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.

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.

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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. Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, Powered by TechStars. TechStars Powers New Windows Azure Accelerator.

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 Google

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Digna IT Uses Windows Azure To Get Payments Faster

ArcticStartup

Digna PRO is a payment surveillance system running in Windows Azure. We needed a scalable platform to fulfill our propositions and Microsoft Azure was clearly our choice to that platform", states Partanen. How to get started on Azure.

Framework Benchmarks Round 13

TechEmpower

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!

Framework Benchmarks Round 7

TechEmpower

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!

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.

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

SiliconHills

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.

Google Buzz is an Outlook/Exchange/Azure killer

Immersive Web

True, MSFT has moved O/E to the Cloud as well calling it Azure, but the move of the enterprise to Google Apps is growing. According to a recent Network World surve y, government organizations rated their intended usage of Google Apps by 2011 at 2.70 (heavy) and of Azure 4.13 (practically nonexistent) while enterprises weighed in at 3.03. while they ranked their planned Azure usage at 3.48 (1 being heaviest, 5 being least).

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Google Buzz is an Outlook/Exchange/Azure killer

Immersive Web

Immersive Web Home About Google Buzz is an Outlook/Exchange/Azure killer Google Apps has seen good but not crazy growth in the enterprise because as with most early products, its feature set is good but not great as compared to the incumbent Microsoft suite. True, MSFT has moved O/E to the Cloud as well calling it Azure, but the move of the enterprise to Google Apps is growing. while they ranked their planned Azure usage at 3.48 (1 being heaviest, 5 being least).

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?

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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?

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Dell and Microsoft Team Up to Offer Hybrid Cloud Solutions

SiliconHills

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.

Great New Opportunities in Product Management

The Product Guy

Seattle, WA) Keywords: aws, azure, cloud [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below…. Product Manager, Cloud @ Chef Software Inc.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

Finnish Startup Beats Google, Microsoft and Amazon In Cloud Hosting Performance

ArcticStartup

Cloud Spectator compared the price-performance value of 25 cloud service providers in Europe, including big players such as Google Compute Engine, Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure.

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The Cloud Computing Battle

Early Stage Adventures

Playing catchup has been Google Cloud Platform, which includes its IaaS Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure. The Cloud computing battle is well underway with tech giants battling to ensure they emerge with dominant market shares. How is this playing out?

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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.

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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

Should this startup exist? Converting 5W’s into existential justification

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

LoudCloud invented cloud computing in 2000 but had to pivot away, but of course AWS, Google, Rackspace, Azure and others are a smashing success in 2016. In American grade-school, we learn the “Five Ws” interrogatives: Who, What, When, Where, Why. And How.

Microsoft, Near Death, & Enterprise Cloud

Agile VC

And Microsoft’s Azure strategy has given it a strong position in public and private cloud computing. 3) Triple down on cloud infrastructure & services with Azure and acquisitions.

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How to Choose the Right Cloud Services

Inc Startups

Two examples of IaaS are Microsoft''s Windows Azure (soon to be rebranded Microsoft Azure) and Amazon Web Services (AWS). With the rapid proliferation of cloud services, it''s difficult to know which ones are a good fit for your company''s needs.

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How To Prepare Your Ecommerce Business For The Future

YoungUpstarts

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.

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

YoungUpstarts

iPad-toting mobile warriors rejoice. If you’re missing the functionality of your Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint, Microsoft has just made them official for your iPad.

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When Cloud Computing Giants Go to War, You Win

Inc Startups

According to the The Wall Street Journal , Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have started a price war to lure customers to their cloud services (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine, respectively).

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2013 Outlook: 7 Bold Prediction From the World's Top VCs

Inc Startups

More Web-commerce businesses will look to curation | Mike Kwatinetz, founding general partner, Azure Capital Partners One of the greatest aspects of the Web is the seemingly infinite number of choices it presents. Venture capitalists at SoftRock, CrossLink Capital, NEA, Bain, and DCM give Inc.

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Microsoft's New Azure Datamarket Has A Lot In Common With Icelandic Datamarket.com

ArcticStartup

Last Friday, Microsoft's new Windows Azure Datamarket caught a lot of press as they launched. That domain holds a service, which resembles the Windows Azure Datamarket quite dramatically. The Icelandic company: The Microsoft Windows Azure Datamarket

5 Tips On How To Use The Cloud Effectively For Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

There are many efficient services available in the market including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM. by Mauricio Prinzlau, CEO of Cloudwards.net.

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6 Companies That Want to Invest in Your Startup

Inc Startups

Here are six of the most intriguing programs: Microsoft announced Microsoft Ventures in June, offering startups "office space, mentorship, and $60,000 of Windows Azure [Microsoft''s cloud platform] credits," according to the Journal.

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The Difference Between Apple & Facebook ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

Windows Mobile has been a disappointment to date but Azure (an outgrowth of the.NET framework) is growing as a force on the cloud/server side. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups.

Should You Put a Phone Number On Your Site?

ConversionXL

” In the post “ A Letter to Our Customers Announcing Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure ,” Rackspace CEO says, “We will be available to you by phone or ticket, 24/7 — within minutes.

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

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

Both Sides of the Table , July 22, 2010 An updated Digital Trends presentation - Jeff Hilimire , June 2, 2010 I do what I hate - Jessica Mah , January 7, 2010 Startup Equity Allocation - charliecrystle.com , January 11, 2010 When good investment decisions end up backing more women CEOs: Conversation with Cameron Lester at Azure Capital. Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc.

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The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared

www.theenterprisearchitect.eu

But basically any big IT player has an offering, like  Microsoft Windows Azure ,  Google Compute Engine , and  IBM SmartCloud , to name a few. Examples of iPaaS are  TIBCO Cloud Bus ,  WS02 StratosLive  and  Windows Azure BizTalk Services. Other examples are  Heroku Postgres ,  Windows Azure SQL Database , and  Salesforce Database.com.

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Microsoft’s Bing Fund will give online startups cash, advice, and discounts

venturebeat.com

Additionally, Microsoft will provide its startups with four to eight months of advice, design and development help, discounted access to Microsoft’s Azure Data Marketplace APIs, and introductions to potential partners or customers. VentureBeat | News About Tech, Money and Innovation.

From RSS to Glassboard

Venture Chronicles

It is built with Microsoft Azure as its back-end and will integrate with Microsoft’s forthcoming Office 365. Marshall wrote a feature post on a new company spun out of NewsGator : Glassboard, which will open to the public next month, will allow iOS and Android users to share text, photos and in some cases location with small groups. NewsGator is right to spin this off and Walker, Nick, and Brent are the right core team to lead it, and NewsGator CEO J.B.

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How Sopima Values Microsoft Technology

ArcticStartup

More interestingly for the other founders and entrepreneurs out there, Sopima is built on Microsoft technology - Silverlight as well as Windows Azure. How to get started on Azure. You can also apply to Bizspark as the members get access to Windows Azure.

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.

Steve Huffman And Daniel Kaplan Coming To Arctic15

ArcticStartup

After buying your ticket, check out Microsoft Azure for free. We're also proud to have Microsoft Azure as the Platinum sponsor at our event. They now have a 30 day Windows Azure pass to test both Windows Azure and SQL Azure for free.