Microsoft is building a stronger bridge between Windows Server and Microsoft Azure, but it'll also manage AWS, VMware and OpenStack infrastructure and services.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft turned on its Azure Key Vault service this week for commercial use.
Microsoft commercially released its Azure Active Directory Connect tool today.
Looking to fill a key hole in its infrastructure and mobility management stack, VMware on Monday became the latest major IT infrastructure player to launch a single sign-on SSO offering.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft plans to release Azure Active Directory Connect commercially in "the next week or two."
A deep dive into Microsoft's BitLocker full-disk encryption technology was posted by Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept on Thursday.
- By Scott Bekker
Microsoft issued an update today to its StorSimple storage management product.
Within the last two years, Microsoft has gone from laggard to innovator in the enterprise social space but with SharePoint and the Office 365 platform, the company must keep its eyes focused on productivity and demonstrate real business value if it wants to maintain leadership in the enterprise.
- By Christian Buckley
Microsoft plans to activate its Clutter e-mail prioritization service for its business-grade Office 365 subscribers, starting next month.
The latest major change sweeping the IT industry may be a direct result of the cloud craze, which focuses on cloudifying what has been dubbed the control plane -- a new buzzword that intends to separate "the data" from "the tools that manage that data."
- By Greg Shields
Ignite event profiles new security tools and patch approaches.
Microsoft used its Build event yesterday to entice investors, with lots of numbers to account for its business shift to the cloud.
SharePoint's popularity can be attributed to Microsoft's willingness to change with the times. If it's to survive in the enterprise, it's going to need to continue to evolve in a cloud-based world.
- By Christian Buckley
An updated public "preview" of the forthcoming Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) product was announced today.
Unveiled at this year's RSA security convention, Customer Lockbox will force any data access by Microsoft to be approved by customers.
Microsoft announced various Azure cloud computing improvements this month, with some services hitting "general availability" status, including a storage service.
Microsoft gave notice this month that it plans to end product support for its Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 solution.
Microsoft's Office Online apps and Dropbox's storage service are now integrated.
Microsoft announced the general availability this week of its Azure DocumentDB service.
Microsoft's enterprise and service provider customers running the Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) can expect to get software updates automatically on a quarterly basis.