4 things Microsoft should do according to Ballmer

A few months before he’s supposed to step down as the chief executive of Microsoft Corp., Steve Ballmer said company must make sure the personal computer remains the “device of choice” of people.

Published on: September 20th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

What Canadian developers are building on Azure

A developer with a Canadian vendor of legal practice management software expects to make use of the new capabilities introduced on Thursday by Microsoft Corp. to its cloud platform Windows Azure, including making

Published on: October 29th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Vancouver grads build game with government data

A group of Vancouver grad students are believed to be the first to use open government data for game development with TaxiCity, a Web-based driving game.TaxiCity lets players take on the role of

Published on: June 8th, 2010 Jennifer Kavur

Windows Azure reaches general availability

Windows Azure, Microsoft's public cloud computing platform, became generally available in 21 countries on Monday, Microsoft bloggers said. SQL Azure, offering cloud-based relational database capabilities, also became available. Windows Azure features compute, storage, hosting,

Published on: February 1st, 2010 Paul Krill

Software developers jump on the cloud bandwagon

Is mass acceptance of cloud computing inevitable, given that most major IT vendors are shouting it from the rooftops and IBM even talks about the cloud in a TV commercial? The debate rages

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Paul Krill

Microsoft creates new server and cloud division

Microsoft has created a new division that brings its cloud and on-premises software development together to provide a consistent platform for corporate customers.The Server and Cloud Division (SCD) will be part of the

Published on: December 9th, 2009 John Fontana

Can Windows Azure deliver on IT’s interest?

Windows Azure, Microsoft's fledgling cloud computing platform, is piquing the interest of IT specialists who see it as a potential solution for dealing with variable compute loads. But an uptick in deployments for

Published on: December 3rd, 2009 Paul Krill


Microsoft Corp. is hoping to attract developers to its Windows Azure cloud computing platform after it unveiled a pair of new services on Tuesday that will give app makers easy access to popular

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Rafael Ruffolo

We didn’t ‘forget’ Azure trademark, says Microsoft

Microsoft late Monday denied it had neglected to register "Windows Azure," the name of its new cloud computing platform, with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the spokeswoman, Microsoft submitted a

Published on: October 27th, 2008 Gregg Keizer