Cloud Computing


Microsoft Issues Updated Beta of New Identity Manager Product

An updated public "preview" of the forthcoming Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) product was announced today.

Microsoft Announces New Office 365 Security and Transparency Features

Unveiled at this year's RSA security convention, Customer Lockbox will force any data access by Microsoft to be approved by customers.

Microsoft Rolls Out Azure Premium Storage Service

Microsoft announced various Azure cloud computing improvements this month, with some services hitting "general availability" status, including a storage service.

Microsoft Planning to End Windows Server AppFabric Support Next Year

Microsoft gave notice this month that it plans to end product support for its Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 solution.

Office Online Apps Now Integrated With Dropbox Storage Service

Microsoft's Office Online apps and Dropbox's storage service are now integrated.

Microsoft Offers NoSQL Service with Commercial Release of Azure DocumentDB

Microsoft announced the general availability this week of its Azure DocumentDB service.

Microsoft Cloud Platform System To Get Quarterly Updates

Microsoft's enterprise and service provider customers running the Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) can expect to get software updates automatically on a quarterly basis.

Microsoft To Start Rolling Out Skype for Business on April 14

Skype for Business will start rolling out to qualified users with April's Patch Tuesday update on April 14, Microsoft announced.

Microsoft Updates Its Azure Backup and Site Recovery Services

Microsoft announced some Azure improvements today that could be helpful for organizations that use its cloud-based storage services.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Connect Preview 2

Microsoft has issued a second preview of its solution for connecting on-premises Active Directory environments with the cloud-based Microsoft Azure Active Directory service.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Migrating from SharePoint to Office 365

Proper planning and avoiding these common pitfalls will make your SharePoint migration go much more smoothly.

Microsoft Extending ExpressRoute Connections to Office 365 Services

Microsoft is expanding its ExpressRoute service as a connection option for Office 365 services.

Microsoft Planning Azure and Windows 10 'Internet of Things' Products

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outlined the company's "Internet of things" vision at Convergence 2015 today, including Azure and Windows products to come.

Getting a Handle on E-Mail Clutter in Office 365

Office 365's Clutter feature looks to simplify your inbox by recognizing which e-mails are not important to you based off of behavior.

Microsoft Azure Service Can Now Check for Active Directory Problems

Microsoft's Azure Operational Insights service can now assess an organization's Active Directory performance.

Microsoft Adds Conditional Access to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager for Exchange Online

Microsoft has added its "conditional access" mobile device management capability to its System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager product for organizations using the Exchange Online e-mail service.

Cisco Expands Cloud Partner Network with Microsoft Azure Integration

Cisco and Microsoft announced a technology integration effort today that promises to expand the options of Cisco's cloud service provider partners, allowing them to more easily tap Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources.

Azure Active Directory Adds Conditional Access Support for Premises-Based Apps

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory "Conditional Access" scheme now works with some premises-based apps.

Microsoft Previews Dynamic Group Rules for Azure Active Directory

Microsoft announced a preview this week of a new Azure Active Directory feature that lets IT pros write simple and complex rules for the groups they manage.

March Intune Update Arriving With 'Conditional Access' Support

Microsoft is rolling out an update to its Intune service this week with a few mobile device management additions.

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