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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...
2 May 2011
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...
23 Mar 2011
Mostly Cloudy Forecast at Microsoft U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit
This week Microsoft held its U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit in Redmond, and while we’re used to rain this time of year in Seattle (and most of the year for that matter….), the forecast at the event for the Public Sector was mostly cloudy - cloud related technology that is. With all...
25 Feb 2011
The Bridge Across Cloud Computing Worlds - IT Management Tools
With the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2011 conference fast approaching in March I wanted to touch on the role that IT management tools play in cloud computing including Private Cloud, Windows Azure public cloud, or solutions which span both worlds. If you’re not familiar with MMS, it is the...
8 Feb 2011
Enabling Supercomputing in the Cloud
One of the capabilities delivered by true cloud computing solutions is the power to dynamically scale up and down based on the needs that applications and users are placing on the service. This also correlates to one of the key benefits that businesses can realize when investing in cloud computing as...
4 Feb 2011
Azure customer NVoicePay featured in InformationWeek
This week longtime IT journalist Charlie Babcock of InformationWeek posted a story called "4 Companies Getting Real Results from Cloud Computing." It's a good article that profiles organizations that "are way past testing the cloud. They've seen the shortcomings, and are still looking ahead to what's...
18 Jan 2011
Virtualization alone does not a cloud solution make
The following is a guest post from David Greschler, Director Virtualization and Cloud Strategy at Microsoft 2010 saw the rapid rise in popularity of businesses considering cloud computing solutions as a way of helping reduce costs, gain efficiencies, as well as a variety of other benefits. Unfortunately...
8 Jan 2011
Public Sector Customers Across Globe Choose Microsoft Cloud Offerings
It's been an interesting last couple of weeks for Microsoft and Public Sector customers around the globe related to cloud technlogies. At the beginning of December there was the news that Microsoft's Cloud Infrastructure received FISMA certification , which means customers of any size can benefit from...
15 Dec 2010
New York Times: Microsoft Gives Cloud to Scientists
Following Bill Hilf's earlier post about how the cloud is going to enable more customers to take advantage of technical computing (aka supercomputing), the New York Times recently posted an article about Microsoft making software tools and Windows Azure resources available for bio-science research (...
30 Nov 2010
Volvo, Vampires and Windows Azure - What do they have in common?
This morning I came across an interesting story on the On Windows site about how Volvo Cars used Microsoft Windows Azure to create an online campaign and game, Lost in Forks, to highlight the inclusion of Volvo automobiles in the Twilight series of books and movies . If you’re not familiar with...
29 Nov 2010
Technical computing in the cloud: Big solutions for big challenges
The following is a guest blog post from Bill Hilf, General manager, Technical computing, Microsoft Every day there is a lot of interesting news and discussion around cloud computing. One area that I find important and exciting is thinking about large scale and complex problems - classically tackled...
16 Nov 2010
Transformation of IT and Economics 101 of the Cloud
Cloud computing in the enterprise has been available in niches the last couple of years, but the large scale move that companies are now considering for areas of their businesses is relatively new to many. Companies are looking at and analyzing the perceived benefits such as cost reduction, improved...
12 Nov 2010
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