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Microsoft Spotlights Open Source Partners in Azure Event

Open source Azure tools were on center stage Wednesday, as Microsoft and some of its open source partners conducted an online presentation aimed at courting developers.

Azure AD with Ping Integration Now Generally Available

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory service now supports single sign-on access to legacy Web applications with this week's release of PingAccess with Azure AD.

Azure Stack Will Take Time To Reach Its Potential

Think of the first release of the on-premises cloud appliance as a modest version of Microsoft's final goal.

Azure AD Gets New Capabilities for Microsoft Teams, Azure Portal

Microsoft has extended Azure Active Directory's conditional access policies to Microsoft Teams and the Azure Portal, the company announced Tuesday.

Microsoft Launches Intune in Azure Portal

Microsoft on Thursday announced the general availability of its Intune mobile device and mobile application management solution as managed through the Azure Portal.

Microsoft's CSP Program Isn't Just for Office 365 Anymore

With services like Azure, Dynamics 365 and Windows 10 also propelling growth, partners can expect Microsoft to keep expanding the program's scope to even more products.

Microsoft Rolls Out Azure AD Improvements

Microsoft recently unveiled several improvements to Azure Active Directory (AD), including enhancements to the Azure AD Application Proxy service that make it easier for organizations to connect remote end users to company-hosted Web applications.

Microsoft Pulling Plug on Azure BizTalk Services

Azure BizTalk Services, which is used by organizations to bridge hybrid connections between the Internet and on-premises business applications, will be "retired on May 31, 2018," Microsoft said in a post this week.

Microsoft Tests Disaster Recovery Option for Azure VMs

Microsoft on Wednesday released a technical preview of a new disaster recovery feature for its Azure Site Recovery (ASR) service, enabling customers to restore virtual machines (VMs) running on the Azure IaaS platform.

Microsoft Readies Its Cloud for New EU Privacy Law

As the European Union prepares to enforce its recently updated data privacy laws, Microsoft and other providers are retrofitting their services to ensure their customers are compliant with the new regulations.

Microsoft Improves Azure AD Identity Protection Service

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management service is getting two new features, now in preview.

Microsoft Expands Its Cloud Footprint into Africa

Microsoft is significantly extending the reach of its cloud-based services by building new datacenters in South Africa, the company announced recently.

With Microsoft Cloud Deal, VMware Plays the Field

VMware this week announced a partnership with Microsoft that would enable VMware's Horizon Cloud Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) infrastructure to be delivered on the Azure public cloud.

Microsoft's Cloud Growth Putting Pressure on Amazon

Despite maintaining its healthy lead in the cloud infrastructure services market, Amazon Web Services is facing increasingly strong competition from Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Lights Up Active Directory Features for Azure Portal

The Azure AD Admin Console, an addition to the Azure Portal, is now generally available (GA) after being in preview since September, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Updates Azure AD B2C, Adds Flow Integration

Azure Active Directory Business-to-Consumer (B2C), Microsoft's customer-facing identity and access management service that launched last July, has a few new perks.

Microsoft Advances Its Cloud, AI Vision at Build

Microsoft kicked off its 2017 Build developer conference on Wednesday in Seattle, Wash., announcing new offerings related to Azure, Cognitive Services, Visual Studio and more.

Dell Takes Wraps Off Its Azure Stack Offering

Exactly two years after Microsoft first unveiled Azure Stack, Dell EMC on Thursday announced the first generation of its solution based on the forthcoming private cloud platform.

Microsoft Touts 'Digital Transformation' with Azure and IoT Customer Wins

Microsoft recently turned the spotlight on some high-profile customers that are using its latest cloud, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions as part of what it calls "digital transformation" initiatives.

Microsoft Leans on Cloud Business in Q3 Earnings

Microsoft's third-quarter financial report on Thursday was a mixed bag, with sliding hardware sales being offset by a strong showing from the company's cloud business.