Cloud Computing


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.

Amazon Announces Cloud-Based Services for Government Agencies

Amazon announced yesterday its AWS (Amazon Web Services ) GovCloud, which will offer U.S. federal departments a secure cloud solution.

Outage Strikes Microsoft's Office 365, CRM Online and SkyDrive

Several Microsoft cloud services are experiencing major outages today including Office 365, CRM Online and SkyDrive.

Office 365 Transitions Start Next Month for Microsoft BPOS Users

Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) customers anticipating a move to Office 365 may need to review Microsoft's latest communications.

Amazon and Microsoft Cloud Datacenters Hit by Lightning

Lighting seemed to strike twice on Sunday, hitting apparently separate cloud datacenters in Dublin, Ireland, run by Amazon and Microsoft.

The Future of IT Skills: What You Need To Keep Your IT Career Alive

IT pros need to constantly update their skills in order to survive. Redmond asked experts -- and readers -- which skills and jobs have a solid future and which ones will crumble in the years to come. Here's what we found.

Can You Trust Vendors in the Cloud Age?

From security concerns to whether a product (or vendor) will be around in three years, there's a lot to consider when picking your next tech vendor, esp. in the age of the cloud (and yes, you'll still need on-premise staffing).

Government Agency Completes Move to Google Cloud

More than 17,000 e-mail users have migrated to Google Apps for Government, a secure cloud-based e-mail and collaboration platform, according to GSA Administrator Martha Johnson.

Juniper Picks Up Ex-Microsoft Server & Tools Chief Muglia

Juniper Networks has hired the former president of Microsoft's Server & Tools Business, Bob Muglia, to be the vice president of its Software Solutions Division, the company announced Monday.

Capgemini and Microsoft Expand Partnership on Window Azure

Capgemini and Microsoft have ramped up their partnership on Windows Azure.

Amazon Embraces 'License Mobility' for Microsoft App Servers

Amazon Web Services announced last week that the Microsoft "license mobility with Software Assurance" program applies to AWS hosting services.

Ex-Microsoft Cloud Exec To Lead EMC's Storage Division

EMC Corp., the parent company of virtualization giant VMware, has chosen a new president for its Advanced Storage Division: the former head of Microsoft's Server and Cloud Division (SCD), Amitabh Srivastava.

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