Cloud Computing

Microsoft Releases Azure AD Connect Health for Sync

Microsoft's latest tool for checking Azure Active Directory (AD) synchronization issues is now generally available, the company announced Tuesday.

With Machine Learning, Microsoft Takes Holistic Approach to Security

CEO Satya Nadella's $1 billion security initiative yields fruit with the Azure Security Center, powered by the technology behind Azure Machine Learning.

The 4 Cloud Numbers Microsoft Wants Partners To Know

According to IDC, partners that bet their businesses on Microsoft's cloud are making out like bandits. Scott digs into some of the specifics.

Report: Microsoft To Widen Lead over Amazon in IaaS

New research from Spiceworks Inc., a provider of tools and resources for IT pros, indicates that Microsoft Azure's lead over Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) space is poised to grow.

For Microsoft Partners, Are Box and Dropbox Rivals or Opportunities?

Redmond's cloud storage frenemies continue to deepen their integration with Microsoft even as they beef up their own services.

With FastTrack, Microsoft Keeps Its Cloud Partners Guessing

As Microsoft becomes more and more desperate to drive consumption, expect the range of free services offerings from FastTrack to keep ballooning.

Microsoft Launches Next-Gen Dynamics AX on Azure Public Cloud

Microsoft's Dynamics AX product is now a full-fledged Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering on the Azure public cloud.

Microsoft Previews New Azure AD Security Service

The new Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service, which aims to ward off compromised user accounts and configuration vulnerabilities, was released as a preview on Wednesday.

Microsoft Rolls Out Security Improvements to Azure, Office 365

Microsoft added a number of security enhancements to its cloud offerings this week, including Azure Security Center improvements, a coming preview of Azure Active Directory Identity Protection, and a preview of a new Operations Management Suite (OMS) dashboard.

Microsoft Puts Open Source RHEL on Azure

Microsoft newfound embrace of open source took another step this week with the addition of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) images in the Azure Marketplace.

Microsoft Bolsters Azure Stack with PaaS, DevOps Tools

On the heels of the long-awaited debut of the Azure Stack technical preview, Microsoft has released additional features for the solution.

Hybrid Exchange 2016 Support Comes to Microsoft Deployment Tool

Microsoft's Exchange Server Deployment Assistant tool is now equipped to configure hybrid deployments using Exchange Server 2016.

Microsoft Azure IoT Hub Hits General Availability

Microsoft recently released its Azure IoT Hub, the latest component of the company's cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) suite.

First Microsoft Azure Stack Preview Sees Daylight

As promised, Microsoft released the first technical preview of its new Azure Stack offering on Friday.

Microsoft Posts Windows Azure Pack Support Timeline

A whitepaper released by Microsoft on Wednesday outlines its roadmap plans for the Windows Azure Pack.

Microsoft's Q2 Financials: Cloud Up, Windows Down

Microsoft posted growth in its cloud business, mixed results on the productivity and business processes business, and declines in the unit that includes Windows OEM revenues and devices in its second-quarter results reported Thursday.

Microsoft Boosts Office Online Integration with Outside Cloud Services

Users of Microsoft's Office Online service can now co-author files in real time even if those files are stored in third-party cloud storage services like Box, Citrix ShareFile, Dropbox and Egnyte.

Microsoft Readies First Preview of Azure Stack

The first technical preview of Microsoft's new Azure Stack solutions will be released on Friday, according to a Microsoft announcement.

VMware Layoffs Begin, vCloud Air Unit Takes Brunt

VMware, whose parent company is set to be acquired by Dell as part of the largest deal in IT history, reportedly began laying off employees this week, just ahead of its fourth-quarter earnings announcement.

Microsoft Pledges $1 Billion Cloud Investment for Nonprofits

Microsoft plans to contribute $1 billion in cloud resources over the next three years to nonprofit organizations, the company said this week.