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At Partner Event, AWS Rewards Specialization

Cloud leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a few updates to its partner program on Tuesday that benefit partners that have developed specialized technical practices and focus areas.

Microsoft's Azure Data Lake Service Hits General Availability

Azure Data Lake, Microsoft's service for "Big Data" massively parallel types of analyses, is now production-ready, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation, Tightening Open Source Ties

Microsoft took its ongoing courtship of open source a step further on Wednesday, announcing that it has joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member.

Microsoft To Support Windows Azure Pack Through 2027

Microsoft's Windows Azure Pack solution is "far from being dead," Microsoft said this week after updating the product's lifecycle support information.

Microsoft Extends AI Push with OpenAI Deal, Azure Enhancements

Microsoft on Tuesday took steps toward its goal to "democratize" artificial intelligence, partnering with nonprofit research organization OpenAI and announcing several Azure milestones aimed at helping developers tap into the platform's new compute capabilities.

Microsoft Adds Auditing Features to Azure AD Admin Portal

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory portal for administrators, currently in preview, now includes new auditing features.

Microsoft Open Sources Azure Container Service Engine

Microsoft's Azure Container Service (ACS) Engine is now an open source project hosted on the GitHub repository, Microsoft announced Monday.

Does Microsoft Finally Get Open Source?

The path to a more open world has been an unpleasant one for Microsoft -- until recently.

Google Adds Windows Server 2016 to Its VM Lineup

Google has expanded its datacenter service offerings to include Windows Server 2016 instances, the search giant announced Monday.

Oracle Launches 'Bare Metal Cloud' in Major IaaS Play

Oracle has ushered in the next generation of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) portfolio with the launch of its its new Bare Metal Cloud Services.

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.