Enterprises who use Microsoft Azure for their cloud computing will soon be able to access a higher level of support. The roll-out will begin on May 1 and will be completed before September.
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According to the New York Times, Microsoft has built prototype server containers designed to sit in the ocean, cooling naturally and reducing data transfer latency by being located closer to cities.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and its President, Brad Smith, have announced the donation of $1 billion in cloud services to 70,000 nonprofits and NGOs around the world over the next three years.
Alongside the new Band, Microsoft has also launched a whole new ambitious project: Microsoft Health, a fitness-oriented platform to help you gather and understand all your activity data.
New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and company co-founder Bill Gates have said Microsoft will put increased emphasis on mobile devices and cloud computing as the company moves forward.
Microsoft Xbox executive Phil Spencer stated in a Twitter exchange this weekend he doesn't believe the next Xbox console will be based on cloud servers and that local hardware will still be needed.
One of the interesting tidbits we heard this week was the fact that Microsoft has been building datacenters in parking lots. Even more interesting? They don't put a roof on the datacenter.
Microsoft said that the new Xbox One console will be able to use cloud computing for intensive tasks and we finally have more info on how this will actually work and what it means for users.
What does Microsoft have planned for the enterprise environment? We'll be traveling to Las Vegas next week to talk with company leaders to find out their vision for the corporate world.
Dropbox is to bring some big changes in coming months, with a greater emphasis on image sharing and file previews. Gone are the days of structured folders; the future seems to be document previews!
Join us at 2:45pm PT (5:45pm ET) for a liveblog of Larry Ellison's keynote. He'll be joined by Infosys CEO S. D. Shibulal, and they will be discussing the cloud and built-in BI, social, and mobile.
The USPTO accepted Google's application for its network-based “operating system”, ie that Chrome OS that has been pretty unsuccessful thus far.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak doesn't care too much for the current trend in cloud computing, telling an audience this week, "I think it's going to be horrendous."
Amazon has offered a detailed explanation on why its cloud servers went down for a number of hours this past weekend, which affected services such as Netflix and Instagram.
Heavy storms in north Virginia have knocked out power and disrupted access to Amazon's cloud. Is the cloud concept so unstable that a single storm can knock out access to Netflix, Instagram, and more?
HP Discover is over and, as expected, we had a heavy dose of Big Data, BYOD, and Cloud computing. Find out what our impressions were and what we learned from our time at the conference.
NVIDIA has announced its plans to launch VGX, a new cloud-based PC graphics technology that it claims will bring higher end graphics and software to low end PCs.
Greenpeace members placed an 800 square foot banner on the side of Amazon's office building in Seattle today to protest Amazon and Microsoft's energy policies for running cloud servers.
Greenpeace has issued a new report that is critical of Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and others for the types of energy used to power their various cloud server services.
The research firm Gartner has predicted in a new paper that online personal cloud services will replace the PC as the center of a user's digital life by the year 2014.
HP plans to launch a business-themed cloud server service in the near future that would compete with Microsoft's Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services with more personalized service.
Do you want to learn how to implement cloud within your company's data center? If so, you might want to attend HP's free event that helps IT professionals learn more about this hot topic.
In a new editorial and infographic, Microsoft tries to make the case that the cloud computing industry will generate nearly 14 million new jobs worldwide by the year 2015.
A new report about the growth of cloud computing by IDC predicts that in 2012 Microsoft could buy a streaming content company, naming Netflx as a possible example.
In a speech at a China-based game developer conference, a Microsoft rep hinted that more cloud-based features will be added to its Xbox 360 game console in the near future.
The current hard drive shortages due to the flooding in Thailand could affect the infrastructure of the Internet as companies like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple and others could be impacted.
Microsoft is offering customers of its Office 365 cloud-based office software suite a 25 percent credit because of its down time earlier this week,
Microsoft has filed for a patent that should allow for a fast booting PC operating system using a cloud computing design.
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The web browser wars will be getting a new combatant later this summer and it comes from a familiar company. OnLive is planning to release its own web browser using the cloud-based streaming technology that...
Microsoft's UK managing director, Gordon Frazer, admitted that cloud data stored online, even in Europe, is not protected against the 'Patriot Act' in the United States of America. As ZDNet reports, Microsoft's admission of this...
Apple's iTunes music service is still the leader in the downloadable music space but now it wants in on the ever growing cloud computing business. Before it does that with iTunes, however, it needs to...
Microsoft made their Office 365 cloud-based document service publicly available on April 18th. What might not have been expected is that Microsoft is already targeting Google Docs, having created a mini-site specifically drawing comparisons between...
A new job opportunity, working for Apple in Santa Clara Valley, has become available. According to Apple Insider, the position is for a "Cloud Systems Software Engineer". The job description explains that they require an...
With everyone touting the benefits of cloud computing, most people don’t think about the danger that this presents. Mirco Wilhelm, a German photographer, has learned firsthand the dangers involved as Flickr (owned by Yahoo!) accidentally...
According to a report released by Microsoft in Ireland today, the company believes that cloud based computing could end up creating around 8,600 jobs in the country by the end of 2014. The report, mentioned on...
The European Union aren’t shy when it comes to technology issues, they are the one who asked Microsoft for the web browser ballot screen. More recently, they have been diving into technology again and on Friday...
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This week, news regarding Apple's plans to build a billion dollar data center in North Carolina has become something of a talking point. The incentive was initially announced by the company back in June after...