Cloud Computing


Microsoft Rolls Out SQL Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft this week announced SQL Advanced Threat Protection, which is described as "a new security package" for Azure SQL Database users.

Microsoft Adds Azure AD Improvements and PingFederate Preview

Microsoft announced a number of improvements to Azure Active Directory this month.

Microsoft Previews Project Brainwave Hardware for 'Real-Time' AI

Microsoft announced the preview of Project Brainwave, "programmable hardware" that sits on Intel's FPGA chips and is designed to help "greatly speed up" AI calculations.

Azure Confidential Computing Project Getting Added Partner Support

Microsoft this week offered a progress report on its Azure confidential computing project, mostly highlighting its partner efforts.

Red Hat Bringing OpenShift Container Orchestration to Microsoft Azure

Red Hat and Microsoft offered a progress report on their collaboration efforts this week and promised to deliver a preview of Red Hat OpenShift on Azure "in the coming months."

Microsoft Readying Kubernetes on Azure with New Developer Perks

Microsoft announced during this week's Build Conference that its Azure Kubernetes Service, formerly known as "managed Kubernetes on Azure," will reach general availability status "in the next few weeks."

At Build 2018, Microsoft Goes All-In on AI

Artificial intelligence and machine learning took center stage at the Microsoft Build 2018 conference in Seattle on Monday.

How To Use OneDrive for Remote File Access (And Why)

Home is where your data is. If you need to access data remotely, and neither a VPN connection nor traditional cloud storage will do the trick, consider using OneDrive as a proxy for remote file access.

Microsoft Updating OneDrive Sharing for Android, iOS and Office for Mac Users

Microsoft is bringing its OneDrive file-sharing and collaboration capabilities seen with Windows desktop and Web applications to Office for Mac, as well as to Android and iOS mobile applications.

Azure Container Instances Now Commercially Launched

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the "general availability" of Azure Container Instances, a serverless runtime that's designed to make it easier for developers to spin up containers on Microsoft's public datacenter infrastructure.

(Not) Keeping Up with the Dynamics 365s

If Microsoft makes a bunch of updates to its Dynamics business but nobody is around to communicate it, does it make a sound?

Microsoft Enhances GDPR Compliance Tools for Azure and Office 365

Microsoft this week announced tooling enhancements to help organizations using Azure and Office 365 services meet the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation requirements.

Microsoft Releases Azure Security Service Improvements and Previews New Security API

Microsoft this week described progress on its sprawling collection of security services, including its Advanced Threat Protection, Conditional Access, Information Protection and Security Graph solutions.

Azure Active Directory Login Design Change Coming in June

Microsoft gave advance notice this month that it's planning to change the user interface for carrying out Azure Active Directory logins, yet again.

Exchange Hybrid Modern Authentication Available for Use with Android and iOS Outlook Clients

Microsoft now enables the use of Outlook e-mail client applications for Android or iOS devices with some Exchange Server products in "hybrid modern authentication" scenarios.

Microsoft Offers Hybrid Cloud Print Setup Advice

Microsoft this week offered some practical advice on how to set up its hybrid cloud printing capability.

The Problem with Enterprise Printing (And Some Solutions)

The cloud solves a lot of traditional Windows network problems, but printing isn't one of them. And while the market offers some solutions, each one comes with its own baggage.

Microsoft Ups IoT Ante with $5 Billion Investment

Microsoft announced a $5 billion Internet of Things investment plan on Wednesday, with spending occurring "over the next four years."

New Microsoft Azure Regions Open in Australia

Microsoft announced two new Azure datacenter regions in Australia this week.

Microsoft Starting To Go Live with Azure Availability Zones

The Azure Availability Zones uptime assurance offering for hosted workloads is now ready for use by some Azure users, according to a Microsoft announcement on Friday.

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