RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.

Cloud Computing


Partner Beware: 6 Pieces of Bad Cloud Advice

The transition to cloud is tough for the Microsoft channel. Some cloud 1.0 pioneers who survived to be cloud 2.0 veterans share their tales from the trenches about strategies that sounded smart at the time, but could have cost them their businesses if they hadn't been nimble.

Microsoft Adds Azure ExpressRoute Cities, Partners

Microsoft's ExpressRoute service has expanded into seven cities and added two new partners, the company announced on Monday.

WPC 2014: Microsoft Plans Cloud-Focused MPN Changes, Announces Dynamics CRM on Open

Microsoft unveiled a number of changes intended to drive partner investment in its cloud services during Monday's opening keynote of the Worldwide Partner Conference, taking place this week in Washington, D.C.

Microsoft Debuts 'Azure Certified' Program for Partner Apps

Microsoft unveiled an opportunity for its partners to leverage the Azure cloud platform to sell their services at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) on Monday.

Microsoft Acquires Data Protection Firm InMage

Microsoft has acquired San Jose, Calif.-based InMage for an undisclosed amount, it announced Friday.

Microsoft Announces Azure Improvements Ahead of WPC

Microsoft on Wednesday sketched out some plans for its Azure cloud platform that it will likely spotlight at its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) next week in Washington, D.C.

Microsoft Readies Dynamics CRM and Azure for Government Users

Microsoft is beefing up its public sector cloud services, announcing a new Dynamics CRM Online offering for government users and expanding access to its Azure government cloud preview.

Microsoft StorSimple Azure Storage To Launch Next Month

Microsoft is aiming to offer an alternative to traditional enterprise storage with a hybrid solution that consists of a new implementation of its StorSimple appliances.

Microsoft Azure RemoteApp Available for Windows RT

Microsoft recently rolled out its Azure RemoteApp client for Windows RT devices, giving Windows RT users a way to access apps that they can't install on their machines.

Google Bolsters Enterprise Cloud Offerings with Google Drive for Work

Google this week rolled out Google Drive for Work as part of a number of enterprise-grade enhancements to its cloud services.

Microsoft Evolves Azure and Office 365 for New Age of Security Threats

With cloud computing at the center of recent high-profile security breaches and the NSA spying revelations, providers like Microsoft have been feeling pressure from customers to lock down their data.

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Product Released as Preview

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery, previously called Hyper-V Recovery Manager, is now available in preview, Microsoft said on Thursday.

Microsoft Readying Azure Machine Learning Service Preview

"Azure ML," Microsoft's new machine learning service based on its Azure cloud platform, will launch as a preview next month, the company said Monday.

Microsoft Azure AD Application Proxy Service in Preview Stage

A new version of Microsoft's Azure Active Directory (AD) Application Proxy service is now available as a preview.

Third-Party Tools for Office 365 Migration and Management

Setting up and managing Office 365 for customers doesn't have to be a manual, poorly documented job for partners. As the market for the SaaS product booms, so does the ecosystem of powerful tools from third parties.

Microsoft Launches Azure Cloud Services in Brazil

Microsoft's Azure cloud services are now generally available for commercial use in southern Brazil, the company announced Thursday.

Microsoft Azure Ranked with Amazon as Top IaaS Provider

In its latest Magic Quadrant report for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers, research firm Gartner deemed Amazon and Microsoft to be the clear market leaders -- a first for Microsoft in that category.

Microsoft Adds Mobile Analytics to Azure with Capptain Acquisition

Microsoft on Wednesday announced it is acquiring Paris-based startup Capptain for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Steers Business Strategy Toward 'Virally Consumable Cloud'

Microsoft's commercial business strategy depends on creating cloud-based solutions that will stick with consumers, according to Judson Althoff, president of Microsoft North America.

Analyst: Office 365 Has a Host of Potential Migration 'Gotchas'

Making the move to Microsoft's Office 365 Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings is far from straightforward, according to a recent webinar by Gartner Inc.