Cloud Computing


Microsoft Partners Taking Pre-Orders on Azure Stack

Microsoft's launch hardware partners will begin taking orders Monday for Azure Stack, a parallel version of the software that powers the Microsoft Azure public cloud and that customers will run in their own datacenters for hybrid cloud scenarios.

FastTrack for Azure Hitting Preview Next Month

Microsoft has expanded its FastTrack program again, this time to cover customer migrations to the Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft Acquires Cloud Monitoring Firm Cloudyn

Microsoft on Thursday said it plans to acquire Acton, Mass.-based Cloudyn, which provides public cloud monitoring services for MSPs, cloud solution providers and enterprises.

Microsoft Expands Teams Integrations but Delays Access Feature

Microsoft recently delivered a mixed bag of news to organizations either using or considering the use of its Teams chat service.

Microsoft Spotlights Open Source Partners in Azure Event

Open source Azure tools were on center stage Wednesday, as Microsoft and some of its open source partners conducted an online presentation aimed at courting developers.

Azure AD with Ping Integration Now Generally Available

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory service now supports single sign-on access to legacy Web applications with this week's release of PingAccess with Azure AD.

Azure Stack Will Take Time To Reach Its Potential

Think of the first release of the on-premises cloud appliance as a modest version of Microsoft's final goal.

Azure AD Gets New Capabilities for Microsoft Teams, Azure Portal

Microsoft has extended Azure Active Directory's conditional access policies to Microsoft Teams and the Azure Portal, the company announced Tuesday.

Microsoft Launches Intune in Azure Portal

Microsoft on Thursday announced the general availability of its Intune mobile device and mobile application management solution as managed through the Azure Portal.

Microsoft's CSP Program Isn't Just for Office 365 Anymore

With services like Azure, Dynamics 365 and Windows 10 also propelling growth, partners can expect Microsoft to keep expanding the program's scope to even more products.

Microsoft Rolls Out Azure AD Improvements

Microsoft recently unveiled several improvements to Azure Active Directory (AD), including enhancements to the Azure AD Application Proxy service that make it easier for organizations to connect remote end users to company-hosted Web applications.

Microsoft Pulling Plug on Azure BizTalk Services

Azure BizTalk Services, which is used by organizations to bridge hybrid connections between the Internet and on-premises business applications, will be "retired on May 31, 2018," Microsoft said in a post this week.

Microsoft Tests Disaster Recovery Option for Azure VMs

Microsoft on Wednesday released a technical preview of a new disaster recovery feature for its Azure Site Recovery (ASR) service, enabling customers to restore virtual machines (VMs) running on the Azure IaaS platform.

Microsoft Readies Its Cloud for New EU Privacy Law

As the European Union prepares to enforce its recently updated data privacy laws, Microsoft and other providers are retrofitting their services to ensure their customers are compliant with the new regulations.

Microsoft Improves Azure AD Identity Protection Service

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management service is getting two new features, now in preview.

Microsoft Expands Its Cloud Footprint into Africa

Microsoft is significantly extending the reach of its cloud-based services by building new datacenters in South Africa, the company announced recently.

With Microsoft Cloud Deal, VMware Plays the Field

VMware this week announced a partnership with Microsoft that would enable VMware's Horizon Cloud Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) infrastructure to be delivered on the Azure public cloud.

Microsoft's Cloud Growth Putting Pressure on Amazon

Despite maintaining its healthy lead in the cloud infrastructure services market, Amazon Web Services is facing increasingly strong competition from Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Lights Up Active Directory Features for Azure Portal

The Azure AD Admin Console, an addition to the Azure Portal, is now generally available (GA) after being in preview since September, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Updates Azure AD B2C, Adds Flow Integration

Azure Active Directory Business-to-Consumer (B2C), Microsoft's customer-facing identity and access management service that launched last July, has a few new perks.