SMBs and Cloud Adoption: Current Users vs. the Next Wave

At the Microsoft Hosting Summit in March, we announced the results of an annual study of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), looking at their attitudes toward and adoption of cloud services. The press release can be found here, but today we wanted to go a little deeper in to some of the results and their…

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Cloud Computing Is Meeting the “Enterprise” Needs of SMBs

I have been in technology marketing since my career began, and one word that gets thrown around often is “enterprise.” In technology, we make broad statements about offering “enterprise-class” services, solutions, architectures, software, etc. In general, we’re talking about delivering the best technologies available to handle complex workloads and applications. For hosting and infrastructure services…

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Hosting the Hosts

By: Marco Limena, vice president, business channels, Operator Channels, Microsoft This is one of my favorite times of year, because in late-March at Microsoft we get the opportunity to bring over 400 of our hosting provider partners to Bellevue for the annual Microsoft Global Hosting Summit. Hosting Summit provides an opportunity for leaders across the…

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Microsoft to showcase latest cloud technologies at WorldHostingDays

If it’s not clear by now that cloud computing is much more than the latest technology trend, consider two conclusions from a recent IDC report: Cloud computing will create nearly 14 million new jobs between 2011 and 2015. By 2015, business revenues from IT innovation enabled by the cloud could reach US$1.1 trillion a yea…

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Building on the Demand for SharePoint to Land New Customers

With SPTechCon2012 happening this week, SharePoint is top of mind for many.   SharePoint continues to be a strong source of growth for partners of all types.  Interesting facts about SharePoint growth include: As a standalone company, SharePoint would be one of the top 50 Global Software firms We have sold more than 125 million licenses to…

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Hosting Transport Agent Developed By Ricketts Corporation

As you are surely aware, the year 2011 ended on a high note with the release of Exchange Server 2010 SP2. This update includes support for service providers using the on-premises configuration from SP2 onwards in their hosted environment. Along with this service pack, Microsoft released the document “Multi-Tenancy and Hosting Guidance, Exchange Server 2010…

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Microsoft releases a security update to protect customers

Microsoft recently released a security update to protect customers against the industry-wide issue described in Security Advisory 2659883. The security update resolves a publicly disclosed, remote unauthenticated Denial of Service issue in ASP.NET versions 1.1 and above, on all supported versions of the .NET Framework. Microsoft is currently unaware of any attacks targeting ASP.NET, but…

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Microsoft Wins Best New Telecom Service in Leading Light Awards 2011

Last night, senior leaders and influencers across the telecom industry gathered at the Hudson Terrace in New York City for Light Reading’s annual Leading Lights Awards.  The awards program focuses on next-generation communications technology, applications, and services, and rewards the companies that have performed well over the past year. The panel of judges included Light…

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Hosting partners are the key to cloud adoption amongst small and medium businesses

By Andrew Lund, EMEA Director, B2B Channels, Hosting and Partner Cloud, Microsoft Operator Channels There are over 23 million small and medium businesses across Europe. In fact, 99 percent of all European businesses are SMBs, making them the backbone of the European economy. However – and unfortunately there’s no way of getting around it –…

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