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Goodbye, Live Mesh: Microsoft shuts down cloud service

Another Microsoft cloud service is going down. The Redmond software-giant announced today that it will retire Windows Live Mesh on Feb. 13, 2013. Live Mesh launched in 2008 when Microsoft’s cloud strategy was still — no pun intended — up in the air. While there was at one point up to a few million people using… Read More

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Keeping up: Windows lowers Azure prices to stay even with Google, Amazon

Amazon and Google recently dropped their cloud storage prices, and now Microsoft is following suit. The Redmond-based company is reducing pricing for Windows Azure Storage by as much as 28 percent beginning Dec. 12. That’s after a 12 percent price reduction put into place last March. “Our continued commitment to reduce costs and increase capabilities… Read More