Cloud & Data Center http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9276/more en Microsoft Profit Tops Estimates as Cloud Growth Marches On http://windowsitpro.com/cloud-data-center/microsoft-profit-tops-estimates-cloud-growth-marches <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Microsoft Corp.&rsquo;s turnaround plan got back on track in the latest quarter, buoyed by rising sales of internet-based software and services.</p> <p>Profit in the fiscal fourth quarter exceeded analysts&rsquo; estimates and adjusted sales rose 9 percent as demand almost doubled for Azure cloud services, which let companies store and run their applications in Microsoft data centers. A tax-rate benefit added 23 cents a share to earnings, Microsoft said.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud-data-center/microsoft-profit-tops-estimates-cloud-growth-marches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud-data-center/microsoft-profit-tops-estimates-cloud-growth-marches#comments Cloud & Data Center Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:06:00 +0000 194391 at http://windowsitpro.com Video: What You Need to Know About Azure IaaS with John Savill http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/video-what-you-need-know-about-azure-iaas-john-savill <div class="node-body article-body">Join John Savill for updated overview of Azure IaaS for 2017 including compute, storage and networking details.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/video-what-you-need-know-about-azure-iaas-john-savill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/video-what-you-need-know-about-azure-iaas-john-savill#comments Microsoft Azure Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:56:00 +0000 194321 at http://windowsitpro.com Global IT Spending to Grow by 2.4% to $3.5 Trillion in 2017: Gartner http://windowsitpro.com/cloud-data-center/global-it-spending-grow-24-35-trillion-2017-gartner <div class="field-byline"> Todd R. Weiss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Enterprise software growth is expected to rise by 7.6 percent, up from 5.3 percent growth in 2016, while data center spending will be flat.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud-data-center/global-it-spending-grow-24-35-trillion-2017-gartner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud-data-center/global-it-spending-grow-24-35-trillion-2017-gartner#comments Cloud & Data Center Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:06:00 +0000 194271 at http://windowsitpro.com Decoding Digital Transformation: What it Means for IT Pros http://windowsitpro.com/cloud-data-center/decoding-digital-transformation-what-it-means-it-pros <div class="node-body article-body">If you're confused about what digital transformation is, you're not the only one. Here we cut through the hype and the marketing jargon to get to the bottom of what digital transformation means for an IT pro like you. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud-data-center/decoding-digital-transformation-what-it-means-it-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud-data-center/decoding-digital-transformation-what-it-means-it-pros#comments Cloud & Data Center Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:33:00 +0000 194241 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Feeling lost when it comes to digital transformation? There are actionable steps you can take now to forge a clear path.&nbsp;</p> Roz Woodward/Thinkstock What is an append blob? http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/what-append-blob <div class="node-body article-body">Understand what an append blob is and why you might use it.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/what-append-blob" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/what-append-blob#comments Microsoft Azure append blob append blob Sat, 15 Jul 2017 13:15:00 +0000 193791 at http://windowsitpro.com Creating a Stored Access Policy http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/creating-stored-access-policy <div class="node-body article-body">Create a stored access policy the easy way!</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/creating-stored-access-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/creating-stored-access-policy#comments Microsoft Azure stored access policy stored access policy Sat, 15 Jul 2017 13:14:00 +0000 193781 at http://windowsitpro.com Modern Data Warehousing on AWS http://windowsitpro.com/business-resources/modern-data-warehousing-aws <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Amazon Web Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Download this eBook and learn how a modern data warehouse provides a common architectural platform for leveraging new big data technologies to existing data warehouse methods, enabling deeper business insights.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/business-resources/modern-data-warehousing-aws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Web Services (AWS) Business Resources Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:44:00 +0000 194251 at http://windowsitpro.com Everything You Might Have Missed from Microsoft Inspire 2017 http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/everything-you-might-have-missed-microsoft-inspire-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">From digital transformation stories to Azure Stack use-cases, here's everything you may have missed from Microsoft Inspire 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/everything-you-might-have-missed-microsoft-inspire-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/everything-you-might-have-missed-microsoft-inspire-2017#comments Microsoft Azure Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:59:00 +0000 194231 at http://windowsitpro.com Mark Wilson/Getty Images Stored Access Policies and Shared Access Signatures http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-azure/stored-access-policies-and-shared-access-signatures <div class="node-body article-body">Whats the benefit of Stored Access Policy with Shared Access Signatures? 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Apple had already been storing encrypted iCloud data on China Telecom servers since 2015.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud-data-center/apple-partnering-guizhou-big-data-china-data-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud-data-center/apple-partnering-guizhou-big-data-china-data-center#comments Cloud & Data Center Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:17:00 +0000 194001 at http://windowsitpro.com