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Which Public Cloud Will Win the Microsoft Channel?

In the two-horse race between AWS and Microsoft Azure in the public cloud, only one can be considered to have a robust ecosystem of platform partners. And it's not Microsoft.

Juggling Clouds: Partnering with Both Microsoft and AWS

By most measures, the public cloud market is a two-horse race between AWS and Microsoft. Partners are increasingly seeing the benefits of tying their fortunes to both cloud vendors, but doing so requires a good deal of training, planning and trust.

Guthrie: Azure and AWS Competing on Features, Not Price

Microsoft's top cloud executive this week signaled a shift away from the tradition of intense price-based competition between Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) and Azure.

Microsoft Previews Active Directory Features in Azure Portal

Microsoft's Azure portal management tool is getting new Azure Active Directory features, which the company unveiled on Monday.

Microsoft Readies New Azure AD Products for Launch

Two new products bearing Microsoft's Azure Active Directory (AD) brand are expected to exit the preview stage next week.

Microsoft Opens U.K. Datacenters for Office 365, Azure

Microsoft took steps to expand its cloud footprint this week with the launch of new datacenter locations in the United Kingdom.

Azure Stack Was Microsoft's Summer Surprise

Microsoft's announcement of a more restrictive deployment model for Azure Stack, in addition to its delayed release, has left lots of partners scrambling.

Microsoft-Citrix Pact To Focus on Office 365, Mobile and Cloud

Microsoft and Citrix this week laid out the terms of their partnership, including their plan to combine Microsoft's Azure datacenter solutions with Citrix's virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offerings.

Microsoft Explains Why It Changed Course with Azure Stack

Microsoft recently took some pains to explain its decision last month to change the delivery model for its upcoming Azure Stack product.

Microsoft's 'Secure Multiparty Computation' Targets Cloud Privacy

Microsoft has detailed a new development in its efforts to protect data privacy in the cloud, one focused on the exchange of encrypted data between users.

On Citrix Going 'All In' with Microsoft in Cloud

Given Citrix's history with Microsoft and its decision to tap a former Microsoft president as its new CEO, it should come as little surprise the company is borrowing from Microsoft's script.

The Reinvention of the Microsoft ISV

As partners scramble to find their place in the new cloud environment, the ISV category is expanding to include all different types of partners.

Microsoft No. 2 Behind Amazon in Cloud Market Share

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading cloud services provider by a considerable margin, but Microsoft Azure is leading the small pack that's chasing it, according to recent data from Synergy Research Group.

Microsoft's Customer-Facing Authentication Service Goes Live

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a new identity and access management service for organizations that develop customer-facing applications.

Microsoft Launches Azure Security Center

Microsoft's Azure Security Center, designed to protect virtual machines and other elements that a tenant may use when tapping Azure datacenter infrastructure, reached general availability on Thursday.

Microsoft Wins Appeal over Foreign Data Search Warrants

A ruling issued against Microsoft two years ago ordering the company to turn over the contents of e-mails stored in an offshore datacenter has been overturned by a federal appeals court.

5 Big Cloud Reveals from ISVs at WPC 2016

BitTitan, Dropbox, StorageCraft, Independence IT, Infinite Ops and SkyKick are among third-party vendors updating their cloud-related tools in Toronto.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Hits General Availability

Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft's elastic cloud computing platform, became generally available on Tuesday.

Microsoft Azure Information Protection Hits Public Preview

The new Azure Information Protection solution, which extends the security capabilities of Microsoft's Azure Rights Management Service (RMS), is now available as a public preview release.

Microsoft Delays Azure Stack as It Changes Its Delivery Model

Initially expected to be released by the end of this year, Azure Stack will instead become generally available in mid-2017, Microsoft said on Tuesday.