Cloud Computing


Microsoft's Skype for Business Shift to Teams Could Be 3 Year Transition

Independent consultancy Directions on Microsoft offered guidance this week on Skype for Business, and how organizations could be affected by Microsoft's plans to shift its capabilities into Teams.

Bash in Azure Cloud Shell Now Commercially Available

Azure Cloud Shell now supports the Linux-based Bash command-line interface (CLI), Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Previews Compliance Manager Tool for GDPR and Standards Assessments

Microsoft today released a preview of Compliance Manager, a new dashboard tool designed to show the regulatory compliance status of Microsoft's controls for its solutions, as well as the status of the controls used in customer environments.

Microsoft's Cloud Foundry Efforts on Azure

Many large enterprises are modernizing their businesses with Cloud Foundry, a PaaS environment that's become popular for DevOps, multi-platform runtimes, back-end services and multi-cloud configurations. Here's how it works.

Microsoft Previews Azure ExpressRoute Monitoring

Microsoft announced a preview of a new Azure ExpressRoute monitoring capability last week.

Project Olympus Hyperscale Server Products Starting To Roll Out

The Project Olympus specification is now complete and being used in product designs by hardware vendors, Microsoft announced today.

Microsoft 365 for Modern Workplace and Management

The new service aims to make Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) more appealing than ever.

SharePoint 2019 Wishes and Expectations

Microsoft recently announced a new on-premises SharePoint server release set for preview next year, but most of the details are a mystery. Microsoft MVP and SharePoint architect Oliver Wirkus shares what he hopes and expects are planned.

Microsoft Adds Intune Troubleshooting Portal

The Microsoft Intune service, as managed using the Azure Portal, now has a new troubleshooting capability, Microsoft announced this month.

Cloud Revenue Growth Helps Microsoft Beat Quarterly Expectations

Microsoft on Thursday reported $24.5 billion in revenues for its first FY18 quarter, more than $1 billion higher than analysts had forecast.

Microsoft Previews Managed Kubernetes on Azure plus Georeplication Service

Microsoft today announced previews of new services aimed at making Kubernetes on Azure easier to manage for developers and IT pros.

Microsoft Outlines Skype for Business to Teams Roadmap Plans

Microsoft today described some of its upcoming roadmap milestones for bringing Skype for Business capabilities into Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Adds Migration Help for Older Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Policies

Microsoft issued a reminder today that IT pros should switch Azure Active Directory conditional access policies that were created using the "classic" Azure portal to policies supported by the new Azure Portal.

Intune Gets a Major Facelift

Admins should benefit from the recent integration of Intune with the Azure portal and support for conditional access, but should prepare to encounter some migration issues.

Symantec Taps Microsoft Azure for Norton Security Products

Microsoft announced today that its Azure infrastructure is being used by software security firm Symantec Corp.

Microsoft Dublin Datacenter Case Getting Supreme Court Review

The U.S. Supreme Court today ordered a review of an appellate court's ruling in favor of Microsoft in a search-warrant case involving Microsoft's cloud services.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Access Control Features

Microsoft is highlighting three Azure Active Directory previews for controlling user access to network resources.

Microsoft Announces 'Azure Data Box' for Large Data Transfers

Microsoft is developing an appliance to physically transfer large volumes of data from customer environments to its cloud.

Microsoft Cloud App Security Getting Conditional Access Protections

Microsoft Cloud App Security will get a new capability that adds conditional access protections to software-as-a-service applications.

Microsoft Promising Improved Office 365 Support for Organizations

Microsoft is starting to enable "improved" support for organizations using Office 365 services.

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