Cloud

  • Enjoy this round Sony, Microsoft’s perfectly positioned for the next

    The console wars have been with us for decades, but all that’s about to change with the little box under your TV set to become superseded by the cloud.  Microsoft announced at E3 this year that they were working on game streaming from the cloud and today we get...
  • Wattle’s cloud platform accelerates the digital transformation of Australian Councils [Sponsored]

    Local council’s are increasingly under pressure to offer more services with decreasing Government funding, which means their journey to digitise operations, has to become more efficient and economical than ever before. Left up to their own devices, each council would go off and construct a technology stack to service...
  • UNSW pilot Microsoft Teams, exam pass rate increased from 65% to 85%

    The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney is trialing Microsoft Teams. As part of a strategic plan to become “Australia’s global university,” the University says they seek out and test technologies to help simplify and extend collaboration—not only among students and faculty, but within organisational work groups, between...
  • OneDrive adds ‘pause syncing’ option on Windows10

    I’ve complained a lot on Twitter about the lack of development from the OneDrive team, but it looks like they’re finally adding new features. Running the latest insider build of Windows 10 (fast ring), OneDrive now allows users to pause syncing for 2, 8 or 24 hours. Imagine you’re travelling...
  • Telstra offers 200GB of OneDrive to customers

    Despite Microsoft’s cloud storage, OneDrive being criticised lately for walking away from unlimited quotas, they’re now partnering with Telstra to offer customers free storage. From today, Telstra customers on mobile and home bundles will receive 200GB on Microsoft OneDrive for 2 years. Free is always good and for once, this...
  • Myer website failure costing millions in lost sales

    You now that amazing time of the year when your online store sells more than any other month in the year? For most businesses that time is now during the holiday and new years break. While gifts and gift vouchers are flowing free most online and retail stores are...
  • Microsoft confirms Windows Azure on Australian soil

    Since launching Windows Azure cloud services internationally, Microsoft had said that their spreadsheet of datacentre costs didn’t make sense for an Australian offering. Well apparently the 2013 version of excel calculations come back differently. A massive announcement from Microsoft today, that two new Azure locations, New South Wales and...
  • SkyDrive gets updated

    Two weeks ago, it was Outlook.com, this week Microsoft’s updated UI is rolling out to SkyDrive. The updated Metro design that’s rapidly spreading to all Microsoft properties. Australians will notice that pesky NineMSN bar at the top of the screen is also there again. Overall the update makes the...
  • Microsoft: Australian datacentre not financially viable

    It’s official, Microsoft will not be building an Australian data centre. During a Cloud round table, Microsoft explained that it is not financially viable to build and run datacentres in Australia. A very long internal spread sheet is used to calculate the economics of where and when to build...