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  • Webjet announces flight to Office 365 and Azure

    Microsoft will lift Webjet into the cloud with Office 365 and Azure, Microsoft announced today. Webjet said it made the move as it prepares to expand its business in Australia and New Zealand.

    Written by Adam Bender06 Dec. 12 10:15
  • Microsoft Azure designer talks up cloud licence transfers

    CIOs looking to move existing software assets into the cloud but unsure about the licensing arrangements should leverage credits and other transfer services to minimise the impact, says one of the designers of Microsoft’s Azure cloud service.

    Written by Rodney Gedda14 Dec. 10 14:10
  • Infor to embrace Microsoft's Azure cloud

    Infor on Monday will announce plans for applications running on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, deepening the vendors' already close partnership and adding momentum to the industry's shift away from on-premises ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus13 July 10 06:38
  • Muglia offers details on Microsoft Azure Appliance

    On Monday, during the kickoff of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference being held this week in Washington D.C., Microsoft <a href="">announced</a> that it would be releasing a version of its Windows Azure cloud computing platform that can be run as part of an appliance offering.

    Written by Joab Jackson13 July 10 04:43
  • Microsoft exec: We and users win with cloud

    Microsoft is firmly on the cloud-computing bandwagon and with good reason -- it can make more money by doing so, even as it helps customers cut costs, business division head Stephen Elop said at the Convergence conference in Atlanta on Sunday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus27 April 10 07:42
  • New Microsoft server chief preps cloud push

    Microsoft Australia’s director of its server business group, Phil Goldie, is preparing to work with enterprises on software deployment and licensing when its Azure cloud platform becomes available in April.

    Written by Rodney Gedda26 March 10 07:46
  • Microsoft's Ballmer: 'For the cloud, we're all in'

    Microsoft is betting the cloud will deliver it and its customers the most opportunities for innovation and development. And according to CEO Steve Ballmer, five key reasons are driving the company's confidence in - and technology strategy for - cloud computing in the coming years.

    Written by Denise Dubie05 March 10 08:58
  • Microsoft talks cloud computing security, plans to offer private cloud software

    With Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform set to go live on New Year's Day, the company is looking ahead to later in 2010 when it will unveil a new security structure for multi-tenant cloud environments as well as private cloud software based on the same technology used to build Azure.

    Written by Jon Brodkin11 Dec. 09 08:38
  • Realigning Microsoft Azure unit may boost innovation, squabbling

    Unifying Windows Azure with its on-premises counterpart Windows Server should hasten the rollout of new features in Microsoft Corp.'s enterprise cloud platform, but it also will pit Azure against Microsoft's other cloud services for the loyalty of a key customer base, says one independent Microsoft analyst.

    Written by Eric Lai12 Dec. 09 05:40
  • VeriSign ensures security in the cloud

    VeriSign has been chosen to provide cloud-based security and authentication for the Windows Azure platform.

    Written by Anuradha Shukla10 Dec. 09 10:38
  • Microsoft creates new server and cloud division

    Microsoft has created a new division designed to bring its cloud and on-premises software development together and provide a consistent platform for corporate customers.

    Written by John Fontana10 Dec. 09 06:44
  • Microsoft developer technologies take center stage at PDC

    With a full schedule on tap, the 2009 Microsoft PDC (Professional Developers Conference) next week will tout efforts ranging from the company's Windows Azure cloud platform to plans for programming languages

    Written by Paul Krill13 Nov. 09 12:00
  • Microsoft set to fire up Dublin data center

    Microsoft has opened up for business its new Dublin data center, a massive 550,000-square-foot facility dedicated to serving primarily European customers.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk24 Sept. 09 13:00
  • Should enterprises reconsider the cloud?

    With support for three of the major pillars of application development and deployment -- Oracle 11g, Microsoft SQL, and open source MySQL -- under its belt, appears to be anticipating a major move by the enterprise into the cloud.

    Written by Ephraim Schwartz and Tom Sullivan31 Oct. 08 08:50