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Microsoft places focus firmly on Cloud

Microsoft to preview cloud solutions at GITEX

Microsoft places focus firmly on Cloud
Microsoft will showcase a range of cloud solutions at GITEX says Abu Ltaif.

Microsoft will be putting the focus firmly on the Cloud again at GITEX, with several previews of its upcoming Cloud solutions.

The software titan will be demonstrating a range of cloud computing solutions for consumers and enterprises, which it says will offer increased value, new business opportunities and drive technology advances.

The company will be previewing Office 365, the ‘productivity in the Cloud' service that combines Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online and delivers them online as a Cloud computing service.

The next version of its infrastructure and server management suite, System Center 2012, will also be previewed. The System Center 2012 IT infrastructure and server management suite includes System Center Virtual Machine Manager, which enables companies to manage their virtual machines and services in public and private Clouds.

Also in the Cloud space, Microsoft will be showing its upcoming SQL Server database, codenamed Denali, and the company plans to announce its first Cloud Application Platform, Azure, which gives developers capacity to host, scale, and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft data centres. Existing Microsoft solutions including IE 9, Windows Phone 7 and Kinect for Xbox 360 will also be on show at GITEX.

"GITEX represents an important platform for Microsoft to showcase our technology and product innovation and engage with our regional partners, customers and governments. Events like this give us a great opportunity to demonstrate the tremendous potential for technology to transform the lives of people, to increase business aptitude, to improve government effectiveness and bring about positive change across society," says Samer Abu-Ltaif, Regional GM, Microsoft Gulf.

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