Cloud Computing


Google Grants Reprieve to July 31 on Windows Phone ActiveSync Support

Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync technology is getting a six-month reprieve for Windows Phone users integrating with Google Apps.

UPDATE: New Office 365 Products Now Available

Microsoft made a few announcements today concerning its next-generation Office 365 products, releasing consumer, student and small business editions.

VMware Announces Mass Layoffs After Positive Earnings Report

Cloud and virtualization vender VMware announced on Monday that the company would be instigating company-wide layoffs.

What We Know About Office 2013 So Far

Ahead of Microsoft Office 2013's release, Microsoft is touting some redesigned features and a new pricing system.

System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune: Mobile Management, Use and Licensing Changes

Enterprises looking to manage mobile devices are using both Microsoft products to get the job done.

Microsoft Apologizes for December Windows Azure Outage

Microsoft on Wednesday issued a detailed apology and explanation for a two-day Windows Azure Storage disruption.

System Center 2012 SP1 and New Windows Intune Released

Microsoft today announced the general availability of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, plus a new Windows Intune service update release and Windows Azure improvements.

Open Source Software Gets Windows Azure Lift with VM Depot

It's now a little easier to deploy open source software to Microsoft's cloud-based Windows Azure operating system.

Microsoft Readies Windows Azure AD

Latest beta aims to ease management tasks tapping Microsoft services.

Review: Acronis Shortens Windows Backup and Recovery

The new Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 is optimized for hybrid cloud environments and provides flexible application support.

Reader Letters January 2013

In her December 2012 column ("The Next Big Thing for Microsoft"), Mary Jo Foley wrote about "the new Office" -- new versions of the Microsoft productivity suite that are subscription- and cloud-based. A reader reacts to this vision of Microsoft's future.

Google Dropping Some Support for Exchange ActiveSync

Google announced late last week that is getting rid of some features in its software-as-a-service applications that are associated with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.

Google Starts Charging for Its Business Apps Service

Businesses signing up for Google Apps can no longer use it for free, Google announced last week.

IT Pros: Why 2013 Must Be the Year of End User Satisfaction

We can't make users happy when we insist that every IT service comes straight from our own datacenter. Now's the time to start thinking of new ways to manage IT.

Windows Azure AD Now Federates with Windows Server

Microsoft announced today that Windows Azure's federation capabilities now support single sign-on capabilities in conjunction with the use of Active Directory on Windows Server.

Microsoft Dynamics Cloud for Government Now Live

Microsoft hosting partner Layered Tech launched a cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics offering for U.S. government agencies earlier this month.

Microsoft Unveils Roadmap and Vision for Windows Embedded 8

Microsoft this week provided a six-month advance peek at its upcoming Windows Embedded 8 product release schedule, adding some market vision, too.

Microsoft Completes StorSimple Buy

Microsoft today completed its acquisition of StorSimple, which was first announced last month.

AT&T Joins Other Telcos in Offering Microsoft Office 365 Services

AT&T began offering Microsoft Office 365 services to small and midsize businesses on Monday.

Window Azure Getting High-Performance Computing Improvements

Microsoft today announced some coming Windows Azure improvements for organizations engaged in high-performance computing analyses.

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