|Pixar Ventures in Cloud Computing Animation|
|One of the best features of cloud computing is its ability to summon other compute-based business services. Cloud computing effectively allows enterprises to decide on acquisition and deployment cloud facilities. It provides them control over peak migration and requirement loads from consumers. This allows them to plan ahead the workload distribution requirements plus the cost of services needed to run a certain amount of workload.|
|Microsoft to deliver CRM apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone in Q2|
|Microsoft will deliver mobile versions of its Dynamics CRM app and service for iPad, iPhone, Android phone, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 in the second quarter of 2012.|
|More Users Trust the Cloud|
|A recent report from Apple stated that about 85 million users have registered and signed up for the iCloud services. It is, as they put it, a positive indication that more computer users are ready and happy to migrate and store their documents and music, personal files and pictures to the public cloud.|
|Cloud Computing Rises on Wall Street|
|Lower trading volumes and less than stellar profits mean that Wall Street firms are looking to cut costs, so the adoption of third-party cloud-based applications and services is expected to accelerate this year.|
Microsoft and 24/7 Inc. Join Forces to Deliver the Future of Customer Service for Large Businesses
|Why Public Clouds Are More Secure than Private Clouds|
|Conventional wisdom would have you believe that Public Clouds are inherently insecure, and that the only way to meet your organization’s stringent security requirements in the Cloud is to implement your own Private Cloud.|
|Excel Cloud Data Analytics|
|Excel Cloud Data Analytics is a Microsoft Excel add-in that enables users to execute a variety of data-centric tasks on Windows Azure through a custom Ribbon in Excel.|
|Microsoft exec: Lync-Skype integration a ‘compelling opportunity’|
|Microsoft is looking at creating a bridge between Lync, its enterprise IM, voice and video communications product, and Skype as part of its broader initiative to extend the Office platform, a company executive said on Wednesday.|
|Leading Cloud Computing Enterprises|
|Hardware companies are on a downhill slope while server enterprises are on a steady uphill trek and startups continue to thrive in the IT industry. The question is, who among these cloud companies are on its way to the top. Obviously, and based on the current enterprise trend those with the best scalable platform and easily integrated framework gets the best leverage.|
Universities begin early adoption of Office365
|More universities are making the move to the cloud, and we’re excited they are finding Office 365 is the right choice for them. IT administrators are discovering they can get seamless collaboration and great productivity along with accessibility, world class security, and privacy.http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_in_education/archive/2012/02/08/universities-begin-early-adoption-of-office-365.aspx|
|Microsoft’s plan to bring its ERP users slowly but surely to the cloud|
|Microsoft is moving ahead with plans to host its ERP products on Azure, but isn’t rushing users to make the jump.|
|Google to Take On iCloud and Dropbox with Drive|
|Google will soon offer users a new cloud storage service called Drive to rival Apple’s iCloud, Microsoft’s SkyDrive, Amazon’s Cloud Drive and Dropbox, plus the other online file service specialists as it looks to ensure your files live on Google servers, within easy reach of its other services.|
This weeks News Summary
This week Pixar ventures in cloud computing in animations. Cloud computing effectively allows enterprises to decide on acquisition and deployment cloud’s facilities. It provides them control over peak migration and requirement loads from consumers. This allows them to plan ahead of work load distribution requirements plus the cost of services to run a certain amount of workload. The cloud infrastructure can easily re-compute and re-deploy workload limits to enable uninterrupted cloud services to consumers. This process is called “cloudbursting”. It is very early to tell that “cloudbursting” is already on the mainstream because its adoption is still very new to some cloud vendors and suppliers. Pixar is just one of the businesses that would benefit from the “cloudbursting” application.
A new cloud model that may boost business in 2012, but until GreenButton and Microsoft is ready with the framework. A recent report from the Apple stated that about 85 million users have registered and signed up for the iCloud services. It is, as they put it, a positive indication that are more computer users are ready and happy to migrate and store their documents and music, personal files and pictures to the public cloud.
While the interest in cloud services is moving up the list of priorities at large firms have become cost conscious, the cloud helps firms’ ability to cope with capacity planning. Conventional wisdom would have to believe that public clouds are inherently insecure, and that the only way to meet the organization’s security requirements in Cloud is to implement your own way to meet your own private cloud. Public Clouds are hardened thru continual hacking attempts. While Private Clouds suffer from “perimeter complacency”, with a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), a public cloud provider gives you dedicated and secures connection to your public cloud instances.
In terms of Cloud infrastructure, Amazon.com seems to be the most leading cloud computing enterprise because it is almost impossible to mention a cloud provider without the mention of this cloud giant. Currently, Amazon has 60,000 users including pharmaceutical companies, major banks and several large companies. They have earned this status through their Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) intense compute feature, which is now considered as one of the top supercomputers of this age.
Microsoft is moving ahead with plans to host its ERP products on Azure, but isn’t rushing users to make the jump. Last Year, Microsoft officials said the company had decided to make all four of its Dynamic Enterprise Resource Planning products available on its Azure cloud, starting with Dynamics New Asset Value (NAV). Dynamic NAV7 will be available hosted on Windows Azure toward the end of calendar 2012.
Microsoft also is planning to enable the coming online versions of its ERP products take advantage of some of the core platform capabilities it offers across its Office 365 and CRM Online offerings are able to do single sign on with a single set of credential.
Currently Microsoft is looking at creating a bridge between Lync, its enterprise IM, voice and video communications product, and Skype as part of its broader initiative to extend the Office platform. Another Microsoft official made a reference recently to plans to broaden the integration between Lync online and consumer IM networks. Sometime between April and May of this Year, Microsoft will roll out Dynamics CRM mobile clients and service simultaneously for the iPad, iPhone, Android Phone, Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry devices.
Microsoft’s vision is on over Excel Cloud Data Analytics. It is a Microsoft Excel add-in that enables users to execute a variety of data centric tasks on Windows Azure through a custom Ribbon in Excel. Using Excel Cloud Data Analytics, user can upload data to Windows Azure, select and run registered data-analysis algorithms in the cloud through Windows Azure, monitor the execution of the data analysis, and retrieve results for display or further processing.