Cloud Computing


Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Password Rollover Feature for Social Media Accounts

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory team released a "preview" this week of an automatic password rollover feature for organizations that use shared social media accounts.

Microsoft To Recognize Open Source Partner Contributions to Azure

Microsoft will look to honor those partners who have contributed to the company's open source initiative for the first time at this year's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).

Analysts Outline Microsoft's 2015 Product Roadmap

The Directions on Microsoft analyst team recently provided a glimpse of where Microsoft may be heading this year, with a focus on future enterprise product releases.

Upcoming Perks of Azure Active Directory Connect Tool

Microsoft recently published more information about its Azure Active Directory Connect tool, which will replace its DirSync and Azure Active Directory Sync tools.

Microsoft Improves File Capabilities in Office Online Apps

Microsoft announced improvements today to its Office Online apps that run in Web browsers.

Microsoft Shelves Next-Gen Forms for SharePoint 2016

Microsoft's next-generation forms technologies for SharePoint Server 2016 and SharePoint Online seem to have hit a stall, if not a dead end.

February Intune Update Extends Office Rights Management to Android Devices

Microsoft is planning to deliver a February service update to its Intune mobile management service, starting as early as today.

Salesforce Files Connect Provides Link to SharePoint Online and OneDrive

The new cloud connector bridges the gap between Salesforce.com and popular file stores.

Next Windows Server Getting More Cloud Optimized

The next Windows Server product under development by Microsoft will be getting "deep refactoring" architectural changes oriented toward cloud scenarios.

Microsoft Outlines Security Protections Using Azure Active Directory

Microsoft officials talked today about how the company's Azure Active Directory (AD) service is using machine learning to thwart cyberattacks.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Cloud Platform Roadmap

Microsoft announced a "cloud platform roadmap" Web site late last week that aims to provide insights about its server and cloud software development efforts.

First Look: Microsoft Azure RemoteApp

The new Microsoft Remote Desktop Application as a Service is now available and takes traditional RDP to a new level.

Microsoft Releases Updated OneDrive App for iOS and Mac Sync Preview

Microsoft released an updated OneDrive app for iOS devices this week as part of its broader efforts to deliver a unified business and personal cloud storage experience.

Amazon Announces New Enterprise E-Mail Service

Amazon Web Service (AWS) announced the preview of its new enterprise e-mail service called Amazon WorkMail this week.

How To Create a Self-Signed Certificate

Using the MakeCert utility of the Windows SDK will allow for you to issue your own self-signed certs.

Microsoft Changing Mailbox Restore Method for Exchange Online

Microsoft added another recovery method that IT pros can try when they need to restore accidentally deleted Exchange Online mailboxes.

Microsoft Adds Linux Workloads to Migration Accelerator Tool

Microsoft has expanded its Migration Accelerator preview tool to handle Linux migrations to virtual machines on the Azure service.

Azure Data Center Migration Solution 1.0 Released

Microsoft and Persistent Systems have rolled out an Azure Data Center Migration Solution 1.0 tool.

OneDrive Sync Changes Coming with Windows 10

Microsoft is planning to unify the synchronization engine used with its OneDrive cloud storage service, but that move will bring a feature change for Windows 10 users.

Microsoft Disabling SSL 3.0 in Azure Storage Next Month

Microsoft plans to disable Secure Sockets Layer 3.0 encryption support in its Azure Storage service next month.

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