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Microsoft Previews Just-in-Time VM Access, Other Azure Tools

Microsoft this week spotlighted some new Azure security and management tools that are currently in preview.

Microsoft's Next Serverless Computing Bid: Azure Event Grid

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a technical preview of a new service called Azure Event Grid, touting it as the next piece of its serverless computing platform.

Microsoft Gets HPC Boost with Cycle Computing Buy

Microsoft on Tuesday announced its acquisition of Cycle Computing, a provider of solutions for managing large workloads in the public cloud, as well as in hybrid and on-premises datacenter infrastructures.

Microsoft Adds Auto-Remediation to SaaS Security Tool

Microsoft this week announced the addition of an auto-remediation capability to its Cloud App Security service, enabling administrators to compel user log-ins and invalidate user sessions in response to certain kinds of security threats.

Report Finds Where Partners Are Falling Short in Cloud

Most partners are not investing enough resources to take full advantage of the cloud opportunity, despite owing an ever-growing proportion of their revenues to cloud-based sales.

How To Win at Cloud Hosting in a Microsoft-AWS-Google World

Done right, hosting can be very profitable for partners, but it's hard to compete with the mega-vendors without taking a co-location approach.

Microsoft Readying Azure AD Sign-In Changes

Microsoft is changing up how users sign in to Azure Active Directory (AD) and their Microsoft accounts.

Analyst Gives Tips for Avoiding Compliance Pitfalls in Microsoft's Cloud

To sidestep potential compliance issues associated with Microsoft's cloud services, an analysts suggests organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EA) should negotiate protections or special discounts upfront.

Microsoft Aims To Eliminate the Middleman with Blockchain

Microsoft is aggressively building out blockchain services in Azure with help from financial, traditional and ISV partners.

Microsoft Debuts On-Demand Azure Container Service

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a technical preview of its new Azure Container Instances (ACI) service, enabling Azure customers to deploy containers on the fly.

Microsoft Tops Forecasts on Strong Cloud Growth

Strong Azure revenue growth once again helped Microsoft post a strong quarter, as the company beat analyst forecasts during Q4 of its 2017 fiscal year.

With Containers, Windows Server Offers Faster Path to Azure

Microsoft's evolving container approach doesn't necessarily deliver digital nirvana, but it is breaking new ground.

Microsoft Adding Photo Indexing to OneDrive Storage

Starting this month, subscribers of Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service will be able to access an intelligent search capability that will make it easier to find photos of receipts, whiteboards, drawings and signs.

Quest Launches 'On Demand' Office 365, Azure Management Suite

After a four-month preview, Quest on Tuesday released its new cloud-based platform for managing Office 365 applications and Azure Active Directory implementations.

Microsoft Partners Taking Pre-Orders on Azure Stack

Microsoft's launch hardware partners will begin taking orders Monday for Azure Stack, a parallel version of the software that powers the Microsoft Azure public cloud and that customers will run in their own datacenters for hybrid cloud scenarios.

FastTrack for Azure Hitting Preview Next Month

Microsoft has expanded its FastTrack program again, this time to cover customer migrations to the Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft Acquires Cloud Monitoring Firm Cloudyn

Microsoft on Thursday said it plans to acquire Acton, Mass.-based Cloudyn, which provides public cloud monitoring services for MSPs, cloud solution providers and enterprises.

Microsoft Expands Teams Integrations but Delays Access Feature

Microsoft recently delivered a mixed bag of news to organizations either using or considering the use of its Teams chat service.

Microsoft Spotlights Open Source Partners in Azure Event

Open source Azure tools were on center stage Wednesday, as Microsoft and some of its open source partners conducted an online presentation aimed at courting developers.

Azure AD with Ping Integration Now Generally Available

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory service now supports single sign-on access to legacy Web applications with this week's release of PingAccess with Azure AD.