Cloud Computing


Microsoft Previews 64-Bit OneDrive Client for Windows 10

A preview of a 64-bit OneDrive client for x64 Windows 10 systems is now available for work, school or home users.

Microsoft Releases 'Staged Rollout' for Hybrid Active Directory

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of a "staged rollout" feature in Azure Active Directory designed for organizations with "hybrid" environments.

Microsoft Expands Azure Space Efforts with Azure Orbital Ground Stations

Microsoft has launched its first Azure Orbital "ground station as a service" units, the company announced this week, starting with its own datacenter in Quincy, Wash.

Microsoft Releases Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop

Organizations can now keep tabs on their Windows Virtual Desktop environments with Azure Monitor.

What Happened with This Week's Azure AD Outage

Microsoft has released a "preliminary root cause analysis" for Monday's Azure AD issue that took out multiple Microsoft 365 and cloud applications for at least two hours.

Microsoft Launches Azure AD External Identities

A new External Identities capability in the Azure Active Directory service became generally available (GA) this week.

Study: Microsoft Gains on AWS as Multicloud Dominates

Today's cloud landscape leans heavily in the direction of multicloud and hybrid, with Amazon Web Services holding an ever-shrinking lead over Microsoft Azure.

Mixed-Reality Platform Microsoft Mesh Unveiled at Ignite

The Ignite virtual conference put much of the spotlight on Microsoft Mesh, a new Azure-based platform for building "cross-platform mixed reality apps."

Azure Active Directory B2C Service Goes Up to 'Four Nines'

Microsoft recently announced an upcoming increase in the Azure Active Directory B2C service-level agreement (SLA).

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Microsoft Leans on Partners for Industry Cloud Efforts

Microsoft is adding three more industry-specific cloud programs to its offerings with help from its partners.

Microsoft Azure Goes To Space via HPE Partnership

A partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will bring Microsoft Azure to the International Space Station (ISS) by way of HPE's Spaceborne Computer-2.

Channel Investments Helping Drive Spike in Cloud Spending

Cloud spending has been on a tear, due in no small part to cloud giants Microsoft and AWS increasing their investments in respective partner programs.

Microsoft: Windows 10 Can Be Provisioned in 'Cloud Configuration'

Microsoft this week described a standardized approach for configuring and managing Windows 10 PCs called "Windows 10 in cloud configuration."

Microsoft and SAP, Longtime Azure Partners, Turn Focus to Teams

Microsoft and SAP this week announced plans to integrate Microsoft Teams with SAP solutions, a notable expansion of their existing collaboration around Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Promises To Raise Azure AD Uptime to 99.99 Percent

Starting April 1, Microsoft plans to increase its service-level agreement (SLA) for Azure Active Directory to "four nines" of uptime -- or 99.99 percent -- each month.

Microsoft Launches Azure Stack HCI

Azure Stack HCI is now generally available from Microsoft, in conjunction with its hardware partners.

After Two-Year Preview, Microsoft Launches Azure Digital Twins

Microsoft's Azure Digital Twins service for modeling physical environments is now generally available over two years after being released as a preview.

Microsoft Announces Milestones for Data Tools Azure Synapse and Azure Purview

Microsoft this week described release milestones for several of its emerging cloud data management products.

Microsoft Extends Azure Hybrid Benefit Licensing to Linux

Microsoft has expanded its Azure Hybrid Benefit licensing program to include Linux servers, particularly Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE Linux Enterprise servers.

Touting Azure for Operators, Microsoft Joins SDN Standards Group

As part of its Azure for Operators program, Microsoft this week joined a nonprofit standards association that focuses on SDN technologies used by enterprises and service providers.