Cloud Computing


Ozzie Lays Out 'Post-PC World'

Ray Ozzie, renown for jumpstarting Microsoft's move to the Internet cloud, described a new vision for the company in a "post-PC world."

Survey: Cloud Benefits Not Clearly Defined

A recent survey shows that one of the greatest challenges facing the adoption of cloud computing is that the industry isn't selling it very well.

Microsoft Buys AVIcode

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Baltimore-based AVIcode Inc., a provider of .NET application performance monitoring software.

Microsoft Releases BizTalk Server 2010 to Manufacturers

Microsoft today released BizTalk Server 2010 to its hardware manufacturing partners, which means that products will ship to customers soon.

Dev Trends for 2011

The dog days of August are a good time to take stock of some of the major themes and trends likely to shape the development space toward the end of 2010 and into 2011.

Agile Platform 5.1 Aimed at Amazon Cloud

OutSystems this week released version 5.1 of its Agile Platform, featuring "1 Click" provisioning designed to help developers quickly get projects up and running on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service.

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Security Resources

Microsoft provided more information about security for Windows Azure, publishing a talk and white paper.

Collabnet Pushes Agile ALM into the Cloud

Application lifecycle management (ALM) provider Collabnet rolled out a new version of its flagship TeamForge ALM platform this week, as well as a general-availability release of its free Subversion Edge product.

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.

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