Cloud Computing


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.

Microsoft Unveils Project VAST Security Visualization Tool

Microsoft described Project VAST this week, a new tool that promises to visually surface security problems.

Microsoft Reorg: Myerson Exits, Guthrie To Lead New AI Group

Microsoft on Thursday announced a major reorganization that has significant implications for its Windows business.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Now Offered Worldwide

Azure SQL Data Warehouse service is now available across all 33 Microsoft Azure regions.

Azure Service Health Dashboard Now Available

The Azure Service Health dashboard, used to check the status of Azure services, has reached the "general availability" stage, Microsoft announced this week.

Why Gaming (Still) Matters to Microsoft

There's room for more than just business software and services under Microsoft's "intelligent cloud" umbrella. Soon, it will cover its gaming assets, too.

Microsoft Previews Serial Console Recovery Tool for Azure Virtual Machines

Microsoft on Monday announced a preview of a new Serial Console command-line tool for recovering Linux and Windows VMs running on Azure infrastructure.

Microsoft Adds Azure Monitor Alert Capabilities

Microsoft now has "next-generation" Azure Monitor alert capabilities that can incur costs to use, alongside its free "classic" alerts.

Report: The Future Is Hyperscale

Cloud megavendors like AWS and Microsoft are leading the hyperscale datacenter boom. But legacy workloads mean uncertainty for more average organizations.

Azure Database Now Has MySQL and PostgreSQL Options

Microsoft this week announced the commercial availability of Azure Database services for both MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Microsoft Touts Project Denali for SSDs in Datacenters at Open Compute Event

Microsoft highlighted some of its work with the Open Compute Project this week, including its latest effort with CNEX Labs to simplify solid-state drive technology used in datacenters.

Azure AD Gets Groups Expiration Policies and Managed Browser Controls

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure Active Directory improvements last week.

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