Aaron Tilley, Wall Street Journal

Aaron Tilley

Wall Street Journal

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Aaron:

Microsoft Earnings Likely to Show Strong Growth From Cloud Usage

The company’s Azure cloud-computing service is but one of its businesses to benefit from the turn to remote work and schooling during the pandemic. → Read More

Microsoft Calls on Governments, Companies to Cooperate to Fight Cybercrime

President Brad Smith said governments need to lead the way and tech companies should support them. → Read More

Lack of Engineers Keeping Some Firms Out of the Cloud

The competition for top talent in cloud computing is heating up as giants of the platform like Amazon. and Microsoft battle with each other and the thousands of other businesses rushing to expand their use of the technology. → Read More

Salesforce Boosts Sales Outlook as Covid-19 Continues to Lift Demand

The business software provider has benefited from companies’ growing reliance on cloud-based tools during the pandemic, with the spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19 prolonging that trend. → Read More

Microsoft Delays Full Headquarters Reopening to Undetermined Future Date

The software giant is abandoning plans to fully reopen its headquarters and other U.S. sites early next month and won’t set a new date, for now, given uncertainty around Covid-19. → Read More

Amazon, Microsoft Help Lift Cloud Startup Databricks to Sky-High Valuation

The Snowflake rival again tapped private markets, raising $1.6 billion in funding and boosting its valuation by 35% within about six months to $38 billion. → Read More

Microsoft Hires Former Top Amazon Cloud Executive, Adding to Rivalry

Microsoft hired a top Amazon cloud veteran and ally of Chief Executive Andy Jassy, according to a company document, in a rare jump of a senior executive between the cloud-computing industry’s leading rivals. → Read More

Salesforce Sales Jump on Pandemic-Fueled Demand for Cloud Services

Salesforce.com reported a boost in sales for the most recent quarter in a sign companies continue to embrace cloud computing for business applications as offices slowly reopen. → Read More

Amazon Delays Return to Office to 2022 Amid Renewed Covid-19 Surge

The online retail giant is the latest business to adjust return-to-work plans amid concerns about the Delta variant. → Read More

Battle for the Cloud, Once Amazon vs. Microsoft, Now Has Many Fronts

Clients expanding cloud-computing capabilities are looking beyond the two dominant players and cherry-picking services from runners-up like Google, Oracle and IBM. → Read More

Microsoft Aims to Put Windows in Hands of Apple, Android Users Through Hybrid Work

The software giant is introducing a cloud-PC concept to bring its operating system to more devices. → Read More

Microsoft Launches Windows 11 in a Reboot for the App-Economy Age

Microsoft is introducing the latest version of its Windows software, trying to keep its flagship PC operating system relevant in the age of the Chromebook and hybrid working. → Read More

Apple Prepares Office Staff for Hybrid Workweek

The company’s chief executive, Tim Cook, told office employees that they are expected to return to their workspace three days a week starting in September. → Read More

Microsoft Plans to Pull the Plug on Internet Explorer

The software giant said its Internet Explorer 11 desktop application, the current version, will no longer be supported starting June 15 of next year. → Read More

Microsoft Earnings Expected to Show Another Pandemic-Fueled Quarter of Gaming, Cloud Growth

Investor enthusiasm has brought software giant near a $2 trillion valuation. → Read More

Microsoft to Buy Nuance Communications for $19.7 Billion

The two companies on Monday said Microsoft agreed to pay $56 per Nuance share in the all-cash deal, a 23% premium over Friday’s closing price. → Read More

Slack Backtracks on New Way to Message Over Harassment Concern

The workplace chat pioneer says it made a mistake in how it rolled out a new direct-messaging function. → Read More

Intel CEO Presses Turnaround Effort With $20 Billion Investment Plan

The chip maker plans to boost its reliance on outsourcing and renew its efforts to supply semiconductors to others. → Read More

Zoom Wants You to Zoom Even When Using Other Companies’ Apps

The video-call platform plans to license its technology in an attempt to extend the company’s pandemic-fueled boom. → Read More

SolarWinds Hack Pits Microsoft Against Dell, IBM Over How Companies Store Data

Microsoft argues the cloud offers more protection; rivals point to the need of firms to hold, access their information on-premise. → Read More