Royal Mail heading to the cloud with Microsoft

Postman Pat is heading to the cloud! Okay I’m sure the Royal Mail is tired of the cartoon references….great news to hear they’re heading to the cloud though with Microsoft Online. CSC will deliver our Business Productivity Online Suite in the company. PR newswire quotes Royal Mail Group’s Head of Technology Service Delivery, Carol Olney,…


2 new Software plus Services videos

Together Anywhere A new Software plus Services video crossed by my browser today and it sits alongside the other dimly lit, moody video Overnight Success video that has been around since the PDC last year. This video takes more of a consumer look at things and even shows a (theoretical) video camera with Live Mesh…


Office 2010 brings Office to the browser

See What’s New in Microsoft Web Applications 2010 Okay so this is hardly news now as it was all over Techmeme and the web in general this morning – Office 2010 Tech Preview got announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference. For my world of Software plus Services the big news was Office Web Applications. Yep,…


Microsoft’s Beginner’s Guide To Cloud Computing

As I mentioned in an earlier post today, Ron Markezich is talking at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium later today in Cambridge, MA on a panel about cloud computing. I just caught up with John Foley’s post from InformationWeek who confirms that Ron will share five tips on how to get started in the cloud,…


A Hybrid Exchange

I’m doing a lot of cloud reading of late which is handy as I’m off to present at mashup* Cloud Computing tonight in London which is hosted at one of Sun’s offices. Should be fun 🙂 A few things have caught my eye in addition to the recent post titled Fill Your Sunday with Cloud…


Capossela on Enterprise Cloud Computing

Chris Capossela is one of my favourite execs to listen to at Microsoft. He always takes a very customer oriented view of the world and listens a lot more than he talks – always a good sign. In a recent guest column on GigaOm, Chris discussed the enterprise, cloud computing and 5 key considerations for…


Google Talks Software plus Services

Great stuff, GMail goes offline and endorses the Software plus Services approach. I couldn’t have said it better myself really. Well, maybe I can as this approach it viable for more than just email…see below for what is Software plus Services. Seriously, this is how people want to work and it’s good to see Google…


What Is Software Plus Services: A Video by CommonCraft

It’s one of the most common questions I get – most recently from Michael Arrington in the back of cab in Paris. Hopefully this video will help clear things up for people – in under 4 minutes. Much less than it usually takes me so I have to work on my pitch! For a long…


Exchange 14 Has 3.5m Users Already

Exchange 14 (or E14) broke cover this week with a post on the Exchange Team blog. As KC mentioned, this version of Exchange is being built from the ground up to be scalable in multi tenant hosting environments which explains why we’re well in to a testing phase now that is know as Exchange Labs….


Microsoft Online whitepapers

  Regular readers will know I’m all about Software plus Services and with Microsoft Online gathering pace I thought it would be useful to share some useful document that are up on the haystack that is Here I present you with 3 needles Exchange service description SharePoint service description Security whitepaper   I also…