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Microsoft launches a new control center for its Azure public cloud

Microsoft might have dropped “Windows” from the name of its Azure public cloud, but that isn’t stopping the tech giant from making the Windows experience a bigger and bigger part of Azure.<p>At Microsoft’s Build conference in San Francisco today, executives unveiled the new Azure Preview portal, which …

What Is the Software Defined Data Center and Why Is It Important?

Image copyright isak55<p>In every emerging technology market, hype seems to wax and wane. One day a new technology is red hot, the next day it’s old …

Networking

Five Technology Trends That Make Running A Data Centre Harder

Operating a data centre isn't easy even in a relatively static business environment, but modern technology trends make it more difficult than ever. …

Microsoft has stepped into a new and uncertain era with the announcement that CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months, triggering a search for a successor to take over the software behemoth. http://gu.com/p/3t964 Photograph: Kim Kulish/Corbis

Skype: has Microsoft's $8.5bn spending paid off yet – and can it? http://gu.com/p/3tckh Photograph: Susana Bates/Reuters

Specific Chrome Apps could open based on web links, just like programs with associated files

Those familiar with desktop operating systems are already familiar with file associations to programs. Click a .DOC file and Microsoft(s msft) Word …