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Interest in Microsoft big data strategy grows as customers push limits

Partners look to the Microsoft big data strategy and tools such as Azure Intelligent Systems Service to meet the needs of increasingly datadriven customers
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Smartsheet integration with Office 365 highlights the 'opening up of Microsoft'

Smartsheet integration with Office 365 highlights the 'opening up of Microsoft' | The Cloud | Scoop.it
The cloud-based Smartsheet streamlines the kind of project/task management found in Microsoft Project -- yet here it is integrated with Office 365.
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LIVE: Microsoft Delivers Slight Beat On Revenue, Misses On Earnings (Blame Nokia!), Stock Does Nothing

LIVE: Microsoft Delivers Slight Beat On Revenue, Misses On Earnings (Blame Nokia!), Stock Does Nothing | The Cloud | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Q2 2014 earnings.
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Microsoft Launches Azure Certification for ISVs | Cloud Computing Certifications content from Talkin' Cloud

Microsoft Launches Azure Certification for ISVs | Cloud Computing Certifications content from Talkin' Cloud | The Cloud | Scoop.it
Microsoft has introduced a new certification for Azure. Dubbed Microsoft Azure Certified for Virtual Machines, it's aimed at software vendors who would benefit from officially certifying their apps on Azure.

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This company saved $300k on insurance by giving employees Fitbits

This company saved $300k on insurance by giving employees Fitbits | The Cloud | Scoop.it
Armed with data collected from employee fitness wearables, Appirio convinced its insurance company to knock off nearly $300,000 from its bill.
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Staples takes its connected home business nationwide

Staples takes its connected home business nationwide | The Cloud | Scoop.it
Staples, the office supply chain, is doubling down in the smart home. It’s expanding of the number of stores that sell its Staples Connect hub and is supporting more radios and devices.
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Windows Azure Media Services Building Awesome: The server that streamed the Olympics

Windows Azure Media Services Building Awesome: The server that streamed the Olympics | The Cloud | Scoop.it

For the last two years, I have been working to extend the capabilities to of the Origin Server for Window Azure Media Services. In January of 2013, Windows Azure Media Services (WAMS) became generally available as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) on Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Just over a year later, it would stream the largest live sporting event in history – millions of concurrent users and over 10,000 hours of unique content over the 16-day Sochi Winter Olympic Games. This article describes the capabilities of Microsoft’s origin server, as well as the evolution of the product in the last two years to meet today’s demanding streaming media space.


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90% of internet bandwith will be consumed by video said Cisco...

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Wi-Fi, Not Cellular, Seen Ruling Internet Of Things

Wi-Fi, Not Cellular, Seen Ruling Internet Of Things | The Cloud | Scoop.it
Wi-Fi, not cellular, will emerge as the dominant wireless technology for the Internet of Things, says Goldman Sachs.
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Azure Site Recovery Update – New Capability in Preview - Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform offerings include private cloud and virtualization technologies, as well as Windows Server operating system, System Center IT management, and Forefront security products
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Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things - YouTube

Don't miss new Big Think videos!  Subscribe by clicking here: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Economic theorist and author Jeremy Rifkin explains his concept of The Int...
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Internet of Things - For those interested - great 10M segment on the evolution and genesis of The Internet of Things!

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How new wireless sensor technologies eliminate global waste in perishable goods | NXP Blog

How new wireless sensor technologies eliminate global waste in perishable goods | NXP Blog | The Cloud | Scoop.it
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How IoT Impacts Supply Chains: Driving Business Value via In-Transit Visibility

How IoT Impacts Supply Chains: Driving Business Value via In-Transit Visibility | The Cloud | Scoop.it
There’s much more to the IoT story, and more specifically, its impact on the supply chain.
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Analytics at the edge: examples of opportunity in the Internet of Things

Analytics at the edge: examples of opportunity in the Internet of Things | The Cloud | Scoop.it
Fiona McNeill, Global Product Marketing Manager at SAS, examines the importance of analytics, and how it will drive the Internet of Things.
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15 Amazing Features In Office 365 That You Probably Don't Know About

15 Amazing Features In Office 365 That You Probably Don't Know About | The Cloud | Scoop.it
We asked Microsoft to send us a list of the best new things you could do with the software that most people didn't know it could do.
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O365 - some you know, some you may not know...

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Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud - InformationWeek

Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud - InformationWeek | The Cloud | Scoop.it
At its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft urged partners to focus on cloud services and revealed new programs and resources to help them transition.
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Microsoft a strong competitor in the cloud arena - ctc TrainCanada

Microsoft a strong competitor in the cloud arena - ctc TrainCanada | The Cloud | Scoop.it
Everything from Microsoft training to solution offers will be restructured to accommodate those looking to take advantage of scalable storage, seamless sharing and data analytics tools.
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Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud - Free eBook Share

Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud - Free eBook Share | The Cloud | Scoop.it
eBook Free Download: Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud | PDF, EPUB | ISBN: B00EOP4UQW | 2013-08-19 | English | PutLocker

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. What is Hybrid IT?
Chapter 2. Why Is the Hybrid Cloud Important to My Business?
Chapter 3. Project Planning
Chapter 4. What You Need to Know About Windows Azure As a Platform
Chapter 5. Private Cloud Components and Services That Help to Build Hybrid Clouds
Chapter 6. Hybrid Options in Windows Azure
Chapter 7. Designing for Resiliency and Scalability
Chapter 8. Optimizing for Performance
Chapter 9. Monitoring and Management for Successful Operations
Chapter 10. Final Hybrid Cloud Considerations

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Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook | The Cloud | Scoop.it
Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals PDF Free Download, Reviews, Read Online, ISBN: 0735682887, By Mitch Tulloch

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Chapter 1. Understanding Windows Azure
Chapter 2. Windows Azure compute services
Chapter 3. Windows Azure network services
Chapter 4. Windows Azure data services
Chapter 5. Windows Azure app services
Chapter 6. Getting Started with Windows Azure

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Continuous Innovation and Change Management with Office 365 - YouTube

A constantly-updating service like Office 365 always brings the latest innovation and keeping up-to-date with new capabilities can be challenging. This week ...
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Learning from cloud: the opportunity with hybrid cloud - Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform offerings include private cloud and virtualization technologies, as well as Windows Server operating system, System Center IT management, and Forefront security products
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Internet of @ThingsExpo Power Panel | Is the Internet of Things a Revolution?

Internet of @ThingsExpo Power Panel | Is the Internet of Things a Revolution? | The Cloud | Scoop.it
“At Cloud Expo in NYC last week I sat in on the Internet of Things power panel and then presented about how to monetize the Internet of Things. The room was packed, standing room only and I stuck around for a full 30 minutes afterwards answering questions before I had
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Internet of Things - MSFT Nick Landry Sr. Technical Evangelist

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Food (and More) For Thought - How the Internet of Things is Revolutionizing Food Logistics

Food (and More) For Thought - How the Internet of Things is Revolutionizing Food Logistics | The Cloud | Scoop.it
The IoT revolution is underway. If you haven’t been looking into how the Internet of Things can improve your operations, now is the time to start.
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The Internet of Things' inflection point - O'Reilly Radar

The Internet of Things' inflection point - O'Reilly Radar | The Cloud | Scoop.it
The term Internet of Things isn't new. Some say it was coined in 1999 by Kevin Ashton to describe a world where things, which can be devices or sensors,...
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