Of particular interest to developers last week was the release of Microsoft Azure App Service. The service aims to make it easier to build web and mobile apps for any platform or device.
Greater interest among enterprises in the Microsoft Azure public cloud has driven Cloudyn to expand its support to Azure.
Microsoft has introduced new and updated Azure services aimed at helping developers, as well as in maintaining business continuity strategies. Included in its two rounds of announcements this week are Azure App Service, as well as updates to Site Recovery and Backup that the company has dubbed Availability on Demand.
A partnership formed between Microsoft and Chef will see Chef's automation platform and DevOps platforms appearing on the Azure public cloud offering. According to the two companies, they have been working together for the last year trying to integrate Chef's IT automation capabilities with Microsoft's cloud.
Proving again that it has shifted its focus to the mobile user, Microsoft announced Thursday that it would offer its offline managed client SDK to the general user base. With the service, users can sync their apps and continue to modify files while they are in unconnected areas.
The constant drain on the remaining supply of IPv4 addresses may finally be relenting, although in certain geographic regions, they're still being sucked out as with a straw.
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.