June 3, 2014
At Hadoop Summit in San Jose, Microsoft’s T.K. Rengarajan announced updates to Azure HDInsight and discussed the company’s investment in Hadoop.

Highlights

Helsinki Bus Transportation Company saves money, boosts customer satisfaction with Power BI for Office 365
April 22
Transit operator uses big data and analytics to improve fuel economy and driver performance.
Microsoft discusses platform for ambient intelligence
April 15
CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, and CVP Quentin Clark discussed Microsoft’s vision for big data and showed examples of how businesses are using Microsoft solutions to put data to work for them.
Microsoft introduces cloud service for the Internet of Things
April 15
Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service is now available in limited public preview.
Modernizing power consumption with in-memory technology
April 15
This video describes how SQL Server 2014’s in-memory technologies can be used to track smart meter energy data.
Capturing the data dividend
April 15
IDC surveyed organizations who have invested in big data to discover the data dividend of their investment.
SQL Server 2014 released to manufacturing
March 18
SQL Server 2014 has been released to manufacturing, and will be generally available for customers to download and purchase on April 1.