June 30, 2013 5:50 PM
Like the audiophile who spends serious money on her music, the ludophile spends aplenty on games and consoles. Both want perfection. The question for the games industry, however, is whether perfection is really the goal any more. With Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo just releasing new gaming consoles at the E3 Conference, to chase that market is very expensive, and although gamers may not like to hear it, good-enough seems like a better goal industry-wise in the long run. You can either update an existing installation of Windows 8 or install Windows 8.1 from scratch via ISO files from Microsoft. One word of warning before you proceed, however. The Windows 8.1 preview is essentially a beta of the new OS and is by no means a finished or polished version. New Relic and Microsoft will offer performance anaytics to gain insight into the performance of native apps and websites running on Windows Azure. The company already provides app performance for the Windows Azure services and solutions. These include?Windows Azure Virtual Machines,?Windows Azure Cloud Services, Web and Worker Role Instances. They also offer integration with?Windows Azure SQL Database, which is available as a plugin to send data to the New Relic Platform.