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VMworld 2012 has finally kicked off after a few weeks of pre-show announcements, but cloud management seems to have gained the  most mindshare this past week -- RightScale/LogicMonitor announced a new monitoring service, while Rackspace announced its own Cloud Monitoring offering as well as Critical Application Services for its Adobe CQ web content management customers.

Microsoft is hoping to kickstart its partners into the cloud services game with its Cloud Easy incentives program, which runs through Sept. 30 and covers Office 365, Windows Intune and/or Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. That's all well and good, but there are still quite a few who don't know the difference between Office 365 and third-party hosted Exchange. Methinks Microsoft has some educating to do  ...

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Charlene O'Hanlon
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