Cloud Computing


Azure AI Startups Program Expanded by Microsoft

Microsoft expanded its free Azure artificial intelligence resource program for startup developer companies.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise To Acquire Juniper Networks for $14B

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will pay about $14 billion to buy Juniper Networks, per a Tuesday announcement.

New Microsoft Teams App for VDI Generally Available

Microsoft released its new Microsoft Teams app for virtual desktop infrastructure.

Microsoft's Nvidia Partnership Sets Sights on Azure 'Confidential AI'

Microsoft is working to deliver "confidential AI" to Azure customers, per a Wednesday announcement.

Azure Expert Assessment Preview Launched

Microsoft is offering a free new Azure Expert Assessment option for organizations.

Windows 365 and AVD Get New App and More

Microsoft announced various Windows management and service improvements this week.

Nadella Ignite Keynote Lays Out Copilot AI Vision with Partner Support

Satya Nadella, Microsoft's chairman and CEO, touted cloud system partner efforts in his Ignite keynote talk.

Microsoft and Oracle Partner in Gen AI Space

Microsoft has signed a multi-year deal to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for compute resources in its AI-powered Bing Chat.

Microsoft's Q1 Earnings Beat Analyst Expectations

Microsoft's fiscal-year 2024 first-quarter earnings beat analyst expectations.

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Report: Microsoft 365's Largest New Customer Might Be Amazon

In an unlikely development, Amazon and Microsoft have reportedly entered into a billion-dollar agreement around Microsoft 365.

Intune Gets Privilege Management Controls for Windows 365 Users

Microsoft Intune's Endpoint Privilege Management capability now works with the Windows 365 service.

Azure Database for MariaDB Ending in 2025

Microsoft will "retire" its Azure Database for MariaDB service on Sept. 19, 2025.

Azure Update Manager Now Generally Available

Azure Update Manager has reached "general availability," or commercial rollout status.

Microsoft and Oracle Partner on New Azure Service Offering

Microsoft and Oracle announced "Oracle Database@Azure," a new collaborative infrastructure-as-a-service offering.

Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management Standalone Now Available

Microsoft described multiple improvements across its enterprise-grade security products.

Microsoft Inspire Gears Up Partners with Azure Programs and Tools

This week's Microsoft Inspire event for partners delivered a bunch of Azure enhancements.

'It's Keeping Up with Customer Demand': Partner Exec Julie Sanford on the AI-fication of Microsoft's Partner Program

Microsoft is promising a swift and seamless transition from the MCPP to the new AI-focused program, plus plenty of handholds for partners of all expertise levels.

Microsoft Renames Entra Azure Active Directory, Adds New Products

Microsoft is ending its Entra Azure Active Directory product name, but adding two new products to the Entra product line, per a Tuesday announcement.

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Microsoft Explains Azure OpenAI Servicing and Privacy

Microsoft explained how Azure OpenAI large language model servicing works, adding assurances about privacy, too, in a Friday announcement.

Rubrik and Microsoft Extend Partnership for AI-Based Security

Rubrik announced on Wednesday a further evolution of its partnership with Microsoft with the integration of the security firm's Security Cloud services in Microsoft Sentinel and Azure OpenAI Service.