Microsoft

News

Microsoft & Dell to offer Azure-in-a-box

Oct 23, 2014 Rene Millman

Software giant's latest offering to provide customers with Azure-like private cloud

Microsoft adds real-time analytics for Hadoop to Azure

Oct 17, 2014 Rene Millman

Software giant also touts new machine learning capabilities

Big Data centre for climate change research gets green light

Oct 17, 2014 Rene Millman

Reading University hopes to analyse vast amounts of data to solve complex environmental problems

Advice

The Microsoft Cloud Platform System unpacked

Oct 20, 2014 Mary Branscombe

Microsoft debuts an Azure-consistent private cloud delivered in a box

Windows 10 and the cloud

Sep 30, 2014 Simon Bisson

A new Windows is on the horizon. What does it mean for you, your users, and the cloud?

Five common cloud problems – and how to fix them

Jul 29, 2014 Nick Booth

Success has many fathers, but failures are orphans. Here we name the main progenitors of the cloud’s problem children

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.