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January Newsletter – Cloud Computing and the New Decade
We have left the century’s introductory decade behind us. Will the Cloud be massively adopted during the 2010s? Let's take a look what industry experts have to say. Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Cloud Computing January 2010 Cloud Computing and the New Decade...
18 Jan 2010
[Information Week] Microsoft Azure Supports Federated ID
A federated identity can be used to provide a single sign on to multiple applications, both in the enterprise and in the cloud. Microsoft has adopted a "claims-based architecture" in its approach to managing the identities of users in its Azure cloud. At its Professional Developers Conference...
25 Nov 2009
[Network World] Microsoft Begins Paving Path for IT, Cloud Integration
Microsoft launched at PDC a serious effort to build IT into its cloud plans by introducing technologies that help connect existing corporate networks and cloud services to make them look like a single infrastructure. "Azure is looking at the second wave," says Ray Valdes, an analyst with Gartner...
23 Nov 2009
[eWeek] SugarCRM Brings CRM Play to Windows Azure
SugarCRM has announced that it will offer its CRM applications on the Windows Azure to enable its customers and value-added resellers (VARs) to benefit from the real-time scalability, high availability and on-demand infrastructure of the Microsoft cloud platform for Web applications and services. Read...
19 Nov 2009
Exchange Server 2010 Available
At the Microsoft Tech•Ed Europe 2009 conference in Germany, Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop announced that Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is now available worldwide to help businesses reduce costs, protect communications and delight e-mail users. Along with Windows 7 and Windows Server...
9 Nov 2009
The Economist on How Win7 Marks the End of an Era and the Beginning of a Battle in the Clouds
Much of computing will no longer be done on personal computers in homes and offices, but in the “cloud”: huge data centres housing vast storage systems and hundreds of thousands of servers, the powerful machines that dish up data over the internet. Web-based e-mail, social networking and online games...
15 Oct 2009
[InformationWeek] Failover and Load Balancing: Hyper-V Adds Live Migration
Virtual machine live migration is the top new feature of Windows Server 2008 Release 2, said Bill Laing, Microsoft corporate VP for the Windows Server and Solutions Division, in an interview. Laing highlighted what he considered the prime features of the software, now in the hands of major distributors...
2 Oct 2009
Microsoft to Shift Servers, Culture to New Green Lab
Microsoft’s Redmond Ridge 1, a new computer lab being built a few miles from the Redmond campus, aims to consolidate existing computer labs on campus and help shift company culture to remote software development, while reducing the company’s carbon footprint by 12,000 metric tons. Read press pass… [Seattle...
14 Sep 2009
Virtualization: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Now Available
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. With the addition of new features such as live migration and expanded processor and memory support for host systems...
28 Aug 2009
[NYTimes] In the New Data Center, It’s Roofs Off and Taxes Down
Google and Microsoft continue to spar over both their data center designs and how much information they reveal about the inner workings of their vast computing centers. Read full story Microsoft’s Generation 4 Modular Data Center Vision
17 Aug 2009
[Application Development Trends] Serious Price Tag Overshadows Cloud Computing
While big players (including Microsoft) and not so big are still improving their cloud offerings, there still persist some doubts about those cost savings that cloud proponents use as main argument. These advantages come at a cost, a researcher warned at the Black Hat Briefings security conference. Read...
3 Aug 2009
June Newsletter – Architecture in Turbulent Times (Issue 20)
The goal of our Architect role is to align IT with the course of business, and being that almost every business has been challenged as a consequence of the current economic slowdown, we—as architects—are challenged to make our architectures follow the pace of business that these days is particularly...
17 Jun 2009
[InfoWorld] Netbooks in the business: Do they make sense?
With some of the most recognized names in the high-tech industry -- Intel, Arm, Microsoft, Linux, Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, and many more -- hyping netbooks as the next big thing, InfoWorld decided to take a look at a category whose exact definition is still in flux to see how and where they...
18 Feb 2009
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