Cloud Computing


Microsoft Talks 'Private Cloud' as System Center 2012 Hits RC Status

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the availability of all eight System Center 2012 solutions as release candidates available for testing.

IT Market Report Sees Apple Chipping Away at Microsoft's Share

A newly published report by Forrester Research on the global technology market predicts a slowdown followed by an uptick in IT spending over the next two years.

Microsoft Execs To Talk 'Private Cloud' on January 17

Microsoft plans to share more about its "private cloud" vision on Tuesday, Jan.17, in an hour-long webinar.

Microsoft Readying Linux Hosting in its Azure Cloud?

All About Microsoft's Mary Jo Foley released a report today discussing a planned Microsoft move to allow customers to host Linux servers on its Windows Azure cloud service.

UC Berkeley Picks Google over Microsoft for Cloud E-Mail

Microsoft this week lost the bid to provide cloud-based e-mail and calendaring services to the University of California, Berkeley.

SkyDrive 1.0 for Windows Phone and iPhone Released

Microsoft today released SkyDrive cloud storage apps for mobile devices, including its own Windows Phone, plus Apple devices.

Windows Azure Updated With Open Source Improvements

Microsoft rolled out its fourth-quarter service release of Windows Azure on Saturday.

The Great Cloud Bottleneck: How Capacity Issues Can Kill Your Cloud Project

Cloud computing vendors promise the world, but if your network isn't up to the task, the resulting speed, bandwidth and latency issues may doom your project from the start.

11 Quick Tips for a Successful Cloud Deployment

From the SLA to WAN optimization, here's 11 steps you don't want to skip.

Cloud vs. WAN Costs: A Breakdown

Researchers show the trend for cloud computing vs. on-premise costs.

Transitioning to the Cloud: A Preparation Guide

From architecture to management to cost to possible latency issues, here's what you need to consider before you make the move.

Parallels Adds Microsoft Technical Fellow to Cloud Division

A Microsoft technical fellow, along with two other individuals, are joining Parallels as executives to support the cloud services enablement and desktop virtualization company's global growth goals, the company announced today.

Updates for Office 365, SkyDrive Announced by Microsoft

Microsoft's cloud-based Office 365 and SkyDrive will be receiving major updates, according to an announcement made today.

Microsoft Azure Services Included in Fujitsu's Hybrid Cloud

Enterprises can connect apps running on-premises to those running on Microsoft's Windows Azure service with Fujitsu's newly released hybrid cloud offering.

Mary Jo Foley Grilled on 'Future of IT' at Canadian Border

Veteran Microsoft reporter Mary Jo Foley was recently questioned by Canadian border guards about "the future of IT."

Microsoft Releases System Center Operations Manager 2012 RC

Microsoft today rolled out a release candidate version of its System Center Operations Manager 2012 solution.

Microsoft: Cloud 'Much Smaller' Than Server Business

An executive at Microsoft's Server and Tools Division offered some perspectives on Microsoft's cloud vision on Monday.

General Motors Chooses Google Apps over Microsoft Office 365

Google has reportedly inked an agreement to provide General Motors Corp. with the Google Apps cloud-based e-mail and collaboration suite for more than 100,000 employees.

Product Review: A Bigger Cloud with SMEStorage

SMEStorage provides a convenient, common place for users to park cloud data stored with multiple vendors.

Microsoft Releases New System Center 2012 Betas

Microsoft released new test versions of some of its System Center 2012 management applications this week.

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