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Microsoft, SAP Extend Partnership to Azure-Based HR

Longtime collaborators Microsoft and SAP deepened their partnership this week with the news that SAP's cloud-based human resources software will run on the Azure public cloud.

VMware Extends Its Multi-Cloud Management Focus

The company's "Cross-Cloud" initiative aims to create a hybrid operating platform for organizations to run, connect and manage applications distributed among different public clouds.

Microsoft and AWS Expand Their Clouds, Scrap over Public Sector

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week took turns touting their respective clouds' footprints and public sector credentials, often at each other's expense.

Lenovo Launches Cloud Version of Its Unified Workspace

More known for its PC, laptop and server products, Lenovo is making inroads in the digital workspace market dominated by Citrix and VMware.

Keeping Up with Microsoft in the 'Rapid Release' Era

Coping with Microsoft's newly frantic pace of cloud product updates, partners are thrilled to at last be moving as fast as the competition, but the pressure is on to get better at advising customers. 

AWS, VMware Partner on Hybrid Cloud Play

In an announcement that top company executives described as "industry-shaping," Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware on Thursday unveiled a joint hybrid cloud service dubbed "VMware Cloud on AWS."

Microsoft Readies Dynamics 365 for November Launch

Dynamics 365, a new cloud service from Microsoft that combines components of its CRM and ERP offerings, will become available on Nov. 1, the company announced Tuesday.

Microsoft, Google Poised for Cloud AI Showdown

The next battleground for the top cloud providers will be artificial intelligence (AI), if recent developments are anything to go by.

Azure Information Protection and Azure AD Conditional Access Released

Two of Microsoft's Azure Active Directory products hit their "general availability" milestones this week.

Microsoft Shares Upcoming OneDrive for Business Improvements

Microsoft is planning a number of improvements to its OneDrive for Business product, including its browser, mobile, synchronization and IT capabilities.

Microsoft's Infrastructure Investments Have Given Azure Major AI Chops

Microsoft's ongoing upgrades to its public cloud infrastructure means Azure has the fastest and most AI-optimized network among cloud providers, the company said this week at its Ignite conference in Atlanta.

Microsoft, Workday Partner on Office 365 Integration

Microsoft this week added Workday to its list of strategic partnerships aimed at bolstering its cloud productivity suite.

Microsoft Partners Face a Wild Ride to the Cloud

We ask partners grappling with the realities of transitioning their businesses to the cloud: Is it worth it?

Microsoft 'Launches' Next-Gen Windows Server, System Center at Ignite

Microsoft shined the spotlight on its forthcoming enterprise products on Monday at the Ignite conference, taking place this week in Atlanta, Ga.

Microsoft Inks Extensive Cloud Partnership with Adobe

Adobe's Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings will run primarily in Microsoft's Azure public cloud, the two companies announced Monday.

Which Public Cloud Will Win the Microsoft Channel?

In the two-horse race between AWS and Microsoft Azure in the public cloud, only one can be considered to have a robust ecosystem of platform partners. And it's not Microsoft.

Juggling Clouds: Partnering with Both Microsoft and AWS

By most measures, the public cloud market is a two-horse race between AWS and Microsoft. Partners are increasingly seeing the benefits of tying their fortunes to both cloud vendors, but doing so requires a good deal of training, planning and trust.

Guthrie: Azure and AWS Competing on Features, Not Price

Microsoft's top cloud executive this week signaled a shift away from the tradition of intense price-based competition between Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) and Azure.

Microsoft Previews Active Directory Features in Azure Portal

Microsoft's Azure portal management tool is getting new Azure Active Directory features, which the company unveiled on Monday.

Microsoft Readies New Azure AD Products for Launch

Two new products bearing Microsoft's Azure Active Directory (AD) brand are expected to exit the preview stage next week.