Cloud Computing


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.

A Closer Look at the Newest Azure SQL Database Features

Microsoft's cloud DBaaS has had a whirlwind month with the introduction of managed instances, database migration tools and more. Here's what each feature does and when to use it.

Traffic View and Real User Measurements Added to Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager now has a couple of new features at the "general availability" stage.

Azure Service Fabric Going Open Source for Linux and Windows

Microsoft announced this week that its Azure Service Fabric microservices application development platform is moving to an open development process, which will be housed at the GitHub code repository.

Microsoft Expanding Azure and Office 365 in Europe, Middle East and China

Microsoft on Wednesday announced an expansion of its datacenter regions for delivering Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.

Synchronizing SharePoint to the OneDrive for Business Client

Though it's tempting to think of SharePoint as a Web-based collaboration platform, it's also possible to synchronize the contents of a SharePoint document library to your PC using OneDrive.

Azure Virtual Machine Service Gets Isolated and GPU Size Options

Microsoft expanded its Azure Virtual Machine sizes this month with new isolated and GPU offerings.

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