Microsoft Windows Azure and cloud computing News
December 15, 2014
Google's support of Windows Server mutually benefits both companies' platforms, but it may not be enough for a Microsoft shop.
October 21, 2014
Microsoft tries cloud in a box again, only this time with Windows, Azure and servers from Dell.
July 11, 2014
Microsoft will continue to blare its Azure cloud next week with several cloud storage announcements. Will users listen this time?
April 01, 2014
Microsoft will lower its Azure cloud prices to match price cuts made by AWS and Google, but is it enough to attract new customers?
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Microsoft Azure Operational Insights (AOI) is a cloud-hosted Software as a Service tool that allows an IT operations staff to collect and search data from multiple machines for analysis. Continue Reading
Microsoft CPS (Microsoft Cloud Platform System) is a software stack of Window Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Azure Pack that runs on Dell servers. Continue Reading
Microsoft Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) is a tool in the .NET framework that lets client applications developers authenticate users to an on-premises Active Directory deployment or to the cloud. Continue Reading
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New cloud directory offerings from Microsoft and Amazon go head to head, but Microsoft's option may make more sense for the enterprise. Continue Reading
After taking cost and hardware considerations for Windows Server 2003 workloads, one option to consider is a public cloud migration. Continue Reading
If your organization is looking to have a private cloud with some of the benefits of a public cloud, Windows Azure Pack is an option that can give you the best of both worlds. Continue Reading
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PowerShell isn't just for Windows Server anymore. Get the basics on PowerShell with Azure and learn some Azure-specific cmdlets. Continue Reading
Azure virtual machines can't host Exchange servers, but there are a few ways you can use them to extend and improve a hybrid Exchange setup. Continue Reading
Learn more about what's new in UR1 for Windows Azure Pack and how to decide if your organization should deploy it. Continue Reading
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The best part about Windows Azure Pack is the control you have over it while still allowing for automating and delegating tasks. Continue Reading
The hosted version of Microsoft's on-premises Rights Management Services offers data protection features without the complexity. Continue Reading
Just because you're an SQL Server shop doesn't mean you can't explore the cloud. Check out these five Azure alternatives to see what's out there. Continue Reading