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Microsoft Makes SharePoint Framework Generally Available

Microsoft's SharePoint Framework is now ready for commercial use, having reached the "general availability" milestone on Thursday.

Microsoft Launches SharePoint 'Hybrid Taxonomy,' Talks Roadmap Plans

Microsoft this week announced some new SharePoint features and capabilities, both immediately available and still to come later this year.

Veritas Outsources Cloud Archive Service to Microsoft Azure

As part of a multi-year cloud partnership with Microsoft, Veritas Software on Wednesday announced it is migrating its Enterprise Vault.cloud (EV.cloud ) data archiving service from its own managed datacenters to Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Brings Open Source Kubernetes to Azure Containers

Microsoft on Tuesday announced new support for Kubernetes, a Google-fostered open source technology, in its Azure Container Service.

Microsoft, AWS Move To Comply with Revamped EU Privacy Law

As they each expand their cloud footprints in Europe, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are touting their support for the European Union's newly revamped data privacy regulations.

Microsoft Talks Windows 10 Readiness and Imaging Rights

A recent presentation by SmartDeploy, a Seattle-based firm that makes Windows and application deployment solutions, included an explanation from a Microsoft product manager of how imaging works under its Volume Licensing program.

AWS Takes On Skype, Cisco with New UC Offering

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a new enterprise unified communications (UC) service this week named Chime, pitting it against the likes of Microsoft's Skype for Business and Cisco's WebEx.

Microsoft Touts Windows 10's Security Milestones

To coincide with this week's RSA security conference, Microsoft has put Windows 10's security improvements in the spotlight.

Office 365 Now Offers Security Scores and Assesses Risk

Microsoft has unveiled a new Secure Score feature for Office 365, enabling organizations to score their Office 365 security postures based on what settings are applied to their accounts, data and devices.

Microsoft Adds Cisco To List of Azure Stack System Partners

Microsoft this week announced the addition of datacenter and networking giant Cisco to its list of approved hardware partners for the upcoming Azure Stack solution.

Microsoft Centralizes Mobile and Identity Management with EMS Upgrade

Microsoft is readying a new console for its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) service that aims to simplify tasks related to identity management and mobile device management (MDM).

Microsoft Rolls Out Patent Protections for Azure Users

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a new program called "Microsoft Azure IP Advantage" that aims to protect organizations using Azure services against against intellectual property (IP) claims.

AWS Keeps Cloud Lead Despite 'Strong Growth' by Microsoft

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still the runaway leader of the public cloud market, recent gains by other vendors aside, according to a pair of recent studies.

Gov't Security Group Warns of Windows Zero-Day Flaw

Windows systems are vulnerable to zero-day attacks that exploit the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, according to an advisory issued last week by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

Microsoft Updates Azure AD B2B, Releases 'Tenant Restrictions'

This week marked the rollout of several new Azure Active Directory (AD) capabilities designed to increase security and collaboration.