Cloud Computing


Microsoft Releases FreeBSD 10.3 Image in Azure Marketplace

Microsoft published its FreeBSD 10.3 server image in the Azure Marketplace this week, representing yet another open source milestone for the company.

Azure Active Directory Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 Released

Microsoft commercially released its Azure Active Directory Enterprise State Roaming service for Windows 10 clients this week.

Microsoft's Legal Team Explains Protections for Corporate Data

Microsoft today answered a few questions about how its legal team looks at data privacy issues for its cloud services customers.

Azure Delivers with Remote Server Management Tools

How to configure and administer Windows Server 2016, including the Nano configuration, with Microsoft's forthcoming Azure-based Remote Server Management Tools option.

Azure Active Directory ID Preview Gets Some Improvements

Microsoft's Identity Protection preview for its Azure Active Directory service got some new capabilities this week.

Microsoft Makes It Easier To Move SQL Server Licenses to Azure

Organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EAs) can now move their existing SQL Server licenses to Azure Virtual Machines using prebuilt images, Microsoft announced late last week.

Microsoft Expands Cloud Infrastructure with Undersea MAREA Project

Microsoft has been expanding its cloud services infrastructure of late, including a new trans-Atlantic subsea cable that's being built in partnership with Facebook.

Microsoft Holds Off on Azure Active Directory Certificate Rollovers

Microsoft has postponed its roll out of new security certificates for Azure Active Directory, which was supposed to have occurred today.

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse Update Includes Azure Active Directory Authentication

Microsoft has updated its Azure SQL Data Warehouse service with several key new features including Azure Active Directory authentication.

Microsoft Offers Help on Moving to Azure Resource Manager

Microsoft announced resource materials this week to help organizations move from the "classic" Azure management portal to the Azure Resource Manager portal.

First Look: Microsoft Azure Stack

Here's what to expect when you install the first technical preview.

Azure Stack: Microsoft’s Cloud Technology for the Datacenter

The software for enterprises and hosting providers to build private and hybrid clouds based on the same technology that runs the Microsoft Azure public cloud service is in preview for testers to evaluate. Some say it could bring major changes to the datacenter.

PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Previews Released

Microsoft announced a public preview of its PowerApps developer tools solutions today, plus a new Microsoft Flow component.

Microsoft Misses Financial Estimates for Q3

On Thursday, Microsoft said it expects a higher effective tax rate from licensing shifts and revenue deferrals, along with lower-than-expected earnings per share (EPS), during its quarterly earnings report.

Mesosphere Sees Growth in the Datacenter Operating System Market

The company's founder said its DCOS offering is for 'Apps Running at Datacenter Scale.'

Microsoft Rolls Out Free Cloud Support and Educational Resources for IT Pros

Microsoft today announced free new educational resources for IT pros who may be coming to grips with Microsoft's cloud-centric shift.

Azure Container Service Goes Live with Mesosphere DC/OS Integration

Today Microsoft announced the commercial availability of its Azure Container Service, while its partner Mesosphere announced the launch of a new open source DC/OS project.

Microsoft Indicates Demise for Older Active Directory Sync Tools

Microsoft gave notice on its older Active Directory synchronization tools, giving IT pros almost a year to move to its newer Azure Active Directory Connect tool.

OneDrive for Business Getting Enhancements This Year

Microsoft announced some OneDrive for Business improvements coming this week and later this year.

Microsoft Goes Live with Cloud App Security Service

Microsoft is now selling its Cloud App Security service.

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