Cloud Computing


Another Telco Offers Office 365

The Dallas-based telecommunications company is acting as a "syndication partner" and resells Office 365 services, which are hosted on Microsoft's servers.

Microsoft Releases Beta of BizTalk Server 2013

Microsoft has released the beta version of BizTalk Server 2013, which adds support for Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012.

Office 2013 Released to Manufacturing

Microsoft Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and other next-generation products have reached the release-to-manufacturing milestone, the company announced last week.

New Windows Azure Discounts Target Developers

Microsoft is offering discounts to its Windows Azure cloud subscribers based on spending tiers.

Apps for Office 2013: Software plus Services, Indeed

The new "Apps for Office" model allows developers to build add-ins for Office that are implemented with HTML5 and JavaScript.

Microsoft Reveals Office 365 Pricing Model

Incentives under the subscription model include the ability to run Office on up to five PCs or Macs, increased SkyDrive storage and the assurance of having the most up-to-date Office software.

Windows Server 2012 Hits G.A. Milestone

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2012 on Tuesday during a launch event that showcased its latest server technology.

VMware To Acquire Network Virtualization Pioneer

VMware Inc. has made no secret of its plan to extend its core server and storage virtualization to network resources. The company moved closer to that goal on Monday, announcing a $1.26 billion deal to acquire Nicira Inc.

Metro Missing from Office 365 Preview

When Microsoft demoed the next version of Office 365 at an event in San Francisco last week, Metro-style versions of the company's service-enabled Office applications were not showcased. Instead, the preview focused on next-generation, desktop versions of the service-enabled Office.

Microsoft Updates Developer Preview of Cloud Identity Management Service

Microsoft has enhanced the June Developer Preview of Windows Azure Active Directory with two additions aimed at opening up the service to third party developers.

Microsoft Revamps Office 2013 for Touch and Cloud

Microsoft executives unveiled the next version of the Office productivity suite on Monday, revamped for touch-based input and remote access to applications and data via the cloud.

Microsoft Announces Free Office 365 Edition for Education

Microsoft marked the one-year anniversary this week of Office 365, its cloud-based productivity and collaboration platform, by announcing a free edition for education.

Windows Azure: The Loose Ends Come Together

On June 7, Microsoft introduced its revamped Windows Azure cloud computing platform to the world.

Microsoft Announces Major Upgrade to Windows Cloud Platform

The Windows Azure June 2012 SDK, released on Thursday, targets Microsoft's latest cloud platform.

Open Data Protocol Submitted to OASIS for International Standardization

Leading software companies are taking steps to make the Open Data Protocol (OData)an international industry standard.

Amazon Cloud Adds SQL Server and .NET Support to Managed Services

Amazon Web Services is extending its managed services to Windows developers, the company announced this week.

Microsoft Partners with Twilio for Telephony in the Cloud

Microsoft said it has partnered with cloud-based telephony service provider Twilio, a San Francisco-based startup, to enable developers to build voice and SMS-enabled applications that run on the Windows Azure cloud service.

'Windows Live' Ends in Wake of Windows 8

Microsoft plans to end its "Windows Live" branding in the next few months as it prepares to release the Windows 8 operating system.

Quest Software Rolls Out Migration Services for Microsoft Cloud

Quest Software is offering migration solutions for organizations moving to Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Office 365.

What System Center Can Do for Developers

Microsoft System Center 2012 is out, and Microsoft .NET Framework developers everywhere are cheering.