An industry-sponsored report released this month questions whether Microsoft's hosted offerings always represent the lowest cost option vs. other Microsoft-stack approaches.
In the near future, the landing point for computer users will be the "personal cloud," rather than the PC desktop, according to Gartner.
- By Katrina Carrasco
Microsoft today used the occasion of its Convergence conference to announce upcoming new Dynamics products.
- By Scott Bekker
The OpenNebula project last week released its latest drivers supporting Hyper-V.
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.