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Jul 14 2014   8:19AM GMT

TechTarget’s weekly roundup (7/7 – 7/14)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Office 365
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With Microsoft expected to make several cloud storage announcements in the near future, what does that mean for Azure? Find out in this week’s roundup.

1. Microsoft cloud storage may lift Azure skyward – Ed Scannell (SearchWindowsServer)

Microsoft will continue to blare its Azure cloud next week with several cloud storage announcements. Will users listen this time?

2. Amazon’s Dropbox answer leaves IT with big questions – Jake O’Donnell (SearchConsumerization)

Amazon introduced Zocalo into the hot file sync and share market. But questions about encryption keys might make it a tough sell in enterprises.

3. More Office 365 subscription plans, pricing changes ahead – Diana Hwang (SearchEnterpriseDesktop)

Microsoft will replace existing Office 365 SMB plans in October, increasing the user cap for all plans and cutting per-user monthly fees for some plans.

4. New VMware beta program aims to kill vSphere 2015 bugs – Colin Steele and Tom Walat (SearchServerVirtualization)

The vSphere 2015 beta party is no longer invite-only. VMware pros hope the new program will reduce the amount of bugs in the next version of vSphere.

5. July 2014 Patch Tuesday fixes two dozen IE vulnerabilities – Brandan Blevins (SearchSecurity)

Microsoft’s July 2014 Patch Tuesday release addressed two dozen flaws in Internet Explorer. Adobe also provided a critical update for Flash.

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