There are several different approaches to -- or classes of -- virtualization, each suited to their own specific situations. Here's your guide to when to use what.
- By Kai Hwang, Jack Dongarra, Geoffrey Fox
Microsoft this week slashed the prices of many of its Office 365 service plans by about 20 percent.
Microsoft late last month quietly rolled out an online backup service for use with its Windows Server 8 beta.
SQL Server 2012 will offer a variety of new features centered on big data, business intelligence and cloud computing.
Microsoft today announced that SQL Server 2012 has hit its release-to-manufacturing milestone and is available for download and testing as an evaluation version.
The cloud is all the rage, and for productivity tools, Google and Microsoft are the biggest players. You tell us who's best.
Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud service is still in the process of recovering after a lengthy outage that affected multiple countries took it offline today.
Microsoft thinks about the operating system market in terms of "devices and services," according to the company's chief financial officer.
Microsoft decreased its SQL Azure pricing again, and added a new 100 MB database storage option.
Microsoft and 24/7 Inc. have struck an agreement on consumer experience technologies.
While security is still a concern for some companies, more and more businesses are outsourcing e-mail archiving to cloud vendors. And the vendors themselves are proliferating.
- By Paul Korzeniowski
Members of the OpenStack community appear unimpressed by Microsoft's attempts to ensure the interoperability of its Hyper-V hypervisor.
Mary Jo Foley speculates on the future of Microsoft's public cloud play.
- By Mary Jo Foley
Microsoft this month described a test service designed to help SQL Azure users monitor the security of their databases housed in Microsoft's cloud.
Business smartphone maker Research In Motion has rolled out its cloud-based service for BlackBerry devices that works with the Microsoft Office 365 suite of services.
- By Scott Bekker
Microsoft is beginning to ramp up its next-generation productivity suite, code-named "Office 15," which has reached the technical preview stage.
Consultancy firm Directions on Microsoft has outlined expectations for Microsoft's product roadmap in 2012 and beyond.
Data Privacy Day starts on January 28, but the parties behind it might not be its best advocates, nor even take the concept seriously.
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.
- By Rutrell Yasin
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.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz