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What is Microsoft Azure Stack? | Tech Talk Ep 1

Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft’s upcoming private cloud offering, Azure Stack, as editors discuss its expected benefits and drawbacks. Computerworld Cloud Computing

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What is Microsoft Azure Stack? | Tech Talk Ep 1

Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft’s upcoming private cloud offering, Azure Stack, as editors discuss its expected benefits and drawbacks. Network World Cloud Computing

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Microsoft introduces Azure Stack, its answer to OpenStack

Microsoft has taken the wraps off Azure Stack, its take on hybrid cloud infrastructure and response to the popular OpenStack open-source cloud computing package. Azure Stack will begin shipping in September. Azure Stack was originally designed as a software-only product, … Continue reading

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Microsoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud computing division

Multiple news outlets in Seattle and the tech press report that Microsoft plans to announce a significant reorganization in an effort to refocus its cloud computing division. In the process, a lot of people are going to lose their jobs. … Continue reading

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Microsoft consolidates its mobile management tools under Azure

Microsoft has consolidated its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite of products under its Azure portal, combining its Intune mobile application management tools and its Azure Active Directory (AD) and Information Protection under a single console. The move offers a … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Going interstellar with Microsoft Cosmos

At Microsoft’s Build developer conference last week, the company announced Cosmos DB, a new cloud database offering that, if you believe the hype, entirely changed the database game. Before reelecting on what this means for developers and organizations, it’s worth … Continue reading

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Microsoft will cut OneDrive and Skype access to standalone Office users

When Microsoft launched Office 365 in 2010, Microsoft officials said then that customers were asking to move to the cloud. Beginning in 2020, some Office customers will need to buy an Office 365 subscription to do so. In an update … Continue reading

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Microsoft buys open-source container developer Deis

Microsoft today announced it is acquiring Deis, a company that has been building open-source tools for rapid and easy creation and management of applications on Kubernetes, the open-source container cluster manager for automated deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications.  … Continue reading

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Microsoft hit with second cloud disruption in two weeks

A handful of hosted Microsoft services, including Office 365 SaaS apps, OneDrive cloud storage and xBox Live platforms experienced an outage on Tuesday into Wednesday, according to Microsoft and services that track outages. DownDetector.com found that Office 365 had elevated … Continue reading

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AWS, Microsoft, and Google take different paths to the cloud

An outage at Amazon Web Services Tuesday rekindled the debate about whether it is wise to rely too heavily on one cloud service provider. Such snafus are rare for AWS so CIOs worry more about the potential for vendors to … Continue reading

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Apple, Microsoft and Amazon offer fairer deal on cloud storage

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to give cloud storage subscribers fairer contracts after intervention by the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority. Such cloud storage services are typically used to store photos, videos, music or digital copies of important documents. … Continue reading

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Microsoft blends IaaS and PaaS with new Managed Disks

Microsoft introduced a nifty new feature to its Azure public cloud this week called Managed Disks. The idea is that developers will not have to worry about provisioning storage when spinning up virtual machines. Managed Disks automatically adds persistent disk … Continue reading

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Microsoft launches new Azure intellectual property protections

Microsoft wants to help its cloud customers feel better protected from intellectual property lawsuit threats. To that end, the company is launching a new feature that’s designed to give them additional shielding. The Azure IP Advantage program (the IP stands … Continue reading

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Microsoft drops pay-as-you-go Azure cloud option

Microsoft is shifting its licensing for its Azure cloud service, eliminating the pay-as-you-go option for new Azure customers using MPSA (Microsoft Products and Services Agreement) as of Feb. 1. Instead, they will be steered toward the company’s CSP (Cloud Solution … Continue reading

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Microsoft is bundling cloud services to make cars smarter

CES has turned into the first car show of the year, with major automakers choosing to show off upcoming features in Las Vegas. Microsoft wants to help make cars more intelligent, and it unveiled a new suite of services Thursday … Continue reading

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The top 5 Microsoft announcements you likely missed this year

This was a big year for Microsoft. The HoloLens began shipping to developers, Windows 10 made it through its first year intact (though not without controversy), and the company got into the desktop computer market with a stunning mega-touchscreen. But … Continue reading

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See this year’s top 5 underrated Microsoft announcements

This was a big year for Microsoft. The HoloLens began shipping to developers, Windows 10 made it through its first year intact (though not without controversy), and the company got into the desktop computer market with a stunning mega-touchscreen. But … Continue reading

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Why Azure’s cloud chief believes Microsoft is in prime position

In Satya Nadella’s first press conference as CEO of Microsoft in 2014, he laid out a vision for the company to be a mobile-first, cloud-first company. On the cloud side, Microsoft has a broad portfolio of products that includes market-leading … Continue reading

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Microsoft brings F# to Jupyter Notebooks on Azure

Microsoft’s Azure Notebooks cloud service is adding support for F#, the Microsoft-developed “functional-first” language. Azure Notebooks, a free service for sharing documents that contain live code and equations, features the Jupyter Notebook web application and is geared to data analysis … Continue reading

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Microsoft embraces open source in the cloud and on-premises

With the announcement of a broad swathe of new data products and services at Microsoft Connect in New York City last week — including that the next release of SQL Server will support Linux (and Docker) —  the software giant … Continue reading

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How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC

The long-neglected PC got a massive injection of innovation this week with major announcements from Google, Apple and Microsoft. Each company introduced advancements that users didn’t ask for, didn’t think they wanted and are already complaining about. Why? Because we … Continue reading

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How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC

The long-neglected PC got a massive injection of innovation this week with major announcements from Google, Apple and Microsoft. Each company introduced advancements that users didn’t ask for, didn’t think they wanted and are already complaining about. Why? Because we … Continue reading

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What’s better: Amazon’s Availability Zones vs. Microsoft Azure’s regions

Although they both offer core IaaS features like virtual machines, storage and databases the leading public cloud providers, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, take very different approaches in offering cloud services, including at the most basic level of how … Continue reading

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Microsoft commits to running data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft announced it plans to power its data centers around the world using 50% renewable energy by 2018. The company also plans to boost its use of renewable power for its data centers to 60% by the early 2020s. Rob … Continue reading

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Microsoft gets support for its fight against government gag orders

Microsoft has secured some big allies in a fight against the federal government, including three of its chief rivals, plus a hometown airline.  Microsoft is fighting the government over its right to tell customers when federal agents request their data … Continue reading

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Here’s why Microsoft and Google have the same competitor as a partner

It sounds like the start of a bad joke: executives from Microsoft, Google, Amazon and IBM walk into a conference with one thing in common. But all of those companies are appearing on stage at BoxWorks in San Francisco, in … Continue reading

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Here’s why Microsoft and Google have the same competitor as a partner

It sounds like the start of a bad joke: executives from Microsoft, Google, Amazon and IBM walk into a conference with one thing in common. But all of those companies are appearing on stage at BoxWorks in San Francisco, in … Continue reading

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AWS, Microsoft, Google, and IBM: 2 clouds won’t survive

Four firms control the cloud infrastructure market: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, IBM, and Google, according to a survey by market researcher Synergy. AWS held a 31 percent share in the second quarter, followed by Microsoft with 11 percent, IBM with … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure Wins Boeing’s Cloud Business

Boeing is set to move its extensive portfolio of digital solutions to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, with an aim to improve the operation and efficiency of its airlines customers. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Microsoft Prevails Over Government In Overseas Email Case

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