8/1/2012

Cloud Master Plan

  • Security
  • Identity Management
  • Storage
  • Exchange Hosting
  • SharePoint Hosting
  • Plus: VM Portability Coming via Microsoft's Revamped Windows Azure


In-Depth

Going Cloud: Identity Management as a Service

Keeping data secure in the cloud requires a new approach to authentication and authorization.


Can You Trust Public Cloud Security?

The safety of data remains the key reason many enterprises won't use cloud hosting services.


Using Azure To Virtualize Public and Private Clouds

Windows Azure is about to get a facelift. New IaaS capabilities promise VM portability.


Creating a Cloud Master Plan: 6 Top Priorities

Your guide to 6 key considerations -- including security, storage, Exchange hosting and more -- for moving infrastructure and applications to public, private and hybrid clouds.


Hosting Exchange in the Cloud

Tired of hosting e-mail in-house but don't want to use Office 365? Hosting providers offer an alternative.


Sharepoint in the Cloud: Cloud Collaboration

SharePoint is tailor-made for the cloud, providing location and device independence.


Creating a Cloud Storage Strategy

When it comes to storing data, there are numerous choices IT can make, all with varying levels of complexity.


Q&A

Q&A: SharePoint Cloud Migration Advice

EPC Group.net Founder and CEO Errin O'Connor shares tips for a smooth cloud experience with SharePoint.


Q&A: Looking at SharePoint in the Cloud

Acrowire President Ted Theodoropoulos gives expert advice for businesses choosing between on-premises and cloud SharePoint.


Salary Surveys

2012 IT Salary Survey: Wages on the Rise

The 17th annual Redmond Salary Survey shows compensation among Windows IT pros is up sharply in 2012 following years of meager growth.


Product Reviews

Product Review: LastPass

LastPass keeps your passwords secure and organized.


Barney's Rubble

Smashing the iPad

Doug buys an iPad, but he's looking forward to the Surface.


Decision Maker

Whither Security Training: When Education Trumps Technology

Your users might just be smart enough to handle security issues correctly -- with the right training.


Foley on Microsoft

Has Microsoft Become a Leaner, Meaner Fighting Machine?

Mary Jo Foley looks at Microsoft's product line changes over the last year and wonders if it's indicative of a larger shift.


Letters to Redmond

August Reader Letters: Phoning It In

In his July column, "Time to Dump the BlackBerry," Redmond Editor in Chief Doug Barney asked readers: "Should I be a Redmond loyalist and go with Windows Phone, or bow before the Cupertino gods?" Here are some of their suggestions.


Practical App

How-To: Streamline SharePoint with RBS

Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) can improve SharePoint functionality and performance.


Windows Insider

A Treatise on IT Fiefdoms

If you want to get the most out of Windows administration tools like Group Policy preferences (GPPs), you need to break down those walls.


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