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Infor, a provider of business software for mid-market companies, on Monday launched Infor24, the company's comprehensive initiative to deliver cloud-based versions of its most popular business software. Infor24 solutions are available now, providing customers with an optimum mix of ric...
Fujitsu Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced a new worldwide cloud computing partnership that enables Fujitsu to deploy the Windows Azure platform appliance in Fujitsu datacenters. Fujitsu will deliver a comprehensive set of new cloud services and solutions, including system in...
Dell and Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced a strategic partnership in which Dell intends to use the Windows Azure platform appliance, introduced by Microsoft, as a part of its Dell Services Cloud to develop and deliver next-generation cloud services. The Windows Azure platform applia...
HP and Microsoft on Monday announced their intention to work together on a Microsoft Windows Azure platform appliance that will enable large enterprise customers to confidently and rapidly adopt cloud-based applications as businesses needs change and grow. The companies will work toge...
Twenty million businesses and over a billion people use Microsoft cloud services, and many of the Microsoft products that we know and trust are available in the cloud. Like SQL. Office. And Windows. In his general session at Cloud Expo East, Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer and...
According to CRN Microsoft has added 300–500 direct sales people to pitch its cloud strategy to both end users and partners starting July 1, the beginning of the company’s new fiscal year. Microsoft general manager, partner strategy for the US Public Sector Vince Menzione said at a con...
The real-world experiences based on Microsoft’s multi-tenant Windows Azure-based social media web services used by www.microsoft.com/Showcase will be discussed in this case study. In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Bart Robertson, an architect with Microsoft Corporat...
Microsoft's Vince Menzione, General Manager for Microsoft's partner strategy in the US public sector, has been underlining his company's "end-to-end commitment to cloud computing." In a magazine interview this week Menzione declared: "All of our salespeople will be leading with cloud.....
Zuora, the company that defined and continues to lead the subscription billing industry, today announced that it will join the Microsoft Windows Azure Technology Adoption Program (TAP) and help in the advancement of Microsoft's cloud computing platform. Zuora is the first on-demand bil...
Microsoft has updated its Windows Azure SDK with support for the new and improved .NET Framework 4, Visual Studio 2010 tools and IntelliTrace bug tracking while its cloud database SQL Azure got spatial data support and 50GB worth of storage. There’s a the public preview out of SQL ...
Microsoft has opened a Software and Services Excellence Center (SSEC) in Taiwan to created business opportunities in cloud computing for itself and its 100-odd local hardware friends. The thing is supposed to result in next-generation connected devices and cloud data centers. Micro...
Microsoft last Friday hung price tags on its Windows Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN), which has been in preview since November and therefore free. The CDN service, which caches Azure blobs closer to the user to accelerate content delivery, is currently available at 19 locations g...
To better understand the components offered by MS Azure, we registered for MS Azure Platform and browsed through the three components. SQL Azure turned out to be the easiest one to configure and do something useful with, so we built a mashup that utilizes MS SQL Azure as a centeral re...
The book by Sriram Krishnan “Programming Windows Azure” is now available on Amazon. Sriram Krishnan is a Program Manager on the Windows Azure team at Microsoft. At Windows Azure, he ran the feature teams which built the service management APIs, geo-capabilities and several ...
Microsoft cloud services mean freedom for businesses. The freedom to access the technology you want, where and when you want it. The freedom to take advantage of the latest technology as a capital expense, or an operational one. The freedom to focus on running your business - not runni...
Dell means to cash in on what its Data Center Solutions unit, which sells to the super-sized buyer, has gleaned supplying Microsoft with custom servers for its Azure cloud. To start, it’s going to sell turnkey private PaaS solutions made up of pre-tested, pre-assembled and fully supp...
ReliaCloud, the new service that offers small-to-medium-sized enterprises cloud computing servers and storage space, has announced a new partnership with enStratus, a national cloud management platform that delivers governance for enterprise applications in the cloud. Together ReliaClo...
At first glance, these services may seem the same. And there are certainly similarities; after all, both create a drive on your desktop that is actually connected to the cloud. However, there are some important differences. These differences give
The Cloud Computing Congress (http://www.cloudcomputingcongress.com), has just announced a range of free to attend workshops on mobile cloud computing, co-located with the Mobile Social Media forum (http://www.mobilesocial-networking.com). The workshops examine why mobile and cloud com...
I have been using Gladinet Cloud Desktop to manage files on the Azure Blob Storage for a while now. It has a drive letter, accessible from Windows Explorer and it works just like another network drive on my PC. However, just like when you are driving a car on a daily basis but sometime...
Microsoft has started beta testing its so-called XDrive as Windows Azure Drive. It’ll let users run their Windows apps in the cloud using standard Windows NTFS APIs to make migrating to the cloud easier. Microsoft said for the beta release, customers will only be billed for the storage...
Google Storage is shared between Gmail, Picasa Web Albums and Google Docs, all of which have web interfaces to use and share with friends. For the desktop PC UI interface, you have client side GUI tools such as Google Picasa, Gladinet Cloud Desktop or Memeo Connect to connect your Go...
Windows Azure and SQL Azure went commercial in the wee small hours Tuesday Greenwich time in 21 countries to face off against Amazon, IBM, Salesforce, Google, Cisco, EMC, VMware and Rackspace. And 99.95% Service Level Agreements (SLAs) kicked in and partners, ISVs and business-betting ...
Window Azure platform AppFabric has now been deployed to more data centers around the world. Previously, when you provisioned a service namespace, you were asked to select a region from a list that contained only United States (South/Central). Now, when you provision a service namespac...
Microsoft and the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Thursday announced an agreement that will offer individual researchers and research groups selected through NSF's merit review process free access to advanced cloud computing resources. By extending the capabilities of powerful, ea...
Intuit and Microsoft plan to create new opportunities for software developers to deliver and market Web applications to small business customers through the Intuit App Center. The two companies plan to integrate the capabilities of their cloud services platforms – the Intuit Partner Pl...
A singular vision — a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs — guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex...
Evidently 7 is Microsoft's lucky number. It knocked one out of the park when it reported its calendar Q4 results Thursday. Revenues steamed past everybody's expectation by like a billion dollars on the back on Windows 7 sales, netting earnings of $6.7 billion, or 74 cents a share, u...
If I have documents sitting in a cloud storage such as Google Docs, why do I need to back it up to a different cloud storage such as Azure Storage? Maybe because I need the peace of mind that I can access it the moment I need to. Or in some countries, access to one may be blocked such ...
QuickBooks is well known among small businesses used in managing their finances. Microsoft and Intuit are targeting small businesses by integrating their Cloud Platforms. Microsoft will offer its Cloud Platform Windows Azure SDK so that developers can author applications to run Intu...
Microsoft and Intuit are going to join their clouds, Azure and the Intuit Partner Platform (IPP), so developers can deliver and market web applications to the 27 million QuickBooks-using small businesses through the Intuit App Center. The integration also means that small businesses ca...
I bet you thought that Los Angeles’ deal to use Google Gmail was big news. No; the biggest cloud deal yet is between Panasonic, the electronics giant, and IBM. According to a story about the cloud-computing deal that I read, Panasonic will stop using Microsoft Exchange, messaging an...
iStore on Thursday launched Digital Oilfield Online, a cloud-based hosting service for its PetroTrek software suite. The company unveiled its online cloud computing capability at the Microsoft Global Energy Forum, where it announced the immediate availability of cloud-hosted PetroTrek ...
Sometimes it is important to reflect back on activities and achievements of the past year in order to focus on the road ahead. 2009 was a year full of “firsts” and exciting announcements for GoGrid and I thought that I would quickly summarize and highlight a some blog posts of interest...
Although Windows 7 appears to be a great improvement over Windows Vista and Windows XP to be replaced by Windows 7, the common prerequisites for working with Windows Azure Platform appear to be limited to: Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP as sh...
Gladinet (http://www.gladinet.com) has announced the release of Cloud Desktop v1.4.2. This version adds the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Windows Azure platform to the list of cloud storage providers that the service platform supports. Cloud Desktop, which provides an Internet-based vi...
Epicor Solutions Continue to Leverage Latest Microsoft Technologies for Enhanced Security, Innovative User Interface Features and Performance EnhancementsIRVINE, Calif. - December 22, 2009 - Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software ...
“One of the reasons it’s so difficult to satisfactorily define cloud computing is that people have many different needs and expectations from a cloud platform. To start a conversation about cloud — especially one that seeks to evaluate the relative merits of competing cloud platforms —...
RightScale, the cloud manager, plans to support Windows Azure and let customers deploy RightScale-managed applications and take advantage of Azure’s particular properties. It said it would support Azure infrastructure-level services through its new Service Management API like it does A...
While Microsoft is webifying bits and pieces of its client/server Dynamics ERP solution, it ain't gonna put any full-blown Dynamics ERP on Azure. Too much customization and integration to make a good candidate apparently. Enter Acumatica, a potentially competitive third-party ERP solut...