The software giant has a multi-pronged cloud involvement. 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.

Collaboration and the cloud: Everything you need to know

Advice 12 Oct, 2015 Maxwell Cooter Rene Millman

We take a look at how the cloud can help us all collaborate more effectively

Q&A: John Case, corporate vice president, Microsoft Office

Advice 9 Oct, 2015 Jane McCallion

We chat to the CVP of Office about Office 2016 and what it has to offer businesses...

Google's apps may be coming to Windows 10 soon

News 6 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

Rumours suggest the tech giant will announce its apps will be available to Microsoft's OS at the Windows 10 devices launch event

New Brightsolid Tier III datacentre for Aberdeen

News 2 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

£5m facility will boost Scottish economy

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Microsoft announces more intelligent cloud offerings

News 30 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

As an extension of Azure, it has announced additonal products in containerisation, security, infrastructure and the IoT

Universal Skype experience delayed on Windows 10

News 27 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

Microsoft said it's working hard to integrate the software with messaging, phone and video apps

Microsoft Office 2016 blurs the lines between cloud and desktop productivity

News 22 Sep, 2015 Jane McCallion

New productivity suite a significant step in "mobile first, cloud first" vision

Skype back up and running after yesterday's outage

News 22 Sep, 2015 Rene Millman Clare Hopping

UK Skype customers left unable to connect for over 15 hours

Microsoft reveals its Linux distribution for Azure

News 18 Sep, 2015 Rene Millman

Redmond turns to open source to power networking in the cloud

Microsoft and Salesforce buddy up further in the cloud

News 17 Sep, 2015 Maggie Holland

Not only is the partnership going from strength to strength, Microsoft is also first customer to use the new Thunder platform

HP overtakes Cisco in cloud infrastructure equipment market

News 10 Sep, 2015 Rene Millman

Hewlett-Packard knocks networking giant off top spot for the first time

Microsoft beefs up Office 365 security credentials with Adallom acquisition

News 9 Sep, 2015 Jane McCallion

Identity management critical to "mobile-first, cloud-first" dream

Microsoft heads back to court in cloud data sovereignty row

News 9 Sep, 2015 Jane McCallion

Company to argue against handing over email data at New York appeal court hearing

How can you become the most productive person in the office?

Advice 7 Sep, 2015 Jane McCallion

Five tips, tricks and pieces of software to get the most out of cloud and become the most productive person you know

Microsoft to boost Office 365 capabilities with VoloMetrix acquisition

News 4 Sep, 2015 Jane McCallion

Organisational analytics features will be brought to cloud productivity suite

Windows 10 and the cloud

Advice 11 Aug, 2015 Simon Bisson

Windows is now available. So what does it mean for you, your users, and the cloud?

OneDrive adds new folder sharing and co-authoring features

News 11 Aug, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Microsoft's cloud storage platform now supports syncing across all shared folders

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Office 365 used by almost 90 per cent of organisations

News 29 Jul, 2015 Clare Hopping

However, employees are using it to store files holding personal information with the word 'password' in the filename

AWS ends quarter as a $1.8bn powerhouse

News 24 Jul, 2015 Joe Curtis

Cloud is star performer in Amazon's latest stellar quarter

Microsoft brings Azure Rights Management to Office for iPad and iPhone

News 23 Jul, 2015 Jane McCallion

Data protecion solution will roll out to Outlook apps on Android and iOS later in the year