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Microsoft Pledges $1 Billion in Cloud Services to Nonprofits

Cloud computing services offer businesses a host of opportunities to make their operations more efficient and effective. In recent years, cloud services have become far more affordable than they were in the past, but many organizations still lack access to these potentially transformative technologies. Soon, however, roughly 70,000 nonprofit organizations will be able to use… Read more »

Cloud Computing More Widespread and Affordable Than Ever

A decade ago, cloud computing capabilities were still largely limited to large established corporations like Amazon.com. Consumer cloud storage services were expensive and users were often rightfully wary about security hazards and data privacy. Then, around 2009, a number of tech giants such as Google and Microsoft started releasing secure, reliable, user-friendly cloud computing apps… Read more »

Windows 10: To Be Or Not To Be

After Windows 8 was less than a success with businesses across the country, the recent release of Windows 10 has promised to win those companies back. Yet, before committing to bringing in this new operating system, it is very important to weigh the positives and negatives of it. After all, the new operating system might… Read more »

Windows 10 – What Can You Expect?

After the reports came out that Microsoft was releasing their new operating system (OS) under the name Windows 10, the biggest concern by the internet populous and Windows users everywhere was, what happened to Windows 9? Obviously 7 ate 9 (not really). The real reason why Microsoft went with the moniker of Windows 10 was… Read more »

Microsoft to the rescue for XP users with browser fix

Microsoft Corp rushed to create the fix after learning of the bug in the operating system over the weekend when cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc warned that a sophisticated group of hackers had exploited the bug to launch attacks in a campaign dubbed “Operation Clandestine Fox. Microsoft on Wednesday initially said it would not provide the… Read more »

NADELLA TO HEAD MICROSOFT; GATES LEAVES CHAIR ROLE

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company’s small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet, as its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nadella-head-microsoft-gates-leaves-chair-role/

Microsoft Joins Open Compute Project

Microsoft is contributing a specification it uses for the cloud servers that run services like Windows Azure, Bing and Office 365. What disruption will this cause and is it an industry game changer? http://www.crn.com/news/data-center/240165744/microsoft-open-sources-cloud-server-designs.htm?cid=nl_alert&elqTrack=true