The role of IT in the era of cloud computing

Without question, cloud computing continues to be the hot topic of discussion in information technology circles.  Vendors, customers and industry observers are all weighing in on the opportunities and challenges posed by the cloud.  Many IT professionals are, quite reasonably, asking question such as: “What does my job look like as the tech industry and…


Partners Find Value with Microsoft’s Cloud Apps

Today, we are announcing a new alliance with Capgemini that will bring the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), our cloud service for communication and collaboration, to Capgemini’s worldwide clients as part of their new Infostructure Transformation Services. This news already is gaining traction with our customers. One example is C10, a French consumer-products distributor that…


Productivity Applications and the Cloud

What a week! Just days ago in New York, we launched Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to business customers worldwide. The response to this epic release has been nothing short of amazing.  With more than 8.6 million people already using the 2010 set of products in our beta program, it is clear there’s tremendous appetite…


Modeling the World

Technology is transforming our ability to measure, monitor and model how the world behaves. This has profound implications for scientific research and can transform the way we tackle global challenges such as health care and climate change. This transformation also will have a huge impact on engineering and business, delivering breakthroughs and discoveries that could…


The 5 Steps to Secure Collaboration

It is clear that collaboration drives the modern enterprise.  Sharing documents and applications within the company, from the remote office, with trusted partners and customers, into the cloud, etc. – is crucial for most organizations today. Collaboration is a key engine for success, regardless of which industry or part of the world you’re in.  And,…


Weekend Reading: Imagine Cup U.S. Finals and Much More

It’s Friday and therefore time to round up some of the things you may have missed this week with what we like to call Weekend Reading. Firstly a plug for the U.S. finals for the Imagine Cup, taking place this weekend.  At Imagine Cup, student teams compete to find solutions to the most important challenges…


it’s learning Adopts Microsoft Platform for Cloud Educational Services

Some really great news just in from Europe – this week Microsoft and it’s learning, an international learning platform provider based in Norway, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to transform teaching methods and advance next-generation learning. We are excited at the prospect of this new relationship to help many educational institutions utilize the benefits of…


Weekend Reading for Feb 27/28: Office in the Cloud, Botnets and What Language Do You Speak?

Our big news this week was The Wall Street Journal’s story [WSJ subscription required] about a team of Microsoft employees who developed a terrific new way to take down “botnets,” some of the nastiest customers on the Internet. If you haven’t read it take a look, or watch the video on the Microsoft News Center….