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SOURCE Microsoft Corp.
New offerings enhance cloud experience and boost productivity.
HOUSTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday at TechEd North America 2014, Microsoft Corp. announced new services, products and partnerships that remove the barriers to cloud adoption for IT professionals, developers and technology users.
"Mobility and cloud are the future of business, and the future is now," said Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Cloud & Enterprise Division. "Our differentiated cloud innovations, comprehensive mobile productivity solutions and developer tools help all of our customers realize the true potential of the cloud era."
Hybrid cloud: the gateway to "cloud-first"
According to Gartner,* "nearly half of large enterprises will likely have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017." Delivering on its commitment to offer the best of both worlds, Microsoft announced the following:
Protecting cloud investments
As CIOs and IT directors move their businesses to the cloud, they have to secure their technology across on-premises and cloud environments. Microsoft announced on Monday new advancements that help customers better protect their data:
Fueling "mobile-first" productivity
As customers use even more devices and services, IT must find ways to empower productivity on the go while protecting corporate information. Building on the recently announced Enterprise Mobility Suite, on Monday Microsoft introduced new capabilities that offer industry-leading mobile application management, protection and delivery:
Enhancing the developer experience
Microsoft also announced a series of tooling and framework updates that enable enterprise developers to embrace development opportunities with next-generation cloud and mobile applications, including these:
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
* Gartner Private Cloud Matures, Hybrid Cloud Is Next, Thomas J. Bittman, Sept. 6, 2013
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