Microsoft

News

AWS is a $5 billion business, shouts Bezos

Apr 24, 2015 Joe Curtis

Amazon Web Services' revenue grows 49 per cent, as Microsoft crows about cloud, too

Microsoft Azure Service Fabric is born with aim of boosting hyper scale development

Apr 21, 2015 Clare Hopping

The platform will provide ISVs with the tools they need to build scalable and customised cloud services

Fujitsu and Microsoft use IoT to produce lettuce

Apr 14, 2015 Clare Hopping

The two companies' services merge with a big data platform to perfect manufacturing processes

Advice

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

What is Skype for Business?

Jan 26, 2015 Steve Cassidy

What is Skype for Business and what can it do for you? Steve Cassidy takes a look...

Best free cloud apps for business

Oct 29, 2014 Clare Hopping

Mobility is key for enterprises and that’s why it’s important to ensure you have the mobile cloud apps to access files wherever you are

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.