Cloud Computing


Microsoft 'Office 15' at Technical Preview Stage

Microsoft is beginning to ramp up its next-generation productivity suite, code-named "Office 15," which has reached the technical preview stage.

Microsoft's Roadmap for 2012 Charted by Analyst Firm

Consultancy firm Directions on Microsoft has outlined expectations for Microsoft's product roadmap in 2012 and beyond.

ANALYSIS: Happy Data Privacy Day, Punk!

Data Privacy Day starts on January 28, but the parties behind it might not be its best advocates, nor even take the concept seriously.

Cloud Security and Privacy Guidelines Outlined by NST

The first set of guidelines for managing security and privacy issues in cloud computing has been finalized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Amazon Expands Public Cloud Infrastructure With NoSQL-Based Database Service

On Wednesday Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a new database service that will let customers store and modify unstructured content while proving rapid access to data.

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."

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