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Microsoft, AWS Move To Comply with Revamped EU Privacy Law

As they each expand their cloud footprints in Europe, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are touting their support for the European Union's newly revamped data privacy regulations.

Microsoft Adds Cisco To List of Azure Stack System Partners

Microsoft this week announced the addition of datacenter and networking giant Cisco to its list of approved hardware partners for the upcoming Azure Stack solution.

Microsoft Centralizes Mobile and Identity Management with EMS Upgrade

Microsoft is readying a new console for its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) service that aims to simplify tasks related to identity management and mobile device management (MDM).

Microsoft Rolls Out Patent Protections for Azure Users

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a new program called "Microsoft Azure IP Advantage" that aims to protect organizations using Azure services against against intellectual property (IP) claims.

AWS Keeps Cloud Lead Despite 'Strong Growth' by Microsoft

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still the runaway leader of the public cloud market, recent gains by other vendors aside, according to a pair of recent studies.

Microsoft Updates Azure AD B2B, Releases 'Tenant Restrictions'

This week marked the rollout of several new Azure Active Directory (AD) capabilities designed to increase security and collaboration.

Microsoft Lights Up New OneDrive for Business Features

Commercial Office 365 subscribers can now begin to access new OneDrive for Business improvements, including file synchronization and management enhancements, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

LANDesk, Heat Software Combine To Form Ivanti

LANDesk and Heat Software have merged into a company called Ivanti that aims to provide a broad suite of cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) solutions focused on endpoint configuration, security and reporting.

Microsoft Brings Azure AD Reports to Power BI

Organizations using Microsoft's Power BI service are now able to take advantage of enhanced Azure Active Directory reporting features.

Microsoft Adds Free Upgrade Perks to Windows 10 CSP Program

Microsoft has rolled out another benefit for organizations participating in its pay-as-you-go Windows 10 program: free upgrades to Windows 10 for older PCs.

Microsoft Gives CSPs Claim to First-Time Azure Customers

Starting next month, Microsoft will direct first-time buyers of its Azure services to Microsoft partners enrolled in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

OneDrive for Business Admin Portal Hits Preview

A new "OneDrive Admin Center" Web portal, designed for IT pros who manage OneDrive for Business cloud-based storage and sharing implementations, is now available in preview.

Are Microsoft Partners Ready for a Windows Server/Azure Future?

For years, Microsoft has been steadily bridging the gap between Azure and Windows Server. With the two products more tightly integrated than ever, partners with hybrid and private cloud expertise are poised to reap the benefits.

Docker for Azure Hits Public Beta Stage

Docker for Azure is now available for public testing, Docker announced this week.

Azure Portal Getting Intune, Command-Line Tools

Microsoft is readying a number of enhancements to its Azure portal, including a preview of administrator controls for Intune, Microsoft's mobile management service.

RCP Reader's Choice Awards: Best IT Products and Services of 2016

The results are in for the first-ever Redmond Channel Partner magazine Reader's Choice awards.

Box CEO Talks Office 365 Integration, Microsoft Partnership

Despite competing against Microsoft in cloud-based enterprise file sharing and collaboration, Box is strengthening its integration with Office 365.

AWS Launches Raft of New Cloud Features at re:Invent

At last week's re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services (AWS) executives threw down the gauntlet at Microsoft, Oracle and others that are looking to challenge its cloud dominance.

At Partner Event, AWS Rewards Specialization

Cloud leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a few updates to its partner program on Tuesday that benefit partners that have developed specialized technical practices and focus areas.

Microsoft's Azure Data Lake Service Hits General Availability

Azure Data Lake, Microsoft's service for "Big Data" massively parallel types of analyses, is now production-ready, Microsoft announced this week.