Microsoft

News

Microsoft updates Android app to unify personal & work files

Aug 29, 2014 Rene Millman

Users can switch between personal and professional accounts

AWS opens enterprise document collaboration up to all

Aug 29, 2014 Rene Millman

Zocalo challenges Box, Dropbox and OneDrive

Azure SQL database prices cut by Microsoft

Aug 28, 2014 Rene Millman

Autumn price cuts, price plans rearranged and improved service levels touted

Advice

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

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?

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.