Microsoft

News

Microsoft to make Halo 4 cloud framework open source

Dec 15, 2014 Joe Curtis

Redmond will accept code contributions from developers

Microsoft accuses US of hypocrisy over data requests

Dec 9, 2014 Joe Curtis

Redmond appeals Dublin server ruling on grounds US would not accept foreign demands for data

Google Drive adds edit button for Microsoft Office attachments

Dec 3, 2014 Caroline Preece

You can now edit Microsoft Office documents directly from Gmail with latest Google Drive update

Advice

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

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?

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.