Cloud Computing


Overseas IT Pros Cold on Using U.S. Cloud Services After PRISM Reveal

A cloud advocate survey found that 56 percent of respondents would not use U.S.-based cloud services.

Microsoft Updates Windows Azure, Releases SQL Database Premium Preview

Microsoft rolled out an enhanced Windows Azure today, and separately offered a "preview" test release of its Windows Azure SQL Database Premium service offering.

Microsoft Expands Remote Desktop Use Rights on Windows Azure

Microsoft is now allowing service providers to use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows Azure as part of their service offerings.

Window Azure Active Directory Gets 'Preintegrated' Single Sign-On Support

Microsoft announced this week that it has improved Windows Azure Active Directory to better support single sign-on (SSO) capabilities for Web-based applications.

Microsoft Rolls Out Power BI for Office 365 and Cloud Incentives

Microsoft offered some technology previews at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston today.

Connecting Active Directory To Windows Azure

Microsoft MVP Brien Posey outlines what it takes to extend your datacenter in Microsoft's cloud.

Microsoft's Cloud OS Becomes a Little Less Cloudy

Mary Jo Foley gives her take on Microsoft's continual cloud push -- a push that has not always had a clear direction.

Manage Identities in the Cloud with Windows Azure Active Directory

The Microsoft offering bridges single sign-on technology from the datacenter to the cloud.

Build, Day 2: Microsoft Focuses on Developers

Today's lengthy day-two Build 2013 Conference keynote in San Francisco focused broadly on Windows Azure and was aimed right at developers.

Build 2013: Microsoft Launches Azure Mobile Services

Microsoft made several announcements concerning the Azure cloud platform during today's keynote at the company's annual Build developer conference.

Microsoft and Oracle Ink Broad Cloud Partnership with Full Support for Java

Longtime rivals Microsoft and Oracle today outlined a potentially far-reaching partnership to support all of Oracle's key software offerings.

Microsoft's Dynamics ERP Now Available as Azure Service

Microsoft announced that Dynamics GP 2013 and Dynamics NAV 2013 can now be purchased as Windows Azure-hosted services through partners.

Windows Azure Active Authentication Preview Released

Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out a preview of its cloud-based multifactor authentication service that it had showcased at TechEd.

Windows Azure BizTalk Services Preview Now Available

Microsoft's BizTalk middleware solution got rolled out as a cloud-enabled service "preview" this month.

Deploying Virtual Machines via Windows Azure

A first look at how you can run server instances in the new Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service public cloud offering.

IT Evolves As a Utility

And you are a part of that utility. Learn what this may mean for the future of your career.

Q&A: Microsoft Corporate VP Brad Anderson

On the heels of his TechEd 2013 keynote speech, Anderson talks cloud, BYOD, the upgrades to Windows Server, System Center, Intune and Windows Azure Active Directory.

Microsoft's 2014 Roadmap: 'Plug-and-Play' Clouds, R2 Servers and Faster Product Delivery

Microsoft's TechEd kicks off today, but some of its themes were presented earlier at the "Microsoft Cloud OS Workshop."

TechEd Returns to the Big Easy

Microsoft and its partners reveal what's next for the cloud and datacenter at the annual gathering of IT pros and developers.

Microsoft Looking to Business Cloud Adoption, Faster Product Releases

Microsoft's chief operating officer outlined Microsoft's cloud growth prospects, and other business matters, on Thursday.

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