Announced at Mobile World Congress last month, BlueVia is Telefonica’s effort to attract developers to its app platform. Telefonica is the largest phone operator in Spain and also owns O2 in the UK, and has various other operations around the world.
In this case though, “Platform” is not just the devices connected to Telefonica networks,
…continue reading Microsoft backs Telefonica’s BlueVia mobile SDK – but the market is fragmented
I attended an online briefing given by Azure marketing man Prashant Ketkar. He said that Microsoft is planning to migrate its own internal systems to Azure, “causing re-architecture of apps,” and spoke of the high efficiency of the platform. There are thousands of servers being managed by very few people he said – if you
…continue reading How is Windows Azure doing? Few mission critical apps says Microsoft
Microsoft has announced that Bob Muglia, President of Server and Tools, is leaving Microsoft.
In his memo, Steve Ballmer says:
Bob Muglia and I have been talking about the overall business and what is needed to accelerate our growth. In this context, I have decided that now is the time to put new leadership
…continue reading Bob Muglia leaving Microsoft, CEO Steve Ballmer searching for new cloud leadership
I’ve spent the morning talking to Microsoft’s Steve Plank – whose blog you should follow if you have an interest in Azure – about Azure roles and virtual machines, among other things.
Windows Azure applications are deployed to one of three roles, where each role is in fact a Windows Server virtual machine instance. The
…continue reading The Microsoft Azure VM role and why you might not want to use it
A press release, in the form of a memo from CEO Steve Ballmer, tells us that Ray Ozzie is to step down from his role as Chief Software Architect. He is not leaving the company:
Ray and I are announcing today Ray’s intention to step down from his role as chief software architect. He will
…continue reading Ray Ozzie no longer to be Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect