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Microsoft Begins Rollout of Project VAST Security Tool

Microsoft recently began offering Project VAST, which stands for "Visual Auditing Security Tool," to its Microsoft Premier customers.

Microsoft Goes Live with Azure File Sync Service

First unveiled at last year's Microsoft Ignite conference, the Azure File Sync service is now ready for commercial use, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Replacing 'Premiere Assurance' Support with New Security Plan

Organizations using SQL Server 2008/R2 and Windows Server 2008/R2 products can add three years of patch support via Microsoft's new Extended Security Updates plans, the company announced Thursday.

Microsoft Brings Advanced Threat Protection to Azure SQL

The latest addition to Microsoft's sprawling Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) product line, SQL ATP, is now available for Azure SQL Database users.

Microsoft Releases SP2 for SQL Server 2016

Microsoft this week released service pack 2 (SP2) of SQL Server 2016, nearly a year and a half after releasing SP1.

Microsoft Boosts Azure SQL Database Migration Features

Microsoft recently launched previews of new Azure SQL Database improvements that are aimed at helping organizations move their workloads into the Azure cloud from on-premises database management systems.

Microsoft Launches Solution To Extend StorSimple Data to Azure

Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" of StorSimple Data Manager, a solution that converts data stored by StorSimple into a format that can be used with various Azure services.

Microsoft's Channel Finds Its Place in the Expanding Azure Ecosystem

As Azure gains ground in the public cloud space and Microsoft refines its partner organization to make Azure sales more enticing, an ecosystem of offerings is springing up around the platform. We take a look at the opportunities for partners to offer Azure-based services.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure Databricks

Microsoft this week unveiled a new service that integrates its Azure platform with a globally distributed streaming analytics solution.

SQL Server 2017 To Get Monthly Feature Updates

Microsoft's new SQL Server 2017 product, which was launched at this week's Ignite conference, will feature a faster update release pace, the company said in an announcement.

SQL Server 2017 Hits General Availability

Just 15 months after releasing SQL Server 2016, Microsoft on Monday launched its follow-up, SQL Server 2017, during the Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla.

Microsoft and Red Hat Deepen Ties Around Containers, Azure Stack

Microsoft and Red Hat together issued several announcements this week that signal an extension of their efforts around running Red Hat's open source technologies on Microsoft's Azure infrastructure.

SQL Server 2017 Hits Release Candidate Stage

SQL Server 2017, Microsoft's next-generation relational database platform, is inching closer to general availability with this week's Release Candidate 1 (RC1) rollout.

Microsoft's Power BI Premium Hits Prime Time

The "Premium" version of Microsoft's Power BI data analytics offering is now generally available.

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.

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