Microsoft

News

Microsoft opens up Azure to Packer & OpenNebula

Jul 23, 2014 Rene Millman

New open source tools land on Azure

Office 365 shake-up for SMB subscribers announced

Jul 14, 2014 Rene Millman

New plans should simplify things for SMBs

Azure users supported by new StorSimple storage arrays

Jul 10, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Microsoft set to release new arrays to boost hybrid cloud support on Azure

Advice

How to connect to cloud services

Jul 8, 2014 Steve Cassidy

It's not enough to have your ISP: are you sure it can handle your cloud demands?

Why doesn’t cloud ERP just work?

Jun 13, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

There are signs that the take-up of cloud-based ERP is already waning, so how should CIOs proceed?

Best cloud storage 2014: which one is best?

Jun 2, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

We round up the best cloud storage products available in 2014

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.