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Microsoft Gives CSPs Claim to First-Time Azure Customers

Starting next month, Microsoft will direct first-time buyers of its Azure services to Microsoft partners enrolled in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

OneDrive for Business Admin Portal Hits Preview

A new "OneDrive Admin Center" Web portal, designed for IT pros who manage OneDrive for Business cloud-based storage and sharing implementations, is now available in preview.

Are Microsoft Partners Ready for a Windows Server/Azure Future?

For years, Microsoft has been steadily bridging the gap between Azure and Windows Server. With the two products more tightly integrated than ever, partners with hybrid and private cloud expertise are poised to reap the benefits.

Docker for Azure Hits Public Beta Stage

Docker for Azure is now available for public testing, Docker announced this week.

RCP Reader's Choice Awards: Best IT Products and Services of 2016

The results are in for the first-ever Redmond Channel Partner magazine Reader's Choice awards.

Azure Portal Getting Intune, Command-Line Tools

Microsoft is readying a number of enhancements to its Azure portal, including a preview of administrator controls for Intune, Microsoft's mobile management service.

Box CEO Talks Office 365 Integration, Microsoft Partnership

Despite competing against Microsoft in cloud-based enterprise file sharing and collaboration, Box is strengthening its integration with Office 365.

AWS Launches Raft of New Cloud Features at re:Invent

At last week's re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services (AWS) executives threw down the gauntlet at Microsoft, Oracle and others that are looking to challenge its cloud dominance.

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.