Cloud Computing


After Partner Pilots, Azure Digital Twins Hits Public Preview

Azure Digital Twins, a new Microsoft platform for representing buildings and outdoor spaces, is now in the public preview stage.

Azure Confidential Computing Preview Goes Public

Microsoft this week expanded access to its Azure confidential computing solution, which is now in public preview after a year of being at the more limited "Early Access" stage.

Microsoft's Azure Data Box Hits General Availability

After nearly a year in preview, Azure Data Box, Microsoft's heavy-duty cloud data transfer appliance, became generally available on Monday during the company's 2018 Ignite conference.

AWS Launches Competency for Cloud Management Partners

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is expanding its partner competencies to recognize partners focusing on cloud management tools.

Microsoft's Cloud Outage Postmortem: What Went Wrong in Texas

Microsoft this week released its report on what went wrong with its cloud on Sept. 4, when a lightning strike at its U.S. South Central datacenter region caused a widespread service outage.

Microsoft Cloud Services Stumble After Outage Hits Texas Datacenter

Various Office 365 and Azure cloud services went down this week after a Sept. 4 lightning strike temporarily disabled Microsoft's datacenters in the South Central U.S. region.

SharePoint Online, OneDrive To Bolster AI Capabilities This Year

Microsoft on Tuesday described the host of artificial intelligence (AI) features that it plans to add to SharePoint Online and OneDrive by year's end.

Microsoft Brings Google ID Support to Azure Active Directory B2B

For the first time, Microsoft is allowing users with non-Microsoft IDs to use its Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service.

Microsoft Says It's Developing Next-Gen BizTalk Server

Microsoft recently shared its plans for an upcoming release of BizTalk Server, its enterprise integration solution for "on-premises" installations that's used to connect business applications and services.

Microsoft Gaining More Ground on Amazon in Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been the dominant cloud provider in the global market for years, with Microsoft Azure a very distant runner-up. However, a recent report suggests Microsoft, while still No. 2, is no longer quite so distant.

PingFederate Support in Azure AD Exits Preview

In preview since May, the ability to enable single sign-on access to Office 365 applications using Ping Identity's PingFederate solution is now generally available.

Microsoft Goes Live with Azure File Sync Service

First unveiled at last year's Microsoft Ignite conference, the Azure File Sync service is now ready for commercial use, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Issues Public Preview of Azure Service Fabric Mesh

Azure Service Fabric Mesh, a "serverless" means of hosting applications, is now available as a public preview, Microsoft announced this week.

Report: Microsoft Azure Holds Steady at No. 2, Except in Asia

In an increasingly globalized public cloud market, the runaway leaders remain Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure -- except in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, where newcomer Alibaba continues to disrupt.

Azure IoT Edge Hits General Availability

After a one-year preview period, Azure IoT Edge is now available via the GitHub open source code repository, marking another milestone in Microsoft's commitment to the open source movement.

Microsoft Aims To Make Multifactor the Default for Azure AD

A new feature preview represents the next step in Microsoft's plan to make multifactor authentication (MFA) the default verification option for its Azure Active Directory (AD) identity management service.

Microsoft Launches Service To Track Azure Traffic

Organizations can now use a newly released Microsoft service called "Traffic Analytics" to monitor network activity within their Azure environments.

Microsoft Announces Major Azure Stack Expansion, More Azure Milestones

Microsoft is planning to expand the availability of Azure Stack to 92 countries, doubling the number from the product's initial launch back at last year's Microsoft Ignite event.

Microsoft's Underwater Datacenter Project Hits 'Phase 2'

"Project Natick," Microsoft's experimental datacenter that cools itself by being immersed under ocean waters, has reached the next phase of development.

Microsoft, SAP Tout Collaboration Around Cloud ERP

Microsoft this week gave a progress report on its partnership with SAP, particularly their joint efforts to run SAP's enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, SAP S/4HANA, on Azure infrastructure.

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