Cloud Computing


Create the Elastic Datacenter with Windows Server, System Center and Azure

Avoid the traditional on-site datacenters and servers with Microsoft's next-generation, software-defined, scale-out hybrid computing architectures.

Report Sees Cloud Role for Database Backup and Disaster Recovery

Organizations are showing greater interest in using cloud services for database backup and disaster recovery scenarios, according to a Microsoft-sponsored study.

Microsoft Buys Cloud Integration Solution Provider GreenButton

Microsoft has acquired Wellington, New Zealand-based GreenButton for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Aims To Regain Trust in a Post-Snowden World

Nearly a year after Snowden leaks, Redmond officials speak out for transparency in security versus privacy conflict between IT providers and governments.

Microsoft Rolls Out Limited Preview of Azure Intelligent Systems Service

Microsoft announced a limited public preview of its Azure Intelligent Systems Service this month.

Microsoft Ordered To Hand Over Overseas Data to U.S. Law Enforcement

A magistrate judge ruled that search warrants for online overseas data do not function in the same manner as warrants for physical data stored out of the U.S.

Exoprise's Free Tool Assesses Migration Costs from Exchange 2003 to Office 365

Exoprise is offering a free tool that measures the costs of moving from Microsoft's Exchange Server 2003 to Office 365 Exchange Online.

Microsoft Announces New Service Tiers for Azure SQL Database

Microsoft on Thursday announced it will be bringing new preview service tiers to Microsoft Azure SQL Database.

New Microsoft Identity Manager Product Arriving in 2015

The product replaces Forefront Identity Manager and is expected to be available in the first half of next year.

Equinix Rolling Out Microsoft Azure Express Route Preview

Equinix Inc. is rolling out connections to Microsoft's public cloud by adding Microsoft's Azure ExpressRoute technology to its datacenters worldwide.

Synchronization Previews Now Available for Microsoft Azure Active Directory

Microsoft has released "previews" this week of two Microsoft Azure Active Directory synchronization features.

Microsoft Execs Offer the Case for Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft executives Brad Anderson and Mark Russinovich talked up the case for Microsoft Azure and the hybrid cloud this week.

Microsoft Unveils 2 New Data Platform Products

In addition to the recently released SQL Server 2014, Microsoft announced two new data platform products at an event in San Francisco today, the Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service and the Analytics Platform System.

Microsoft Azure Getting Automation and Custom Portal Features

Microsoft today released a "preview" of a new Automation feature for managing Microsoft Azure workloads.

Office 365 'Personal' Subscriptions Go Live

Microsoft released on Tuesday the new "Personal" edition of Office 365.

Office Online Getting Updates and Google Store Distribution

Microsoft has updated its free Office Online suite of Web applications.

Microsoft Gets Europe Privacy Endorsement for Some of Its Cloud Services

EU bodies affirm that some services meet privacy standards.

Verizon and BT To Add Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Service

Microsoft Azure (formerly known as "Windows Azure") will be getting additional support this summer from carrier partners Verizon and BT.

The Cloud's Role in Enterprise Data Storage Architecture

Here's some of the options IT has in tying their on-premise data storage with the cloud.

Microsoft Adding Office 365 E-Mail Enhancements This Year

Microsoft plans to improve Outlook Web App e-mail experiences by adding two new features to its commercial Office 365 service offerings.

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