Cloud Computing


Microsoft Broadening Office App Authentication Options via SAML 2.0

Microsoft is paving the way for the use of alternative identity federation approaches.

Microsoft Previews Active Directory Schema Extension for Windows Azure

Microsoft has rolled out a new custom schema extension capability for the Windows Azure Active Directory identity management service.

Microsoft Rolling Out a 'Standalone' OneDrive for Business Plan

Microsoft announced today that OneDrive for Business will be available next month as a "standalone" service offering.

Install a Windows Azure Cloud Right in Your Datacenter

And the best part? No extra charge needed.

Microsoft Exec: Windows Intune Is ConfigMgr from the Cloud

Microsoft currently has more than 10,000 Windows Intune customers, according to VP Brad Anderson.

Microsoft Enhancing OneDrive for Business, Starting with iOS Platform

Microsoft provided a few technical details today about its upcoming OneDrive for Business releases.

Lock Down Your Data: 5 Encryption Tools for IT Pros

In wake of last year's revelations of government surveillance, IT can protect files from prying eyes. When it comes to encryption, you're better protected when you hold the keys.

Review: Latest GFI Cloud Version Strengthens Security Features

The new release of the company's systems management service gains improved policy control and eased administration.

Microsoft Adds Windows Azure Management Improvements

Microsoft announced a bunch of Windows Azure management improvements on Thursday.

Microsoft Speeds Yammer Access on Office 365

Microsoft has simplified the Yammer log-in process for users of its Office 365 solutions.

Azure-Hosted Dynamics CRM Service To Arrive in Q2

Windows Azure-hosted Dynamics CRM services and a new release of Dynamics CRM Online is scheduled to be launched by Microsoft this year.

The Argument Against Global Cloud Storage

Cloud storage providers' data retention policies and limited Internet access overseas could provide a headache for those with data not stored on site.

Microsoft Beefs Up Exchange Online Protection

Microsoft announced improvements to its Exchange Online Protection service this week.

CDW To Sell Google Apps in Addition to Office 365

Reseller denies its decision was based on Microsoft's payout reductions.

Microsoft Adds Free Multifactor Authentication to Office 365

Microsoft added multifactor authentication support to its Office 365 solutions this week.

Power BI for Office 365 Goes Live

Microsoft released Power BI for Office 365 today, indicating it's ready for production environments.

Manage Groups with Windows Azure Active Directory Upgrade

Microsoft moves to make the cloud version of its Active Directory service more appealing by letting you create and edit groups.

Access Apps for Office 365 Ready for Production Use

Access apps have reached Microsoft's "general availability" milestone.

Nadella: Microsoft's Focus Will Be Mobile and Cloud First

Newly named Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid out the company's vision today in a speech before customers, partners and Microsoft employees.

Microsoft Enhances High Performance Computing for Windows Azure

Microsoft announced a couple of high-performance computing enhancements this month.

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