Cloud

  • 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...
  • There is NO law that prevents offshore data storage in the cloud

    Image by karindalziel There is a trend developing amongst Australian companies. Those who went down the outsourcing route, are now reining back services and looking to cloud solutions to solve common business functions. With this trend, a number of questions arise around the storage of sensitive data outside Australian...
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    The cloud services are setup, but who’s paying the bills?

    Unless you’ve been stuck under a rock for the last 127 days, you will have probably heard of “the cloud”. The cloud is the raging trend being discussed in enterprise meeting rooms everywhere, as a way of saving money and trimming the bottom line. It’s been touted as the...
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