Cloud Computing


Microsoft Looks Beyond Its Cloud with Azure Arc for Mixed Workloads

Azure Arc, a tool that lets organizations manage their data on Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform or any combination thereof, debuted at the 2019 Ignite conference.

Microsoft, SAP Ink Azure Deal Dubbed 'Project Embrace'

Microsoft is partnering with SAP, a major player in the enterprise application software space, in an effort to bring more customers to its Azure cloud.

Microsoft-Mover Deal Aimed at Boosting Microsoft 365 Adoption

Microsoft has announced its acquisition of Mover, maker of a platform that assists medium-to-large companies in moving their files to cloud-based services.

Azure AD Outage Linked to Multifactor Authentication Issues

An Azure Active Directory outage that lasted for about 2.5 hours was caused by multifactor authentication challenges not working, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft, Pivotal Collaborate on Azure Spring Cloud

Azure Spring Cloud, a developer service jointly built and operated by Pivotal Software and Microsoft, debuted as a private preview this week.

After Partner Feedback, Microsoft Releases Azure Sentinel SIEM Service

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure Sentinel, its cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) solution.

Microsoft Readies Raft of Updates to Office 365 and Azure Tools

Organizations using Office 365 and Azure solutions can expect several tooling updates from Microsoft starting this month.

Microsoft Unveils Service To Keep Azure Connections Private

Azure Private Link, a new service designed to keep Azure service connections off the public Internet, is now available from Microsoft as a preview.

Satellite Partners Now Connect to Azure ExpressRoute Service

Satellite partners are working with Microsoft to extend Azure ExpressRoute's private Internet connections to organizations in isolated regions.

Microsoft Acquires Partner Movere To Bolster Azure Migrations

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Movere, a partner that assists companies moving to the cloud.

Google Launches Beta of Managed Active Directory Service

Google is test-driving a new service that effectively makes it a managed service provider of Microsoft's Active Directory product.

Microsoft, Tech Leaders Back Confidential Computing Consortium

The Linux Foundation on Wednesday announced the formation of a new group that aims to ensure the security of processed data.

Azure Dedicated Host Service Hits Preview

Microsoft is test-driving a new service that gives organizations access to unshared or "dedicated" Azure hardware infrastructure.

Microsoft: Updated Azure SQL Database SLA Is Industry Best

Microsoft claims its new service-level agreement for Azure SQL Database offers the most guaranteed uptime compared to its competitors.

Microsoft Boosts Data Governance Chops with BlueTalon Acquisition

BlueTalon, a provider of data governance and compliance solutions, has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount.

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Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure Proximity Placement Groups

Organizations managing complex applications in Azure can begin test-driving a new capability that helps alleviate network-latency concerns.

Cloud Study: Microsoft Azure Earns High Marks for Compatibility

Organizations narrowly favor Microsoft Azure over rivals Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform for its "compatibility with existing services."

Microsoft Expands OneDrive Storage, Debuts 'Personal Vault'

The Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage service has a few new enhancements coming to it, including more storage options and a secure "Personal Vault" feature.

Traditional Database Management Losing Ground to Cloud

The database management system (DBMS) market's growth is increasingly being driven by cloud services, not by more traditional on-premises systems.

Azure Backup for SQL Server 2008 Released to Preview

Microsoft's Azure Backup service can now support SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

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