Microsoft CIO Tony Scott: 5 Lessons Learned from Our Cloud Deployment

I wanted to share a blog post from Microsoft’s CIO, Tony Scott, where he provides some insight into 5 lessons he’s learned along the path to deploying cloud computing solutions at Microsoft. Tony shared this information with an audience of fellow CIOs at a Forbes and Microsoft CIO network this week in New York.  …

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Thought Leaders in the Cloud: Talking with Scott Morehouse, Director of Software Development at Esri

Scott Morehouse was involved in the early development of GIS (geographic information system) in the Harvard Graphics Lab and is now director of software development for Esri. He was responsible for the initial design and architecture of Esri’s ARC product. In this interview, we discuss: -How the cloud is enabling more collaboration around GIS data…

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What others are saying about the Office 365 beta

It’s been a little over a week since the public beta of Office 365 became available, and there have already been some great comments on it from the press and customers.    For those not familiar with Office 365, it’s an always-up-to-date cloud service which brings together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync…

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FISMA Certification and Accreditation for BPOS-Federal

Good news last week from the Online Services team at Microsoft with the announcement that the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite-Federal (BPOS-F) offering has received FISMA certification and accreditation, a process by which federal agencies validate the security of information management systems. The BPOS-Federal offering includes Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Office Communications Online.  For more details check…

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Social eXperience Platform (SXP) Powered by Windows Azure

Whether you know it or not, when you visit the Cloud Power site you’re most likely experiencing a service or application hosted on or utilizing the Windows Azure platform.  Whether it’s the social media experience for videos hosted on the Microsoft Showcase site or visiting our Cloud Conversations section on the Cloud Power web site,…

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Microsoft Office 365 Launches Public Beta

There are a variety of stories coming out today regarding the availability of the Microsoft Office 365 cloud service public beta, including this one on PCMag.com and the official news release on Microsoft.com here.  The beta is available to 38 markets and in 17 languages. Office 365 brings the familiar experience of Microsoft Office together…

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Windows Azure platform supports Media and Entertainment industry

A Windows Azure platform update from “The Entertainment Capital of the World”, Las Vegas, and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show going on there. At the show we announced that we’re working with a variety of industry partners and creating a partner ecosystem to help Media and Entertainment (M&E) companies take advantage of cloud…

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All Things Digital with Seven Questions and Answers on Windows Azure

This morning I came across a newly published article on All Things Digital by Arik Hesseldahl titled “Seven Questions for Doug Hauger, Head of Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform”.   When I talk with others in the industry I sometimes get questions about what Windows Azure is.  Arik’s Q&A session with Doug helps provide clarity on…

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Windows Azure Drives Next-Gen Toyota Telematics

Post by: Larry Grothaus Big news from the auto world today: your next car might be greener thanks to the cloud. Microsoft and Toyota Motor Corp. have announced that the Windows Azure Platform (Windows Azure and SQL Azure) will be the foundation for a global cloud-computing platform that will deliver combined telecommunications and informatics technologies…

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