Cloud Computing


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.

Cloud Development in Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 provides familiar tooling and resources for developers who want to put their applications up in the cloud. Here's how to do it.

Windows Enterprise Licensees Get Options on Amazon's Cloud

Amazon Web Services and Microsoft have established a pilot program for enterprise Windows Server licensees.

IBM Launches Public Cloud Service

Big Blue is latest to add a commercial cloud infrastructure

CA To Acquire Nimsoft

CA Inc. has agreed to acquire Nimsoft for $350 million in cash.

Microsoft To Rally Partners to the Cloud

Microsoft's highest ranking partner executive on Wednesday plans to outline the company's cloud vision for partners.

Google Buys Office Solution Provider DocVerse

Google took a step toward helping Microsoft Office users collaborate better over the Web by acquiring DocVerse on Friday.

Ballmer Says Microsoft Is Betting Its Business on the Cloud

In his strongest public statement to date, CEO Steve Ballmer said that Microsoft is "all in" when it comes to the cloud.

Feds, Cloud Security Take Center Stage at RSA 2010

The speaker lineup at this year's annual RSA Security Conference and Expo, underway this week in San Francisco, is packing some serious federal heat.

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