Microsoft Launches Office 365 Around the World

Today Microsoft launched our newest cloud service, Office 365, which delivers Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online together in a predictable monthly subscription.  You can find full details on the announcement here and also more information on customers and partners on the Office 365 web site here.  The set…

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Fujitsu Launches Global Cloud Platform Service Powered By Windows Azure

Today, Fujitsu and Microsoft announced the upcoming August 2011 availability of the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform service, which marks the first official production release of a Windows Azure platform appliance delivered by Fujitsu.  The new service offering has already been running in Fujitsu’s datacenter and available on a trial basis to companies since April 21,…

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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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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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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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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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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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Private Cloud Success Scenario: Virtualize Your Disaster Recovery Plan

CIOs understand the concept and even the building blocks of private cloud. But as I attend shows like the Microsoft Management Summit 2011, which happened this week in Las Vegas, there’s a certain kind of question I’m still being asked. In one form or another that question continuously revolves around what changes a private cloud…

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Opening the Window to PC Management in the Cloud

During his keynote today at the Microsoft Management Summit corporate vice president Brad Anderson discussed Microsoft IT solutions to help companies streamline PC and device management and better empower productivity in today’s modern enterprise.  He announced the general availability of Windows Intune, and demonstrated the new solution for cloud based management and security of PCs. …

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Microsoft IT and the Road to Windows Azure – Part 1

“There’s no rocket science here. It’s all about due diligence.” This is the first of a two-part interview, with it originally being posted on the Microsoft Enterprise Viewpoints blog at this link. In Part 2, we conclude with developer challenges, writing scalable applications, security and how to get started. I had a chance to sit…

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