WIRED event: Innovation and Opportunity in the Cloud

I wanted to share another post from my colleague, Mark Miller, this time summarizing a recent WIRED cloud computing event in New York City. The full text of Mark’s recap is below and it also includes a couple links to videos from the event.  Let me know if you have any comments or questions. Thanks…

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City and County of San Francisco Adopts Microsoft Cloud Solution

Just catching up on some news from yesterday that the City and County of San Francisco are upgrading and consolidating their multiple citywide email systems used by more than 23,000 employees onto Microsoft Exchange Online, which is a cloud-based enterprise messaging solution. The move is part of their efforts to improve the quality and efficiency…

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SAP and Microsoft Join Efforts on Cloud Computing

I wanted to share news of an announcement this morning at SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP’s business and technology conference being held in Orlando, Florida this week.  The announcement states that SAP and Microsoft will work together on making application development and cloud management easier for developers and IT staff, helping customers harness the power of cloud…

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Travelocity Critical System Runs on Windows Azure Cloud

This week the Microsoft TechEd North America conference is taking place in Atlanta Georgia. TechEd is an annual conference which provides IT professionals and developers with deep technical education across Microsoft’s current and upcoming products, solutions and services. Taking into account the high level of interest in private and public cloud computing this year, the…

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CA Technologies ARCserve coming to Windows Azure platform as SaaS offering

Couple of interesting updates on the Windows Azure front that I came across yesterday on Redmondmag.com and Mary Jo Foley’s All About Microsoft sites.  Redmondmag.com covers the announcement from CA Technologies that they’re bringing their ARCserve backup and recovery solutions exclusively to the Windows Azure cloud computing platform as a SaaS solution in the second…

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Cloud Elasticity – A Real-World Example

In April, I wrote about the Social eXperience Platform (SXP) powered by the Windows Azure platform and how it delivers cloud-powered capabilities to Microsoft Showcase and the Cloud Conversations sites.  There were some notable numbers in that post related the improved availability and reduction in costs corresponding with the team’s move to the cloud.  I…

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Orion Energy Systems Moves InteLite software to Windows Azure platform

I came across an interesting announcement today over on the Windows Azure blog regarding Orion Energy Systems and their use of the Windows Azure platform to host their InteLite offering, a sensor-and-control solution designed to help their customers save energy and control lighting costs. The announcement says that the move to the Windows Azure platform…

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