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Titanfall Matchmaking v2 released as BUILD 2014 sings Azure praises

Titanfall Matchmaking v2 released as BUILD 2014 sings Azure praises

This week at BUILD 2014, representatives of Microsoft’s cloud computing technology Azure spoke up on the launch and continued serving of Titanfall. The game’s sessions are all hosted on the cloud - over 100,000 Azure virtual machines were being used on launch day. Also hosted in the cloud - as the entire game is there, as it were - is matchmaking, now hitting its second version, live today.

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Titanfall pre-orders cancelled in South Africa: Azure MIA

Titanfall pre-orders cancelled in South Africa: Azure MIA

It would appear that - as the internet is required to play Titanfall no matter where you play it - weak performance in South Africa has prompted cancellations of pre-orders. At the moment it does not appear that this has happened in any other region in which Titanfall is being sold, only in South Africa. While previous reports had South Africa on the map for a sure launch in the area for Titanfall, this week we’re to understand that, even with the advanced actions of Microsoft in the area of Azure datacenter services in the area, they just weren’t quick enough.

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Expired SSL certificate causes Microsoft Azure outages

Expired SSL certificate causes Microsoft Azure outages

It looks like Microsoft has had its fair share of problems this week. Microsoft Azure, a cloud-based computer platform, suffered from outages yesterday beginning at 4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. Though people could assume that it's because of the recent cyber attack Microsoft experienced, it unfortunately is just a case of a minor oversight. According to Microsoft, the outage that affected Azure was due to something as minor as an expired SSL certificate.

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Microsoft Azure fails in Western Europe

Microsoft Azure fails in Western Europe

Microsoft's Azure cloud service went down for a while today in Western Europe, leaving those who use its virtual servers without access to them. ZDNet reports that the failure began around lunchtime UK time, and stayed down for a decent part of the early afternoon. Luckily, the outage didn't last too terribly long, as Microsoft now has the service back up and running after working to fix the issue for about two-and-a-half hours.

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Microsoft reveals Chinese cloud startups in Azure scheme

Microsoft reveals Chinese cloud startups in Azure scheme

Microsoft has revealed its first batch of Chinese start-ups picked for its Accelerator for Windows Azure innovation program, as the company attempts to gain a foothold in the huge and potent market. Ten pre-"A" stage startups have been selected from a choice of 46 candidates, and will get Microsoft's stewardship for the next six months as well as two years of Azure cloud infrastructure access worth $60,000.

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Microsoft Azure scrubbing on the back-end raises questions

Microsoft Azure scrubbing on the back-end raises questions

It has probably been quite a while since you last saw any sort of Azure branding from Microsoft. The once hopeful cloud service has been deemed a flop by analysts, although not officially by Microsoft. That doesn't mean the company is giving up on the cloud game. Not at all. But it does mean it has an identity crisis and needs to figure out what to do with the Azure moniker. But there may be a sign that the company is looking at scrubbing it altogether.

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Microsoft Azure refunds to compensate for Leap Day outage

Microsoft Azure refunds to compensate for Leap Day outage

Microsoft will be offering sweeping refunds for customers of its Azure cloud service, regardless of whether or not their individual service was impacted. The refunds are to compensate for an embarrassing bug that caused some customers to be unable to access their service on Leap Day. Yes, even in 2012 computer systems can be crippled because the month of February this year had more days than it did last year.

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Microsoft Azure cloud spent eight hours off-line this week

Microsoft Azure cloud spent eight hours off-line this week

Users of Microsoft's Azure cloud service were not happy earlier this week when service was down for roughly 8 hours around the country. Microsoft was working hard to get the Azure cloud service back up and running. Apparently, Microsoft did a decent job of keeping users informed. Apparently, the software giant alerted users via the platforms online service page roughly each hour.

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Microsoft Windows Azure cloud OS announced

Microsoft Windows Azure cloud OS announced

After teasing with the news that they would be announcing a cloud OS back at the beginning of October, Microsoft have just announced Windows Azure, an online services platform intended for developers to create cross-platform inter-operable software.  Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft data centers.

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I can finally recommend Windows Phone

I can finally recommend Windows Phone

It’s taken a while - two major generations and a couple of updates - but Windows Phone finally feels ready to take on Android and iOS with confidence. I’ve always had a soft-spot for the platform, and appreciated its minimalistic UI charms and quiet simplicity, even as I’ve been frustrated by its incomplete feature list and patchy third-party app support. Now, with Windows Phone 8.1, I feel like that quiet enthusiasm can spill over into actively recommending it Microsoft’s OS as a legitimate option.

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