Cloud Computing


Microsoft Readying Azure AD Sign-In Changes

Microsoft is changing up how users sign in to Azure Active Directory (AD) and their Microsoft accounts.

Analyst Gives Tips for Avoiding Compliance Pitfalls in Microsoft's Cloud

To sidestep potential compliance issues associated with Microsoft's cloud services, an analysts suggests organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EA) should negotiate protections or special discounts upfront.

Microsoft Aims To Eliminate the Middleman with Blockchain

Microsoft is aggressively building out blockchain services in Azure with help from financial, traditional and ISV partners.

Microsoft Debuts On-Demand Azure Container Service

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a technical preview of its new Azure Container Instances (ACI) service, enabling Azure customers to deploy containers on the fly.

Microsoft Tops Forecasts on Strong Cloud Growth

Strong Azure revenue growth once again helped Microsoft post a strong quarter, as the company beat analyst forecasts during Q4 of its 2017 fiscal year.

With Containers, Windows Server Offers Faster Path to Azure

Microsoft's evolving container approach doesn't necessarily deliver digital nirvana, but it is breaking new ground.

Microsoft Adding Photo Indexing to OneDrive Storage

Starting this month, subscribers of Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service will be able to access an intelligent search capability that will make it easier to find photos of receipts, whiteboards, drawings and signs.

Quest Launches 'On Demand' Office 365, Azure Management Suite

After a four-month preview, Quest on Tuesday released its new cloud-based platform for managing Office 365 applications and Azure Active Directory implementations.

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.