Cloud Computing


Microsoft Lets Orgs Save Their Office 365 Settings in Its Cloud

A recent update to Office 365's Office Customization Tool will let organizations save their configuration files in Microsoft's cloud datacenters to access later.

Microsoft-Oracle Partnership Goes 'Cross-Cloud'

Sometime rivals Microsoft and Oracle are expanding their partnership to deliver "cross-cloud" capabilities for larger organizations.

Microsoft, Red Hat Go Live with Azure OpenShift Collaboration

After a lengthy development process, Microsoft and Red Hat this week announced the general availability of their Azure Red Hat OpenShift service.

Azure Takes Center Stage in Nadella's Wide-Ranging Build Keynote

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella kicked off the 2019 Build conference on Monday by describing his company's four distinct platform opportunities for development.

Azure Primed for AI, IoT and Edge Improvements: Microsoft Build 2019 Preview

Ahead of its 2019 Build developer conference, Microsoft on Thursday detailed major improvements coming to its Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft Launches Azure Cost Management Tools

Microsoft cloud customers with government and "pay-as-you-go" subscriptions can now take advantage of the new Azure Cost Management feature, which became generally available this week.

Google Cloud Boosts Support for Windows, Active Directory and SQL Server

Organizations running Windows and other Microsoft applications can now take advantage of improved integrations with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Microsoft Releases Azure Data Box Edge and Gateway

Azure Data Box Edge and Azure Data Box Gateway are now generally available, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Primes Azure Stack for Hyperconvergence

A new addition to Microsoft's Azure Stack product line brings hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) capabilities to its "Azure in a box" solution, the company announced this week.

Microsoft Launches Azure Backup for SQL Server

Microsoft's Azure Backup for SQL Server solution, which is used to backup SQL Server when the relational database management system is housed on Azure datacenter virtual machines, became generally available this week.

Microsoft Introduces Azure Sphere 'Guardian Modules' for Older IoT Devices

Microsoft described a new mechanism this week called "Guardian Modules" that enables the use of microcontroller units to secure connections for older Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Microsoft Releases Azure DevOps Server 2019

Azure DevOps Server 2019, Microsoft's rebranded successor to Team Foundation Server 2018, became generally available on Tuesday after being at the Release Candidate 2 test stage since January.

OneDrive To Become Office 365's Default 'Save' Location

Starting as early as next month, Microsoft plans to change Office 365's default document-saving behavior to OneDrive and OneDrive for Business folder locations.

'One-Time Passcodes' for Azure AD B2B Hits Preview

A new feature in Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service enables organizations to grant outside partners access to their internal network resources.

Azure DevOps Server 2019 Nears Final Release

Microsoft's Azure DevOps Server 2019 product, which succeeds Team Foundation Server 2018, is now available as Release Candidate 2 (RC2).

Cloud IT Spending Has Outpaced 'Traditional IT' Spending

Revenues from IT infrastructure products sold to cloud service providers have surpassed revenues from traditional IT infrastructure sales "for the first time," according to a recently published report by IDC.

Partners Sidelined in New 'Microsoft Customer Agreement' Model for Azure

Microsoft's new approach for getting organizations to purchase Azure services appears to put its partners at a disadvantage.

Microsoft Dropping Azure Container Service in 2020

Microsoft's Azure Container Service (ACS), which commercially launched more than two years ago, will fall out of support on Jan. 31, 2020, according to a Microsoft post earlier this month.

Microsoft, Docker Collaborate on 'CNAB' Spec for Distributed Apps

To help organizations that build and maintain distributed applications, Microsoft and Docker this week launched a new specification called Cloud Native Application Bundles (CNAB).

Microsoft Bringing Azure Portal Account Manager to More Services

Microsoft's new "account manager" multiple sign-in capability will be available across various Microsoft online services sometime next year, the company said this week.