Cloud Computing


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.

Microsoft Advances Its Cloud, AI Vision at Build

Microsoft kicked off its 2017 Build developer conference on Wednesday in Seattle, Wash., announcing new offerings related to Azure, Cognitive Services, Visual Studio and more.

Dell Takes Wraps Off Its Azure Stack Offering

Exactly two years after Microsoft first unveiled Azure Stack, Dell EMC on Thursday announced the first generation of its solution based on the forthcoming private cloud platform.

Microsoft Touts 'Digital Transformation' with Azure and IoT Customer Wins

Microsoft recently turned the spotlight on some high-profile customers that are using its latest cloud, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions as part of what it calls "digital transformation" initiatives.

Microsoft Leans on Cloud Business in Q3 Earnings

Microsoft's third-quarter financial report on Thursday was a mixed bag, with sliding hardware sales being offset by a strong showing from the company's cloud business.

Microsoft Readies 'IoT Central' SaaS Solution

In a bid to make Internet of Things (IoT) technologies more accessible to novices, Microsoft is readying a new Software as a Service (SaaS) offering dubbed Microsoft IoT Central.

Microsoft Survey Finds Hybrid Cloud Confusion Rampant

A surprising percentage of organizations running hybrid cloud environments are unaware of it, according to a recent Microsoft survey.

Microsoft, Google Gaining on AWS, But Not Quickly Enough

As the current cloud field stands, leader Amazon Web Services may be ceding some market share to Azure and Google, but the challengers still have a lot of ground to make up.

Microsoft Resources Tout Hybrid Azure Scenarios

Microsoft this week put the spotlight on some resources for organizations that are looking to take a hybrid approach with their Azure deployments.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory B2B Service

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Business-to-Business (B2B) service, which is typically used by organizations working with partners or other external parties needing resource access, became generally available on Wednesday.

Support Clock Winds Down for Azure AD Sync Tools

Microsoft's Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) and Azure AD Sync tools are set to lose support on Thursday, the company warned this week.

Microsoft Acquires Container Startup Deis

Microsoft on Monday announced that it has acquired Deis, a startup that provides training and tools related to Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration system devised by Google.

Survey: Large Enterprises Favor Microsoft Azure over Amazon Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be the dominant provider in the overall public cloud market, but new research suggests that it faces serious competition from Microsoft Azure in the enterprise space.