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‘Hortonworks’ Launched to Increase Investment in Hadoop Technology and Accelerate Innovation and Adoption

Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital today announced the formation of “Hortonworks,” an independent company consisting of key architects and core contributors to the open source Apache Hadoop technology pioneered by Yahoo!.

“The formation of Hortonworks increases investment in the development of Apache Hadoop and will accelerate adoption by making it more robust and easier …

Windows Azure Platform Offer Comparison Table Summarizes Offers Available Around Microsoft’s Cloud Platform

Windows Azure Platform Offer Comparison Table, is used to summarize all the offers available around Microsoft’s Cloud platform. It offers details on: “Introductory Special, Cloud Essentials, MSDN Professional, MSDN Premium, MSDN Ultimate, Development Accelerator Core, SQL Azure Development Accelerator Core, Development Accelerator Extended and Consumption.”

Microsoft offers information on all elements associated with …

Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office Updates ’38 New Languages, Minimize Toolbar’ Added

Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, was launched in Feb this year, adding simultaneous collaboration, revision history, cloud sync, unique URLs and simple sharing to the Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.

Today, Clou Connect has received the first update that adds support for 38 more languages and adds the …

Microsoft Opened ‘Cloud and Interoperability Center’ In Brussels

On March 22nd, 2011, Microsoft opened its Microsoft Cloud and Interoperability Center in Brussels.

The Cloud and Interoperability Center is an illustrative example of a range of initiatives from the Redmond company, made under the Microsoft Executive Briefing Center for European Innovation umbrella. Microsoft is working to catalyze innovation in Cloud computing across …

Video: Microsoft IT Enterprise Architecture and the Cloud

Migrating an IT department to the cloud impacts more than just IT architecture, business processes, applications, employees, and facilities. Microsoft IT has the experience to tell what it means to its customers based on its ongoing experiences. Key subject matter experts explain how Microsoft IT architecture will be integrated to the cloud and what nirvana …

Google Cloud Connect Vs. Office Web Apps: Microsoft Downplays Cloud Connect Citing ‘Formatting Loss’ Etc. Issues

Right after Google’s release of Google released “Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office“, the Office Web Apps team has put together a video on what breaks down when you try to co-author using Cloud Connect.

“Google has a noble outward goal to help improve productivity with Microsoft Office by …

Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office and 90-Day Appsperience Program Launched

Google has released “Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office” to bring more people to the cloud and take advantage of the features Google Docs offers.

Google Cloud Connect is a free plugin available to anyone with a Google Account, and improves Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 on Windows PCs, so companies can …

Explore The Value of the Windows Azure Marketplace and DataMarket

The DataMarket service provides a single consistent marketplace and delivery channel for high quality information as a cloud service. Content partners who collect data can publish it on DataMarket to increase its discoverability and achieve global reach with high availability. Data from databases, image files, reports and real-time feeds is provided in a consistent manner …

Mark Russinovich Talk About ‘Windows Azure, SysInternals Tools, Zero Day’ [Video]

In the video, Mark Russinovich, stops by to talk about Windows Azure as he moved to the Windows Azure Team. Is he still building SysInternals tools? Will he still write Windows Internals and why is the term “Zero Day” one of the hits when you Bing his name?

Microsoft Code-named “Atlanta” Beta – A Configuration Assessment Cloud Service for SQL Server

At PASS Summit in Seattle! Microsoft introduces Microsoft code-named “Atlanta,” a configuration assessment cloud service that help customers reduce downtime and improve the performance of SQL server deployments. This secure cloud service assesses the configuration of SQL Server deployments helping enable DBAs to proactively avoid configuration problems. Additionally, Atlanta will provide best practice guidance and …

PDC 2010: Microsoft Outlines Opportunity in the Cloud and on Devices [Adoption of Windows Azure, Customer Momentum for Windows 7, IE9 and Windows Phone 7]

At Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, at company’s corporate campus in Redmond, Wash., Microsoft showcased how developers can build apps in the cloud to power rich, immersive device experiences. In addition to in campus, the event was broadcast live over the Web to over 20,000 developers at over 200 PDC events held around the world.

Microsoft Office 365 Next Gen Cloud Productivity Suite Launched

Microsoft Office 365, is company’s next gen in cloud productivity that brings ‘Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online’ in an always-up-to-date cloud service together. With Office 365, people can work together more easily from anywhere on virtually any device, while collaborating with others inside and outside their organization in a simple and highly …