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AWS Partner Program Makes Room for MSPs, SaaS Providers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. recently announced several enhancements to its partner network, including an expansion of partner resources and the addition of programs aimed at managed services providers and SaaS-focused partners.

Microsoft: Unknown Flaw Caused Hours-Long Azure Outage

Microsoft on Thursday issued a preliminary explanation for the widespread outages that hit its Azure cloud service on Tuesday evening.

Microsoft Azure Recovering from Widespread Outages

Widespread "partial disruptions" affecting Microsoft's' Azure cloud computing services Tuesday night are now "mitigated," according to Microsoft.

OneDrive Coming to Office 365 ProPlus in January

The rollout of Microsoft's OneDrive for Business service Office 365 ProPlus users will be completed "before the end of January 2015," Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Gives Azure AD Security Boost with Aorato Buy

Microsoft on Thursday acquired Israel-based identity and access management firm Aorato Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.

Rackspace Joins Microsoft Cloud OS Partner Network

Rackspace announced during its third quarter earnings report on Monday that it is joining Microsoft's Cloud OS Network, an elite hosting program that aims to provide Microsoft Azure-compatible third-party cloud services.

Study: Despite Rising Adoption, Cloud Still Poses Obstacles

Over 90 percent of businesses have, at some level, adopted cloud computing practices, according to a recent study by CompTIA Inc.

Microsoft Partners with Dropbox on Office Integration

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with Dropbox that will bring better integration between its Office product and the Dropbox cloud storage service.

Microsoft Releases Azure Security Solution with VM Scanning

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of a new single-agent, anti-malware solution for various Azure services, including Virtual Machines.

Microsoft Announces Azure Improvements at TechEd

Microsoft launched several new services during Tuesday's kickoff of the TechEd Europe conference that are aimed at simplifying the deployment, security and management of apps running in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Microsoft Gives Office 365 Users Unlimited OneDrive Storage

Starting as early as Monday, all subscribers of Microsoft's Office 365 service will receive "unlimited" OneDrive cloud-based storage.

Microsoft, IBM Ink Cloud Compatibility Deal

Microsoft and IBM on Wednesday said they are partnering to ensure that some of their respective database and middleware offerings can run on both the IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Launching 'Cloud in a Box' Appliances with Dell

Microsoft is partnering with Dell on an offering that integrates hardware from the computer manufacturer with Microsoft's Azure, Windows Server and System Center products.

Microsoft Tries Harder with Amazon-to-Azure Migrations

With the debut of Azure Migration Accelerator, Microsoft has fired another volley against cloud leader Amazon Web Services.

Microsoft Bringing Docker Containers to Windows Server

The next version of Microsoft's Windows Server product will support Docker containers, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Launches Disaster Recovery and Cache Support for Azure

Two Microsoft cloud-based solutions became generally available recently: Disaster Recovery to Azure and Redis Cache services.

Microsoft Announces Another Round of Azure Price Cuts

Microsoft reduced the prices of about 61 Azure cloud services on Thursday.

Microsoft Partners: Get Used to Dodging a Drunk Dinosaur

A few of Microsoft's recent moves have the company lumbering right onto partners' territory.

Microsoft Launches 'D-Series' Virtual Machines for Azure

Microsoft on Monday launched new virtual machine (VM) sizing options for its Microsoft Azure cloud services.

Microsoft Readies Azure for 'Disaster Recovery as a Service' Boom

Starting with its acquisition of InMage this summer, Microsoft has been taking steps to position Azure as a major provider of disaster recovery services in the cloud.