Cloud Computing


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.

Google's Managed Active Directory Service Goes Live

Google last week announced the general availability of its Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory product after being in development for about two years.

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Azure Sphere, Microsoft's Linux-Powered IoT Security Service, Launches

Microsoft's Azure Sphere security solution for Internet of Things (IoT) devices became generally available on Monday, roughly two years after it was first introduced.

NSA Warns of Cloud Misconfigurations in Wake of Microsoft's Azure Error

A new report from the NSA identifies what the agency considers the top cloud security issue plaguing organizations: misconfigured privacy settings.

Microsoft Issues Preview of Azure Backup Explorer

Microsoft's Backup Explorer tool for Azure, which is designed to monitor backups across an organization's "estate," is now available as a preview.

Azure Misconfiguration Exposes 250 Million Microsoft Customer Accounts

Microsoft warned users that their customer support case information may have been exposed at the end of 2019 due to security misconfigurations in an Azure-hosted database.

Microsoft Commits $1 Billion to Going 'Carbon Negative' in 10 Years

Microsoft is aiming to become "carbon negative" by 2030 thanks to a companywide carbon-reduction initiative it announced on Thursday.

SharePoint Online Migration Tools Get a Refresh

Microsoft is continuing to invest in its lineup of free tools that help organizations shift to SharePoint Online and Microsoft 365 cloud services.

Azure AD B2B Now Officially Supports Google IDs

A feature that lets users of the Google identity and access service use their personal log-in IDs with Microsoft's Azure Active Directory B2B service is now generally available.

Microsoft, Salesforce Ink Deal Around Azure Cloud and Teams

As part of a new partnership, CRM service provider Salesforce will leverage certain Microsoft Azure services, as well as Microsoft Teams, for services to customers.

Microsoft Looks Beyond Its Cloud with Azure Arc for Mixed Workloads

Azure Arc, a tool that lets organizations manage their data on Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform or any combination thereof, debuted at the 2019 Ignite conference.

Microsoft, SAP Ink Azure Deal Dubbed 'Project Embrace'

Microsoft is partnering with SAP, a major player in the enterprise application software space, in an effort to bring more customers to its Azure cloud.

Microsoft-Mover Deal Aimed at Boosting Microsoft 365 Adoption

Microsoft has announced its acquisition of Mover, maker of a platform that assists medium-to-large companies in moving their files to cloud-based services.