools to the number two infrastructure-as-a-service offering.

Want Azure IaaS and PaaS in your data center? Azure Stack is coming this summer

Microsoft is expanding its hybrid cloud strategy with the introduction of Azure Stack, a cloud infrastructure offering meant to enable enterprises to put Azure IaaS and PaaS into their own private data centers.

Watch out, Docker: Red Hat, VMware, Google, Apcera now support CoreOS's Rocket

CoreOS, which built its business on Docker but has since developed its own competitive container technology, may very well give the top containerization company a run for its money. At the kickoff of its inaugural CoreOS Fest event in San Francisco, the company announced a handful of big guns, including Google, Red Hat, VMware and Apcera, as supporters of its Rocket container technology.