Cloud Computing


Microsoft Launches Azure OpenAI

Microsoft's Azure OpenAI service has reached the "general availability" commercial-release stage, the company announced this week.

Linux Apps Support Comes to Cameyo Virtual App Delivery Service

Cameyo on Wednesday announced that its Virtual App Delivery service now supports Linux applications, expanding from Windows apps support.Cameyo's Virtual App Delivery service has extended its support to Linux applications, the company announced on Wednesday.

Report: Cloud Services Mostly Used for Data Protection

Most organizations have turned to the many cloud services to protect their data, according to a survey commissioned by Veeam Software

Microsoft Puts Spotlight on Azure During Microsoft Ignite

Azure GA announcements dominated Microsoft's product release announcement during this week's Microsoft Ignite event.

Ignite Keynote Highlights: AI Key to Microsoft's 'Digital Perseverance' Push

Microsoft kicked off its 2022 Ignite conference on Wednesday with a wide-ranging keynote that had the notion of "digital perseverance" at its core.

Q&A: The Microsoft Cloud Partner Program Is Here

This week, Microsoft officially flipped the switch on its new partner program. As of Oct. 3, the old Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) is gone, and in its place is the new Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (MCPP).

Microsoft Cites Partner Support with Azure Orbital Ground Station Release

Microsoft described Azure Space advancements, plus multiple partner support efforts, in a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Unveils CSP Licensing Changes To Address EU Cloud Concerns

New licensing and hosting rules will take effect on Oct. 1, 2022, for Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners and their customers.

Microsoft: Azure Outage Caused by Ubuntu Update Issue

According to Microsoft, Azure customers who had upgraded Canonical Ubuntu on Azure virtual machines may be running into domain name system (DNS) problems.

Microsoft's Commerce Experience Comes Packed with Unfavorable Terms for Partners and Customers

Microsoft's Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) partners and commercial customers might not find the details of Microsoft's New Commerce Experience (NCE) subscription model to their liking.

Microsoft's Cloud Strength Offsets Q4 Earnings Miss

The confluence of multiple worldwide crises in the tail end of Microsoft's fiscal 2022 has resulted in a relatively tepid fourth quarter earnings report.

Microsoft Teams Hit with a 6-Hour Outage

Microsoft has confirmed that its Microsoft 365 apps and Teams services were down for some users on Wednesday night.

Microsoft and Oracle Announce Database Partnership

Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, a joint venture between Microsoft and Oracle, is now generally available.

Notebook

Microsoft Inspire 2022 Highlights: Top News and Themes

For the third year in a row, Microsoft's Inspire conference, the marquee partner event of the year, was a relatively low-key virtual affair.

Microsoft Enlists Nuance Tech in New AI-Powered Contact Center

Microsoft took the wraps off a new intelligent contact center platform on Tuesday as part of its Microsoft Inspire 2022 virtual partner conference.

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Microsoft Cuts Ribbon for 'Azure Space Partner Community'

Microsoft unveiled a new partner group at Inspire on Tuesday aimed at driving benefits and incentives toward partners participating in the Azure Space program.

Azure Migrations and App Modernization: Microsoft Lists Partners' Cloud Objectives at Inspire

There are three key ways partners can facilitate their customers' digital transformations, according to Microsoft -- and, not surprisingly, they all center around the Azure cloud.

Microsoft Pivots on New Commerce Experience Auto-Renewals

Microsoft announced it won't block automatic renewals of monthly cloud services accounts for those with an older plan overseen by Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) partners.

Multicloud Management Perks Added to Azure Arc

Microsoft's Azure Arc multicloud management solution is getting a handful of enhancements, according to Microsoft on Wednesday.

Broadcom Acquiring VMware in Third Largest Tech Deal in History

Confirming reports that surfaced this weekend, semiconductor company Broadcom announced on Thursday that it was acquiring virtualization pioneer VMware for $61 billion.