Microsoft pushes developers to build apps for Office 365

Microsoft Executive Vice President Qi Lu had an interesting pitch for developers Thursday: Build applications that use data from Microsoft Office. Microsoft’s crown jewel for building apps that integrate with Office is its Graph set of APIs, which let developers build applications that know how users work with one another. Lu, speaking at the company’s… Continue reading Microsoft pushes developers to build apps for Office 365

Microsoft fires back at AWS with Azure Functions service and more

Microsoft Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie has fired back at Amazon in the ongoing public cloud wars, announcing a set of new capabilities for Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. Guthrie showed off a variety of new capabilities for Azure during a keynote address on Thursday, the second day of Microsoft’s Build developer conference. The features  include… Continue reading Microsoft fires back at AWS with Azure Functions service and more

Intel’s 22-core Broadwell chips will speed up cloud services

Intel continues to jack up the number of CPU cores in its chips, on Thursday releasing Xeon E5-2600 processors that have up to 22 cores. Intel packed more cores into the chips in response to growing demand for cloud and mobile services. The greater number of cores will allow cloud providers to stream more movies… Continue reading Intel’s 22-core Broadwell chips will speed up cloud services

IDG Contributor Network: Integration Platform as a Service, the new kid on the integration block

For the third year in a row, analyst firm Gartner published last week its Magic Quadrant report of the “Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service” market, more commonly referred to by the iPaaS acronym. What is an iPaaS? The Gartner definition is a good (and precise) one: Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is a cloud… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Integration Platform as a Service, the new kid on the integration block

IBM to buy Salesforce.com consulting specialist Bluewolf

IBM sees customers of Salesforce.com as key to growing revenue at its Global Business Services consulting division. No, it’s not buying Salesforce.com, as was rumored last year. [ Cloud computing shares resources never shared before, creating new risks and demanding new security practices. Learn those new security measures from Cloud Security Digital Spotlight PDF special… Continue reading IBM to buy Salesforce.com consulting specialist Bluewolf

Satya Nadella bets the future on AI

It should come as no surprise that Satya Nadella put Cortana and AI at the center of his Microsoft Build 2016 keynote outlining Microsoft’s future strategy. Two years ago, in his first letter to Microsoft employees, he identified machine learning as a key technology pillar that would enable a future where “computing will become even… Continue reading Satya Nadella bets the future on AI

5 things to expect from Microsoft’s Build developer conference

Microsoft executives will take the stage at Moscone West in San Francisco on Wednesday for the first of two keynote addresses to the company’s big Build developer conference. Here are five key things to expect from the next two days of Microsoft announcements: 1. New features in Windows 10 for developers and end users alike… Continue reading 5 things to expect from Microsoft’s Build developer conference