February 26, 2014
Startup Azuqua, an alum of Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, is live

Nikhil Hasija, Azuqua CEO, says the company’s platform lets customers connect and automate their cloud services in seconds, “so it is critical that we build on infrastructure that moves as fast as we do. Our choice of node.js on Windows Azure was an instrumental part of our ability to build our service quickly on a robust, scalable platform.”

February 17, 2014
Next ‘YamJam’ is Feb. 27 to connect with Windows Azure independent software vendors

The next Windows Azure independent software vendors “YamJam” for partners will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., PT Feb. 27 and features Sylvia Vu, Kempton Izuno and Maya Newhagen from New Relic, writes Diane Golshan. The group will showcase their all-in-one Web application performance tool that “lets you see performance for the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of app code.”

February 8, 2014
Auto-healing feature added to Windows Azure Web Sites

“How many times have you been woken up in the middle of a night for an issue that was simply resolved by restarting your website?” writes Apurva Joshi on the Windows Azure blog. “Wouldn’t it be nice to auto detect certain conditions and automatically recover?”

January 29, 2014
‘Beast Quake’ felt ’round world thanks to Windows Azure

Cheering and stomping Seattle Seahawks fans — aka the 12th Man — literally rocked the world on Jan. 19 as their team defeated the San Francisco 49ers. University of Washington seismologists and a handful of hard-core fans know, because they were doing some extra special listening — thanks to some last-minute help from Windows Azure. Read all about it.