Microsoft Steps Up To The Ring With Windows Azure

Microsoft Steps Up to the Ring with Windows Azure in Direct Competition with Amazon Web Service The land of Infrastructure -as-a-service (IaaS) shook a little bit more this week as another titan rose in competition for the enterprise’s bustling pot of gold. Microsoft has finally delivered their promised revamp on the Windows Azure services which also serves

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Yammer’s Integration With SharePoint – Part 2

Yammer’s Integration With SharePoint – Part 2 Read Part 1 Future Road Map of SharePoint-Yammer Integration According to Jared Spataro, Senior Director, Microsoft Office Division, who also leads the SharePoint business and works closely with Adam Pisoni and David Sacks on Yammer integration, their next step would be integration with Office365. Summer of this year

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The 5-3-2 Principle Of Cloud Computing: An Easier Approach

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The 5-3-2 Principle of Cloud Computing: An Easier Approach Even though, cloud computing has become exceedingly common, the fact remains that people seem to have differing opinions when it comes to its definition. The issue is not the lack of definition or the lack of an agreed coherent one, but rather the lack of apparent

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Business Collaboration: Yammer’s Integration With SharePoint – Part 1

Yammer’s Integration with SharePoint  Engaging Social Experience to Enhance Productivity of Business Collaboration Part-I Microsoft’s acquisition of Yammer in mid 2012 for $1.2 billion has been continuously drawing IT managers’ attention as they looked upon SharePoint-Yammer integration as eye candy in business collaboration platform. Recently, Microsoft updated their roadmap issued in November last year and

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Is Cloud Computing A Threat To Older Tech Companies? Part 1

Is Cloud Computing A Threat To Older Tech Companies? Part 1 Almost exactly a year ago, The Informational Data Corporation (IDC) made some pretty bold predictions regarding the development of a new high-tech industry in the convergence of social networking, and cloud-based computing and data storage. IDC suggested that many industry giants may scramble to

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Cloud Computing Highlights Of 2012: Social Collaboration And Integration

Cloud Computing Highlights of 2012 2012 has been a takeoff year for cloud computing, there have been no real major breakthroughs yet no setbacks as well, but that is not to say that the field has been asleep overall, we have seen a continued growth in terms of support and adoption including the emergence of

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Some Of The Fastest Growing Markets – Week In Review: December 17th, 2012

Week In Review: December 17th, 2012 Cloud News on the Cloud This week the Christmas spirit visited Microsoft who won a partnership with NORAD to track Santa and Facebook as delivered an improved app to Android users. Google has finally developed a celebrated Maps app for iOS users and we are starting to see a new war

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The Storage Wars: Microsoft Hops Onto The Price-shed Bandwagon

The Storage Wars: Microsoft Hops Onto The Price-shed Bandwagon Last week’s wrap-up of the on-going cloud storage price wars between Google and Amazon ended off with a humble suggestion for Microsoft: wait for nothing and plunge straight into the cloud storage price-drop showdown. It turns out that the software giant actually did make up its mind to join

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The Storage Wars: Google And Amazon Battle It Out, Microsoft Turns Turtle

The Storage Wars: Google and Amazon Battle It Out, Microsoft Turns Turtle The past week witnessed Google and Amazon slashing the price tag associated with their respective cloud storage services one after the other. Interestingly, the price lowering spree from both the giants seems more like an immediate business reflex rather than a thoroughly chalked out pricing plan.

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Could Google Become The New Microsoft Of Cloud IT?

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Could Google Become The New Microsoft Of Cloud IT? For the past 15 years, Microsoft has been the unquestionable king of business IT. As the market leader in both workstation and server operating systems, Microsoft set the standard and controlled the experience for a generation of both IT professionals and general computer users. Today, even with explosive growth

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Whitepaper: Microsoft SharePoint On The AWS Cloud – Learn How!

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Whitepaper: Microsoft SharePoint On The AWS Cloud – Learn How! Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a complete set of services and tools for deploying Windows® workloads, including Microsoft® SharePoint® Server, on its highly reliable and secure cloud infrastructure platform. This white paper discusses general concepts regarding how to use these services and provides detailed technical

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Is the Office 365 University Suite Really Necessary?

Is the Office 365 University Suite Really Necessary? We are all used to doing things a certain way and sometimes even the smallest digression from that pattern means that we will not feel comfortable with the new situation. In the case of the Microsoft Office suite the simplest thing like the continuous word count in

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Is The Xbox Music Project Dead On Arrival?

Is The Xbox Music Project Dead On Arrival? Microsoft has recently come up with a service that allows you to handle all your music collection with one single app across as many platforms as you have that are working under the Microsoft license. The program, called Xbox Music, is a bundle of two services, the

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Cloud Infographic: The Modern Office

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Cloud Infographic: The Modern Office Freedom from the office and the promise of working from anywhere has been an illusion for many years. However, this illusion now seems to be closer to reality than ever before. Automattic, the hosting company for WordPress.com servers, knows the future is now. They have 123 people that operate like

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