Cloud Computing


Windows Azure Gets SQL Server AlwaysOn Support

Microsoft announced five Windows Azure improvements yesterday, including SQL Server AlwaysOn support.

Microsoft To Roll Out New Server and Cloud Enrollment Licensing

Microsoft is planning to implement a new Enterprise Agreement license option for organizations heavily focused on its cloud, server and management technologies.

Office 365 Uptime Stats To Get Broader Public Disclosure

Office 365 service availability statistics will get published broadly now, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Makes It Easier to Switch Office 365 Plans

Microsoft announced a new "switch wizard" late last week for Office 365 subscribers.

Overseas IT Pros Cold on Using U.S. Cloud Services After PRISM Reveal

A cloud advocate survey found that 56 percent of respondents would not use U.S.-based cloud services.

Microsoft Updates Windows Azure, Releases SQL Database Premium Preview

Microsoft rolled out an enhanced Windows Azure today, and separately offered a "preview" test release of its Windows Azure SQL Database Premium service offering.

Microsoft Expands Remote Desktop Use Rights on Windows Azure

Microsoft is now allowing service providers to use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows Azure as part of their service offerings.

Window Azure Active Directory Gets 'Preintegrated' Single Sign-On Support

Microsoft announced this week that it has improved Windows Azure Active Directory to better support single sign-on (SSO) capabilities for Web-based applications.

Microsoft Rolls Out Power BI for Office 365 and Cloud Incentives

Microsoft offered some technology previews at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston today.

Connecting Active Directory To Windows Azure

Microsoft MVP Brien Posey outlines what it takes to extend your datacenter in Microsoft's cloud.

Microsoft's Cloud OS Becomes a Little Less Cloudy

Mary Jo Foley gives her take on Microsoft's continual cloud push -- a push that has not always had a clear direction.

Manage Identities in the Cloud with Windows Azure Active Directory

The Microsoft offering bridges single sign-on technology from the datacenter to the cloud.

Build, Day 2: Microsoft Focuses on Developers

Today's lengthy day-two Build 2013 Conference keynote in San Francisco focused broadly on Windows Azure and was aimed right at developers.

Build 2013: Microsoft Launches Azure Mobile Services

Microsoft made several announcements concerning the Azure cloud platform during today's keynote at the company's annual Build developer conference.

Microsoft and Oracle Ink Broad Cloud Partnership with Full Support for Java

Longtime rivals Microsoft and Oracle today outlined a potentially far-reaching partnership to support all of Oracle's key software offerings.

Microsoft's Dynamics ERP Now Available as Azure Service

Microsoft announced that Dynamics GP 2013 and Dynamics NAV 2013 can now be purchased as Windows Azure-hosted services through partners.

Windows Azure Active Authentication Preview Released

Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out a preview of its cloud-based multifactor authentication service that it had showcased at TechEd.

Windows Azure BizTalk Services Preview Now Available

Microsoft's BizTalk middleware solution got rolled out as a cloud-enabled service "preview" this month.

Deploying Virtual Machines via Windows Azure

A first look at how you can run server instances in the new Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service public cloud offering.

IT Evolves As a Utility

And you are a part of that utility. Learn what this may mean for the future of your career.

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