Cloud Computing


System Center's VM Manager Aims to Connect Private and Hybrid Clouds

The new manager found in System Center 2012 R2 allows for simple resource movement between environments.

Microsoft Broadens Office 365 Plan Switching

It's now possible to switch Office 365 plans across "product family" offerings.

Power BI Gets Data Sourcing and Search Updates

Microsoft updated parts of its Power BI for Office 365 preview late last week.

2014 IT Security Predictions: Cloud Privacy and New Malware Targets To Dominate the Year

Cloud providers will look to answer for data privacy issues while attackers focus on Windows XP and non-traditional connected devices.

Microsoft Unveils Georedundant Storage Option for Windows Azure

Microsoft this week rolled out a preview of a new georedundant option as part of its Windows Azure Storage service.

Office 365 Admin Apps Updated for Android and iOS Devices

Microsoft today released the latest Android- and iOS-based versions of its Office 365 Admin apps.

Microsoft Joins Other Tech Firms in Public Snooping Denouncement

While the message sent by a coalition of online companies outlines changes needed to be made by the government, does it go far enough to address the issue?

Microsoft Releases Group Management 'Preview' Capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory

Microsoft rolled out a "preview" of two group management capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) this week.

Microsoft To Add Data Encryption in Response to Gov. Snooping

It will also make code more transparent in hopes to ease customers of fears of hidden backdoors.

Dark Clouds: SharePoint Online Concerns Slowing IT Adoption

Microsoft says SharePoint customers are moving online but security, privacy and app compatibility are key barriers. A Redmond magazine reader survey suggests the transition will take time. Find out why.

How To Configure and Secure SkyDrive Pro in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365

Securely share documents in the cloud using the latest version of Microsoft's flagship collaboration and content management system.

Windows 8.1 Users: Beware of SkyDrive's Auto Sync

Microsoft's decision to have SkyDrive's auto sync functions enabled as default and the lack of sync customization could lead to major headaches for IT.

Window Azure Services Released, Including BizTalk and Traffic Manager

Microsoft ratcheted up its Windows Azure offerings this week, with some services reaching commercial-grade status, while others were released as "previews" for testing.

Office 365 Getting Encrypted Messaging in 2014

Microsoft on Thursday announced that Office 365 Message Encryption -- a service that will encrypt e-mails being sent to an outside source -- will go live early next year.

UPDATE: Outages Reported for Windows Azure, Office 365 and Outlook.com

Windows Azure today apparently experienced a large outage.

UPDATE: SharePoint Online Getting Touch Improvements

Microsoft is improving the touch experience for SharePoint Online users.

Microsoft Rights Management Service Now Available

Microsoft announced late last week that it is now offering its Rights Management Service commercially.

Microsoft Warns of Storage Spaces Flaw in Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft today warned of a problem with using the Storage Spaces feature of Windows Server 2012 R2 when used with Windows Azure.

IT Pros Getting Options with Microsoft's Cloud Backup Service

With its Windows Azure Backup Service, Microsoft is giving enterprises yet another choice when it comes to data backup in the cloud.

Cisco's App Centric Approach Draws Microsoft, Other Partners

Cisco today kicked off its "applications centric infrastructure" alternative to software-defined networking.

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