Cloud Computing


Microsoft and Salesforce Settle on Patent Claims

Microsoft and Salesforce.com have reached an out-of-court settlement concerning alleged patent violations.

Microsoft Debuts Visual Tool for Non Programmers

Microsoft today said it is readying a tool that will let non-programmers develop desktop- and cloud-based business apps.

Ballmer Outlines Mobile Strategy at Microsoft Event

Microsoft's business strategies were described at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting on Thursday.

Google Going After Gov Market With Apps Certification

After a year of working on security steps to comply with federal government regulations, Google today launched Google Apps for Government.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Small Business Server Previews

Microsoft on Monday announced two new "previews" to come for its Windows Small Business Server product suite.

Ballmer: Microsoft's Partners Must Embrace the Cloud

Microsoft's partners should get onboard with Microsoft's business shift to the cloud or be left behind.

Coming This Fall: Windows Azure Cloud Appliances

Addressing one of the key objectives of cloud computing, Microsoft today said its Windows Azure platform will be available as an appliance that can run on customer and partner premises.

Windows Intune Beta 2 Service Now Available

Microsoft rolled out a second beta of its Windows Intune service on Monday, but availability is limited.

Microsoft Partner Offers 'Backpack' to U.K. Homeless

A Microsoft partner has created a system for storing the information of homeless people in Birmingham, U.K.

Congress Holds Hearings on Cloud Computing

Proponents of cloud computing Thursday gave members of Congress an update on federal initiatives designed to achieve cost-savings and make the computing model more secure for wider agency adoption.

Cloud Visibility: Security Audit Demands for Your Cloud Vendor

The question isn't whether the cloud is secure, but whether your provider can show you what's behind the curtain.

Salesforce Counter Sues Microsoft in Patent Skirmish

In a turnabout, Salesforce.com sued Microsoft on Thursday for alleged patent infringements.

Gartner Dissects Google vs. Microsoft Cloud Battle

Organizations should start experimenting with Web apps from Google, Microsoft and other software companies.

IT Complexity, Costs Driving Cloud Adoption

Cloud-based services are getting a second look by IT organizations, according to a new report from Gartner.

SQL Azure Pricing Options Coming This Month

Microsoft today announced plans to introduce new SQL Azure pricing options later this month, based on the platform's improved scalability

Office 2010 Rolled Out to Consumers

Microsoft today released Office 2010 worldwide, with the product now available at both online and retail stores.

Microsoft Issues Security Guidelines for Windows Azure

New software development lifecycle outlines how to address security threats in the cloud.

Free Microsoft Office Web Apps Available

Microsoft launched its free Windows Live versions of Office Web Apps on Monday.

Cloud Computing Drives Microsoft Announcements at TechEd North America

The day-one keynote centered on product enhancements to the Windows Azure platform, Bing Maps, Windows 7, Windows Server and Communications Server, among other technologies.

SP1 Roadmap for Windows Server 2008 R2 Unveiled

Microsoft on Monday announced virtualization and other improvements coming with Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

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