Cloud Computing


City of Los Angeles Faults Google Apps on Security Compliance

Google's contract to provide the city of Los Angeles with cloud-based applications faces completion issues after nearly two years.

Oracle To Buy Search Vendor Endeca

Oracle today said it has agreed to acquire Endeca Technologies Inc., a provider of software called MDEX Engine that allows users to gather and analyze unstructured data.

Microsoft Launches Next-Generation Windows Intune

Microsoft today launched the second generation of its Windows Intune-hosted PC management service.

SQL Azure Improvements Arriving This Year

The clouds came out on Day 2 of the SQL PASS Summit with Microsoft announcing a new SQL Azure release and new features to come.

SPC 11 Keynote: Microsoft 'Investing Big' in SharePoint, SharePoint Online

Microsoft opened Day 1 of its SharePoint 2011 conference taking place in Anaheim, Calif. this week by talking about the what's coming next -- including a "major update" for SharePoint Online.

Windows Server Hyper-V Coming to OpenNebula

Microsoft is collaborating with team members of the OpenNebula project to add Windows Server Hyper-V support.

Microsoft Rolling Out Cloud-Based IDs for Windows 8

Microsoft this month described how Windows Live will be used as a key element for its codenamed "Windows 8" OS.

Build 2011 News and Views Round-Up: Windows 8, Windows Server 8, Visual Studo 11 and More

Catch up with all the news and commentary from Redmondmag.com and our sister sites that came out of Build:

Microsoft Pushes Windows Azure Services at Build

Microsoft outlined some Windows Azure advances today on Day 2 of its Build conference for developers.

Mac Version of Microsoft Lync Released to Manufacturers

Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 hit the release to manufacturing (RTM) milestone last week, with a projected wide release date set for sometime in October.

Microsoft Online Services Suffers Outage Due to DNS Error

Microsoft reported that a DNS error caused Thursday night's outage Hotmail, MSN, Office 365, SkyDrive and other Microsoft Live services.

Dynamics AX 2012 Incentive Outlined at Launch Event

Microsoft today announced a Dynamics AX 2012 ERP incentive program during its virtual launch headlined by CEO Steve Ballmer and Business Solutions President Kirill Tatarinov.

Microsoft Server and Tools Chief Puts Focus on Hybrid IT Cloud

Microsoft Server and Tools President Satya Nadella said his department's focus is for enterprises to adopt multiple Microsoft technologies that will provide a hybrid public/private cloud solution.

HP Ramps Up Public Cloud Service With Beta Launch

Hewlett-Packard Co. has advanced its nascent public cloud service by rolling out a private beta preview.

New Windows Intune Service Starts on October 17

Microsoft plans to begin serving up a new version of its Windows Intune management service for PCs on Oct. 17.

Benioff Kicks Off Salesforce Event With Social CRM 'Chatter'

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, kicked off the company's Dreamforce conference this week with some new announcements.

Microsoft vs. VMware Battle Clouded By Licensing Claims

Microsoft revved up its cloud marketing message on Monday after VMware made some licensing changes in July.

Microsoft Conceives of Fast Boots Via the Cloud

Microsoft updated a U.S. patent application this month that describes a streaming mechanism to facilitate fast computer bootups.

Office 365 Customers Affected by Outage Receive 25 Percent Credit

Office 365 customers hit by this week outage will have their bills cut by 25 percent this month, according to a Microsoft statement on Thursday.

Amazon Apologizes, Explains Last Week's Cloud Outage in Dublin

Amazon Web Services apologized and issued a detailed post-mortem explaining the cause of a massive service outage that crippled its Dublin data center last week.

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