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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.

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.

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, 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 Unveils 'Azure Data Box' for Heavy-Duty Data Transfers

On the heels of rivals Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft is developing an appliance to physically transfer large volumes of data from customer environments to its cloud.

Microsoft Readies New Feature in Cloud App Security Product

A preview of the updated Cloud App Security solution from Microsoft is expected this month, featuring a new capability that adds conditional access protections to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications.

Azure Stack Shipments Begin, While Azure Portal Gets a Boost

The first Azure Stack appliances are now shipping from OEMs like Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo, Microsoft announced at its Ignite conference on Monday.

At Ignite, Nadella Shines a Spotlight on Quantum Computing

Quantum computing may be years away from a product perspective, but Microsoft wants customers to start thinking about it and to keep Microsoft in mind as an important actor in the field.

Veritas Deepens Ties with Microsoft Azure in Next-Gen Offerings

Veritas is extending its integration with Microsoft Azure as part of an effort to provide more support for hybrid and public clouds in its portfolio.

Microsoft Test Drives New Azure AD Log-In Option

A new "Keep me signed in" Azure Active Directory sign-in experience for end users is now in preview, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Readies Improved Intune Migration Process

A new Microsoft Intune migration process will make it easier for organizations to switch from what Microsoft calls a "hybrid" mobile management approach to a "standalone" mobile management approach.

Microsoft Phasing Out Azure AD 'Classic' Portal in November

The so-called "classic" Azure Portal management experience for Azure Active Directory will be retired on Nov. 30, Microsoft said on Monday.

Microsoft Previews New Azure Security Services

In a move aimed at reassuring organizations wary of placing their data and code on outside infrastructure, Microsoft this week released previews of two new Azure security solutions.

Report: Pace of New Cloud Tech a Top Worry for Execs

Over 90 percent of IT pros and executives are worried about the rate of innovation among the top cloud providers and their ability to keep pace with it.

Rackspace Shakes Up Managed Services with Datapipe Acquisition

In a move that combines two major providers of managed hosting and cloud services, Rackspace this week announced it is acquiring rival Datapipe in its biggest acquisition to date.

Microsoft Releases Azure App Service on Linux

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the "general availability" of the Azure App Service on Linux, adding infrastructure support for Linux Web and mobile application developers.

Microsoft Adds Virtual Network Support to Azure AD

Microsoft has launched a public preview of a new capability within Azure Active Directory (AD) Domain Services that adds support for virtual networks using Azure Resource Manager.

VMware Touts Multicloud Focus at VMworld

VMware kicked off its annual VMworld conference this week with a multicloud vision that's nevertheless heavy on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Microsoft Replaces Premier Support Program with 'Unified Support'

Microsoft has launched a new technical support program called "Microsoft Unified Support," its replacement for the current Premier Support program.

Microsoft Unwraps New Management Features for Azure

Microsoft recently announced several Azure management capabilities related to Azure Log Analytics, Azure Network Watcher, Azure Monitor and Azure Blob Storage.