Cloud Computing


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.

Hortonworks Data Platform 1.1 Beta Supports 'Big Data' on Windows

Hortonworks has released a beta of its Data Platform 1.1 for Hadoop workloads on Windows.

Windows Azure Restored Following Global Outage from Expired SSL Certificate

Microsoft says its Windows Azure cloud storage service is 99 percent available the day after massive worldwide outage.

Microsoft Hit with Worldwide Windows Azure Cloud Storage Service Outage

Microsoft confirms an expired SSL certificate brought down its Windows Azure storage service worldwide today.

Microsoft To Kill Its Mesh Sync Service on Feb. 13

Microsoft's Mesh file synchronization service for consumers will come to an end on Wednesday.

Office 365 and 2013 Arriving in March

Microsoft's new Office products will launch this March, according to the company.

Windows Azure Prices Drop for SQL Reporting Services

Microsoft announced a Windows Azure price decrease last week for its SQL Reporting Services, which is used for business intelligence-type applications.

Inside Look at Office 2013 for IT Pros: the Right Touch

The release of Redmond's flagship productivity suite will appeal to those who use multiple touch-based devices and it stores files locally, on servers, in SharePoint and in the cloud.

Microsoft's 2013 Roadmap Shifting to Tablets and Clouds

Microsoft will be pushing tablets and cloud services in 2013, according to expert analysis.

Google Grants Reprieve to July 31 on Windows Phone ActiveSync Support

Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync technology is getting a six-month reprieve for Windows Phone users integrating with Google Apps.

UPDATE: New Office 365 Products Now Available

Microsoft made a few announcements today concerning its next-generation Office 365 products, releasing consumer, student and small business editions.

VMware Announces Mass Layoffs After Positive Earnings Report

Cloud and virtualization vender VMware announced on Monday that the company would be instigating company-wide layoffs.

What We Know About Office 2013 So Far

Ahead of Microsoft Office 2013's release, Microsoft is touting some redesigned features and a new pricing system.

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