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Top 7 News Stories for IT Pros from Microsoft's Partner Conference

Here are the top stories IT pros can take away from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2011.

Beta 2 of Windows Intune Released

Microsoft rolled out the next test version of its cloud-based PC management solution on Monday.

Microsoft Beefing Up Dynamics CRM in Q4, Adding Partner Perks

Microsoft today announced some new Dynamics CRM Online capabilities to come this fall, as well as benefits that its partner community can expect.

Office 365 Reader Review: Testers Reveal Secrets

IT pros weigh in on Microsoft's ambitious plans to deliver everyday productivity to the cloud.

VMware's vSphere 5 Platform Gets Major Overhaul

vSphere 5, VMware's virtualization platform, will be receiving an upgrade. The company also announced a new suite of products for the cloud in a live announcement today.

Citrix Acquires Cloud.com

Citrix Systems today said it has acquired Cloud.com, a provider of software for building public and private clouds. Terms were not disclosed.

Cloud Move Was 'Scary,' Ballmer Tells WPC Attendees

Microsoft's CEO recounted concerns that partners might not have stayed with the company's move to the Internet cloud.

Cloud Adoption Checked by Security Concerns

Cloud computing security concerns outweigh the potential cost savings by a two to one margin, according to a recent survey of government and industry IT professionals by nCircle.

Microsoft Adds 'Coauthoring' to SkyDrive Version of Word Web Apps

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has improved the document collaboration capabilities in its Word Web App service on SkyDrive.

Amazon Cuts Cloud Data Transfer Fees

Amazon Web Services today said it is removing the fees for inbound data transfers and lowering outbound data transfer among all its cloud services, including its CloudFront content delivery network.

Google Rains on Microsoft's Office 365 Cloud Launch

The Google Apps team took on Office 365 the day before Microsoft had its big cloud launch.

Microsoft Makes Office 365 Globally Available

Office 365 is now officially available in 40 markets around the world, Microsoft announced on Tuesday at a New York launch event.

Office 365: Analyst Explains Limitations and Nuances

Organizations looking to move to Office 365 got some of the finer points discussed during a Thursday Directions on Microsoft talk.

Wyoming Goes Google

The state governor's office announced this week that Wyoming is the first state to "go Google."

Citrix CTO To Leave for Cloud Startup

Simon Crosby blogged that he's joining two other founders at Bromium; company will focus on security and virtualization solutions.

Microsoft's Online Exchange Service Out for Hours

An outage affected Microsoft's cloud-based Exchange messaging service, which went down on Wednesday across North America.

Microsoft Exec Nadella Bullish on Cloud Prospects

Microsoft's new president of the Server and Tools Business Division answered some cloud questions today at the GigaOM Structure event, which is happening today and tomorrow in San Francisco.

Microsoft To Cut Windows Azure Charge

Microsoft plans to change its Windows Azure pricing next month, offering free inbound data transfers during peak hours, in addition to off hours.

Report: IT Cloud Services Spending To Hit $72.9 Billion by 2015

According to a newly released forecast by IDC, the IT segment is projected to grow its spending in public cloud services by a compound annual growth rate of 27.6 percent over the next four years.

Microsoft Beefs Up Windows Live SkyDrive Service

Microsoft upgraded its free consumer-oriented Windows Live SkyDrive personal cloud storage and file-sharing service on Monday.

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