Cloud Computing


Microsoft Lays Out Its 'Open Cloud' Vision

Microsoft used the occasion of an open source conference last month to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.

Google Kills Wave

Google yesterday pulled the plug on Wave, the company's effort to provide a shared online communications hub.

Microsoft and Salesforce Settle on Patent Claims

Microsoft and Salesforce.com have reached an out-of-court settlement concerning alleged patent violations.

Ballmer Outlines Mobile Strategy at Microsoft Event

Microsoft's business strategies were described at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting on Thursday.

Google Going After Gov Market With Apps Certification

After a year of working on security steps to comply with federal government regulations, Google today launched Google Apps for Government.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Small Business Server Previews

Microsoft on Monday announced two new "previews" to come for its Windows Small Business Server product suite.

Coming This Fall: Windows Azure Cloud Appliances

Addressing one of the key objectives of cloud computing, Microsoft today said its Windows Azure platform will be available as an appliance that can run on customer and partner premises.

Gartner Dissects Google vs. Microsoft Cloud Battle

Organizations should start experimenting with Web apps from Google, Microsoft and other software companies.

SQL Azure Pricing Options Coming This Month

Microsoft today announced plans to introduce new SQL Azure pricing options later this month, based on the platform's improved scalability

Microsoft Issues Security Guidelines for Windows Azure

New software development lifecycle outlines how to address security threats in the cloud.

Free Microsoft Office Web Apps Available

Microsoft launched its free Windows Live versions of Office Web Apps on Monday.

SP1 Roadmap for Windows Server 2008 R2 Unveiled

Microsoft on Monday announced virtualization and other improvements coming with Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

Cloud Computing Drives Microsoft Announcements at TechEd North America

The day-one keynote centered on product enhancements to the Windows Azure platform, Bing Maps, Windows 7, Windows Server and Communications Server, among other technologies.

Microsoft Reshuffling Server and Tools Org

A few organizational changes will be coming to Microsoft's Server and Tools Business (STB) segment in July, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Launches Pre-Release Updates of AppFabric, BizTalk

Microsoft Application Infrastructure Virtual Conference highlights integration between new cloud-savvy, .NET middleware and Microsoft's integration server.

Shavlik Blasts Patch Management Into the Cloud

Patch-management pioneer and long-time Microsoft partner Shavlik Technologies LLC revealed this week new cloud offerings that the company will use to distribute patch data and IT-management applications rapidly to customers.

Microsoft Office Web Apps Tied to SharePoint 2010

Microsoft on Friday provided a few more details about its forthcoming Office Web Apps.

Microsoft Releases ADFS 2.0

As expected, Microsoft released its federated identity management AD upgrade.

Microsoft Set To Release ADFS 2.0

Upcoming federated ID management technology promises to improve authentication across both server and cloud.

Microsoft Backs Digital Due Process Initiative

Microsoft this week joined a coalition to encourage Congress to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

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