Microsoft Takes Shot at Amazon, Google with BizSpark Offer

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June 24, 2015

Microsoft Takes Shot at Amazon, Google with BizSpark Offer   By David Ramel June 23, 2015 Microsoft will begin offering $120,000 of free Azure cloud services to eligible startups starting on July 1, the company announced recently. The move, which will be offered as part of Microsoft’s BizSpark Plus program, is aimed at courting startup companies to the Azure platform. “The offer expands our existing BizSpark Plus program which, in…

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Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365

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June 23, 2015

Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools   Credit: Shutterstock While Google for Work and Microsoft Office 365 offer many similar services, choosing between the two can be a significant challenge for CIOs. This comparison eases that burden. CIOs and IT managers have many choices when it comes to cloud-based productivity tools for email, documents, calendar and file-sharing. The first two options that come to…

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Microsoft partners with NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports

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June 23, 2015

Microsoft partners with NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports             Microsoft has become a technology partner of both motorsports governing body National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and race team Hendrick Motorsports. As part of the new multi-year agreements, Microsoft will provide both NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports with access to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and Windows 10 operating system, which will launch on 29…

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Benefits Of Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Benefits Of Enterprise Mobility Solutions By James Jeffrey  |   Submitted On June 09, 2015 In today’s highly competitive world where profit maximization is the only mantra, business enterprises of all sizes and types are looking for highly effective resources that can be optimized and used to boost overall productivity and have a competitive edge in the global market. That is why enterprise mobility solutions are being seen as a perfect way…

June 20, 2015
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Microsoft expected to accelerate patch schedule with Windows 10

Microsoft expected to accelerate patch schedule with Windows 10 By Maria Korolov | Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – 09:31 Last week, Microsoft provided a few more details about the upcoming Windows 10 release of its operating system, and early indications are that new versions of the operating system will now be called branches, and will come out more frequently than the previous two-to-five year release cycle. However, how often Microsoft…

June 17, 2015
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Play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One later this year

You will be able to play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One later this year Microsoft announces backward compatibility support for last-gen games on its current-gen console at the E3 games show. by Dan Graziano  @DanGraziano June 15, 2015 10:01 AM PDT Microsoft on Monday surprised the video games world with news that its Xbox One console will be able to play old Xbox 360 games. Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox at…

June 16, 2015
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Top 10 Microsoft Products of 2015, Rated by Partners

Top 10 Microsoft Products of 2015, Rated by Partners WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cloud products like Azure and Office 365 are on the rise, but several on-premises stalwarts are holding their ground. By Scott Bekker June 10, 2015 On-premises servers, Office and the Windows client are still incredibly important to Microsoft channel partners, but cloud products are making headway in the partner priority list, according to a new Redmond Channel Partner magazine…

June 12, 2015
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Cisco Puts Intercloud In Higher Gear By Adding AWS, Microsoft Azure Functionality

Cisco Puts Intercloud In Higher Gear By Adding AWS, Microsoft Azure Functionality byMark Haranas on June 10, 2015, 3:20 pm EDT Cisco Systems Wednesday stepped up its Intercloud offensive with new functionality for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Cisco, which has boasted that its recently launched Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud Bundle is 40 percent cheaper for large workloads than AWS, has now extended its virtual machine on-boarding to support Amazon…

June 12, 2015
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Microsoft’s 7 Foot Surface Hub Wall-Computer Will Set You Back A Cool $19,999

Microsoft’s 7 Foot Surface Hub Wall-Computer Will Set You Back A Cool $19,999 Microsoft will start accepting pre-orders of its Surface Hub device on July 1 in 24 markets. The devices will commence shipping in September. The larger device, weighing in at 84 inches, will cost $19,999. The smaller 55-inch option is a far-cheaper $6,999. In case you are behind, the Surface Hub is a massive touch screen, built on the tech that…

June 11, 2015
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Microsoft Gains Ground on Cisco in Collaboration

Microsoft Gains Ground on Cisco in Collaboration By Jeffrey Burt | Posted 2015-06-09 Synergy analysts say Microsoft’s success is being driven by its embrace of the cloud, though Cisco is aggressively moving in that direction. Microsoft continues to creep up on market leader Cisco Systems in the highly competitive global collaboration space, according to analysts at the Synergy Research Group. Numbers released by the market research firm June 9 showed…

June 11, 2015
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