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Google announces Office for Android now available to all

Jun 25, 2015 Clare Hopping

The apps have been updated with new features after they underwent beta testing by select users

Microsoft offers start-ups $120,000 worth of Azure cloud services for free

Jun 17, 2015 Caroline Preece

Microsoft is offering $120,000 worth of Azure cloud services to eligible start-ups for free as part of BizSpark Plus

Microsoft acquires BlueStripe to improve app management

Jun 11, 2015 Clare Hopping

The acquisition means Microsoft can offer mapping, monitoring and troubleshooting of distributed applications

Advice

Collaboration and the cloud explained

Jun 19, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

Max Cooter takes a look at how the cloud can help us all work more effectively both alone and together

Putting police footage in the cloud could be a first step to online detection

Jun 3, 2015 Mary Branscombe

Azure’s government cloud is secure enough to store police bodycam video – and maybe start analysing it too

Cloud storage providers: Guide to who's who

Feb 22, 2015 Rene Millman

We run down the key cloud storage providers so you can make the right choice for your business

Case Studies

UCAS clears admission problems with move to the cloud

Jan 2, 2014 Rene Millman

Mix of Azure and AWS helps UCAS students into university places

Cloud ERP systems improves traceability

Nov 21, 2013 Rene Millman

Noble Foods puts its eggs in cloud basket

Saving money: Coventry University cuts £1m through virtualisation

Nov 19, 2012 Rene Millman

Coventry University has cut its computing costs by using Hyper-V to put business ciritcal apps in a private cloud

Products

The software giant has a multi-pronged cloud involvement. Office365.com provides its Office suite of desktop applications to the cloud for customers such as Danish audio firm Bang & Olufsen which says the service is saving it money and allowing it to better serve its mobile staff.

Microsoft also runs Azure, its public cloud application hosting and development platform and has "cloud optimised" Windows Server 2012 for users to create private clouds.