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Azure Stack: Microsoft’s private-cloud platform and what IT pros need to know about it

Microsoft’s release of Azure Stack, an on-premises version of its public cloud, could be important for networking and data center pros for one simple reason: It gives customers a way to use a popular and familiar cloud platform without shipping … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s DNA storage tech may fit in an enterprise

Microsoft has apparently firmed up its plans for a DNA-based storage device that it expects to be commercially available within about three years. The software giant originally unveiled its research into DNA as an archival storage medium last year; it … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Windows Server OS runs on ARM, with help from Qualcomm

Microsoft has warmed up to Qualcomm to make a Windows 10 PC based on its ARM chip, and now the companies are bringing Windows Server OS to ARM. For the first time ever, Microsoft is expected to show the Windows … Continue reading

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Review: Microsoft’s Nano Server offers mega advantages

Like every previous Windows Server release, Windows Server 2016 is jam-packed with new features and capabilities. While it is difficult to pick one single feature as the most significant, the new Nano Server deployment option is definitely a strong contender. … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s mysterious ‘Windows Cloud’ could be the second coming of Windows RT

Windows Cloud: That name has appeared in system files deep within some of the most recent Windows 10 Insider builds. While a few experts guess it could be a new version of Windows, what it actually is remains a mystery.  As … Continue reading

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Cloud growth boosts Microsoft’s financials

Microsoft’s focus on the cloud continues to pay off. The tech titan showed growth across all its cloud-based businesses during the last quarter ended Dec. 31, including Office, Dynamics and Azure. Reporting financial results for its fiscal second quarter on … Continue reading

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Cloud growth continues to boost Microsoft’s financials

Microsoft’s focus on the cloud continues to pay off. The tech titan showed growth across all its cloud-based businesses during the last quarter ended Dec. 31, including Office, Dynamics and Azure. Reporting financial results for its fiscal second quarter on … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business gets Mac client, shared folder sync

Microsoft gave users and administrators of OneDrive for Business some new features on Tuesday that they’ve requested for a while. The company also launched a new Mac client for its business-focused cloud storage service that can be deployed outside the … Continue reading

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Build chat bots with Microsoft’s Bot Framework

One of the more fascinating trends of this past year was the move to conversational computing. Instead of building complex apps, using bots over services like Facebook’s Messenger or Microsoft’s Skype can help simplify customer interactions. Using bots is a … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Azure Stack TP2 Further Strengthens the Hybrid Azure Public / On-prem Environment

Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 (TP2) was announced at the Microsoft Ignite Conference at the end of September (2016), a MAJOR update from the TP1 release earlier this year focusing on extending the features and capabilities of Azure Stack as … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s weak phone sales drag down its Surface and cloud wins

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia is proving to be quite the albatross. The company has stepped away from focusing on phones, and its handset sales revenue fell by almost half in the first quarter. Microsoft sold only 2.3 million Lumia phones … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s weak phone sales drag down its Surface and cloud wins

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia is proving to be quite the albatross around the company’s neck. The company has stepped away from focusing on phones, and its handset sales revenue fell by almost half in the first quarter. Microsoft sold only … Continue reading

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5 things to expect from Microsoft’s Build developer conference

Microsoft executives will take the stage at Moscone West in San Francisco on Wednesday for the first of two keynote addresses to the company’s big Build developer conference. Here are five key things to expect from the next two days … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Azure Stack beta gets new services and DevOps tools

People testing out the public beta of Microsoft’s Azure Stack private cloud system have some new platform services and DevOps tools to play with less than two weeks after it initially launched.  Starting Monday, users can download a beta version … Continue reading

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Why Microsoft’s private Azure cloud will fail

Microsoft released the first technical preview of its Azure Stack private cloud platform last week. This product will allow customers to incorporate features from the Azure public cloud with their own data centers. Why would you want to do that? … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s revenue falls, but cloud remains a bright spot

Microsoft is betting on reinventing itself as a cloud company, and the financial results it released Thursday show that its push is paying off despite an overall decline in revenue.  Azure revenue rose 127 percent from a year earlier, and … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s revenue falls, but cloud remains a bright spot

Microsoft is betting on reinventing itself as a cloud company, and the financial results it released Thursday show that its push is paying off despite an overall decline in revenue.  Azure revenue rose 127 percent from a year earlier, and … Continue reading

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Why Microsoft’s data chief thinks current machine learning tools are like tailored shirts

When Microsoft’s data chief thinks about the future, he sees a world where developers create applications that leverage machine learning and predictive analytics without needing the help of a data scientist. Joseph Sirosh, the corporate vice president in charge of … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Incent Games Acquisition Blends CRM, Fantasy Sports

The purchase of Incent Games and its sales gamification platform FantasySalesTeam will help Microsoft drive CRM adoption and team competition. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Microsoft’s Cortana Analytics Looks To Simplify Big Data

Microsoft is planning to release a new suite of tools dubbed Cortana Analytics, which Satya Nadella claims will democratize big data. InformationWeek: Cloud

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