Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – July 2021

By Dustin Ward

Whether you’re a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management and Billing comes in. We’re always…

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – June 2021

By Dustin Ward

Whether you’re a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management and Billing comes in. We’re always…

Easily build real-time apps with WebSockets and Azure Web PubSub—now in preview

By Dustin Ward

Real-time application scenarios such as chat for streaming videos, interactive whiteboards for remote education, and IoT dashboards are becoming ever more popular. Businesses are keen to build such applications for enhanced user experiences and real-time interactions with end customers. Today, we are announcing the preview of the Azure Web PubSub service for building real-time web applications…

Connecting customers and businesses with Azure Communication Services and Microsoft Teams

By Dustin Ward

Last year, we launched Azure Communication Services to help businesses reach customers—enabled by voice, video, text chat, and connections into short message service (SMS) and public switched telephone network (PSTN)—across applications, websites, and mobile platforms. Since launch, we have onboarded hundreds of customers and partners into preview across multiple industries and look forward to supporting…