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Why Rackspace may just come out the cloud winner, after all

A year ago, many of us in the media were speculating on what exactly was going to happen to Rackspace, which at one time seemed like it was going to be a dominant player providing a strong alternative to Amazon Web Services.

Microsoft pairs Cortana with analytics services

Microsoft is getting ready to release several business intelligence analytics and machine learning services paired with a Cortana front-end. The combined cloud service offering isn't quite ready yet, though. It will be available in preview this fall.

Rackspace inks deal to offer Fanatical Support on Azure – and AWS may be next

It seemed like just a matter of time before Rackspace began offering its Fanatical Support managed cloud services on Microsoft Azure. The managed cloud provider has already launched versions of Fanatical Support for Google Apps for Work and Office 365. And now, through a partnership with Microsoft, it is providing those same services for Azure.

Appcito puts CAFE ADC on Azure

Appcito launched a new purpose-built application delivery controller for Microsoft Azure. Dubbed Cloud Application Front-End Proxy, the new offering provides enterprises with Layer 4-7 services within Azure.

Microsoft raises Azure prices... but not in the U.S.

A recent update to Microsoft Azure pricing that actually increases the price for customers not billed in U.S. greenbacks may signal that the race to the bottom may finally be at least slowing.

Microsoft furthers hybrid cloud strategy with new management features

Microsoft is adding the Operations Management Suite to System Center, extending the hybrid cloud management tool to System Center.

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.

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.