Cloud Computing


Microsoft Updating Azure Log Analytics with New Query Language

Microsoft started rolling out an update this week to its Azure Log Analytics service that promises to bring improved search, plus a new query language.

CoreOS Tectonic Now Supports Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure

CoreOS Inc. today released Tectonic 1.7.1, its Kubernetes management solution that is now supported on Microsoft Azure public cloud infrastructure for the very first time.

Just-in-Time VM Access and Other Microsoft Azure Tools Previewed

Microsoft highlighted a couple of Azure security and management tools this week.

Microsoft Intune Gets Role-Based Access Control

Role-based access control capabilities are now available for the Intune mobile management service, Microsoft announced today.

Microsoft Taps Google's Kubernetes for Windows Container Orchestration

Docker has given rise to Linux and Windows containers but Microsoft is also championing Kubernetes, the popular open source container orchestration system developed by Google.

Microsoft Reorg Reflects Accelerated Cloud Push

The company must now aim for strong cloud gains that doesn't come at the cost of its legacy business.

Microsoft Previewing Azure Active Directory Sign-In Changes Coming Next Month

Microsoft is previewing yet another sign-in experience for Azure Active Directory and Microsoft account users, giving organizations notice of changes that will get established this fall.

Microsoft Online Services and Compliance Risks: Some Tips, Tricks and Directions

Organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EA) should consider negotiating protections or special discounts up front to avoid compliance issues likely associated with Microsoft's cloud services.

Give Anyone Credentials with Azure Active Directory

The new Azure Active Directory B2B aims to simplify how administrators offer controlled access to partners, suppliers and customers.

Microsoft's Rural Broadband Effort Called 'Nonsense' by NAB

Microsoft this week offered a proposal to jumpstart rural broadband access in the United States, but the plan was immediately condemned by the National Association of Broadcasters.

Microsoft Previews New Applications for Office 365 Business Premium Plans

Microsoft will preview three new applications in the coming weeks for Office 365 Business Premium "first release" testers, according to an announcement this week.

Windows AutoPilot Service Promises 'Zero-Touch' PC Provisioning

Microsoft announced a new Windows AutoPilot service this week that promises to ease the provisioning of new PCs for end users.

Microsoft Buying Cloud Optimization Startup Cloudyn

Microsoft today announced an agreement to acquire Cloudyn, a provider of public cloud monitoring services for enterprises, managed service providers and cloud solution providers.

EMET and Other Security Tools Coming to Windows 10 'Fall Creators Update'

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit will be coming back in the Windows 10 "fall creators update," Microsoft announced this week.

Pondering the Graph that Binds SharePoint and Office 365

Office 365 artificial intelligence API may help individual users manage content complexity in the next wave of SharePoint releases that use Microsoft Graph.

Microsoft and Partners Highlight Open Source Dev Tools for Azure

Microsoft and some of its open source partners conducted an Azure OpenDev online presentation on Wednesday.

Azure Active Directory plus PingAccess Now Available for Web Apps Access

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory service integrated with Ping Identity's PingAccess is now commercially available, supporting single sign-on access by end users to so-called "legacy" Web applications.

Microsoft Intune in Azure Portal Now Commercially Available

Microsoft Intune, as managed through the Azure Portal, has reached "general availability" status and now supports conditional access settings, Microsoft announced today.

Microsoft Extends Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Policies

Azure Active Directory now supports conditional access policies when used with Microsoft Teams, as well as the Azure Portal.

SharePoint Online Users Getting Metadata Navigation Feature This Month

Microsoft is planning to add metadata navigation capabilities to "modern" SharePoint List and Library pages, starting on June 12.

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