Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud service is still in the process of recovering after a lengthy outage that affected multiple countries took it offline today.
Microsoft thinks about the operating system market in terms of "devices and services," according to the company's chief financial officer.
Microsoft decreased its SQL Azure pricing again, and added a new 100 MB database storage option.
Microsoft and 24/7 Inc. have struck an agreement on consumer experience technologies.
While security is still a concern for some companies, more and more businesses are outsourcing e-mail archiving to cloud vendors. And the vendors themselves are proliferating.
- By Paul Korzeniowski
Mary Jo Foley speculates on the future of Microsoft's public cloud play.
- By Mary Jo Foley
Members of the OpenStack community appear unimpressed by Microsoft's attempts to ensure the interoperability of its Hyper-V hypervisor.
Microsoft this month described a test service designed to help SQL Azure users monitor the security of their databases housed in Microsoft's cloud.
Business smartphone maker Research In Motion has rolled out its cloud-based service for BlackBerry devices that works with the Microsoft Office 365 suite of services.
- By Scott Bekker
Microsoft is beginning to ramp up its next-generation productivity suite, code-named "Office 15," which has reached the technical preview stage.
Consultancy firm Directions on Microsoft has outlined expectations for Microsoft's product roadmap in 2012 and beyond.
Data Privacy Day starts on January 28, but the parties behind it might not be its best advocates, nor even take the concept seriously.
The first set of guidelines for managing security and privacy issues in cloud computing has been finalized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
- By Rutrell Yasin
On Wednesday Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a new database service that will let customers store and modify unstructured content while proving rapid access to data.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft on Tuesday announced the availability of all eight System Center 2012 solutions as release candidates available for testing.
A newly published report by Forrester Research on the global technology market predicts a slowdown followed by an uptick in IT spending over the next two years.
Microsoft plans to share more about its "private cloud" vision on Tuesday, Jan.17, in an hour-long webinar.
All About Microsoft's Mary Jo Foley released a report today discussing a planned Microsoft move to allow customers to host Linux servers on its Windows Azure cloud service.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft this week lost the bid to provide cloud-based e-mail and calendaring services to the University of California, Berkeley.
Microsoft today released SkyDrive cloud storage apps for mobile devices, including its own Windows Phone, plus Apple devices.