New solutions for Oracle WebLogic on Azure Virtual Machines

By Dustin Ward

We are announcing a major release for Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) on Azure Virtual Machines. The release is jointly developed with the WebLogic team as part of a broad-ranging partnership between Microsoft and Oracle. Software available under the partnership includes Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Linux, and Oracle Database, as well as interoperability between Oracle Cloud Infrastructure…

Microsoft named a Leader in Forrester Wave: Function-as-a-Service Platforms

By Dustin Ward

Forrester has named Microsoft as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Function-As-A-Service Platforms, Q1 2021 based on their evaluation of Azure Functions with recognition for upping its developer experience game and stateful capabilities. Development experience Azure Functions is fully integrated with other Azure services and development tools. Its end-to-end development experience allows you to build and…

Enable resilience and accelerate growth with your Azure migration

By Dustin Ward

In response to the global health and macroeconomic crisis that began last year, customers have been accelerating their digital transformation efforts at an unprecedented pace to help bolster organizational resilience. They have depended on the cloud to not only help maintain business continuity throughout the recovery but also reimagine their mission for long-term growth. Customers…

New Azure region coming to China in 2022

By Dustin Ward

In order to meet the China market’s growing needs for global public cloud services, Microsoft is planning to bring a new Azure Region to North China in 2022 through its local operating partner, 21Vianet. This expansion is expected to effectively double the capacity of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud portfolio in China in the coming years, which…

Developer Velocity: Key lessons from digital leaders on software excellence for 2021 and beyond

By Dustin Ward

Becoming world class at developing software is a more strategic imperative for companies across industries than ever before. While we have seen developer teams in many organizations around the world building amazing customer-facing and internal line-of-business applications for years, over the last year, we’ve seen massive shifts in the way many organizations connect with customers…

Empowering every developer to innovate with Azure

By Dustin Ward

As developers, we are the builders of our era, creating the ideas and writing the code that helps organizations digitally transform. We pioneer innovation that disrupts countless industries and help businesses endure tough times. With every organization rethinking its business, it’s more important than ever that Microsoft helps empower developers at every organization to innovate.…