Cloud Computing

How To Get Started with Microsoft's Azure Files Preview

The feature, part of Microsoft's Azure cloud service, makes it easy to create file shares in the public cloud.

Storage Disruptors: How Flash Drives and Cloud-Based Services Are Transforming IT Storage Plans

Microsoft is among a number of new providers upsetting the status quo by offering software defined storage, cloud-based data protection, flash-based arrays and converged Web scale infrastructure.

Nadella's Microsoft: Productivity and Platforms

Nearly six months after taking over as the third CEO in Microsoft history, Satya Nadella has started putting his own stamp on the company.

What's Next for Microsoft Office?

Following with the rest of the company's new mission statement, the Office team has been focused on mobile, cloud and non-Windows platforms.

Microsoft Releases Second Preview of Azure AD Sync Services

Microsoft announced a second preview release of its Azure Active Directory (AD) Sync Services solution this week.

One Year Post-Snowden: Shattered Trust Is Hard To Repair

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.

Analyst: Cloud Backup Services Should Be a Consideration

Organizations should strategically consider using public cloud services for backup and disaster recovery scenarios, according to research and consulting firm Forrester.

Microsoft and IBM Gain Ground in Cloud Infrastructure Market

Microsoft and IBM are showing growth in the cloud infrastructure services market relative to market leader Amazon Web Services, according to analyst reports.

Microsoft Endorses SysAdmin Day

Company praises IT pros, while shifting their roles with Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Expands Azure ExpressRoute Partnerships

Microsoft expanded its high-bandwidth ExpressRoute service into seven cities.

Microsoft Enables Custom Apps on Azure RemoteApp Service

Microsoft added some basic functionality to its new Azure RemoteApp service this week.

Cisco Announces Joint Cloud Initiative with Microsoft

Cisco and Microsoft announced yesterday of a new cloud partnership in a document titled "Cisco Doubles Down on Data Center with Microsoft."

Microsoft Beefs Up Public Folder Hierarchy Limits in Exchange

Microsoft has increased the public folder hierarchy limits of its Exchange Online service for Office 365 customers.

Microsoft Admits Windows Use at 14 Percent

Microsoft's operating system market position has slipped to 14 percent worldwide, when mobile devices are included in the estimate.

Microsoft To Change Office 365 SMB Plans This Fall

Microsoft is planning changes to three of its Office 365 plans for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), starting on Oct. 1.

Microsoft Enhancing Azure Management, Expanding U.S. Locations

Microsoft is adding improvements to its Azure Portal preview, which are expected to arrive next week.

Microsoft Kicks Off Simpler Online Services Terms for Organizations

Microsoft released a new "Online Services Terms" document this month that affects volume licensing customers using its hosted services.

Microsoft Is No Longer Windows First

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.

Microsoft Offers Explanations for Lync and Exchange Service Outages

Microsoft provided a somewhat more detailed public description of its Office 365 service outages that occurred earlier this week.

Microsoft Releases Windows RT Azure RemoteApp Client

Microsoft released its Azure RemoteApp client for Windows RT devices this week.

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