Cloud Computing


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.

Old Fashioned Mics

Top 10 News Articles of 2021, Nos. 10-6: Meet the Metaverse, Next-Gen System Center Coming, More

Plus, say goodbye to Internet Explorer on Windows 10.

Red Hat Brings Cloud Automation Platform to Azure

Microsoft partner Red Hat's hybrid cloud automation product is now available on the Azure cloud.

Space

With Azure Orbital, Microsoft Expands Role of Partners in Space Efforts

A new Microsoft groundstation-as-a-service offering that lets users communicate with satellites using Microsoft's cloud resources is now in public preview.

Certified Secured-Core Server Products Now Available for Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server 2022

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that certified Secured-core server hardware products are now available for running Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server 2022 software implementations.

Microsoft's New Commerce Experience Model Aims To Shift Cloud Services Customers to Annual Subscription Models

Microsoft is planning to implement its New Commerce Experience subscription model with its CSP partners, which will hike prices 20 percent for monthly subscriptions.

State of the Channel Report: We're in the Midst of a Big-Three Channel Pivot

Three industry trends are "redefining the current state of the channel," say researchers at Ingram Micro Cloud.

Cloud Honeypots Planted by Researchers Compromised in Minutes

Palo Alto Networks researchers who deployed hundreds of honeypots packed with cloud service apps were shocked at how quickly they were compromised.

Microsoft Test Drives Azure Edge Zones with AT&T Support

Microsoft is collaborating with AT&T to improve application performance for enterprises by extending Azure capabilities "to the operator's 5G network edge."

IBM Spinoff Kyndryl and Microsoft Partner in the Cloud

Microsoft and Kyndryl are teaming up to foster global cloud adoption, the two companies announced on Friday.

More Microsoft Industry Clouds See Daylight at Ignite

Microsoft announced several advances in its industry-specific cloud efforts during the 2021 Ignite virtual conference this week.

Microsoft Cloud Carbon Monitoring Tools Hit Preview Milestone

Microsoft on Wednesday announced its latest suite, Cloud for Sustainability, is available for preview for enterprises wanting a window into their carbon footprint.

Report: Microsoft's Broad Ecosystem Makes It 'The Leading Cloud Player'

Microsoft's broader portfolio of cloud offerings have made it "the leading cloud player, based on revenues from the whole ecosystem," according to new data from Synergy Research.