Microsoft has added bitcoin as a payment option for US-based Microsoft account purchases of Xbox games and mobile content, along with other products and services in its Windows Store.
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Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft's plan for making money on Windows is via other services that will be attached to the operating system, rather than depending on OS licensing as much as in the past.
Microsoft officials are attributing a nearly 11-hour Azure outage across a large part of the world earlier this week to a performance update the company made to its Storage services.
From secure containers to Docker support, to abstracted networking and storage, the most interesting features in the next version of Windows Server will come next year with a later preview and System Center beta.
Microsoft's fitness band may be the first device to leverage the coming Windows 10 Internet of Things operating system, as well as a number of brand-new Azure cloud services.
NetApp will offer its popular storage operating system on top of Amazon Web Services as well as under a licensing model. The aim: Make moving data from public to private clouds easier.
The $80 million cash deal will allow the network data storage provider to expand the flexibility of its data backup and protection services.
In the latest salvo in the cloud storage price wars, Microsoft has uncapped OneDrive storage space for Office 365 subscribers. The unlimited storage option tosses the ball back into Google's court and puts even more pressure on independent cloud storage services like Dropbox and Box.
The virtualisation specialist is to make its vCloud Air platform available from a datacentre in Germany, introduce new database and object storage services, and roll out the ability to pay per minute for infrastructure.
HP lifts the lid on its Windows-equivalent to the Chromebook with a starting price of $200.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company stepped up its datacenter game with enterprise-grade, scalable cloud service architecture.
SoftLayer has been instrumental in launching services geared around development of the IBM's Watson platform, software-defined storage and expanding IBM's marketplace of partners.
If Microsoft is working on an Android and iOS friendly fitness band, it would fit neatly into its new strategy of promoting its services even when it can't sell you Windows.
As organizations attempt to strike a balance between having all computational services on premises and offloading storage and computational time to the cloud, a logical middle ground has emerged: the hybrid cloud.
The firm launches a flash storage array that introduces a data services software suite aimed at replicating a wider range of the capabilities found in spinning disc storage arrays.
As the big platform owners turn cloud storage into just another feature, how do the independent services survive? History isn't comforting for the owners of those companies.
HP is positioning Helion Managed Services as an alternative to owning and managing storage assets, and says it's different from previous managed services offerings.
IBM pushes down its storage costs closer to its infrastructure-as-a-service rivals and offers a direct network connection to its cloud services.
The chipmaker said the new suite of services orchestrates the full stack — from physical, virtual servers, networks, storage and databases, to the middleware and the application layer.
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