Cloud Computing


Understanding Virtualization Classes in Cloud Computing

There are several different approaches to -- or classes of -- virtualization, each suited to their own specific situations. Here's your guide to when to use what.

Office 365 Prices Cut by 20 Percent

Microsoft this week slashed the prices of many of its Office 365 service plans by about 20 percent.

UPDATE: Windows Server 8 Beta Has Online Backup Service

Microsoft late last month quietly rolled out an online backup service for use with its Windows Server 8 beta.

First Look: Inside SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 will offer a variety of new features centered on big data, business intelligence and cloud computing.

SQL Server 2012 Hits Metal, Available for Evaluation

Microsoft today announced that SQL Server 2012 has hit its release-to-manufacturing milestone and is available for download and testing as an evaluation version.

Face-Off: Google Apps vs. Office 365

The cloud is all the rage, and for productivity tools, Google and Microsoft are the biggest players. You tell us who's best.

Outages Hit Microsoft's Azure Cloud Platform

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's Windows 8 Vision Centered on Devices and Services

Microsoft thinks about the operating system market in terms of "devices and services," according to the company's chief financial officer.

Microsoft Cuts SQL Azure Storage Pricing

Microsoft decreased its SQL Azure pricing again, and added a new 100 MB database storage option.

Microsoft and 24/7 Inc. Sign Consumer Data Mining Deal

Microsoft and 24/7 Inc. have struck an agreement on consumer experience technologies.

Tech Trends: The Rapid Move to Cloud E-Mail Archiving

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.

OpenStack and Hyper-V Interoperability Said To Be 'Broken'

Members of the OpenStack community appear unimpressed by Microsoft's attempts to ensure the interoperability of its Hyper-V hypervisor.

Can Microsoft Save Windows Azure?

Mary Jo Foley speculates on the future of Microsoft's public cloud play.

Microsoft Rolls Out Test Security Service for SQL Azure

Microsoft this month described a test service designed to help SQL Azure users monitor the security of their databases housed in Microsoft's cloud.

RIM Releases BlackBerry Service for Office 365

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.

Microsoft 'Office 15' at Technical Preview Stage

Microsoft is beginning to ramp up its next-generation productivity suite, code-named "Office 15," which has reached the technical preview stage.

Microsoft's Roadmap for 2012 Charted by Analyst Firm

Consultancy firm Directions on Microsoft has outlined expectations for Microsoft's product roadmap in 2012 and beyond.

ANALYSIS: Happy Data Privacy Day, Punk!

Data Privacy Day starts on January 28, but the parties behind it might not be its best advocates, nor even take the concept seriously.

Cloud Security and Privacy Guidelines Outlined by NST

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.

Amazon Expands Public Cloud Infrastructure With NoSQL-Based Database Service

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.

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