Cloud Computing

Windows Azure Discounts Now Based on Spending Tiers

Microsoft on Thursday announced discounts for Windows Azure subscribers, based on their monthly financial commitments.

Microsoft Responds to Pollution Claims at its Quincy Datacenter

Microsoft today responded to a New York Times story about pollution, power wasting and political arm twisting associated with the Microsoft datacenter in Quincy, Wash.

Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud Now Supports RDS for SQL Server

Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service is now supporting Amazon RDS for SQL Server, along with other enhancements, the company announced on Thursday.

VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 Released

vCloud Suite 5.1 was released into general availability by VMware on Wednesday.

Inside the New Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Cloud Apps

Microsoft's new app model improves performance and broadens choice for end users, while letting IT pros keep control.

System Center 2012 SP1 Beta Now Available

Microsoft today announced the release of a beta test version of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.

Dell Gears Up for Virtualization with Windows Server 2012 Products

Dell on Tuesday unfurled its Windows Server 2012 product line and described its virtualization support efforts.

Microsoft Fighting an Unwinnable War

Is the cloud a viable tool in the fight?

8 New VMware Tools for Windows Shops

As VMware plays a greater role in datacenter and cloud infrastructure, partners augment with heterogeneous management and protection tools.

Microsoft Speeding Up Next-Gen Office Using App-V Technology

Microsoft explained a bit more on Monday about its installation scheme for its next-generation Office software.

BizTalk Server 2010 R2 CTP Available for Testing Via Windows Azure

Microsoft announced a community technology preview of its BizTalk Server 2010 R2 product.

SkyDrive App for Android Phones Released

Microsoft SkyDrive 1.0 app for Android was released on Google Play today.

SkyDrive Moves Out of Beta and Gets 'Modern' Look

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its SkyDrive cloud storage solution for consumers has moved beyond the preview stage.

Microsoft Touts IIS 8.0 Improvements on Windows Server 2012

Microsoft highlighted this month why Internet Information Service 8.0 is a "no brainer" upgrade.

Enterprises Have Cloud Trust Issues

According to a recent poll, cloud security still isn't up to the level to handle the data of many enterprises.

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.

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.

Using Azure To Virtualize Public and Private Clouds

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

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.

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