A new Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) program came into existence this week for those seeking Linux on Azure certifications.
Microsoft has gone all-in with its Azure Redis Cache service and plans to stop offering a couple of alternative cache services next year.
The new cloud security suite can also be used in on-premises environments and in Amazon's cloud.
Plus: SolarWinds releases new server health monitoring tool; Veeam Availability Suite v9 coming soon.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft announced this week that its Azure Portal solution has reached the "general availability" milestone.
Microsoft has added the open source Debian GNU/Linux operating system as an "endorsed distribution" to its Azure Marketplace.
Microsoft this week unveiled its Azure-based PowerApps development tools that supposedly make it easier for business users to create or extend corporate Web applications.
What Microsoft can learn from the partner ecosystem as SharePoint 2016 gets ready for release.
- By Christian Buckley
Microsoft has plans to expand its datacenter capacity for delivering services in both the United Kingdom and Germany, per announcements made this week.
Microsoft on Monday announced that it is in the process of acquiring Israeli-based security firm Secure Islands Technology, Ltd.
Microsoft rolled out a preview this week of a new synchronization-checking capability in its Azure Active Directory Connect Health solution.
Microsoft released a preview of its Azure Resource Health service last week.
Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft's new Data Group head, today announced a new CTP of SQL Server 2016, along with a preview of Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics services and a preview of Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.
Microsoft today announced two new Azure Active Directory PowerShell module capabilities available at the preview testing stage.
Microsoft this week rolled out new previews for organizations using its Azure Active Directory services.
Microsoft this week announced that its Azure Backup service now can back up Hyper-V virtual machines, as well as more server workloads.
The company that made server virtualization popular is now targeting DevOps with cloud-native containers built on vSphere.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 introduces major changes to Active Directory including LDAP v3 authentication via AD FS and sign-on support using biometrics, OpenIDConnect and OAuth.
Microsoft and Box are betting that their marriage of convenience will benefit their efforts to grow their enterprise ECM and collaboration market shares.
- By John K. Waters
How to link Active Directory on-premises with Microsoft Azure AD using Redmond's new connector.
- By John O'Neill Sr.