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Microsoft Reportedly Acquiring Cloud Security Firm for $320M

Microsoft is reportedly in talks to acquire Tel Aviv-based Adallom, a provider of cloud security solutions, for $320 million.

Rackspace Partners with Microsoft To Support Azure

Rackspace this week announced that it will begin offering managed support services for Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft to Partners: 'Win Every Single Deal' Against Cloud Rivals

Microsoft on Wednesday urged its partners to take aim at its top cloud competitors.

Azure Site Recovery, Other Azure Tools Hit General Availability

A number of Microsoft's Azure services reached the general availability (GA) stage this month, meaning they are now considered commercially viable and backed by service level agreements.

Microsoft Takes Surface and Its Cloud Mainstream at WPC 2015

At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference this week, Microsoft is giving partners what they've been requesting for years. In an exclusive interview with RCP, Channel Chief Phil Sorgen details broad channel distribution plans for the Microsoft Surface and the Cloud Solution Provider program.

AWS Launches Partner Program for SaaS-Minded ISVs

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) on Thursday launched a new partner program aimed at courting independent software vendors (ISVs) looking to grow their Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions.

Microsoft: Cloud Will Play Prominent Role in SharePoint 2016

Microsoft recently detailed its vision for SharePoint Server 2016, which appears to be very cloud-centric.

Microsoft Launches Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Connect Health

The "general availability" of Azure AD Connect likely will help speed up the deployment of the kind of mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) scenarios that Microsoft has been describing throughout this year.

Microsoft Takes Shot at Amazon, Google with BizSpark Offer

Microsoft will begin offering $120,000 of free Azure cloud services to eligible startups starting on July 1, the company announced recently.

Microsoft Readies Azure AD Connect for General Availability

Azure Active Directory Connect, Microsoft's wizard-like tool that aims to make it easier for organizations to connect their backend Active Directory (AD) environments with Microsoft's cloud-enabled Azure AD service, will be released commercially this month.

Microsoft Office Online Apps Get Box Integration

Office Online, Microsoft's browser-based suite of applications, now features integration with the Box cloud storage service.

With Azure Stack, Microsoft Tries To Correct What Cloud OS Got Wrong

Introduced at Ignite, Azure Stack substantially advances the old Cloud OS Azure Pack by allowing organizations to build cloud infrastructures that truly mirror the experience of the Azure public cloud.

Top 10 Microsoft Products of 2015, Rated by Partners

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cloud products like Azure and Office 365 are on the rise, but several on-premises stalwarts are holding their ground.

Microsoft To Open More Cloud Datacenters

In an effort to increase its cloud footprint, Microsoft recently announced plans to open two new datacenters in Canada.

How Containers Fit into the Microsoft Stack: A Visual Guide

Microsoft is moving faster than ever to embrace containers on Microsoft Azure and to build the technology into the next version of Windows through a major partnership with Docker. Here's a visual guide to what all the fuss is about.

Microsoft StorSimple Extends Cloud Support to AWS, OpenStack

Microsoft recently issued an update to its StorSimple storage management product that extends support to other cloud storage service providers.

Microsoft, Amazon Solidify 'Leader' Positions in IaaS Market Report

Research firm Gartner Inc. has singled out Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure as the two runaway leaders in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) space.

Microsoft Beats Amazon, Google in Cloud Storage Shootout

Microsoft Azure performed slightly better than Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Nasuni's latest cloud storage report.

Microsoft Product Power Ratings: Build and Ignite Edition

The first five months of 2015 have been marked by nonstop product news from Microsoft, culminating in a pair of back-to-back major conferences. In taking stock of all the announcements, RCP finds that some products have fared better than others.

Microsoft Targets Amazon with Operations Management Suite

Microsoft unveiled its new Operations Management Suite (OMS) at the Ignite conference last week, giving organizations a tool to manage resources in clouds of any type, including Amazon Web Services (AWS).