Posted in May 2011

Microsoft “Spark” Initiative

Microsoft has an interesting new initiative called WebsiteSpark that features a 7,122-word legal agreement. The attraction of the programme for small web development and design companies is obvious, starting with free licenses for development and hosting software and exposure to potential clients. As always there are catches, and some are quite amusing. “A USD $100 … Continue reading

The Cloud Ninja Project – Multi-Tenancy Azure Application

Project Description The Cloud Ninja Project is a Windows Azure multi-tenant sample application demonstrating metering and automated scaling concepts, as well as some common multi-tenant features such as automated provisiong and federated identity. This sample was developed by the Azure Incubation Team in the Developer & Platform Evangelism group at Microsoft in collaboration with Full … Continue reading

Microsoft to Acquire Skype for $8.5 billion

“Microsoft   and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype. … Continue reading