The Companies in the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure Program

Feld Thoughts

On Monday, the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure companies were announced. I’m psyched to see what these companies build for and on top of Microsoft Azure. Meet the ten Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure companies that made the cut: . . . Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, Powered by TechStars. TechStars Powers New Windows Azure Accelerator. TechStars accelerator azure microsoft

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What are the benefits of Citrix on Azure?

The Startup Magazine

With the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market anticipated to rise by 11.31% through 2020, here are reasons for your firm to join the party with Citrix on Azure… The cloud system can be set up and scaled with ease. Windows 10 can also be run virtually on Azure.

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CopperEgg Expands Server Monitoring into Windows Azure Environments

Austin Startup

CopperEgg, a real-time monitoring company, today announced the support of Windows Azure server monitoring with RevealCloud Pro. News Release copperegg Windows AzureRevealCloud Pro is a SaaS-based server monitoring service that provides a detailed, common view of all of your servers, running any OS, across public and private clouds, and virtual and physical environments.

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The Microsoft Accelerator (Powered By TechStars) Is A Hit And It’s Expanding

Feld Thoughts

Each company gets $20k in funding, mentorship from top entrepreneurs, investors and Microsoft executives, $60K in Azure credit, office space, training and support, and demo day to pitch to investors, media, and industry influentials. As you may know Microsoft has really made some awesome improvements to Windows Azure. No problem as Microsoft has embraced open source with this update of Windows Azure. TechStars azure cloud kinect microsoft microsoft accelerator

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Announcing our investment in Manifold

Version One Ventures

News Amazon Web Services Azure Cloud computing ManifoldWe are very happy to announce our investment in Manifold , the easiest way to find and manage essential developer services. . Manifold’s value proposition is to give developers a better way to find and manage all the various cloud services that can help them build and scale their applications. Today, you don’t need racks of servers and months of development time to add in ops like databases, email, or debugging.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 19


Right now, the only hardware environments being measured are our Citrine physical hardware environment and Azure D3v2 instances. Migrated the Azure cloud environment from Ubuntu 16.04 Round 19 is composed of: Run 9a267248-17b0-4080-ac45-a50d25b4fc2a from Azure.

Is AWS the next computing platform?

Version One Ventures

Over the past few months, I have grown to believe that one of the large cloud platforms – AWS , Google, MS Azure – can grow into this next computing platform. News Amazon AWS Azure Cloud computing computing platform GoogleChris Dixon wrote a great post discussing what’s next in the computing industry.

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mHealth in the Era of Obamacare

VC Cafe

Azure PCR ([link]. mobile health is taking off in Israel. Guest post by Levi Shapiro* The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) represents the most systemic, transformative change in over 40 years to America’s largest economic sector: healthcare. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for mobile and digital startups to disrupt an inefficient industry.

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Not your Dads GoDaddy

deal architect

I have profiled innovations in the Microsoft Azure, the Facebook Prineville and Google’s data centers in my books. I requested an introduction to Arne Josefsberg, the new CIO at GoDaddy. I wanted to learn more about the infrastructure at the. Industry Commentary

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Satya Nadella: Rewriting the book on co-opetition

deal architect

I asked Satya Nadella at last Fall’s analyst summit why Microsoft had been slow to leverage the multi-billion investment in Azure infrastructure (I had first written about the innovative data centers in The New Polymath in 2009). He seemed a. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

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Microsoft Enterprise Apps: A Revisit

deal architect

In March I asked why Dynamics teams alway lag in leveraging innovations like Azure, Surface, Lync and others that Microsoft colleagues are developing just down the office. Maybe I spoke too soon. Josh Greenbaum does not have too many kind. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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It just works

deal architect

Ok, it has taken Microsoft 25+ years to acknowledge it – but it is good to see it appreciative of Apple products, As it mimics Google’s infrastructure around Azure, I hope it is also man enough to acknowledge that.

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You snooze, you lose

deal architect

People tell me I am impatient for calling Microsoft's Enterprise Apps a laggard for not leveraging for years innovations a stones' throw from them - Azure, Surface, Lync, Kinect etc. The enterprise is full of other examples - multi-year projects, Industry Commentary

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Polygraph Media Announces Launch of its Big Data Analysis Tool for Facebook Marketing

Austin Startup

Continue reading → Enterprise azure big data facebook polygraphPolygraph Media today announced the launch of its Polygraph™ Reports -- data mining and analytics for Facebook. With a data science approach, Polygraph works in real-time to collect data from Facebook Pages and subscriber-enabled Profiles, and quantifies it in over 40 charts, graphs, and data visualizations to give marketers actionable intelligence to inform marketing campaigns and strategies.

Framework Benchmarks Round 15


We are still gathering cloud results from Microsoft Azure and expect to post those for Round 15 soon. We used run ed713ee9 from Server Central and will update this blog entry to cite the Azure results for Round 15 when they are available. This update will allow us to keep up with several features in both hardware and cloud environments, such as Azure's Accelerated Networking. What better day than Valentine's Day to renew one's vow to create high-performance web applications?

Framework Benchmarks Round 18


Cloud tests in Azure are using Azure's accelerated networking feature. Round 18 is composed of: Run 9ce91254-04d7-4455-9742-aa6a1f673e86 from Azure. Round 18 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available! When we posted the previous round in late 2018, the project had processed about 3,250 pull requests. Today, with Round 18 just concluded, the project is closing in on 4,000 pull requests.

Austin-based GenXComm Lands $7 Million in Venture Capital


Other investors included Azure Capital Partners, Bandgap Ventures, Capital Factory, FAM Capital Partners, Lip-Bu Tan, UT Horizon Fund and WS Investment […]. By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News GenXComm, a telecommunications startup spun out of the University of Texas at Austin, announced Tuesday it has raised $7 million in funding, led by Intel Capital.

Framework Benchmarks Round 7


A contributor prepared scripts for running the benchmark suite on Windows Azure. If any Azure experts are interested in picking up that work where it exists now, please visit the GitHub repository or the Google Group for the project. Happy Halloween fans of web development frameworks! After a several-month hiatus, Round 7 of our project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms is available!

Joining Get Satisfaction

Venture Chronicles

It’s also a pleasure to announce that Get Satisfaction has closed a $6 million in Series A funding led by Azure Capital Partners with O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and First Round Capital participating. Cameron Lester, General Partner, from Azure joins Wendy Lea, CEO, Thor Muller, CTO and Co-founder and Bryce Roberts, Managing Director from OATV on Get Satisfaction’s board of directors. Tags: Get Satisfaction Azure Capital First Round OATV Social CRM

CognitiveScale Closes on $25 Million in Funding with Investment from Microsoft Ventures


The Austin-based startup, founded in 2013, reports the Microsoft investment will help the company develop applications based on Microsoft HoloLens and Microsoft Azure for consumers and businesses. […] The post CognitiveScale Closes on $25 Million in Funding with Investment from Microsoft Ventures appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Dell and Microsoft Team Up to Offer Hybrid Cloud Solutions


It’s a Microsoft Azure-based hybrid cloud called the Cloud Platform […] The post Dell and Microsoft Team Up to Offer Hybrid Cloud Solutions appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Microsoft and Dell have been partners every step of the way since Dell’s founding, said Michael Dell. And Wednesday, the two companies announced another joint venture. At Dell World, Dell and Microsoft announced new hybrid cloud solutions.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 16


Round 16 is composed of: Run 6bb9ecf9-5be0-4cb4-b52b-16ea1a3b105b from Azure. Now in its fifth year, the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project has another official round of results available. Round 16 is a real treat for anyone who likes big numbers.

Microsoft Announces MS Office For iPad As Part Of “Mobile First, Cloud First” Approach


The solution gives businesses comprehensive device, identity and access management complete with data protection from the cloud, and includes modules such as Windows Intune, Azure Active Directory Premium and Azure Rights Management Services, to give IT departments the tools they need to help protect corporate assets and enable people to work on the devices they personally prefer. iPad-toting mobile warriors rejoice.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 13


Microsoft has provided the project with Azure credits, so starting with Round 13, the cloud environment is on Azure D3v2 instances. Round 13 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is here! The project now features 230 framework implementations (of our JSON serialization test) and includes new entrants on platforms as diverse as Kotlin and Qt. Yes, that Qt.

3 Enterprise Data Backup Solutions That Are Secure


The support is coming from AWS and Azure, so everything is quite secure. Cloud-based data can be backed up using applications, such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon S3, which are some of the most powerful apps in their class. It is clear that data security is more important than ever for individuals and business people. There is so much important information that could get easily lost. This is the reason more people are figuring out how important it is to protect your data.

Framework Benchmarks Round 17


Run the same commit on cloud (Azure). Round 17 is composed of: Run 14a815b6-93c1-4207-96bb-3960c29719e2 from Azure. We're happy to announce that Round 17 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available. Since the adoption of Continuous Benchmarking , the creation of an official Round is a fairly simple process: Try to reduce errors in framework implementations.

The Microsoft Accelerator, round 2!

David Cohen

The second Microsoft Accelerator program is focused on Windows Azure began Monday. Meet the ten Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure companies that started Monday: Follow the Microsoft Accelerator on Twitter: @bizspark and @windowsazure. The Microsoft Accelerator for Kinect concluded earlier this year. The Microsoft Accelerator is “ powered by TechStars “, which means that TechStars operates it on Microsoft’s behalf.

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The Virus Survival Strategy For Your Startup

Steve Blank

And how much are variable expenses (salaries, consultants, commission, travel, AWS/Azure charges, supplies, etc.?). “Winter is coming.”. This is the one blog post that I hope I’m completely wrong about. With the Covid-19 virus a worldwide pandemic, if you’re leading any startup or small business, you have to be asking yourself, “What’s Plan B? And what’s in my lifeboat?”. Here are a few thoughts about operating in uncertainty in a pandemic. Impact.

Why Cloud-Based Desktops Can Be Safer Than The One You’re Sitting At


For example, programs such as Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory create single sign-on accounts for each employee, granting access to the apps and services that are specific to each role. by Robin Hau , founder and CEO of SimplyClouds.

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Congrats On Your Acquisition! Some Thoughts On Data Integration And More.


Fortunately, most of that data was in Microsoft Azure. By being in a large public cloud with a global footprint like Microsoft Azure, it made the process of transfer much easier and secure than it would have been otherwise. By Ron Faith, president and CEO of Datacastle. Earlier this year, my company acquired another company’s assets. The process, if you’ve never been through it, can be quite exhilarating.

Customer-Centric Strategies Win Over Product-Centric

Startup Professionals Musings

The message here is skip the gut feel estimates, and plan on using one of the many predictive analytic tools , such as Sisence or Azure. Is your marketing focus product-centric or customer-centric ? If you only sell products, it’s time to realize that times have changed. With a wealth of products now available, customers look for the most memorable experience , not just the best product.

Optimize Sifting Through Data As You Work Remotely


First, for remote data, your main office can set up an enterprise or developer search engine running “on premises” or in a cloud environment like Azure or AWS. by Elizabeth Thede, director of sales at dtSearch. You’ve spent weeks fine-tuning a quiet place to work, getting the perfect houseplant for your desk, and adjusting the curtains “just so” to strike a balance between letting in daylight while avoiding catastrophic screen glare.

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

Steve Blank

Nadella got Microsoft organized around mobile and the cloud (Azure), freed the Office and Azure teams from Windows, killed the phone business and got a major release of Windows out without the usual trauma. What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory. Here’s why.

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Dell Acquires Enstratius, a Cloud Software Company


It supports more than 20 public and private cloud platforms including OpenStack, VMware, Rackspace, Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure. Dell announced Monday the acquisition of Enstratius, a cloud management software and services provider. Enstratius, founded in 2008 and based in Minneapolis, Minn., helps organizations manage applications across private, public and hybrid clouds.

How to Develop a Clearly Defined Cloud Strategy


If your primary goals are flexibility and scalability , internet-housed public cloud models such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure are optimal. Cloud adoption is picking up steam and for a good reason. There are myriad advantages to running a business in the cloud and fewer risks than ever before. According to a LogicMonitor survey, 83% of enterprise workloads will be cloud-based by 2020.

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[Singapore][Competition] Students’ Digital Scrapbook Idea Wins Microsoft Imagine Cup Championship 2012


Build on Windows 8 and Windows Azure, the aim of DARE, as part of reminiscence therapy, is to stimulate recall of past memories through photographs and other media (e.g. Over the weekend, inventive students across Singapore came together for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Championship 2012 , an annual competition that showcases the inventiveness, maturity and thinking amongst students across the world.

Slack S-1: Will ARPU Drive Long Term Value?

View from Seed

MS Office is obviously part of Microsoft overall which has many other huge businesses (Azure, Xbox, Windows, etc). Slack dropped their S-1 a couple weeks ago. Even before that, we all knew that it was among the most rapidly growing SaaS companies in recent years and a product used (and loved) by millions of people. But now we have a chance to really dig in and understand Slack’s business a bit better.

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How To Prepare Your Ecommerce Business For The Future


Ensure that your able to manage any changes in incoming web traffic to your site by partnering with specialist CDM providers like Amazon CloudFront or Microsoft Azure. According to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, over £100bn was spent in the UK on online shopping. This was a 14% increase over the previous year, and the e-retail now accounts for almost a quarter of the total retail market.

Apps sell infrastructure


The initial Pivotal Cloud Foundry sales pitch was that it gave big companies a way to build new applications that run in a public cloud (rented space on Amazon (AMZN, +0.47%) Web Services, Google (GOOG, +0.34%) Cloud Platform or Microsoft (MSFT, +0.62%) Azure) or private cloud (flexible infrastructure that runs in a company’s own data center. That said, Google Cloud Platform has a ways to go before they can be looked at in the same way as Azure and AWS,” said Mr. Moorhead.

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Technology trends in the New Zealand business market

NZ Entrepreneur

There are definite gains to be made by implementing Cloud services such as Microsoft 365 and Azure-based technologies. On the wind down to the festive season, it’s often difficult to find the time to look at making strategic business decisions.

6 Awesome Tools To Make Your Startup Smarter In 2020


Key highlights of the tool include: It integrates seamlessly with Google Analytics, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally, Microsoft Teams, Salesforce, Zendesk, and Slack. by Gaurav Gupta , Founder of Square Boat. Startups are all the rage these days with innovative minds coming up with novel ideas and transforming them into reality. But wanting to materialize a product or service and sustaining its operations are two different things.

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Why We Shouldn’t Be In Love With Startups 


For instance, I saw a local, Seattle startup with a high-value exact-match domain name that (if they launched in this segment) would have put them in direct competition with the likes of Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.

The 7 Deadly Healthcare Startup Sins

Steve Blank

The reality is that healthcare customers know that startups’ portals are likely hosted by AWS, Azure, or Google, and therefore pose security and privacy concerns. Todd Dunn is the Director of Innovation and runs the Intermountain Healthcare Transformation Lab , which is working to foster innovation in the healthcare industry. He’s now run several Lean LaunchPad classes and has seen a ton of healthcare startups. Here’s his advice for startups in this space.

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