Cloud Computing


Microsoft Adds Windows Azure VPN Improvements

Microsoft announced virtual private network improvements to Windows Azure today.

SharePoint 2013, Cloud vs. On-Premises: What You Need To Know

Here's a variety of factors you'll want to consider before making the on-site vs. cloud decision for your upcoming SharePoint 2013 installation.

Microsoft Offers New IaaS Services To Compete With Amazon

Microsoft today rolled out infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings on Windows Azure, positioning itself to compete with IaaS provider Amazon Web Services.

Microsoft Demos System Center and Windows Azure Services at MMS Event

The Microsoft Management Summit kicked off on Monday with a joke about the Internet service being down.

5 Options for Getting (Re)Started with Storage

The recent explosion of the storage market has provided a huge amount of choice for your enterprise. Here are five options that are vying to be your data storage solution.

Windows Azure Active Directory Service Now Available

Microsoft announced today that its Windows Azure Active Directory service is ready for business.

Windows Azure Backup Service Available as 'Paid Preview'

Microsoft indicated today that it has released a "public paid preview" of its Windows Azure Backup service.

Understanding System Center & the Private Cloud

System Center has morphed into a true private cloud platform. Here's a quick overview of what this means and how your IT infrastructure can take advantage of it.

Microsoft's GSM Web Site Monitoring Service Now Available

Microsoft has started selling the use of its Global Service Monitor service for tracking Web site performance.

Sync Squabble Between Microsoft and Google Confusing Users

Some users updating their Mail, Calendar and People apps on Windows 8 and Windows RT systems seem to be having synchronization problems with various Google Apps.

Office 365 Adopted by Sacramento State and Other Universities

Three universities have started using Office 365, Microsoft's bundle of cloud-supported services.

Microsoft Outlines Yammer Integration Plans

Social networking innovations in Microsoft's products will increasingly center on Microsoft's Yammer acquisition, according to a Microsoft executive.

System Center Advisor Now Available as No-Cost Service

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that System Center Advisor is now a free service and that organizations don't have to have Software Assurance coverage on their servers to use it.

Cloud Automation Startup MetricsHub Acquired by Microsoft

Seattle-based cloud performance management company MetricsHub has been bought by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Improves Active Directory Controls for Windows Azure

Microsoft is continuing its Windows Azure management improvements.

Public Cloud Test Drive: Amazon S3, Windows Azure & Rackspace Cloud Files

Your quick guide to using these three solutions to protect and recover your enterprise data in the public cloud.

Public Cloud Backup: Is It Right for Your Enterprise?

Lower costs and expanded offerings are making Infrastructure as a Service an attractive data-protection target.

IBM Cloud Goes Open Standards with OpenStack

IBM announced on Monday that it is aligning all of its cloud infrastructure offerings around OpenStack.

Microsoft Joins Open Data Center Alliance

The Open Data Center Alliance announced on Wednesday that Microsoft has joined the organization as a "contributor."

Microsoft Rolls Out New Office 365 Products for Midsize and Small Businesses

Microsoft has finalized its Office 365-branded new product offerings today by announcing three additional ways to buy the productivity suite.

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