Boxing Up The Cloud
With the Windows Azure Platform Appliance, Microsoft, Dell, HP and Fujitsu aim to define a new category for datacenter computing.
Partners like Jeffrey Goldstein are eager for features in Microsoft's forthcoming release that will give them better traction against Salesforce.com.
The Windows Azure Platform Appliance is coming this fall. While you can't buy one of these limited-production releases, it could portend the future of private clouds.
Some MSPs are intrigued by the new Microsoft cloud-based Windows Intune, but the product's early positioning and the company's commitment to the managed services model are questioned.
Simply put, if you create a cool product and want to deliver it via the cloud, you need to create your own channel.
In our three main features this month, we're looking at three different ways Microsoft is bringing its traditional products to the cloud.
Success in the small business space has always been Microsoft's to lose.
In August 1981, IBM introduced its first "personal computer" and, explaining that nobody but IBM could sell IBM, decided that the few selected companies that would be furnishing these small units to consumers and small businesses would be "resellers" instead of "sellers."
Microsoft offers new SQL Server migration tools for MySQL and updated tools for Access, Oracle and Sybase.
Every now and again, something truly shocking happens in the IT industry. Like what went down at HP just recently.
CFO Peter Klein makes the case for Microsoft's financial upside in cloud computing at the Microsoft Financial Analyst meeting.
As the economy continues to bump along, throwing off signals both that it might be headed up or down, a major component of the channel is reflecting the same confusing lack of clear trends.
Program expands to rely on a broader base of banks worldwide.
With fingers crossed, IDC calls for 6 percent bump in IT spending for all of 2010.
Proposal excludes wireless bandwidth and calls for weak FCC regulation. Critics allege the approach would create "private fast lanes" for "big players" and a "winding dirt road" for "the little guy."