Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It provides both PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.

Azure was announced in October 2008 and released on 1 February 2010 as Windows Azure, before being renamed to Microsoft Azure on 25 March 2014. Azure, currently, is the only major cloud platform that is consistently ranked as a leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS).

Webjet Partners with Microsoft to Create the World’s First Blockchain for Hotel Bookings
November 7th, 2016

Australian online travel company has unveiled a new project that is likely to change the future of the travel industry, saving travel firms billions of dollars annually.

Microsoft’s Ethereum Consortium Blockchain Network Named Project Bletchley Hits Azure Marketplace
November 4th, 2016

Microsoft promises the same great functionality as the original release in the Azure Quickstart templates along with a more robust user experience.

Microsoft Teams Up with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Blockchain Trade Finance
September 27th, 2016

Computing giant will be working with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on creating blockchain technologies to improve financial exchanges between enterprises.

Devcon2: Microsoft Delivers Version 1 of of Blockchain-based Project Bletchley
September 22nd, 2016

The program manager of Microsoft Azure’s blockchain engineering team, Marley Gray, has announced the initiative that will let customers to use fabric for building blockchain apps.

Microsoft Unveils Project Bletchley For Wider Adoption Of Blockchain
June 16th, 2016

Project Bletchley represents a set of tools enabling development of a new ecosystem of enterprise applications on the basis of blockchain.

Microsoft to Build Open-Source Blockchain-Based Identity Platform
June 1st, 2016

Microsoft has teamed up with Blockstack Labs and ConsenSys to work on the problem of identity in the world.

Samsung Enters IoT Market With ARTIK Platform
April 29th, 2016

The Samsung Artik platform offers hardware and software necessary for fast and simple development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications.

Blockchain Collaborative Consortium Including 34 Tech Firms Launches in Japan
April 27th, 2016

Global tech companies have joined forces to launch the first Japanese blockchain industry organization with an aim of increasing public awareness of the technology.

Rolls Royce Signs Deal with Microsoft to Put Azure IoT into Engines
April 26th, 2016

Rolls Royce gets an opportunity to leverage Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and Cortana Intelligence Suite to further improve its aircraft services.

Storj Labs Joins the Microsoft Azure Blockchain Ecosystem
April 8th, 2016

The mission of Storj on the Azure Blockchain is to make its services more accessible to enterprises.

R3 CEV Unveils Distributed Ledger Technology Corda for Financial Services
April 6th, 2016

The Chief Technology Officer of the R3 project has unveiled a new blockchain-based platform designed to record and synchronise agreements across financial institutions.

Microsoft Partners with R3 Blockchain Consortium and Announces Microsoft Envision
April 4th, 2016

Microsoft joins R3 consortium to help developing the blockchain technology for the financial services industry.

Microsoft Adds Ethereum’s Programming Language Solidity to Visual Studio Platform
March 30th, 2016

Thus millions of developers get opportunity to create smart contract programs running on the Ethereum Virtual Machine.