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Microsoft Floods RSA Conference with Security Announcements

Microsoft gave a thorough progress report on its security portfolio at the RSA security conference this week.

Microsoft Commits $5 Billion to IoT, Updates IoT Hub

Microsoft is betting big on the Internet of Things (IoT), announcing a $5 billion investment plan spanning the next four years.

New Azure Datacenter Regions Launch in Australia

Microsoft is expanding the reach of its Azure cloud platform for its customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Azure Availability Zones Come to Microsoft's Cloud Datacenters

Microsoft recently starting switching on its first Azure Availability Zones, which provide uptime assurance for cloud workloads.

'Project VAST' Joins Microsoft's Security Arsenal

Microsoft this week took the wraps off "Project VAST," a tool designed to surface security problems visually.

Microsoft Takes Spotlight Off Windows in AI-Focused Reorg

A major Microsoft reorganization announced Thursday appears to signal a shift in the company's approach to its bread-and-butter Windows business.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Goes Global, Other Azure Updates

Azure SQL Data Warehouse became generally available in Microsoft's Australia East, India West and Japan West datacenters this week, meaning the service is now available out of all 33 Azure regions.

Microsoft Releases Azure Service Health Dashboard

Microsoft's Azure Service Health dashboard, which customers can use to check the health of their Azure environments, is now production-ready after being in preview since last July.

Microsoft Adds 'Next-Generation' Azure Alert Options

Microsoft recently announced the addition of "next-generation" Azure Monitor alert capabilities alongside the free "classic" alerts.

Microsoft Adds More Group and Browser Controls to Azure AD

Microsoft recently rolled out several Azure Active Directory (AD) improvements, including the ability for administrators to set expiration policies for Office 365 groups.

Microsoft Bringing Its Datacenter Footprint to China, Middle East

In a bid to expand the global reach of its Azure and Office 365 services, Microsoft this week shared plans to increase its number of cloud datacenter regions worldwide.

Azure VM Service Gets More Workload Options

Microsoft's Azure Virtual Machine (VM) service now has new size options for workloads that require isolated or GPU-optimized instances.

Microsoft Boosts Azure SQL Database Migration Features

Microsoft recently launched previews of new Azure SQL Database improvements that are aimed at helping organizations move their workloads into the Azure cloud from on-premises database management systems.

McAfee Extends Its Security Capabilities to Microsoft Azure

The list of major security players extending their offerings to protect Microsoft's cloud is growing.

Microsoft's VMware-to-Azure VM Migration Tool Goes Live

Organizations can now tap Microsoft's Azure Migrate tool to help migrate their on-premises virtual machines (VMs) and applications to Azure datacenter infrastructure.

Microsoft Releases Azure ATP Security Service

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), its new cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents.

Microsoft Launches Solution To Extend StorSimple Data to Azure

Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" of StorSimple Data Manager, a solution that converts data stored by StorSimple into a format that can be used with various Azure services.

Microsoft Releases New Tools for Compliance, Information Protection

Microsoft 365 product licensees can now take advantage of Microsoft's Compliance Manager dashboard and the Azure Information Protection Scanner, both of which became generally available (GA) this week.

Study: Azure in 'Dead Heat' with AWS Among New Cloud Adopters

Microsoft's Azure cloud platform still has a lot of ground to make up before it can catch market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS), but a recent report from RightScale Inc. bodes well for the challenger.

Azure Backup Improvements and ExpressRoute Monitoring Go Live

Microsoft greenlit various Azure services this month, including Azure ExpressRoute monitoring, additions to the Azure Storage service and Azure Backup service, and the Azure Redis Cache Geo-Replication service.

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