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Understanding Microsoft's cloud application platform - CIO

When the new Dynamics 365 cloud CRM and ERP service comes out this fall, the obvious comparison is going to be toSalesforce (and NetSuite), but Microsoft's ambition here is broader than just creating a cloud business software subscription service from ...and more »

Microsoft pushes its three pillars at Ignite—security, intelligence, and cloud - Ars Technica

ATLANTA—At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft's Scott Guthrie, executive vice president for cloud and enterprise, explained that the company wants IT professionals to feel empowered and digitally transform their organizations. Accordingly ...and more »

Microsoft signs up Adobe for its Azure cloud computing services - TechCrunch

Microsoft and Adobe today announced a major partnership that will see Adobe deliver its cloud services on Microsoft Azure and that will make Adobe the preferred marketing service for Microsoft's Dynamics 365 Enterprise CRM solution. Microsoft says ...and more »

A Rare Tour Of Microsoft's Hyperscale Datacenters - The Next Platform

If you want to study how datacenter design has changed over the past two decades, a good place to visit is Quincy, Washington. There are five different datacenter operators in this small farming community of around 7,000 people, including Microsoft ...and more »

Microsoft and Adobe are teaming up against Salesforce and Oracle - Business Insider

AP Microsoft and $53 billion software company Adobe have announced a partnership that will see the two companies team up to sell each others' cloud computing products to their mutual customers, of whom there are many. Under the terms of this ...and more »

As Adobe, Microsoft Azure ink cloud partnership, Amazon looms - Network World

To kick off his company's Ignite conference in Atlanta this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Adobe will run three of its most popular software as a service apps on the Microsoft Azure IaaS cloud. The move is a power play by Microsoft ...and more »

Adobe partners with Microsoft to use Azure as 'preferred solution' for cloud services - GeekWire

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen on stage at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta to talk about their latest deal. Photo by GeekWire / Kevin Lisota. ATLANTA, GA. — Technology giants Adobe and Microsoft announced a strategic cloud ...and more »

How Microsoft's new Adobe partnership brings its LinkedIn acquisition into clearer focus - GeekWire

Satya Nadella speaks at Microsoft Ignite 2016 (GeekWire Photo/Kevin Lisota). ATLANTA, GA. — Microsoft's ambitious acquisition of LinkedIn raised some eyebrows with its $26B price tag. Monday's announcement of a strategic partnership with Adobe's ...and more »

Microsoft will start talking about how much money its cloud business actually makes - Business Insider

Microsoft will reveal three new financial metrics to its investors the next time it releases its quarterly results, the company said on Tuesday. The most notable of the three is commercial cloud gross margin percentage, which tracks the gross margin on ...and more »

Microsoft will release a 'relationship assistant' for Dynamics CRM in November - VentureBeat

Microsoft will incorporate a mobile-friendly “relationship assistant” into its Dynamics CRM customer relationship management (CRM) software. This assistant is designed to recommend actions for salespeople to take. The feature will ship in November, ...and more »