Cloud Computing


Microsoft Vows To Ease European Cloud Infrastructure Burden

Microsoft announced new revamps to its Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner program to pacify European regulators.

Veeam Adding Intelligence to Microsoft 365 Backup Solution

Backup and recovery giant and major Microsoft partner Veeam unveiled a raft of new features to its solution portfolio at its VeeamON conference this week.

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Commercial Release of Microsoft Defender for Business Now Available

Microsoft's "standalone" edition of its Defender for Business, a security solution for small-to-medium organizations, has hit "general availability."

Microsoft Cloud Powers Strong Q3 Revenue

Thanks to strong growth in its Office and Microsoft Cloud divisions, Microsoft saw a quarterly increase of 18% to cap off Q3 with $49.4 billion in revenue.

Red Button Security Experts To Validate Azure DDos Protection

Microsoft last week announced that Azure DDoS Protection users can launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) test attacks on their use of Azure services via Red Button's services.

Study: Enterprise Cloud Move Met with IT Unease

A study published this week by Next Pathway found that large organizations' IT leaders are hesitant to move into the cloud without tools and automation support for the initial migration.

App Scaling Service Azure Front Door Now Available

Microsoft's Azure Front Door, the company's latest content delivery network (CDN) service for securing and supporting high-availability Web content and "global" applications, is now commercially available.

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Data Platform for Health Care

As part of its broader Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare program, Microsoft this week announced the general availability of Azure Health Data Services, a platform for managing and analyzing various forms of patient data.

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Microsoft Centers Cloud in Major Partner Program Revamp

Microsoft is planning a major cloud-focused facelift for its partner program this fall that will significantly impact the more than 400,000 organizations in its ranks.

Cloud Growth Not Dampening Hardware Spending

More and more workloads are headed to the cloud, but that hasn't slowed down spending on IT hardware, according to a new report by Spiceworks Ziff Davis.

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 Commercially Released

The commercial release of Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 has hit "general availability" this week.

Microsoft's Acquisition of Former Partner Nuance Finalizes

Microsoft's acquisition of Nuance Communications Inc. is now complete, the company announced on Friday.

Microsoft Bolsters Azure's Telecom Services with Partnership Agreements

Azure for Operators is celebrating two years. And Microsoft this week is marking the occasion by detailing a list of new partnerships and efforts for the telecom service.

IBM Buys Microsoft Gold Partner Neudesic in Cloud-Focused Play

To raise its cloud and multicloud prospects, tech industry stalwart IBM announced its acquisition of Neudesic, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and gold competency partner, for an undisclosed amount.

Preview of Azure Active Directory Join Capability Coming to Windows 365

Microsoft announced Wednesday that enterprise users of Windows 365 services will soon be able to Azure Active Directory joins for Cloud PCs.

Azure Sphere OS Version 22.01 No Longer Happening

Microsoft will no longer be releasing its previously announced Azure Sphere version 22.01 operating system, the company announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Crests $51 Billion Amid 'Generational Shift' in Tech

Microsoft handily beat analyst forecasts in Q2 of fiscal 2022, which CEO Satya Nadella attributed to strong growth in the cloud and the shifting technology landscape.

Azure Expert Ergo Scores AWS, VMware Chops with Asystec Buy

Two Ireland-based MSPs are combining their cloud expertise in an acquisition announced this month valued at $28.6 million.

Johnson & Johnson Taps Microsoft's Cloud for 'Digital Surgery Platform'

Microsoft is bringing the myriad capabilities of its cloud, from AI to analytics, to a subsidiary of medical device and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson.

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