Microsoft Expands Windows Azure in Asia, Mocks iPad in New Commercial
May 23, 2013 12:06 PM
comment(s) - last by
Windows Azure will expand in China, Japan and Australia
Microsoft announced that it will expand
in Australia, China and Japan in an effort to meet Asia's increasing cloud computing needs.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced in Shanghai this week that the Windows Azure Public Preview will be available for sign-up starting June 6. It will be operated by 21Vianet in China.
He also noted that Windows Azure can now be used in two of Japan's sub-regions (Japan East in the Tokyo area and Japan West in the Kansai area) and two of Australia's sub-regions (New South Wales and Victoria).
This means that China, Japan and Australia can use the Windows Azure cloud computing platform for building, deploying and managing applications.
Microsoft is looking to tap into a huge market, as Asia's cloud computing market is expected to reach US$16.3 billion by 2016 (excluding Japan).
In other news, Microsoft has decided to
take a jab at the iPad
(more specifically, iOS' digital assistant Siri) in a new commercial for the
ASUS VivoTab Smart 64GB
. The commercial pokes fun at the fact that Siri seems to be a "more talking, less doing" sort of assistant that has trouble understanding what you ask it. Meanwhile, a user breezes through several tasks on the VivoTab while Siri attempts to figure out what you want from it.
Check it out:
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Finally a decent surface commercial
5/28/2013 4:24:45 PM
Yeah I finally saw that commercial on TV the other day. It was funny.
Microsoft is *horrible* at marketing, whereas Apple is the poster child. All of MS's previous advertising has been atrocious, and I don't mean just the WTF Surface commercials with the dancers flopping around docking and undocking their tablets. Like, wow man...it docks *and* undocks!
Remember the thing with Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates? WTF was that?
"So, I think the same thing of the music industry. They can't say that they're losing money, you know what I'm saying. They just probably don't have the same surplus that they had." -- Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA
ASUS Announces New Windows 8 Tablets, Including One for Under $500
October 23, 2012, 9:43 PM
Samsung Mocks Apple Fanboys in Galaxy S ll Commercial
November 23, 2011, 10:18 AM
Microsoft Launches Windows Azure, New Free OS
October 29, 2008, 9:50 AM
Archos Offers $99 WinPhone, $150 x86 Win8.1 Tablet, Android Trio
August 27, 2014, 7:07 PM
HTC Desire 510 Officially Announced, May be First 64-Bit Android Smartphone
August 27, 2014, 3:50 PM
Report: Apple to Unveil "iWatch" at iPhone 6 Event on September 9
August 27, 2014, 2:00 PM
Reports: Snapchat is Now Worth $10B, Cofounders are Billionaires to Be
August 27, 2014, 9:30 AM
Tim Cook Says iPad Sales Have Merely Hit a Temporary “Speed Bump”
August 27, 2014, 9:16 AM
ZOTAC Announces Diminutive ZBOX PI320 pico
August 27, 2014, 9:00 AM
Most Popular Articles
Microsoft's Surface 2 Tablet Family Gets a $100 Price Cut
August 25, 2014, 1:16 AM
Report: Microsoft to Announce Windows 9 on September 30
August 21, 2014, 11:20 AM
From HULC to FORTIS: the Evolution of Lockheed Martin's Incredible Exosuit
August 22, 2014, 12:45 PM
SpaceX Falcon 9-R Rocket Suffers Malfunction, Self-Destructs During Test Flight
August 23, 2014, 9:36 AM
Owner of "Decepticon" Maserati Ordered to Appear in Court This Thursday
August 25, 2014, 7:55 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information