Cloud Computing


Cisco's App Centric Approach Draws Microsoft, Other Partners

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

Gartner Offers Tips on Office 365 Negotiations

One way to negotiate Microsoft Office 365 contracts is to evaluate competitive offerings, according to Gartner Inc.

Windows Azure Import/Export Preview Released

Microsoft today rolled out a preview of an import/export service for Windows Azure.

What Enterprises Need To Know About Windows Azure

From its scaling capabilities to its close integration with PowerShell, here are a few things to consider before making the move to Microsoft's cloud.

SharePoint's Uncertain Enterprise Future

Are overly complex implementation requirements and a move to an app-store model killing the appeal of SharePoint 2013 in the enterprise?

Use Windows Azure as a Backup Target

Here's how to connect four backup and recovery software tools to the Microsoft public cloud to protect and archive your data.

Windows Azure HDInsight Now Available

Microsoft on Monday announced the "general availability" of Windows Azure HDInsight, the company's cloud-based distribution of Hadoop.

Enterprises Slow To Move to SharePoint Online

Enterprises mostly are using SharePoint Server 2010 and have been slow to move to Microsoft's cloud-based SharePoint Online service, according to recent Forrester Research survey results.

Microsoft Updates Windows Azure, Rolls Out Backup Service

Microsoft updated Windows Azure this month to integrate with its latest flagship software offerings, rolling out some new services as well.

Hybrid Clouds: What's Still Needed?

For hybrid cloud solutions to continue to find their footing in the enterprise, security features that enforce geographic jurisdictions should be a top priority.

SQL Server 2014 CTP2 Now Available

Microsoft today announced the availability of SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2.

Microsoft and VMware Interop Bridged with Veeam Management Pack

Veeam's latest update to its Management Pack connect the interoperational gap between Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager and VMware.

Gartner: Prepare Now for a Post-SharePoint World

SharePoint is just good enough and few love using it, but it's widely deployed and changing due to Microsoft's product development efforts on the cloud side.

Analysts Weigh Microsoft's Cloud Announcements

Experts discuss Microsoft's cloud and enterprise product strategies.

Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Chief: Only We Can Tie Everything Together

Microsoft's top enterprise executive on Monday made a rare public appearance to outline the company's next enterprise software and cloud deliverables.

Enterprises Expected To Move Toward Hybrid Clouds

IT departments are facing a hybrid cloud future, according to Gartner Inc.

Windows Azure Active Directory Getting No-Cost Enhancements

Microsoft this week announced that it will release some of its Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) enhancements before year's end at no extra cost.

Why the Microsoft 'Cloud-First' Model Changes Everything

Don Jones breaks down how Microsoft's cloud approach ties into its commitment to faster release cycles and renewed focus on small- and mid-sized enterprises.

Feds Reject Spying Disclosure Request by Microsoft

The Department of Justice on Monday rejected motions by Microsoft and other service providers on disclosing national security requests.

Oracle VM Previews Now Available on Windows Azure

Microsoft and Oracle have released previews of virtual machine images that enable Oracle workloads to run on Windows Azure.

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