Cloud Computing


Desktop Admins Can Shine with Private Clouds via VMM 2012

Server admins should learn a trick or two from their desktop-focused peers.

Windows Azure Expanding to China, Japan and Australia

Microsoft is expanding its Windows Azure service coverage in the Asia-Pacific region.

Standalone SkyDrive Pro Client Released

Microsoft on Monday released a standalone SkyDrive Pro sync client.

Going Big Data: What IT Managers Need to Know

The traditional SQL database is under siege by modern information stores that can process larger volumes of data designed for the cloud era more rapidly. Here's your guide to what's going on in the big data world and the major players to watch.

Google Apps Replaces Microsoft Exchange in Boston

The city of Boston is moving its 75,000 employees and education users from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps.

Enterprise Storage Battle: On-Premises vs. Cloud

Since there's no clear-cut answer for all enterprises, evaluate the pros and cons of each before making your choice.

Microsoft Prepping Yammer for Office 365 Rollout This Summer

Microsoft this week talked up Yammer prospects.

Microsoft's Rumored 'Mohoro' DaaS Project: It's Not So Far Fetched

Microsoft may be readying a future Windows desktop-as-a-service project, rumored to go by the code name "Mohoro."

Survey: Security Threats Aren't Inhibiting Most Cloud Use

Many organizations in a recent poll said that many cloud services have been deployed without having the proper security protocol in place.

Caution: Read Beyond the Fine Print If You're Considering Office 365

Office 365 is working great in Don Jones' shop, but there are issues you need to be aware of. He shares what he's found out (so far).

Linux-Based SUSE Cloud Gets Hyper-V Enhancements

Microsoft and SUSE on Tuesday announced improved Hyper-V hypervisor interoperability.

Window Azure Now a $1 Billion Business

Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing solution has hit the $1 billion annual sales mark, according to a recent press account.

Setting Up Virtual Machines on Windows Azure IaaS

A demo shows how to quickly spin up Windows and Linux VMs in Microsoft's IaaS cloud.

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.

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