Cloud Computing


Microsoft Readies Azure AD Connect for General Availability

Azure Active Directory Connect, Microsoft's wizard-like tool that aims to make it easier for organizations to connect their backend Active Directory (AD) environments with Microsoft's cloud-enabled Azure AD service, will be released commercially this month.

Microsoft Office Online Apps Get Box Integration

Office Online, Microsoft's browser-based suite of applications, now features integration with the Box cloud storage service.

With Azure Stack, Microsoft Tries To Correct What Cloud OS Got Wrong

Introduced at Ignite, Azure Stack substantially advances the old Cloud OS Azure Pack by allowing organizations to build cloud infrastructures that truly mirror the experience of the Azure public cloud.

Top 10 Microsoft Products of 2015, Rated by Partners

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cloud products like Azure and Office 365 are on the rise, but several on-premises stalwarts are holding their ground.

Microsoft To Open More Cloud Datacenters

In an effort to increase its cloud footprint, Microsoft recently announced plans to open two new datacenters in Canada.

How Containers Fit into the Microsoft Stack: A Visual Guide

Microsoft is moving faster than ever to embrace containers on Microsoft Azure and to build the technology into the next version of Windows through a major partnership with Docker. Here's a visual guide to what all the fuss is about.

Microsoft StorSimple Extends Cloud Support to AWS, OpenStack

Microsoft recently issued an update to its StorSimple storage management product that extends support to other cloud storage service providers.

Microsoft, Amazon Solidify 'Leader' Positions in IaaS Market Report

Research firm Gartner Inc. has singled out Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure as the two runaway leaders in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) space.

Microsoft Beats Amazon, Google in Cloud Storage Shootout

Microsoft Azure performed slightly better than Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Nasuni's latest cloud storage report.

Microsoft Product Power Ratings: Build and Ignite Edition

The first five months of 2015 have been marked by nonstop product news from Microsoft, culminating in a pair of back-to-back major conferences. In taking stock of all the announcements, RCP finds that some products have fared better than others.

Microsoft Targets Amazon with Operations Management Suite

Microsoft unveiled its new Operations Management Suite (OMS) at the Ignite conference last week, giving organizations a tool to manage resources in clouds of any type, including Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Microsoft Edges Out AWS in NetSuite Cloud Partnership

NetSuite Inc. this week announced it plan to move its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to Microsoft Azure from Amazon Web Service (AWS) by year's end.

Azure Stack Marks Turning Point for Microsoft's Cloud OS

Microsoft unveiled the new "Azure Stack" offering at its Ignite conference this week, signaling a change of direction from its old "Cloud OS" vision.

For Microsoft's Cloud Partners, 'Consumption' Is the Order of the Day

It's not enough for partners to drive sales of Microsoft's cloud; now, they're being asked to drive cloud workloads.

Microsoft Sees Its Cloud Business Hitting $20 Billion by 2018

Microsoft on Wednesday made a financial case for shifting its business to the cloud.

Microsoft Launches Azure Premium Storage, Other Improvements

Microsoft recently unveiled a number of improvements to its Azure cloud platform, including a premium storage service and a streaming analytics service.

Microsoft Charts Course Toward Containers, Cloud Computing's Next Frontier

Perhaps you've heard the buzz about containers and how they're poised to become the next big thing in cloud computing.

Delivering Disaster Recovery as a Service: What Partners Should Consider

Many partners are looking to become DRaaS providers and there are many ways to provide disaster recovery services. Find the delivery approach that works for you.

A Brave New World of Partner Billing in the Cloud

There are now almost as many ways to bill for the cloud services that partners deliver to customers as there are cloud services.

Microsoft Brings Dropbox Integration to Office Online Apps

As of Thursday, all users of Microsoft's Office Online Apps, including Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint and Word, can now access files stored on Dropbox servers.