Cloud Computing


Microsoft Seeks To Disclose Number of Court Spy Requests

Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Yahoo on Monday all filed amended motions seeking broader disclosure of customer data access requests by the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Microsoft Ups SharePoint Online File Limits

Microsoft today announced file-upload improvements to its SharePoint Online service.

Windows Azure Cache Service Preview Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced some Windows Azure improvements, including a preview of a new distributed cache service for Azure-hosted applications.

Syncing Azure Active Directory with Windows Server Domains

Brien walks through the steps necessary for authenticating users on-premises and in the cloud with Microsoft's Windows Azure Active Directory.

Azure Rights Management Service Preview Available

Microsoft has released a preview of its Windows Azure Rights Management Service.

Microsoft Bumps Up SkyDrive Pro and Exchange Online Storage

Microsoft has increased the storage capacities for two of its cloud-based storage services.

Windows Azure Passes Cloud Security Alliance-Recommended Audit

Microsoft became the first cloud service provider to clear a new security compliance audit.

Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Preview Available

Microsoft has rolled out a limited public preview of a Windows Azure-based disaster recovery solution for private clouds.

Windows Azure Gets SQL Server AlwaysOn Support

Microsoft announced five Windows Azure improvements yesterday, including SQL Server AlwaysOn support.

Microsoft To Roll Out New Server and Cloud Enrollment Licensing

Microsoft is planning to implement a new Enterprise Agreement license option for organizations heavily focused on its cloud, server and management technologies.

Office 365 Uptime Stats To Get Broader Public Disclosure

Office 365 service availability statistics will get published broadly now, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Makes It Easier to Switch Office 365 Plans

Microsoft announced a new "switch wizard" late last week for Office 365 subscribers.

Overseas IT Pros Cold on Using U.S. Cloud Services After PRISM Reveal

A cloud advocate survey found that 56 percent of respondents would not use U.S.-based cloud services.

Microsoft Updates Windows Azure, Releases SQL Database Premium Preview

Microsoft rolled out an enhanced Windows Azure today, and separately offered a "preview" test release of its Windows Azure SQL Database Premium service offering.

Microsoft Expands Remote Desktop Use Rights on Windows Azure

Microsoft is now allowing service providers to use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows Azure as part of their service offerings.

Window Azure Active Directory Gets 'Preintegrated' Single Sign-On Support

Microsoft announced this week that it has improved Windows Azure Active Directory to better support single sign-on (SSO) capabilities for Web-based applications.

Microsoft Rolls Out Power BI for Office 365 and Cloud Incentives

Microsoft offered some technology previews at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston today.

Connecting Active Directory To Windows Azure

Microsoft MVP Brien Posey outlines what it takes to extend your datacenter in Microsoft's cloud.

Microsoft's Cloud OS Becomes a Little Less Cloudy

Mary Jo Foley gives her take on Microsoft's continual cloud push -- a push that has not always had a clear direction.

Manage Identities in the Cloud with Windows Azure Active Directory

The Microsoft offering bridges single sign-on technology from the datacenter to the cloud.

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