Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections.
Move to the ‘Cloud’ Reaps Digital Cities Award
“The migration to Microsoft’s cloud has fundamentally changed the IT service delivery model for the city,” said Trobridge, who researched alternatives, including Google, before making the decision to go with Microsoft.
Case Study: An SME Migrates to Microsoft Office 365
Tim Chapman, IT director at iLuka, says the company decided to move to Office 365 to reduce risks by taking advantage of Microsoft’s high-level security: “Our clients were not comfortable about our datacentre security and wanted enterprise-level protection.”
Microsoft Office 365: Security and On-Premises Requirements
Naturally, security and trust are always top concerns for anyone considering hosted email. In a move to help alleviate some of these concerns for its customers, Microsoft has established a website, The Office 365 Trust Center.
Microsoft’s Windows Azure Active Directory Plans Take Shape
“You can enable single sign-on, security enhanced applications, and simple interoperability with existing Active Directory deployments using Access Control Service (ACS), a feature of Windows Azure Active Directory.”
Microsoft Details Its Browser Performance Testing
“We set out to make IE just crazy fast.”
Microsoft Confirms SkyDrive App for Windows 8
SkyDrive will “turn your entire PC into your own private cloud, and use its terabytes of local storage to easily access, browse, and stream your files from anywhere by simply fetching them from SkyDrive.com.”