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Microsoft tweaks SharePoint Online to free up site storage

Microsoft has tweaked the controls in SharePoint Online to let administrators make better use of storage resources allocated to SharePoint websites.
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Google packs Classroom off to school

Just in time for the new school year, Google has launched a tool called Classroom that aims to make teachers' harried lives a little easier.

Peer pressure! Business pushing the cloud on enterprise IT

When you graduated from high school, you might have thought peer pressure was mostly over.

HP trims its cloud offer for lighter use

Hoping to lure more enterprises to its cloud, Hewlett-Packard is offering a trimmed-down basic infrastructure service for lighter workloads.

As IoT changes how carriers make money, Ericsson is buying new smarts

Ericsson plans to acquire MetraTech, a vendor of billing systems based on metadata, as service providers eye new services using the Internet of Things.

Dropbox for Business grows more security, IT admin muscles

Dropbox will continue beefing up the business version of its cloud storage and file sharing service, adding security features to shared links, full-text search capabilities and new tools for enterprise developers.

Without the cloud, Microsoft may lose grasp on the enterprise

Microsoft's renewed push into cloud computing, announced this week, doesn't change the fact that it faces unprecedented competition in a business that's critical to its future.

Oracle ties its social intelligence apps to LinkedIn

Oracle has hooked up its social relationship management software suite to LinkedIn, a move to give marketing and customer support staffers a way to reach the business-oriented social network's 300 million users.

Box lifts storage limit on Business edition, integrates service with Office

Box has integrated its cloud storage and file share service with Microsoft's Office productivity apps suite, and will offer unlimited capacity to customers of its Business edition, as the company waits for the right time to go public.

AWS offers Marketplace software on annual subscriptions

Amazon Web Services is offering on its Marketplace annual subscriptions to over 90 software products, which could help customers cut software costs by over 40%, the Amazon.com unit said.

SaaS In Depth

Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps: The ultimate guide

Download this handy PDF to learn all the ins and outs of the two major cloud productivity suites and decide which option is best for you

Quick guide: 25 tips and tricks for Google Drive power users

Google Drive is an important tool that can deliver even more value with these 25 tips, tools, and tweaks

Review: Microsoft Office Online vs. Apple iWork for iCloud vs. Google Drive

Online word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation apps can be surprisingly useful, or surprisingly lame, and not even Microsoft aces Office document compatibility

Review: Apple's iWork for iCloud is elegant but limited

Apple's online productivity suite is exceptionally polished and easy to use, but lacking in word processing and spreadsheet features

Review: Office Online is great for Word and Excel, not PowerPoint

Word Online and Excel Online are surprisingly capable, but PowerPoint Online and Office document compatibility are still half-baked

Office 365 administration made easy

Going beyond Office 365's native admin GUI, 365 Command provides powerful Exchange admin capabilities without the need to run PowerShell

Review: Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean

4 ideas to steal from IT upstarts

Fast-growing companies like Square and MongoDB are driving IT innovation with leaner staffs, cloud-first computing, self-service everything and CTOs rather than CIOs.

8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contract

Cloud licensing's become so complex that it's easy to pay too much or get burned later on. Here are some tips to make sure you're getting your money's worth.

Review: Box beats Dropbox -- and all the rest -- for business

Box trumps Dropbox, Egnyte, Citrix ShareFile, EMC Syncplicity, and OwnCloud with rich mix of file sync, file sharing, user management, deep reporting, and enterprise integration