Cloud Computing


Microsoft Joins Open Compute Project, Releases Windows Azure Specs

Microsoft today announced that it has joined the Open Compute Project and plans to share some of its Windows Azure designs.

Microsoft Drops Lawsuits on Spy Request Reporting

Communications service providers now have a bit more leeway to disclose information about the secret information disclosure orders they receive.

Microsoft Cutting Windows Azure Storage Prices

Microsoft will cut Windows Azure storage pricing to match that of Amazon.

Microsoft Explains IT's Role in Managing Office 365 ProPlus Subscriptions

IT pros have been questioning their control over the update process with Microsoft's cloud-enabled Office products.

Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows Released

Hortonworks today released its latest suite of Hadoop components for clusters of Windows machines.

Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Service Now Available

Microsoft announced this week that its Windows Azure disaster recovery service is generally available.

Windows Azure Gets Improvements and PCI Certification

Microsoft rolled out improvements to its cloud-based Windows Azure services this week.

Microsoft Creates Open Technologies Facility in China

Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. has opened an office in Shanghai, China.

GoDaddy Offering Office 365 Hosted E-Mail Service

Microsoft and hosting service provider GoDaddy today reaffirmed their partnership on providing hosted e-mail services to small businesses.

Microsoft Buying Parature for Dynamics CRM Product Line

Microsoft announced today that it is buying Parature, a provider of cloud-based customer service solutions for organizations.

System Center's VM Manager Aims to Connect Private and Hybrid Clouds

The new manager found in System Center 2012 R2 allows for simple resource movement between environments.

Microsoft Broadens Office 365 Plan Switching

It's now possible to switch Office 365 plans across "product family" offerings.

Power BI Gets Data Sourcing and Search Updates

Microsoft updated parts of its Power BI for Office 365 preview late last week.

2014 IT Security Predictions: Cloud Privacy and New Malware Targets To Dominate the Year

Cloud providers will look to answer for data privacy issues while attackers focus on Windows XP and non-traditional connected devices.

Microsoft Unveils Georedundant Storage Option for Windows Azure

Microsoft this week rolled out a preview of a new georedundant option as part of its Windows Azure Storage service.

Office 365 Admin Apps Updated for Android and iOS Devices

Microsoft today released the latest Android- and iOS-based versions of its Office 365 Admin apps.

Microsoft Joins Other Tech Firms in Public Snooping Denouncement

While the message sent by a coalition of online companies outlines changes needed to be made by the government, does it go far enough to address the issue?

Microsoft Releases Group Management 'Preview' Capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory

Microsoft rolled out a "preview" of two group management capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) this week.

Microsoft To Add Data Encryption in Response to Gov. Snooping

It will also make code more transparent in hopes to ease customers of fears of hidden backdoors.

Dark Clouds: SharePoint Online Concerns Slowing IT Adoption

Microsoft says SharePoint customers are moving online but security, privacy and app compatibility are key barriers. A Redmond magazine reader survey suggests the transition will take time. Find out why.

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