Cloud Computing


Microsoft Announces Positive Q4 Revenue Results of $46.2B

Microsoft on Tuesday reported $46.2 billion in total revenue during its fiscal-year 2021 Q4 period, up 21% from the same quarter last year.

Microsoft Acquires Startup Company CloudKnox Security

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based CloudKnox Security is getting acquired by Microsoft, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Windows 365, with Cloud PC Support, To Be Released in August

Hitting general availability on Aug. 2 "to organizations of all sizes" is Windows 365, a new Microsoft virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service for business users.

Azure Partner News Roundup: What Was Announced at Microsoft Inspire

The two-day Microsoft Inspire partner conference, online for the second year in a row, kicked off Wednesday with, unsurprisingly, myriad partner announcements.

Microsoft Acquires SaaS Security Firm RiskIQ

In a move aimed at strengthening its cyberthreat protection capabilities, Microsoft this week announced it it is acquiring San Francisco-based RiskIQ.

Microsoft Tests Giving MSPs 'Just-in-Time' Access for Azure Lighthouse

Azure Lighthouse has a new feature in preview that potentially adds to the trust relationship between MSPs and their customers.

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Azure Private Multi-Access Edge Compute Promises Private 5G Support

Microsoft last week disclosed new Azure services, bolstered by partners, to support enterprises tapping private 5G networks and edge computing services.

Microsoft Shuttering Cloudyn Service on June 30

Microsoft will retire Cloudyn, its cloud cost management product, at the end of this month in favor of the Azure Cost Management and Billing solution.

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Microsoft Stresses WVD's Cloud Ties with Azure-Focused Rebrand

Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop service is now called Azure Virtual Desktop, to indicate that it is becoming "a flexible cloud VDI platform for nearly any use case."

Microsoft Acquires IoT Security Firm with Roots in NSA

Microsoft this week said it is acquiring IoT security provider ReFirm Labs, which was founded by former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hackers.

Microsoft Opens Azure Sentinel Marketplace for Partner Solutions

Microsoft recently announced preview releases of several Azure Sentinel improvements, including connectors for partner solutions within Azure Sentinel.

With Hybrid Networks on Rise, Microsoft Touts Zero Trust Security

Hybrid networks, which combine use of cloud services with on-premises software, require a "zero trust" security approach, Microsoft said this week.

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Darktrace Deal To Bring AI Security to Microsoft Products

Microsoft and security solutions firm Darktrace plan to integrate the latter's AI products with Microsoft Azure, Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

Microsoft Updates Azure Icon, Plans Default Font Change

Microsoft recently announced a few planned design changes, including a new Azure icon.

Microsoft Details 'EU Data Boundary' Plan for Its Cloud Services

Microsoft is escalating its effort to ensure that its cloud services can fully meet the European Union's data storage requirements by the end of 2022.

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Microsoft Boosts Azure's Container Chops with Kinvolk Acquisition

Microsoft has acquired Kinvolk, a Berlin-based maker of open source Kubernetes solutions and tools, for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Previews 64-Bit OneDrive Client for Windows 10

A preview of a 64-bit OneDrive client for x64 Windows 10 systems is now available for work, school or home users.

Microsoft Releases 'Staged Rollout' for Hybrid Active Directory

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of a "staged rollout" feature in Azure Active Directory designed for organizations with "hybrid" environments.

Microsoft Expands Azure Space Efforts with Azure Orbital Ground Stations

Microsoft has launched its first Azure Orbital "ground station as a service" units, the company announced this week, starting with its own datacenter in Quincy, Wash.

Microsoft Releases Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop

Organizations can now keep tabs on their Windows Virtual Desktop environments with Azure Monitor.