Cloud Patches: Workplace Join Adds Android, Google Cloud Monitoring

Our weekly roundup of developments on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform.

Cloud Patches: Amazon RDS Updates, Docker In Azure

Last week in cloud computing: Amazon added new security options for RDS, Google launched Cloud Trace, Azure adds its first Docker implementation, and more.

Google Cloud Trace Tracks Problems With Cloud Applications

Google’s Cloud Trace performance analytics tool was announced at the Google I/O developer conference last year. Now it’s finally available in beta for Google Cloud Platform users.

Cloud Patches: CloudFront Reporting Upgrades, AWS Tag Editor

Apparently, Christmas and the New Year doesn’t stop cloud service upgrades entirely.

Most Popular Cloud Posts Of 2014

Cloud computing was the dominant IT theme for the year. These are the 10 most popular cloud posts from Lifehacker in 2014.

How Azure Fell Over And How Microsoft Fixed It

Cloud computing services are highly automated, but still ultimately managed by humans — and humans make mistakes. That’s the key lesson from a major outage Microsoft’s Azure service suffered last month.

You Can Use Azure To Back Up Individual Windows Computers

Backup is one of the most obvious uses for cloud computing. A new update to Azure now allows individual Windows 7, 8 and 8. 1 machines to be automatically backed up into Azure.

Cloud Patches: AWS Glacier Tweaks, Azure SQL Update

Last week in cloud computing: new options for AWS Glacier, Azure SQL preview, and more.

Lifehacker Awards 2014: Best Cloud Computing Provider

Throughout this week, we’ll be announcing the winners in the 2014 Lifehacker Awards. Today’s first category is best cloud computing provider, and the winner is. . .

How Will Hosting Office 365 In Australian Data Centres Make A Difference?

From March 2015, Microsoft will host its Office 365 and Dynamics CRM for Australian business customers in the shiny new Australian Azure data centres in Melbourne and Sydney which it officially opened in late October. How will that process happen, and what practical difference will it make to customers?