Cloud Computing


Microsoft Offers New SQL Server Migration Tools

Microsoft today updated some of its free tools to help users move to Microsoft SQL Server and released a new Oracle MySQL migration tool.

Microsoft Lays Out Its 'Open Cloud' Vision

Microsoft used the occasion of an open source conference last month to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.

Microsoft and Salesforce Settle on Patent Claims

Microsoft and Salesforce.com have reached an out-of-court settlement concerning alleged patent violations.

Google Kills Wave

Google yesterday pulled the plug on Wave, the company's effort to provide a shared online communications hub.

Microsoft Debuts Visual Tool for Non Programmers

Microsoft today said it is readying a tool that will let non-programmers develop desktop- and cloud-based business apps.

Ballmer Outlines Mobile Strategy at Microsoft Event

Microsoft's business strategies were described at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting on Thursday.

Google Going After Gov Market With Apps Certification

After a year of working on security steps to comply with federal government regulations, Google today launched Google Apps for Government.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Small Business Server Previews

Microsoft on Monday announced two new "previews" to come for its Windows Small Business Server product suite.

Ballmer: Microsoft's Partners Must Embrace the Cloud

Microsoft's partners should get onboard with Microsoft's business shift to the cloud or be left behind.

Windows Intune Beta 2 Service Now Available

Microsoft rolled out a second beta of its Windows Intune service on Monday, but availability is limited.

Coming This Fall: Windows Azure Cloud Appliances

Addressing one of the key objectives of cloud computing, Microsoft today said its Windows Azure platform will be available as an appliance that can run on customer and partner premises.

Microsoft Partner Offers 'Backpack' to U.K. Homeless

A Microsoft partner has created a system for storing the information of homeless people in Birmingham, U.K.

Congress Holds Hearings on Cloud Computing

Proponents of cloud computing Thursday gave members of Congress an update on federal initiatives designed to achieve cost-savings and make the computing model more secure for wider agency adoption.

Cloud Visibility: Security Audit Demands for Your Cloud Vendor

The question isn't whether the cloud is secure, but whether your provider can show you what's behind the curtain.

Salesforce Counter Sues Microsoft in Patent Skirmish

In a turnabout, Salesforce.com sued Microsoft on Thursday for alleged patent infringements.

Gartner Dissects Google vs. Microsoft Cloud Battle

Organizations should start experimenting with Web apps from Google, Microsoft and other software companies.

IT Complexity, Costs Driving Cloud Adoption

Cloud-based services are getting a second look by IT organizations, according to a new report from Gartner.

SQL Azure Pricing Options Coming This Month

Microsoft today announced plans to introduce new SQL Azure pricing options later this month, based on the platform's improved scalability

Office 2010 Rolled Out to Consumers

Microsoft today released Office 2010 worldwide, with the product now available at both online and retail stores.

Microsoft Issues Security Guidelines for Windows Azure

New software development lifecycle outlines how to address security threats in the cloud.

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