Azure services down again

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By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service | August 18th, 2014 Among those affected are Cloud Services, Virtual Machines and Websites. Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform, wobbly for more than a week, is again experiencing outages and interruptions that are impacting multiple products in the U.S. and abroad. Monday’s problems started at close to 2…

Azure cloud services have a rough week

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By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service | August 15th, 2014 Outages and service disruptions hit several Azure products in various regions of the world in the past seven days. Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform suffered a series of outages and service disruptions in the past week that affected several products and impacted customers in…

Microsoft pitches Windows for Internet of Things to maker community

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 11th, 2014 Microsoft has started shipping a Galileo board with custom Windows OS. Hoping to cover all its bases in the emerging Internet-of-Things market, Microsoft is proffering a helping hand to “makers,” DIYers, hardware hackers and other builders of things that may one day end up on…

Microsoft says new hybrid storage options can cut costs up to 60%

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By Tim Greene, Network World | July 10th, 2014 Microsoft Azure StorSimple storage options mix on premises with cloud resources. Microsoft is coming out with new hardware and cloud management features for its StorSimple hybrid storage offering that promises lower costs and better data protection. The new products, available Aug. 1, include two models of…