Microsoft

The software giant has a multi-pronged cloud involvement. Office365.com provides its Office suite of desktop applications to the cloud for customers such as Danish audio firm Bang & Olufsen which says the service is saving it money and allowing it to better serve its mobile staff.

Microsoft also runs Azure, its public cloud application hosting and development platform and has "cloud optimised" Windows Server 2012 for users to create private clouds.

Cloud ladder

Microsoft and Oracle expand strategic cloud partnership

News
12 Feb, 2020
Maggie Holland

New cloud interconnect will make it easier for firms to share data between apps running on Azure and Oracle Cloud

Microsoft celebrates 62% Azure revenue growth

News
5 Feb, 2020
Thomas Dougherty

The company continues to make gains on rival Amazon Web Services

This exploit could give users free Windows 7 updates beyond 2020

News
10 Dec, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The tool, built to bypass extended support eligibility checks, was successfully tested on a dummy Windows 7 update

Microsoft Teams surpasses 20 million daily users

News
20 Nov, 2019
Dale Walker

Announcement sent shares in Slack tumbling by as much as 10%

Meet Azure Arc, a Microsoft platform for those that want a bit of everything

News
5 Nov, 2019
Dale Walker

New tools suggest the biggest shift in Azure strategy yet

Microsoft just redesigned its Edge browser to be an essential business tool

News
5 Nov, 2019
Dale Walker

The shift signals an attempt to remain relevant following a move to Chromium

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft unveils new Teams features in September update

News
2 Oct, 2019
Jane McCallion

Lucidchart integration, chat and meetings have all been updated, but one much anticipated extra is still missing

The human mind as a circuit board to represent generalised AI

Microsoft's $1bn OpenAI partnership underpinned with closer Azure ties

News
23 Jul, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Efforts to create generalised AI are "the most important technological development" in history

Microsoft Azure review: Competitive cloud pricing takes a bite out of AWS

Reviews
19 Jul, 2019
K.G. Orphanides

A clear and cost-effective path for deploying your Microsoft office network in the cloud

Microsoft Teams review: A no-brainer for Microsoft shops

Reviews
23 May, 2019
K.G. Orphanides

Existing Office 365 subscribers will love this - others, not so much

Microsoft introduces native VMware support for Azure

News
30 Apr, 2019
Adam Shepherd

GCP is now the only major public cloud vendor not to support VMware

Microsoft Office 365 review: Tons of value

Reviews
13 Mar, 2019
James Morris

The granddaddy of enterprise software reminds us how it's done

Office 2016 vs Office 365 vs Office Online: what’s the difference?

Vs
31 Aug, 2018
Clare Hopping Virtual Clouds

We compare the many versions of Microsoft Office: perpetual, subscription-based and free

Microsoft cloud

Microsoft warns of price rises to on-premise and cloud portfolios

News
27 Jul, 2018
Clare Hopping

The cost of Office 2019 and Windows 10 Enterprise will increase by 10%

Google Sheets vs Microsoft Excel

Vs
9 Jul, 2018
Clare Hopping Rene Millman

We pit the online spreadsheet giants against each other to see who is top dog

Google Docs vs Microsoft Word Online

Vs
6 Jul, 2018
Adam Shepherd Rene Millman

How do the top two online office productivity apps fare against each other? Read on to find out...

Best free cloud apps for business

Best
6 Jul, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet Virtual Clouds

Mobility is key, so it’s important to ensure you can access files wherever you are

Xbox Live news: Google Assistant and Alexa may be coming to Xbox One

Advice
4 Jun, 2018
Adam Shepherd Clare Hopping Dale Walker Virtual Clouds Staff

New feature would allow users to control Xbox through their smart speaker

Best cloud hosting: Azure, Rackspace or AWS?

Best
4 Jun, 2018
Clare Hopping Virtual Clouds

If you want your website to work really well, hosting in the cloud is your solution, but which providers are the best?