Azure

  • Enjoy this round Sony, Microsoft’s perfectly positioned for the next

    The console wars have been with us for decades, but all that’s about to change with the little box under your TV set to become superseded by the cloud.  Microsoft announced at E3 this year that they were working on game streaming from the cloud and today we get...
  • Windows Azure growing to Australia

    In a media briefing this morning, Toby Bowers, Server & Tools Business Group Lead from Microsoft Australia explained how Windows Azure is performing.  Windows Azure is now a billion dollar business for Microsoft and it’s not hard to see why. Azure use is growing at 150% year on year....
  • Introducing techAU.com.au

    Welcome to the brand new techAU, all grown up with a brand new domain name, we’re very excited about our new destination at the new .com.au domain. You’ll notice that there’s a brand new theme here, we’re kind of in love with it. It does a great job of...
  • Microsoft confirms Windows Azure on Australian soil

    Since launching Windows Azure cloud services internationally, Microsoft had said that their spreadsheet of datacentre costs didn’t make sense for an Australian offering. Well apparently the 2013 version of excel calculations come back differently. A massive announcement from Microsoft today, that two new Azure locations, New South Wales and...
  • Giveaway: Score yourself a TFS on Azure invite

    Development teams need a solution to manage code to enable multiple contributors to work on a project. One of the more traditional option for those developing with Microsoft’s Visual Studio is Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server. This requires a dedicated server to be setup, configured and managed to ensure your...
  • Build // Day 2 – Server, Azure, Visual Studio, Ballmer.

    It’s day 2 of Microsoft’s Build Conference and today the focus turns onto Server, Azure and Visual Studio. The first demo of the day showed how a game ‘Tankster’ could write data back to an Azure backend, so PC and Mobile gamers can play against each other cross platform....
  • Resonate Solutions helps business improve customer connections

    Australian company Resonate Solutions have built a Business Intelligence application running on SQL Server 2008 + Analysis Services, while leveraging Azure burst processing to post-process and transform this data into Deep Zoom images and PivotViewer’s CXML. Customer feedback is digested and made sense of by detecting trends using automated...
  • GreenButton revolutionising on-demand compute tasks with Azure

    This year, Tech.Ed broke the keynote into 2 distinct audiences, IT Pro and Developer. One of the most impressive demo’s during the developer keynote was from GreenButton. CTO of Green Button, Dave Fellows showed off how a large 3D rending job can be distributed across Azure to perform incredibly...
  • Microsoft: Australian datacentre not financially viable

    It’s official, Microsoft will not be building an Australian data centre. During a Cloud round table, Microsoft explained that it is not financially viable to build and run datacentres in Australia. A very long internal spread sheet is used to calculate the economics of where and when to build...