Cloud Computing


Analysts Weigh Microsoft's Cloud Announcements

Experts discuss Microsoft's cloud and enterprise product strategies.

Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Chief: Only We Can Tie Everything Together

Microsoft's top enterprise executive on Monday made a rare public appearance to outline the company's next enterprise software and cloud deliverables.

Enterprises Expected To Move Toward Hybrid Clouds

IT departments are facing a hybrid cloud future, according to Gartner Inc.

Windows Azure Active Directory Getting No-Cost Enhancements

Microsoft this week announced that it will release some of its Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) enhancements before year's end at no extra cost.

Why the Microsoft 'Cloud-First' Model Changes Everything

Don Jones breaks down how Microsoft's cloud approach ties into its commitment to faster release cycles and renewed focus on small- and mid-sized enterprises.

Feds Reject Spying Disclosure Request by Microsoft

The Department of Justice on Monday rejected motions by Microsoft and other service providers on disclosing national security requests.

Oracle VM Previews Now Available on Windows Azure

Microsoft and Oracle have released previews of virtual machine images that enable Oracle workloads to run on Windows Azure.

Microsoft Reports First 6 Months of Law Enforcement Requests

Microsoft released its first 2013 report that tallies global law enforcement requests for information on online services use by customers.

Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Now Available

Microsoft's Windows Azure-based multifactor authentication service launched as a product today.

Microsoft Updates Preview of Power BI for Office 365

Microsoft announced some updates today to its preview version of Power BI for Office 365.

Survey: 55% of IT Pros Believe Gov. Accesses All Cloud Data

More than half of readers say Microsoft allows government access to everything stored in its cloud services.

Microsoft Makes Keynote Debut at Oracle OpenWorld

A Microsoft executive delivered a keynote presentation for the first time to an Oracle OpenWorld audience Tuesday, unveiling the fruits of a partnership between the two software giants announced last summer.

Windows Azure Now Supports Juju for Ubuntu Server Workloads

Canonical and Microsoft announced this week that the open source Ubuntu Juju tool used for services orchestration now works with Windows Azure.

Microsoft Seeks To Disclose Number of Court Spy Requests

Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Yahoo on Monday all filed amended motions seeking broader disclosure of customer data access requests by the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Microsoft Ups SharePoint Online File Limits

Microsoft today announced file-upload improvements to its SharePoint Online service.

Windows Azure Cache Service Preview Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced some Windows Azure improvements, including a preview of a new distributed cache service for Azure-hosted applications.

Syncing Azure Active Directory with Windows Server Domains

Brien walks through the steps necessary for authenticating users on-premises and in the cloud with Microsoft's Windows Azure Active Directory.

Azure Rights Management Service Preview Available

Microsoft has released a preview of its Windows Azure Rights Management Service.

Microsoft Bumps Up SkyDrive Pro and Exchange Online Storage

Microsoft has increased the storage capacities for two of its cloud-based storage services.

Windows Azure Passes Cloud Security Alliance-Recommended Audit

Microsoft became the first cloud service provider to clear a new security compliance audit.

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