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Google and Cisco Target Microsoft Azure Stack with Hybrid Cloud Play

Google is partnering with Cisco on a hybrid cloud effort that will enable workloads to run on Cisco's UCS hyperconverged infrastructure hardware and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Microsoft Rolls Out New Azure Container Products

Microsoft this week unveiled new container management services for its Azure cloud, including those aimed at the Kubernetes open source container orchestration solution.

Microsoft Readies Preview of Improved Remote Desktop Services

Remote Desktop Services (RDS), a Windows Server capability for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) scenarios, will soon get Azure Active Directory (AD) support, a more secure architecture and HTML5 browser access support.

Microsoft Boosting Container Support in Windows Server 2016

The next major release of Windows Server 2016 (version 1709) will have added support for running Linux and Windows containers, Microsoft said this week.

Microsoft Adding Hyperconvergence Boost to Windows Server 2016

Microsoft is beginning to share some details about hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) improvements coming to Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Releases Azure App Service on Linux

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the "general availability" of the Azure App Service on Linux, adding infrastructure support for Linux Web and mobile application developers.

Microsoft Adds Virtual Network Support to Azure AD

Microsoft has launched a public preview of a new capability within Azure Active Directory (AD) Domain Services that adds support for virtual networks using Azure Resource Manager.

VMware Touts Multicloud Focus at VMworld

VMware kicked off its annual VMworld conference this week with a multicloud vision that's nevertheless heavy on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Microsoft and Red Hat Deepen Ties Around Containers, Azure Stack

Microsoft and Red Hat together issued several announcements this week that signal an extension of their efforts around running Red Hat's open source technologies on Microsoft's Azure infrastructure.

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 Unveils Software-Defined Datacenter Partner Program

Microsoft this week took the wraps off a new software-defined datacenter certification program for storage and hyper-converged systems running Windows Server 2016.

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 Enables Windows 10 Virtualization Through CSP

Microsoft recently announced several licensing and product changes affecting Software Assurance benefits, App-V deployments, Exchange Online Unified Messaging and even Microsoft Office and Nano Server.

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.

Microsoft Skype Support Comes to VMware Horizon VDI

Microsoft's Skype for Business unified communications product is now integrated with the VMware Horizon virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, VMware said this week.

Citrix Opens Door for Win32 Apps in Windows 10 S

Citrix is developing several new products that will work in conjunction with Microsoft services, including a release of the Citrix Receiver client designed for the forthcoming Windows 10 S operating system.

With Microsoft Cloud Deal, VMware Plays the Field

VMware this week announced a partnership with Microsoft that would enable VMware's Horizon Cloud Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) infrastructure to be delivered on the Azure public cloud.

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.

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.

Citrix Unveils Azure-Based Windows 10 VDI Offering

Delivering on its promise last year to deepen integration with Microsoft technologies, Citrix on Monday took the wraps off XenDesktop Essentials, its new Windows 10 virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offering for the Microsoft Azure public cloud.