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Google and Cisco Target Microsoft Azure Stack with Hybrid Cloud Play

Google is partnering with Cisco on a hybrid cloud effort that will enable workloads to run on Cisco's UCS hyperconverged infrastructure hardware and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Microsoft Rolls Out New Azure Container Products

Microsoft this week unveiled new container management services for its Azure cloud, including those aimed at the Kubernetes open source container orchestration solution.

Microsoft Brings Supercomputing to Azure with Cray Deal

A strategic partnership announced Monday between Microsoft and Cray will bring the latter's supercomputing capabilities to the Azure public cloud.

Microsoft Approves Azure Stack for Intel 'Purley' Processors

Microsoft has opened the door for enterprises and service providers to run Azure Stack at much greater scale.

Microsoft Launches Two New Visio Online Subscriptions

Microsoft this week described a pair of new subscription plans for its Visio Online service, which became available for Office 365 subscribers back in March.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: What's New, What's Improved and What's Gone

When it rolled out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update earlier this week, Microsoft gave much of the limelight to its support for mixed reality headsets and various user interface improvements. However, Microsoft's latest operating system update offers a vast array of other practical features.

Microsoft Issues First Windows Server Update Under Biannual Model

Version 1709 of Windows Server 2016 became generally available on Tuesday, marking the operating system's first "semiannual channel" release for businesses that want to receive updates from Microsoft at a faster clip.

Microsoft Azure Tapped To Run Symantec's Norton Line

Security software provider Symantec Corp. is using Microsoft's Azure infrastructure to support its Norton line of consumer security products.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Rolls Out; New Surface Book Debuts

Microsoft on Tuesday took the wraps off the new Surface Book 2, in addition to announcing the general availability of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (previously code-named "Redstone 3").

U.S. Supreme Court To Review Microsoft's Dublin Datacenter Case

The years-long dispute over whether Microsoft must submit to government requests for data stored in an offshore datacenter is going to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Microsoft Brings Console Changes in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The upcoming Windows 10 "Fall Creators Update," expected to arrive on Oct. 17, will feature some major Windows and Linux Console improvements.

Windows 10 Runs Afoul of Dutch Privacy Regulations

Microsoft's privacy features in the Home and Pro editions of the Windows 10 "Anniversary Update" and the "Creators Update" were found to violate privacy laws set forth by the the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA).

Microsoft Breaks Down Windows 10's 'Dual-Scan' Feature

Microsoft shed a little more light this week on Windows 10's so-called "dual-scan" behavior, which has been the source of some consternation among organizations.

Dell Announces $1 Billion IoT Effort and Partner Program

Dell Technologies is investing more of its resources on the booming Internet of Things (IoT) space, this week announcing a new IoT-focused division that includes a partner program, product development, labs, consumption models and ecosystem-building.

Microsoft Confirms It Has Sidelined Windows Mobile Development

A recent Tweet by Joe Belfiore, the public face of Microsoft's Windows Phone/Windows Mobile business over the past few years, has effectively signaled the end of the company's mobile efforts.

Azure AD Access Control Features Reach Preview

Microsoft recently released previews of three new Azure Active Directory (AD) features that are designed to control access to network resources.

Microsoft Describes Advanced Threat Protection Progress, Plans

Microsoft's progress with its various Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) services was a common thread in the myriad security discussions held at the company's recent Ignite conference.

Microsoft, NetApp Partner To Bring NFS to Azure

An Azure-native enterprise version of NetApp's Network File System (NFS) will be ready for public preview in early 2018, part of an ongoing partnership between Microsoft and NetApp.

Microsoft Edge Apps for iOS and Android Hit Preview

Microsoft on Thursday announced previews of its Edge browser for iOS- and Android-based devices, as well as a preview of Microsoft Launcher for Android.

Microsoft Describes Changes to Windows 10 Deployment Model

Microsoft outlined its evolving approach to Windows 10 deployments in an Ignite session last week called "Deploying Windows 10: An Overview of What's New and Future Direction."

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