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 this week described progress on its sprawling collection of security services, including its Advanced Threat Protection, Conditional Access, Information Protection and Security Graph solutions.
Microsoft gave advance notice this month that it's planning to change the user interface for carrying out Azure Active Directory logins, yet again.
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 this week offered some practical advice on how to set up its hybrid cloud printing capability.
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.
- By Adam Bertram
Microsoft announced a $5 billion Internet of Things investment plan on Wednesday, with spending occurring "over the next four years."
Microsoft announced two new Azure datacenter regions in Australia this week.
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 described Project VAST this week, a new tool that promises to visually surface security problems.
Microsoft on Thursday announced a major reorganization that has significant implications for its Windows business.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse service is now available across all 33 Microsoft Azure regions.
The Azure Service Health dashboard, used to check the status of Azure services, has reached the "general availability" stage, Microsoft announced this week.
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.
- By Mary Jo Foley
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 now has "next-generation" Azure Monitor alert capabilities that can incur costs to use, alongside its free "classic" alerts.
Cloud megavendors like AWS and Microsoft are leading the hyperscale datacenter boom. But legacy workloads mean uncertainty for more average organizations.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft this week announced the commercial availability of Azure Database services for both MySQL and PostgreSQL.
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.
Microsoft announced a couple of Azure Active Directory improvements last week.