Microsoft was founded in 1975 under the chairmanship of Bill Gates. This multinational tech corporation is best known for the launch of Windows Operating System. In the last decade, Microsoft has played a flabbergasting role in shaping and incrementing the Internet user experience. It has an old hand in bringing unbeatable development in products, games and software and hence dominates the market of tech innovations. It proved its distinct innovative skills with the launch of Bing in 2009. Today, Bing is recognized as the biggest decision engine that was launched to compete with Google. Some of the latest divisions of Microsoft involve Zune Music and Video, Skype, Office, MSN portals, Xbox 360, Exchange, So.Cl etc.


Microsoft has brought a competitive change in its services in Mobile-First Cloud-First World. This will bring altogether a new cloud era with high grade security gaining immense popularity among users.

During the TechEd North American 2014, Microsoft brought an advancement in its services, products as well as partnerships in order to get rid of the barriers regarding cloud acceptance by IT professionals and tech developers. Microsoft has strengthened the security features of cloud connection along with enhancing cloud computing, its storage, networking etc.

Microsoft has engraved some unique particularity like expanded data loss prevention, encryption technologies, an antimalware intermediary for Azure, upgraded disaster recovery etc. Through this, the cloud investments by the user will be optimally protected. Microsoft’s upgraded services guarantee to deliver secured mobile productivity which will enable the end users to remain productive on the go!

Microsoft also launched new tools and updates for enterprise developers to entwine progressive opportunities for next-gen cloud and apps. This will also lead to the early emergence of the next version preview of ASP.NET, Visual Studio tooling for the Apache Cordova platform as well as integration marks for Visual Studio Online.

The chief highlighted announcements made by Microsoft are:

Establish Private Connections– Microsoft Azure Express Route can establish privatized connections between Azure and in-zone environments. Along with reliable partners like AT&T, Verizon, SingTel, BT, Equinix, Zadara Storage, Level 3 and TelecityGroup, Express Route offers diversified options to embrace the cloud with speed, low latency, safety and reliable characteristics.

Simplified Storage– The radically simplified storage of the cloud will immensely save time and money of the customers. The Microsoft Azure Files can integrate with cloud storage which will enable multiple virtual machines to share a single file.

High Grade Enterprise Networking– Microsoft has made available virtual machine sizes that are compute intensive, has in-region and cross-region connections for virtual networking as well as reserved IP addresses. These headways will enable customers to architect and handle internationally scaled services.

Managing API– Azure API Management will allow customers to access APIs through the cloud. Thus they can create improved business models by strengthening the sharing of interdepartmental information.

Intensified Disaster Recovery– Microsoft Azure Site Recovery promotes cost-efficient recovery in the cloud. In case of any outage at the primary data centre of any enterprise, this feature will enable to replicate virtual Machines to Azure. Symantec and Trend Micro are the cloud security partners with Azure virtual machines.

Advanced Encryption Technology– This will be integrated in the Microsoft Office 365 business customers. This will ensure that the business data stored in SharePoint Online and One Drive is encrypted with their respective individual keys for high security purposes.

Expanded Prevention For Data Loss– This capability will cover the business documents saved in SharePoint Online and One Drive for Office 365 E3 enterprise customers. Moreover, it will prevent sensitive content sharing within and outside an enterprise.

Office Mobile App Management With Windows Intune– Intune and Office 365 will enhance productivity of iPad, iPhone and Android phones across Office. They will include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel as well as Outlook Web App. Intune has a handy tool for customers to manage the running iOS and Android business line apps.

Azure RemoteApp– The mobile employees in a company will be privileged to access Windows applications across vivid devices through Azure RemoteApp. RemoteApp is an embodiment of strong Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Service capabilities and Azure’s cost efficiencies. Through the RemoteApp the end users will remain instantly productive as well customer needs can be scaled to meet by IT.

Optimized .NET For The Cloud– Microsoft will deliver ASP.NET vNext, the next version of ASP.NET that will help developers to optimize cloud workloads with high grade performance. This will be a major open source project contribution by Microsoft to the .NET Foundation.

Agile Mobile And Software Development– Microsoft has evolved a Visual Studio Tooling for Apache Cordova™ platform. This will enable developers to design multiple device hybrid applications by implementing their basic JavaScript or HTML skills. It can now build apps for Windows, Android as well as iOS with .NET and Xamarin. Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RTM is also released by Microsoft for universal apps of Windows.

The Microsoft’s Visual Studio Online is a cloud based Lifecycle management application that can easily integrate with third party services by releasing APIs without abandoning their currently used tools.