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COBOL has evolved and is breaking free. Visual COBOL R3 gives you FREEDOM, CHOICE and MORE: FREEDOM to deploy wherever you want, JVM, .NET, AZURE, CHOICE of development environment, VS2010 or Eclipse and MORE COBOL language enhancements to deliver MORE productivity, faster. Read the Vi...
The book is intended to give you enough information to decide whether or not further movement toward the cloud is something you want to do, and it does that perfectly. The book is a nice concise overview of Microsoft Azure. I have not had any clients express interested in the cloud ye...
While it’s easy to enumerate all the benefits businesses gain when they move to the cloud, it is also important to understand the challenges. Migrating existing workloads with thousands of users, terabytes of data and client software version requirements takes planning and time. Meanwh...
To understand Windows Azure and the Azure Services Platform, it’s necessary to understand how the Microsoft Datacenters work. In this article I will provide an overview of how Microsoft Designs their Datacenters and what is so revolutionary about the Generation 4 Datacenters. Microsof...
The main integration barrier lies in cross-company business integration due to the lack of secure communication models. Medium and large organizations that do business with one another and need to exchange information about individuals' identities (for example, an airline and a renta...
I’ve done a Windows Azure Series together with Mario Szpusta, Software Architect Evangelist at Microsoft Austria on Windows Azure. The Series is in German and I decided to bring it to Cloud Computing Journal. I will modify some of the articles to bring them up-to-date. This series will...
The term Application Performance Management ( APM) termed as a process using IT tools to detect, diagnose, report and remedy application’s performance so that the application meets the non functional needs of the end users. Historically enterprises spend a lot of effort and cost on ...
Cloud Adoption will increase further if more third party vendors support the core capabilities like dynamic scaling and elasticity, so that enterprises do not concentrate on monitoring cloud services, rather utilizing them. This article analyzes one such third party product. My la...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is trading in Bob Muglia, the president of the company’s Server and Tools Business (STB), for new blood, somebody he hasn’t found yet according to an e-mail posted on the company’s web site Monday. The e-mail says: “Bob Muglia and I have been talking abou...
As the trend to access the large result sets of data over the Cloud going to increase in future, it would be idealy utilize the disconnected architecture for the SaaS or applications written for PaaS platform. This article high lights one such implementation on Windows Azure Cloud Pla...
Datacastle, a provider of business resiliency solutions for the mobile workforce, and MISCO Germany Inc., an online provider of IT products and services and division of Systemax Inc., announced on Tuesday that they have partnered to offer commercial users, end users, resellers and syst...
In his general session at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Mark Hindsbo, VP of Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft, provided an overview of the Windows Azure Platform. He discussed the key building blocks such as the only enterprise-grade RDBMS in the cloud, common application sce...
Novell said Thursday that it’s joined Microsoft’s Windows Azure Technology Adoption Program and will work with Microsoft on pre-release non-commercial internal testing and validation of its Cloud Security Service on Azure. The Novell widgetry leverages cross-platform authentication, ...
Cloud-computing providers in general and Windows Azure in particular offer nearly infinite scalability, virtually unlimited capacity, blazing performance and extremely quick provision times. However, to properly take advantage of these great benefits, teams need to plan ahead and unde...
I hope my latest book "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" which should be available in a couple of days appeals to the readers as much as my two other books on Microsoft BI. This book covers most of the changes that took place between the CTP and the updates in Oct...
Windows Azure, a Platform as a Service offer, is Microsoft's cloud computing platform. It was announced at PDC 2008 where Microsoft announced some interesting improvements and additional features to its Windows Azure Platform. Microsoft is serious about its strategy on Windows Azure, a...
Design patterns are proven solutions to the recurring design problems. Design Patterns identify the minimal set of known problems that an application architecture should solve. The advantages of applying a design pattern are: proven solutions to the problems, reusability, improved per...
A key attribute of cloud platform is the ability to handle dynamic load and expand based on the load. This property is known as elasticity. Major XaaS platforms like Amazon EC2 and Windows Azure have implemented this feature, and this article gives an highlight of them. A key bene...
Misys plc, the global application software and services company, announces a new strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. This new initiative builds on last year's mission-critical applications development alliance and will deliver Misys' banking and capital markets applications via the...
Microsoft's Office 365 announcement yesterday made it unclear how big a role service providers might play in the Microsoft cloud ecosystem. One executive said provider partners, like telcos and hosting services, are essential to the reliability and functional richness they can add to ...
Microsoft recently announced the beta of Windows Intune, a new solution that simplifies how businesses manage and secure PCs using Windows cloud services and Windows 7. Windows Intune is a comprehensive offering that includes PC management, malware protection, and Windows upgrades – al...
Learn about the key building blocks of the Windows Azure Platform such as the only enterprise-grade RDBMS in the cloud, common application scenarios, interop capabilities such as Java and PHP, and remarkable examples of how the Azure platform has been used to date by small and large en...
The next generation of Microsoft Online Services brings with it many exciting new features. In his keynote on Day 4 at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Eron Kelly, Senior Director of Product Management for the Microsoft Online Services, will deep dive into the enhancements coming fo...
Microsoft's Windows Azure platform is a virtualized and abstracted application platform that can be used to build highly scalable and reliable applications, with Java. The environment consists of a set of application services such as "no-SQL" table storage, blob storage, queues, relati...
The following section demonstrates the creation of a simple “Hello World” service in a Windows Azure hosted application. Note: If you are carrying out the upcoming steps with Visual Studio 2008, you will need to be in an elevated mode (such as Administrator). A convenient way of dete...
Fujitsu president Masami Yamamoto said the company is “very actively” seeking software acquisitions, particularly the cloud and middleware kind, to ratchet up its global growth, according to BusinessWeek. It could take another six months or more for Fujitsu to light on anything. It’s a...
A cloud service in Windows Azure will typically have multiple concurrent instances. Each instance may be running all or a part of the service’s codebase. As a developer, you control the number and type of roles that you want running your service. Windows Azure roles are comparable to...
"Cloud Locking" - Securing the unstructured content that flows through UC tools is the ideal Cloud value add service for the Unified Comms sector. A key application area for Cloud providers to consider is the UC suite (Unified Communications), referring to technologies for VoIP, 'Pres...
The Windows Azure platform is an Internet-scale cloud computing services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers. Windows tools provide functionality to build solutions that include a cloud services operating system and a set of developer services. The key parts of the Windows Azure ...
Microsoft’s Software-plus-Services strategy represents a view of the world where the growing feature-set of devices and the increasing ubiquity of the Web are combined to deliver more compelling solutions. Software-plus-Services represents an evolutionary step that is based on existing...
Matrix-Online is a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that runs on the Windows Azure and SQL Azure Platform as a Service (Paas). The solution provides a cloud-based contract management repository where companies can track, search and set alerts for all of your active contracts. No I...
Microsoft’s stock price may stink but its P&L numbers are pretty much sweet perfume. In the June quarter, Microsoft’s fiscal fourth quarter and the end of its fiscal year it made $4.52 billion, 51 cents a share, up 48% on record revenues of $16.04 billion, up 22%.
Insight EMEA, a division of Insight Enterprises, Inc. (“Insight”), on Monday announced it has made significant headway in the cloud space as a result of its investment and focus on Microsoft cloud offerings. Insight and Microsoft have recently reprioritised their partnership to focus o...
Microsoft announced Monday that it’s boxing the thing up as a server appliance so that companies and government agencies touchy about where their data is can have private Azure clouds, and service providers can set up public Azure clouds. It will also be the basis of hybrid Azure cloud...
Bentley Radcliff, who used to work in marketing at Apple and Sun – no Microsoft fanboy he but curious about Redmond’s approach to the cloud – wanted to go to its Worldwide Partner Conference this week so we handed him a reporter’s notebook and sent him on his way. Miracle of miracle he...
The Information Store (iStore) on Thursday announced Digital Oilfield Express (DOX), the first Digital Oilfield offering delivered online through a subscription price model. The new service will bring key exploration and production (E&P) business functionality to the thousands of small...
GCommerce's Virtual Inventory Cloud (VIC) will transform the special order cycle, in some cases from 15 minutes to 15 seconds -- a 6,000 percent change. Built to scale rapidly at the industry level, VIC transforms the drop ship special order model for the distribution supply chain. Tha...
GXS, a provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, on Tuesday announced that its testing of a cloud computing-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has successfully delivered benefits in application development for the Integration-as-a-Service (IaaS) industry. To rapi...
SugarCRM on Tuesday announced that Sugar 6 is now certified for deployment on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. With the availability of Sugar 6 on Windows Azure, SugarCRM developers and end-users now have greater choice in deploying and developing Sugar 6 in the cloud. Users and d...
NetApp on Monday announced enhanced integration with Microsoft to deliver enterprise-class data protection solutions to cloud service providers by leveraging the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters. Although enterprise-class data protection has historically been too expen...