The weeks Cloud Computing News articles 12/03/2012 – 18/03/2012

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12/03/2012

Amazon Hails Era of ‘Utility Supercomputing’
Cloud computing giant the era of utility supercomputing, whereby massive computational resources and storage requirements can be accessed on demand.http://www.pcworld.com/article/251536/amazon_hails_era_of_utility_supercomputing.html
Microsoft in dispute with OnLive over Windows desktop-on-iPad licensing
Microsoft finally is going public about OnLive, the company offering hosted Office and Windows on iPads and Android tablets and whether it is in violation of Microsoft’s virtualization licensing terms. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-in-dispute-with-onlive-over-windows-desktop-on-ipad-licensing/12144

 

13/03/2012

HP cloud computing service to compete with Amazon
Hewlett-Packard Co. is moving forward with offering a cloud computing service similar to Amazon Web Services. The company (NYSE: HPQ) plans to offer its service within two months, with more business-oriented features than Amazon, said the article citing Zorawar “Biri” Singh, senior vice president and general manager of HP’s cloud services.http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2012/03/12/hp-cloud-computing-service-to-compete.html
Azaleos Eases Configuration for Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010
Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 prides itself on delivering an exceptional intranet and people search experience and a platform for building custom search-driven applications. However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to configure. Thanks to Azaleos, now it can be.

http://www.cmswire.com/cms/social-business/azaleos-eases-configuration-for-microsoft-fast-search-server-2010-014811.php

 

14/03/2012

Microsoft: What’s new in IE10 in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview
The Metro-style version of IE10 that’s integrated into the Windows 8 Consumer Preview includes a number of new features added since September. Here are some of them.http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-whats-new-in-ie10-in-the-windows-8-consumer-preview/12162
Employment bright lining in cloud computing
Cloud computing will be responsible for one in six new jobs in the next three years, according to a survey commissioned Tuesday by Microsoft and conducted by the technology research firm IDC.http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Employment+bright+lining+cloud+computing/6297273/story.html

15/03/2012

6 Trends for Cloud Computing in 2012
Cloud computing has had a significant impact on the way modern day business is operated and run.  It has produced a large, rapidly growing, and competitive market place. Here is a look at where it is headed…http://www.cloudbusinessreview.com/2012/03/14/6-trends-for-cloud-computing-in-2012-2.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CloudBusinessReview+%28Cloud+Business+Review%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

 

E Microsoft CRM partner builds ‘first-ever Windows 8 tablet app for the enterprise’
Sonoma Partners, a Microsoft CRM consultancy, shares its experiences developing a custom, line-of-business Windows 8 app.http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-crm-partner-builds-first-ever-windows-8-tablet-app-for-the-enterprise/12169

16/03/2012

Microsoft Trims Office 365 Pricing By Up To 20%
As the trend to move off the desktop continues, Microsoft is reducing the pricing for its web-based Office 365 suite to enterprises with various packages down between 10% to 20% with storage slashed to cents per GB.http://www.cmswire.com/cms/document-management/microsoft-trims-office-365-pricing-by-up-to-20-014865.php 

 

 Salesforce.com Introduces Rypple and Site.com at Cloudforce
During his speech this morning at Cloudforce in San Francisco, Salesforce.com CEO and chairman Marc Benioff stated that the social revolution has created a social divide.http://cloudtimes.org/salesforce-com-introduces-rypple-and-site-com-at-cloudforce/

 

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summary

This week, Azaleos Eases Configuration for Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010. Azaleos, known for its managed messaging, collaboration and unified communications services, announced Azaleos Managed Enterprise Search, an addition to its Managed SharePoint Services portfolio. Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 prides itself on delivering an exceptional intranet and people search experience and a platform for building custom search-driven applications. However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to configure. Thanks to Azaleos, now it can be.

Microsoft made quite a number of changes to the Internet Explorer (IE) 10 browser that is bundled into Windows 8 between the September Developer Preview and the recently-released Consumer Preview/beta. Microsoft list of some of the IE10 features that changed between the Developer Preview and the Consumer Preview: Full, independent composition enables responsive, fast and fluid behavior on real websites. Back and forward swipe navigation with preview. Plug-in free support: notifications for sites requiring ActiveX. Background notifications for pinned sites and other tile improvements. Clean up tabs command, which quickly closes all but current tab.

Microsoft finally, is going public about OnLive, the company offering hosted Office and Windows on iPads and Android tablets and whether it is in violation of Microsoft’s virtualization licensing terms.

As the trend to move off the desktop continues, Microsoft is reducing the pricing for its web-based Office 365 suite to enterprise with various packages down in-between 10% to 20% with storage slashed to cents per GB. Kirk Koenigsbauer of Microsoft’s Office Division attributes the reductions to efficiency savings within the service, but the company will also be looking at the low barriers to entry from its rivals including Google, Zoho and others.

Cloud computing will be responsible for one in six new jobs in the next three years, according to a survey commissioned Tuesday by Microsoft and conducted by the technology research firm IDC. The survey showed that while using Internet-based services to host IT systems is a form of outsourcing, cloud systems have actually created jobs. According to the survey, cloud computing will create 70,000 new jobs in Canada by 2015, out of a total of about 400,000 estimated new jobs that will be created in that time. But cloud services also help create new companies by allowing entrepreneurs to set up businesses with far fewer costs than in the past.

Speaking at the launch of Intel’s Xeon E5 processor family in London last week, AWS technology evangelist in residence, Dr. Matt Wood, said that cloud computing was a utility service like electricity and gas, in that it allows consumers and businesses to pay for consumption of a service on demand.

Hewlett-Packard Co .is moving forward with offering a cloud computing service similar to Amazon Web Services, according to the New York Times on Friday. The company (NYSE: HPQ) plans to offer its service within two months, with more business-oriented features than Amazon, said the article citing Zorawar “Biri” Singh, senior vice president and general manager of HP’s cloud services.

 

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