Mango, Ecosystem, and Clouds will help Microsoft survive the post PC era is they can execute. Click here to learn what Microsoft has done and will have to do to be worth your investment in the post PC era.
Office 365 is Microsoft’s first major play into the cloud office software scene and it is trying to establish itself as a better option than Google Apps, so outages during work hours are definitely not a good thing. Click here to learn what happened.
Among Microsoft’s cloud computing incentives for partners, with its new Software Assurance Planning Services the vendor will pay qualified partners to deliver deployment services to customers of Microsoft’s private cloud, Windows Azure public cloud, SQL Server and software development. The program begins next month. The question is what will Microsoft get for the investment. Click here to learn more?
Microsoft continues to commit billions of dollars to the proliferation of cloud computing by investing directly in their own infrastructure and that of partners. The issue with partner investments is how will it impact the overall value of Microsoft as a stock. Click here to learn more about Microsofts partner investing plans. Curated by Kyle Brown.
At the GigaOM Stucture Conference last week, Nimbus Data showed how they have successfully lead the market in providing Flash based storage options at an Enterprise scale for companies and the US Government. It is the only sector of IT not to see performance improvements in the last 10 years. Flash performance can increase I/O by many orders of magnitude changing performance dramatically, up to 86x faster performance, massive energy savings, and overall cost almost the same or less then traditional hard drives. You NEED to know about this.
You ain't seen nothing yet. The Cambrian explosion of next software as a service companies hitting the market is like the Internet explosion in 96-97...EXCEPT these companies require 98% LESS capital and have a business model that works! Click on Microsoft to read this article. Curated by Tobin Smith.