Cloud Computing


Microsoft Adds Azure Portal, Teams Client Support to Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of two new capabilities in its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service.

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Azure Stack HCI 'Version 20H2' Hits Preview

A revamped Azure Stack HCI product that runs its own operating system, known as "version 20H2," is now available as a preview release.

Report: Microsoft Working on 'Cloud PC,' Another Virtual Desktop Product

Microsoft is reportedly working on another virtual desktop infrastructure solution that's separate from its current Windows Virtual Desktop product and similar services.

Azure and Citrix Workspace Now at Center of Microsoft-Citrix Pact

Citrix will use Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud services provider, while Microsoft will promote Citrix Workspace as a "preferred digital workspace solution."

Microsoft's CyberX Acquisition Boosts Security of Azure IoT Lineup

Microsoft this week announced its acquisition of Waltham, Mass.-based CyberX for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Acquires ADRM To Boost Azure Data Capabilities

Microsoft is acquiring ADRM Software Inc. for an undisclosed amount and incorporating the entire team into its Microsoft Azure global engineering business.

SAS Taps Microsoft To Be Its Cloud Provider of Choice

SAS Institute Inc. has chosen Microsoft Azure to be its preferred cloud service provider, expanding the two companies' existing partnership.

Deloitte, Wipro and Accenture Among Top MSPs for Cloud's Big 3

A Gartner report identifies the top partners offering assistance to customers of the industry's biggest cloud computing platforms -- namely Azure, AWS and Google.

Microsoft Projects Q4 Release for Universal Print Solution

Microsoft's plan to alleviate organizations of the pain of managing print servers continues to take shape.

Microsoft Acquiring Metaswitch Networks To Enhance 5G Azure Offerings

Microsoft is acquiring Metaswitch Networks to bolster Azure offerings to communications service providers, per a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft, VMware Advance Their Joint Azure Solution

An update to the Azure VMware Solution, a first-party Azure service that's built and supported by Microsoft and endorsed by VMware, was released as a preview this week.

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Microsoft Brings Windows Virtual Desktop Closer into Azure Fold

After staying mostly under the radar since its launch last September, Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service is poised for a significant revamp.

Public Cloud Regularly Runs Orgs over $1 Million Per Year

A recent Flexera survey of 750 enterprises and SMBs indicates robust spending on public cloud services, with a strong reliance on multicloud and hybrid cloud approaches.

Premium-Level Azure AD Coming to Microsoft 365 Business

Users of Microsoft 365 Business will be able to access Azure Active Directory Premium P1 licensing free of charge, Microsoft said this month.

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Microsoft Makes Run at 5G, Edge Computing with Azure Edge Zones

Microsoft is promising to enable new edge computing scenarios for partners and developers with Azure Edge Zones, which became available as a preview this week.

Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Rules Boosting Microsoft Services

Microsoft recently shared some statistics on the growth of its services since widespread "shelter-in-place" mandates due to novel coronavirus concerns have taken effect.

Microsoft's Cloud and AI Services Tapped in Coronavirus Fight

Microsoft recently described how its Azure, AI and machine learning offerings are being used by researchers responding to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Backup Reports in Azure

A new Azure feature called Backup Reports is now available as a public preview, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft, Cisco Integrate Their Cloud and IoT Services

Microsoft and Cisco this week announced the "seamless integration" of the two companies' IoT and cloud products, enabling more edge computing scenarios.

Skytap Launches Azure Migration Service for IBM-Based Apps

A new service from Microsoft partner Skytap aims to smooth the way for organizations to move on-premises applications based on IBM Power processors to Microsoft Azure datacenters.

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