January 2009 - Microsoft Heads Toward Azure Skies
The preview release of the Windows Azure Services Platform kicks off Microsoft's cloud computing era. Also in this issue: Microsoft, Citrix and VMware battle over the hypervisor cloud; IBM, Oracle and Microsoft get into social networking; Vista SP1 and Windows 7 reviews; and much more.
It's no secret that Microsoft's latest operating system hasn't taken the enterprise by storm. Service Pack 1 was supposed to convert some Vista skeptics -- but did it? We asked readers to weigh in on the first big update to the OS.
With IBM, Microsoft and Oracle jumping into the game, social-networking technologies are helping drive Enterprise 2.0.
The preview release of the Windows Azure Services Platform kicks off Microsoft's cloud-computing era, which promises to dramatically change the computing strategies of IT shops.
The three companies are getting ready to rumble over ownership of the hypervisor cloud.
Don't expect many core improvements from Windows Vista, but there are some around the edges.
Emerging from the hype of green IT are applications that can cut costs and save energy.
New virtual offering competes with Microsoft.
Wyse is out to show competitors that fat is not where it's at.