Cloud Computing

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.

Microsoft and SAP Ink Cloud BI Partnership

Microsoft and SAP on Monday announced their plans to certify some SAP business solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform this summer.

Microsoft Brings Azure into Focus for Partners

From Azure RemoteApp to ExpressRoute, the new features Microsoft introduced at TechEd give partners new ways to leverage Azure to develop and sell new services.

Microsoft Revamping OneDrive for Business UI

Microsoft on Tuesday announced some improvements to the user interface (UI) of its OneDrive for Business cloud-based storage solution.

Microsoft Unveils Azure RemoteApp, Releases ExpressRoute at TechEd

Microsoft's "cloud-first, mobile-first" vision took the spotlight during Monday's opening keynote of the annual TechEd conference, taking place throughout this week in Houston.

Cloud-Based Database Backup and Disaster Recovery Gaining Steam

A Microsoft-sponsored study indicates that businesses are showing growing interest in cloud-based services for database backup and disaster recovery scenarios.

Major Cloud Players Are Jumping on the DaaS Wagon

The Desktop as a Service (DaaS) field is rife with opportunity for partners and tech giants like Amazon Web Services and VMware.

Microsoft Acquires Cloud Company GreenButton

Microsoft has acquired GreenButton, a New Zealand-based provider of cloud integration solutions, for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Describes 'Internet of Things' Vision, Issues Azure ISS Limited Preview

As part of Microsoft's "Internet of things" (IoT) vision, the company this month announced a limited public preview of its Azure Intelligent Systems Service (ISS).

The Cloud Boom and the Rise of Hybrid Solution Providers

As megavendors build datacenters to support their cloud visions, they're wooing solution providers that can connect customers' on-premises systems to the new cloud platforms.

Windows Intune Update Released, Adds Windows Phone 8.1 Support

The next update to Windows Intune, Microsoft's cloud-enabled device management product, began rolling out this week.

Microsoft Boosts OneDrive for Business Storage to 1TB

OneDrive for Business clients will see an increase in their default storage capacity from 25 GB to 1 terabyte (TB) "over the next few months," Microsoft said on Tuesday.