In her December 2012 column ("The Next Big Thing for Microsoft"), Mary Jo Foley wrote about "the new Office" -- new versions of the Microsoft productivity suite that are subscription- and cloud-based. A reader reacts to this vision of Microsoft's future.
- By Readers of Redmond magazine
Google announced late last week that is getting rid of some features in its software-as-a-service applications that are associated with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
Businesses signing up for Google Apps can no longer use it for free, Google announced last week.
We can't make users happy when we insist that every IT service comes straight from our own datacenter. Now's the time to start thinking of new ways to manage IT.
Microsoft announced today that Windows Azure's federation capabilities now support single sign-on capabilities in conjunction with the use of Active Directory on Windows Server.
Microsoft hosting partner Layered Tech launched a cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics offering for U.S. government agencies earlier this month.
Microsoft this week provided a six-month advance peek at its upcoming Windows Embedded 8 product release schedule, adding some market vision, too.
Microsoft today completed its acquisition of StorSimple, which was first announced last month.
AT&T began offering Microsoft Office 365 services to small and midsize businesses on Monday.
Microsoft today announced some coming Windows Azure improvements for organizations engaged in high-performance computing analyses.
Microsoft and its partner have enhanced Hadoop "big data" capabilities for Windows.
The cloud is putting pressure on traditional software companies to redefine their focus to a service-oriented business model.
VM Self-Service could be confusing for even the most seasoned IT pro. Thankfully, Greg is here to shed some light on what it means for your private cloud.
- By Greg Shields
Microsoft on Thursday announced discounts for Windows Azure subscribers, based on their monthly financial commitments.
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 (VPC) service is now supporting Amazon RDS for SQL Server, along with other enhancements, the company announced on Thursday.
vCloud Suite 5.1 was released into general availability by VMware on Wednesday.
- By Michael Domingo
Microsoft's new app model improves performance and broadens choice for end users, while letting IT pros keep control.
Microsoft today announced the release of a beta test version of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.
Dell on Tuesday unfurled its Windows Server 2012 product line and described its virtualization support efforts.