Cloud Computing


Microsoft To Buy Yammer for $1.2 Billion and Integrate Social Networking

Microsoft is acquiring enterprise social networking company Yammer Inc. for $1.2 billion in cash.

Predictions and Suggestions for Microsoft's Upcoming Product Lineup

Brien discusses some of the changes Microsoft is going through with its products' latest lifecycle and provides some suggestions for what he would like to see.

Mobile Management with Intune Misses the Mark

Windows 8 on mobile devices will be managed with Microsoft's cloud-based management tool. Here's why that's a bad thing.

TechEd Day 1: New Windows Intune, Enhanced Dev Tools Announced

Microsoft announced a few cloud- and developer-oriented tidbits today at its TechEd event, which is being held this week in Orlando, Fla.

Cloud Benefits 101: Provisioning and Encrypted Storage

Beyond the flexibility and costs savings of cloud computing are certain tactical advantages like automated provisioning and encrypted storage. This quick primer by cloud security expert Vic Winkler will give you the pros and cons of each.

Windows Azure To Gain IaaS, Linux and Hybrid Cloud Support

The most significant update yet to Microsoft's Windows Azure service will bring long-awaited Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities and support for Linux instances to the cloud platform.

TechEd 2012: A Turning Point?

As Microsoft prepares to release the most radical redesign of Windows in its history -- and bolsters its cloud computing platform -- TechEd 2012 will prep IT pros and developers.

Microsoft: Windows Azure Customers Number in 'High Tens of Thousands'

Microsoft's cloud-centric corporate strategy got explained on Tuesday at a financial analyst event, with a few numbers put behind the claims.

Amazon Web Services Extends Support for Microsoft Developers

Amazon's cloud services has now added options for Microsoft-focused developers that manage databases and applications.

Server Message Block 3.0: Microsoft's New Storage Model

Considering buying a SAN? Stop what you're doing. The world of storage is about to change and its future lies in a surprisingly familiar protocol: the Server Message Block (SMB).

Microsoft Kills 'Windows Live' Brand

Microsoft plans to abandon its "Windows Live" nomenclature over the next few months as it prepares to roll out Windows 8.

Quest Rolls Out Options for Office 365 Migrations

Quest Software today described its migration solutions for organizations moving to Exchange Online and Office 365.

UPDATE: Microsoft Improves SkyDrive, but Cuts Free Storage to 7 GB

Microsoft on Monday announced improvements to SkyDrive, along with a new limit to the amount of free storage space provided.

Windows Azure Now Spans U.S. East and West

Microsoft yesterday announced that Windows Azure datacenters now provide coverage for both U.S. East and West regions.

What To Expect in SharePoint 2013

A new version of the Microsoft collaboration and enterprise content management platform is in the works, and it will offer improved social networking, client and mobile UI enhancements, an app marketplace, and better cloud support. And that just scratches the surface.

3 Reasons Office 365 Could Ultimately Fail

After migrating a non-technical friend to Microsoft's Office 365, Greg now wonders whether the online suite can make it long-term.

Report: Office 365 Not Always the Lowest Cost Option

An industry-sponsored report released this month questions whether Microsoft's hosted offerings always represent the lowest cost option vs. other Microsoft-stack approaches.

Report: 'Personal Cloud' Eclipsing PCs in 2014

In the near future, the landing point for computer users will be the "personal cloud," rather than the PC desktop, according to Gartner.

New Microsoft Dynamics Products Arriving Q4 This Year

Microsoft today used the occasion of its Convergence conference to announce upcoming new Dynamics products.

OpenNebula 3.2 Drivers Released for Microsoft Hyper-V

The OpenNebula project last week released its latest drivers supporting Hyper-V.

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