Cloud Computing


Microsoft Unveils Service To Keep Azure Connections Private

Azure Private Link, a new service designed to keep Azure service connections off the public Internet, is now available from Microsoft as a preview.

Satellite Partners Now Connect to Azure ExpressRoute Service

Satellite partners are working with Microsoft to extend Azure ExpressRoute's private Internet connections to organizations in isolated regions.

Microsoft Acquires Partner Movere To Bolster Azure Migrations

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Movere, a partner that assists companies moving to the cloud.

Google Launches Beta of Managed Active Directory Service

Google is test-driving a new service that effectively makes it a managed service provider of Microsoft's Active Directory product.

Microsoft, Tech Leaders Back Confidential Computing Consortium

The Linux Foundation on Wednesday announced the formation of a new group that aims to ensure the security of processed data.

Azure Dedicated Host Service Hits Preview

Microsoft is test-driving a new service that gives organizations access to unshared or "dedicated" Azure hardware infrastructure.

Microsoft: Updated Azure SQL Database SLA Is Industry Best

Microsoft claims its new service-level agreement for Azure SQL Database offers the most guaranteed uptime compared to its competitors.

Microsoft Boosts Data Governance Chops with BlueTalon Acquisition

BlueTalon, a provider of data governance and compliance solutions, has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount.

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Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure Proximity Placement Groups

Organizations managing complex applications in Azure can begin test-driving a new capability that helps alleviate network-latency concerns.

Cloud Study: Microsoft Azure Earns High Marks for Compatibility

Organizations narrowly favor Microsoft Azure over rivals Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform for its "compatibility with existing services."

Microsoft Expands OneDrive Storage, Debuts 'Personal Vault'

The Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage service has a few new enhancements coming to it, including more storage options and a secure "Personal Vault" feature.

Traditional Database Management Losing Ground to Cloud

The database management system (DBMS) market's growth is increasingly being driven by cloud services, not by more traditional on-premises systems.

Azure Backup for SQL Server 2008 Released to Preview

Microsoft's Azure Backup service can now support SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Bastion

With a new service preview, Microsoft is now letting organizations use a private Internet connection to access Azure virtual machines.

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.

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