cloud en Build 2017: Microsoft Announces Several New Tools and Services for Developers <div class="node-body link-body">During the Build 2017 Day 1 Keynote, Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Scott Guthrie, and Harry Shum unveil several new services intended to help developers maximize their abilities to build intelligent apps for their customers.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development AI artificial intelligence BUILD Build 2017 cloud Data developers Harry Shum Satya Nadella Scott Guthrie Wed, 10 May 2017 19:10:00 +0000 190731 at Microsoft: Cloud is My Business. And, Business is Good. <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Microsoft&rsquo;s public events over the past couple years &ndash; particularly those for Windows 10 and self-designed hardware devices &ndash; I think have really clouded (pun intended) the minds of some of its biggest customers, but definitely has lured many consumers away from the company&rsquo;s real mission. Whether or not this has been on purpose, with its Windows 10 and Surface events Microsoft continues to promote itself as a consumer-friendly company, yet its recent revenue report shows a much different picture and a much different underlying focus.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud cloud cloud Microsoft Microsoft Satya Nadella Satya Nadella Wed, 10 May 2017 14:54:00 +0000 190641 at What to Expect: Microsoft's May Education Event from New York City <div class="node-body link-body">Using our powers of deduction let's take a look at what we might hear from Microsoft at this Microsoft Education related product announcement in New York City.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 cloud CloudBook Laptop Microsoft Office OneNote Product services Windows 10 Windows 10 Cloud Mon, 01 May 2017 14:11:00 +0000 190081 at Microsoft Adds Patent Suit Protections For Cloud Customers <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Microsoft Corp. will help cloud customers fend off patent lawsuits and expand coverage of related litigation costs, seeking to distinguish its services from rivals in the fast-growing market for internet-based computing.</p> <p>As more companies host their applications and services on Microsoft&#39;s Azure and other cloud providers, they are increasingly becoming the target of lawsuits from companies seeking to make money by claiming patent infringement.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud cloud cloud Microsoft Microsoft Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:43:00 +0000 186671 at With more data than ever to manage, storage gets smarter <div class="field-deck"> Focusing on integrations and automation, Pure Storage wants to help IT do more </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When Rob <q>Barkz</q> Barker first started at Pure Storage, he says the conversations were all about one thing: Performance. With a laser-focus on flash memory, that was a conversation that helped Pure crack the market.</p> <p>But after performance is handled, the conversations have changed: Now, his customers want to find out how automate routine tasks and spend more time thinking about how to drive their organizations forward.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Azure Azure Azure Stack Azure Stack cloud cloud Pure Storage Pure Storage Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:51:00 +0000 181481 at <p>Barkz at Ignite.</p> The Devil's in the Details with Cloud <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When you&rsquo;re doing research, it&rsquo;s great to see data that reinforces trends you&rsquo;ve identified in the past. Especially with studies that are repeated on a regular basis, there&rsquo;s hope and expectation that new findings will show steady progress in the themes from earlier years.</p> <p>This wasn&rsquo;t the case with CompTIA&rsquo;s <a href="">new cloud study</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Professional cloud IT Manager Network Administrator Research Systems Administrator Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:41:00 +0000 180921 at Box Banks on New Product With IBM to Gain Business Customers <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Box Inc., trying to expand revenue amid slower billings growth, will unveil new software developed with IBM to help companies set up and manage document-heavy workflows like recruiting, budgeting, sales and customer management. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud box Box cloud cloud storage storage Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:55:00 +0000 179651 at VMware New Cloud Plan: Sell Stuff for Rival Clouds <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>VMware Inc. is set to unveil new products in a bid to eke out greater relevancy for the company in internet-based cloud-computing.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud AWS AWS cloud cloud VMware VMware Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:38:00 +0000 178461 at Dropbox Said to Discuss Possible 2017 IPO in Talks With Advisers <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Dropbox Inc., the popular file-storage company, has met with advisers to discuss the possibility of an initial public offering as soon as 2017, according to people familiar with the matter.</p> <p>Management wanted to talk about the feasibility of a listing and get a sense of the valuation the company could fetch from public market investors, the people said. The conversations were exploratory and no final decision has been made on a potential IPO, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud cloud cloud collaboration collaboration Dropbox Dropbox Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:25:00 +0000 177571 at Breaking Down Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Pricing <div class="field-deck"> Redmonk crunches numbers to compare Cloud IaaS provider pricing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rachel Stephens at the analysis firm RedMonk has some good charts showing price differences among various cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers, mapping out how pricing wars appear to be pushing service costs generally down even as providers flesh out their offerings. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud AWS AWS Azure Azure cloud cloud Google Google Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:11:00 +0000 177141 at <p>Which cloud provider stands out from the pack in pricing?</p>