Understanding Azure Cosmos DB – DocumentDB vNext and more

One of Build 2017’s most interesting launches was Cosmos DB – a new NoSQL database for Azure. It replaces the existing DocumentDB offering and augments… more »

Build 2016 expectations: No strategic surprises

As I write this, I’m sitting in San Francisco, waiting for Microsoft’s Build conference to start. The two keynotes on Wednesday and Thursday… more »

Windows Azure poster November 2013 edition

A lot has happened since I published the original version of my Windows Azure poster in June 2012. It is time to update.… more »

WebMatrix 3 is the free site editor for Azure

On May 1st, Microsoft officially launched WebMatrix 3. As with so many other Microsoft products, the third version is the one worth serious… more »

Windows Azure Active Directory: Microsoft’s stab at cloud identity

Cloud-driven identity is the evolutionary next step from the dichotomy of traditional enterprise directories and application-level user information stores. But as such, it… more »

Migrating web applications to Windows Azure

As Windows Azure pushes towards offering a full set of infrastructure as a service features, it becomes increasingly lucrative as a hosting platform… more »

What is the new Windows Azure?

Windows Azure was revolutionized by the announcements in the Meet Windows Azure event held on 7th June 2012. The announcements themselves were but… more »