Cloud Computing


Ex-Microsoft Cloud Exec To Lead EMC's Storage Division

EMC Corp., the parent company of virtualization giant VMware, has chosen a new president for its Advanced Storage Division: the former head of Microsoft's Server and Cloud Division (SCD), Amitabh Srivastava.

Microsoft Restores Another Exchange Online Outage

Customers of Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite in the North American region experienced e-mail outages today that may have lasted three hours or so before service was restored.

Microsoft Updates Free Migration Planning Tool to 6.0, Adds Cloud Capabilities

Microsoft released the next iteration of its free planning tool for IT pros, embellishing it with extra cloud assessment capabilities.

Microsoft Speeding Up SkyDrive on the Client Side

Microsoft on Thursday described in greater detail how it has optimized Windows Live SkyDrive.

Azure Appliance Fades From Limelight at WPC

Microsoft promoted its Azure Platform Appliance at last year's Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C., but the boxcar-size datacenter was just a bit player at this year's event, with no stage presence.

Top 7 News Stories for IT Pros from Microsoft's Partner Conference

Here are the top stories IT pros can take away from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2011.

Beta 2 of Windows Intune Released

Microsoft rolled out the next test version of its cloud-based PC management solution on Monday.

Microsoft's Turner Attacks Google, Salesforce, Others

A top Microsoft executive rallied the partner troops on Day 3 at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference by chiding the competition.

Microsoft Beefing Up Dynamics CRM in Q4, Adding Partner Perks

Microsoft today announced some new Dynamics CRM Online capabilities to come this fall, as well as benefits that its partner community can expect.

Office 365 Reader Review: Testers Reveal Secrets

IT pros weigh in on Microsoft's ambitious plans to deliver everyday productivity to the cloud.

VMware's vSphere 5 Platform Gets Major Overhaul

vSphere 5, VMware's virtualization platform, will be receiving an upgrade. The company also announced a new suite of products for the cloud in a live announcement today.

Citrix Acquires Cloud.com

Citrix Systems today said it has acquired Cloud.com, a provider of software for building public and private clouds. Terms were not disclosed.

Cloud Move Was 'Scary,' Ballmer Tells WPC Attendees

Microsoft's CEO recounted concerns that partners might not have stayed with the company's move to the Internet cloud.

Cloud Adoption Checked by Security Concerns

Cloud computing security concerns outweigh the potential cost savings by a two to one margin, according to a recent survey of government and industry IT professionals by nCircle.

Microsoft Adds 'Coauthoring' to SkyDrive Version of Word Web Apps

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has improved the document collaboration capabilities in its Word Web App service on SkyDrive.

Amazon Cuts Cloud Data Transfer Fees

Amazon Web Services today said it is removing the fees for inbound data transfers and lowering outbound data transfer among all its cloud services, including its CloudFront content delivery network.

Google Rains on Microsoft's Office 365 Cloud Launch

The Google Apps team took on Office 365 the day before Microsoft had its big cloud launch.

Microsoft Makes Office 365 Globally Available

Office 365 is now officially available in 40 markets around the world, Microsoft announced on Tuesday at a New York launch event.

Office 365: Analyst Explains Limitations and Nuances

Organizations looking to move to Office 365 got some of the finer points discussed during a Thursday Directions on Microsoft talk.

Wyoming Goes Google

The state governor's office announced this week that Wyoming is the first state to "go Google."

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