Open source is steadily gaining acceptance at Redmond, and Microsoft have become a fair bit more interested in such software. A new initiative has the company partnering up with long term rival Google. Both companies have joined forces in a new partnership to bring more open source software to the Azure platform — and...

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer might have called Linux a cancer that attached itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches, but the company seems to have embraced the concept in recent times. In fact, when it comes to the Azure platform, Redmond is more than willing to get closer to developers...

Beam me up, Scotty! The friendly old Scott Guthrie is a familiar figure among the cloud community. Whenever a new feature is added to Windows Azure, chances are that this guy is there with a helpful blog post or two explaining the new addition. Microsoft recently had some additions and subtraction of their own when...

Office was not the only big deal at the special Microsoft press event in San Francisco earlier today. The company also unveiled its Enterprise Mobility Suite alongside releasing Office for iPad. As rumored, the Enterprise Mobility Suite, or EMS for short, is a collection of tools that businesses can utilize to manage...

Hot off the confirmation that it is renaming and rebranding its cloud platform, Redmond is now back with even more news about its cloud based service. Good, inspiring news. The rebranding of Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure was made official earlier this week. And now the technology titan has confirmed that the cloud...

Once again, the rumors were all true! Well, there was actually only one rumor, about the rebranding of Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure, but Redmond has just now confirmed it. News about this first floated up at the start of this week. And now the technology titan has confirmed this first hand, stating that the new...

Make way for another rebranding! After recently renaming products like SkyDrive and Office Web Apps, the technology titan is at it again. This time aiming to tidy up the name of its cloud service. Windows Azure obviously does far more stuff than just Windows — and Microsoft now aims to help users understand the...