Since Edward Snowden first revealed major cloud companies' cooperation with the NSA's covert surveillance, Microsoft and other vendors have been fighting hard to restore their image through public measures to protect users' privacy. While Redmond readers respect the effort to varying degrees, they're taking their own countermeasures.
Organizations should strategically consider using public cloud services for backup and disaster recovery scenarios, according to research and consulting firm Forrester.
Microsoft announced a second preview release of its Azure Active Directory (AD) Sync Services solution this week.
Microsoft and IBM are showing growth in the cloud infrastructure services market relative to market leader Amazon Web Services, according to analyst reports.
Company praises IT pros, while shifting their roles with Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft expanded its high-bandwidth ExpressRoute service into seven cities.
Microsoft added some basic functionality to its new Azure RemoteApp service this week.
Microsoft has increased the public folder hierarchy limits of its Exchange Online service for Office 365 customers.
Cisco and Microsoft announced yesterday of a new cloud partnership in a document titled "Cisco Doubles Down on Data Center with Microsoft."
Microsoft's operating system market position has slipped to 14 percent worldwide, when mobile devices are included in the estimate.
Microsoft is planning changes to three of its Office 365 plans for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), starting on Oct. 1.
Microsoft is adding improvements to its Azure Portal preview, which are expected to arrive next week.
Microsoft released a new "Online Services Terms" document this month that affects volume licensing customers using its hosted services.
Redmond is now strongly focused on making sure all your devices play nicely with one another, no matter where you are or what OS you're running.
- By Mary Jo Foley
Microsoft provided a somewhat more detailed public description of its Office 365 service outages that occurred earlier this week.
Microsoft released its Azure RemoteApp client for Windows RT devices this week.
Google announced enterprise-grade improvements to some of its cloud-based services at its Google I/O event this week.
Microsoft on Monday held its second webcast on the benefits of using a hybrid cloud infrastructure.
Microsoft had an Exchange Online service outage in the North American region that lasted most of the day on Tuesday, June 24.
Microsoft today unveiled plans to double the free storage in the OneDrive cloud storage platform, to increase OneDrive storage for consumer versions of Office 365 and to cut the price for purchasing additional storage.
- By Scott Bekker