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Microsoft Touts 'Digital Transformation' with Azure and IoT Customer Wins

Microsoft recently turned the spotlight on some high-profile customers that are using its latest cloud, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions as part of what it calls "digital transformation" initiatives.

Microsoft Leans on Cloud Business in Q3 Earnings

Microsoft's third-quarter financial report on Thursday was a mixed bag, with sliding hardware sales being offset by a strong showing from the company's cloud business.

Microsoft Readies 'IoT Central' SaaS Solution

In a bid to make Internet of Things (IoT) technologies more accessible to novices, Microsoft is readying a new Software as a Service (SaaS) offering dubbed Microsoft IoT Central.

Microsoft Releases Office 365 Public CDN for SharePoint

The Office 365 Public Content Delivery Network (CDN) is now generally available, enabling organizations to speed up the performance of their SharePoint Online sites for end users.

Microsoft Survey Finds Hybrid Cloud Confusion Rampant

A surprising percentage of organizations running hybrid cloud environments are unaware of it, according to a recent Microsoft survey.

Microsoft, Google Gaining on AWS, But Not Quickly Enough

As the current cloud field stands, leader Amazon Web Services may be ceding some market share to Azure and Google, but the challengers still have a lot of ground to make up.

Survey Maps Landscape of SharePoint Environments

A recent survey that aims to determine the makeup of SharePoint deployments -- and the extent to which organizations plan to maintain them -- confirms what many observers have long preached: Hybrid deployments are poised to become the new normal.

Microsoft To Address Confusion over Windows 10 Update Deferrals

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) users who are confused about how to defer Windows 10 updates and upgrades may find some relief from Microsoft soon.

Microsoft Resources Tout Hybrid Azure Scenarios

Microsoft this week put the spotlight on some resources for organizations that are looking to take a hybrid approach with their Azure deployments.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory B2B Service

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Business-to-Business (B2B) service, which is typically used by organizations working with partners or other external parties needing resource access, became generally available on Wednesday.

Report: PC Market (Barely) Breaks Years-Long Slump

The PC market made an unexpected, if small, comeback in the first quarter, with shipments growing for the first time in five years, according to recent data from market researcher IDC.

Windows 10 Creators Update Hits General Availability

As expected, the Windows 10 Creators Update, also known as "version 1703," was released on Tuesday.

Support Clock Winds Down for Azure AD Sync Tools

Microsoft's Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) and Azure AD Sync tools are set to lose support on Thursday, the company warned this week.

Microsoft Acquires Container Startup Deis

Microsoft on Monday announced that it has acquired Deis, a startup that provides training and tools related to Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration system devised by Google.

SharePoint Online, OneDrive Get Expanded Character Support

Microsoft's SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business applications will be able to support two additional characters in file and folder names this year, Microsoft said recently.