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OneDrive's Linux Problem with Slowness Gets a Fix

Linux users of OneDrive and OneDrive for Business now have some relief from an earlier issue that bogged down their access to Microsoft's cloud storage service.

Joint Microsoft-Ping Solution for Azure AD Nears Preview

Microsoft's partnership with Ping Identity Solutions to create a more streamlined path for organizations seeking single sign-on access to header-based Web applications is bearing fruit.

Azure AD Data Protection Tool for SharePoint, OneDrive Hits Preview

Microsoft on Thursday announced a preview of a new Azure Active Directory management option called "Limited Access to SharePoint and OneDrive."

Microsoft Gives Progress Report on 'Project Olympus'

Microsoft put the spotlight on its datacenter design effort called Project Olympus, including its partnerships with chip makers, during this week's Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit event.

Microsoft Releases Final Azure Stack Technical Preview

The third and final technical preview (TP) of Azure Stack, Microsoft's solution for organizations that want to run the Azure public cloud platform in private datacenters, is now available.

Azure AD Monitoring Features Hit Prime Time

A pair of Azure Active Directory monitoring capabilities are now out of the preview stage.

Veritas Outsources Cloud Archive Service to Microsoft Azure

As part of a multi-year cloud partnership with Microsoft, Veritas Software on Wednesday announced it is migrating its Enterprise Vault.cloud (EV.cloud ) data archiving service from its own managed datacenters to Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Brings Open Source Kubernetes to Azure Containers

Microsoft on Tuesday announced new support for Kubernetes, a Google-fostered open source technology, in its Azure Container Service.

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.