Cloud Computing

Microsoft Launches Azure Search Preview, Other Improvements

Microsoft last week rolled out preview releases of Azure DocumentDB and Azure Search, as well as announced the general availability of Azure HDInsight.

Microsoft Cloud Exec Touts Azure's Growth, Says AWS Is 'Struggling'

Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be the current cloud leader, but growing competition from Microsoft Azure and the cloud price war are putting a dent on its lead.

Court Orders Microsoft To Obey Search Warrant for Overseas Data

A U.S. district court judge has upheld a search warrant ordering Microsoft to turn over e-mails stored in its datacenter in Dublin, Ireland.

Microsoft Study Touts Disaster Recovery in Public Cloud

A Microsoft-backed study is spotlighting the benefits to organizations of using public cloud services for backup and disaster recovery (DR) scenarios.

Microsoft, IBM Make Gains Against Amazon in IaaS

Though Amazon Web Services (AWS) still leads the cloud infrastructure services space, it faces increasing competition from Microsoft and IBM, according to research by Synergy Research Group and Gartner Inc.

Microsoft Azure AD Sync Service Gets Second Preview

Microsoft this week launched a second preview of its Azure Active Directory (AD) Sync Services that incorporates several user-suggested improvements.

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.

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.

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 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.