Cloud Computing


One Year Post-Snowden: Shattered Trust Is Hard To Repair

Since Edward Snowden first revealed major cloud companies' cooperation with the NSA's covert surveillance, Microsoft and other vendors have been fighting hard to restore their image through public measures to protect users' privacy. While Redmond readers respect the effort to varying degrees, they're taking their own countermeasures.

Microsoft and IBM Gain Ground in Cloud Infrastructure Market

Microsoft and IBM are showing growth in the cloud infrastructure services market relative to market leader Amazon Web Services, according to analyst reports.

Microsoft Endorses SysAdmin Day

Company praises IT pros, while shifting their roles with Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Expands Azure ExpressRoute Partnerships

Microsoft expanded its high-bandwidth ExpressRoute service into seven cities.

Microsoft Enables Custom Apps on Azure RemoteApp Service

Microsoft added some basic functionality to its new Azure RemoteApp service this week.

Cisco Announces Joint Cloud Initiative with Microsoft

Cisco and Microsoft announced yesterday of a new cloud partnership in a document titled "Cisco Doubles Down on Data Center with Microsoft."

Microsoft Beefs Up Public Folder Hierarchy Limits in Exchange

Microsoft has increased the public folder hierarchy limits of its Exchange Online service for Office 365 customers.

Microsoft Admits Windows Use at 14 Percent

Microsoft's operating system market position has slipped to 14 percent worldwide, when mobile devices are included in the estimate.

Microsoft To Change Office 365 SMB Plans This Fall

Microsoft is planning changes to three of its Office 365 plans for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), starting on Oct. 1.

Microsoft Enhancing Azure Management, Expanding U.S. Locations

Microsoft is adding improvements to its Azure Portal preview, which are expected to arrive next week.

Microsoft Kicks Off Simpler Online Services Terms for Organizations

Microsoft released a new "Online Services Terms" document this month that affects volume licensing customers using its hosted services.

Microsoft Is No Longer Windows First

Redmond is now strongly focused on making sure all your devices play nicely with one another, no matter where you are or what OS you're running.

Microsoft Offers Explanations for Lync and Exchange Service Outages

Microsoft provided a somewhat more detailed public description of its Office 365 service outages that occurred earlier this week.

Microsoft Releases Windows RT Azure RemoteApp Client

Microsoft released its Azure RemoteApp client for Windows RT devices this week.

Google Announces Google Drive for Work and Other Enterprise Cloud Improvements

Google announced enterprise-grade improvements to some of its cloud-based services at its Google I/O event this week.

Microsoft Execs Define IT's Role in a Hybrid Cloud World

Microsoft on Monday held its second webcast on the benefits of using a hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Microsoft Restores Exchange Online Service after Tuesday Outage

Microsoft had an Exchange Online service outage in the North American region that lasted most of the day on Tuesday, June 24.

Microsoft Increases OneDrive Storage Sizes, Lowers Additional Storage Costs

Microsoft today unveiled plans to double the free storage in the OneDrive cloud storage platform, to increase OneDrive storage for consumer versions of Office 365 and to cut the price for purchasing additional storage.

Microsoft Previews Security Threat Info Cloud Exchange Platform

The new cloud-based platform looks to streamline threat information to make it easier for users and machines to access and read.

Office 365 Roadmap Program Promises Clarity on Software Updates

Microsoft is attempting to make its Office 365 software release changes more visible and predictable for organizations.

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