Cloud Computing


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.

System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune: Mobile Management, Use and Licensing Changes

Enterprises looking to manage mobile devices are using both Microsoft products to get the job done.

Microsoft Apologizes for December Windows Azure Outage

Microsoft on Wednesday issued a detailed apology and explanation for a two-day Windows Azure Storage disruption.

System Center 2012 SP1 and New Windows Intune Released

Microsoft today announced the general availability of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, plus a new Windows Intune service update release and Windows Azure improvements.

Open Source Software Gets Windows Azure Lift with VM Depot

It's now a little easier to deploy open source software to Microsoft's cloud-based Windows Azure operating system.

Microsoft Readies Windows Azure AD

Latest beta aims to ease management tasks tapping Microsoft services.

Review: Acronis Shortens Windows Backup and Recovery

The new Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 is optimized for hybrid cloud environments and provides flexible application support.

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