Cloud Computing


McAfee Rolling Out Security Protections for Microsoft Azure Users

McAfee on Wednesday announced newly available and coming security support for Microsoft Azure services via McAfee Cloud Security Platform products.

Microsoft Outlines Password Best Practices for Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft this week described best practices for identity security when using Azure Active Directory or Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services.

Azure Migrate Tool Now Available To Plan VMware Virtual Machine Moves

The Azure Migrate tool can now be used by organizations to help plan moves of their on-premises virtual machines and applications to Azure datacenter infrastructure.

Azure Advanced Threat Protection Now Commercially Available

The product, now deemed ready for use in production environments, is a cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents in an organization.

StorSimple Data Manager Converts Data into Azure Files

Microsoft has released a solution that converts data stored by StorSimple into a format that can be used with various Azure services.

Massive Surge in Cloud Datacenter Traffic Coming, Cisco Report Says

Also in the tea leaves: The rapid ascendance of hyperscale datacenters the likes of Microsoft, Amazon and Google need to run their massive clouds.

Compliance Manager and Azure Information Protection Scanner Go Live

Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" (GA) status of some compliance and information protection tools for use by Microsoft 365 product licensees.

How Telemetry Is Making SQL Server and Azure SQL Better: Part 2

More from Microsoft's lead SQL architect about how telemetry data is helping the company deliver regular, highly requested and targeted feature improvements at a massive scale.

Report: Azure Has Edge over AWS Among Cloud Newcomers

A recent report from RightScale Inc. sheds further light on the contest between cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its closest competitor, Microsoft Azure.

Oracle Plans Major Cloud Datacenter Push

This is one of Oracle's most ambitious infrastructure projects to date, but is it too late to unseat leaders AWS, Microsoft and Google?

Microsoft Goes Live with ExpressRoute Monitoring and Azure Storage and Backup Improvements

Various Microsoft Azure services hit "general availability" status this month, meaning that Microsoft views them as ready for production use.

Microsoft Identity Division Embracing Blockchain for Decentralized IDs

The Microsoft Identity Division, which is responsible for Active Directory developments, is embracing blockchain technologies to improve digital identity security and increase overall control by end users.

How Telemetry Is Making SQL Server and Azure SQL Better: Part 1

In the first of this two-part series, Microsoft's lead SQL architect explains how the company collects -- and secures -- telemetry data from Azure SQL Database customers to improve its engineering process.

Symantec Web Security Service Now Protects Microsoft Azure and Office 365

Symantec and Microsoft announced a collaborative effort on Wednesday that has brought Symantec Web Security Service protections to Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.

Azure Active Directory Gets Proxy and B2C Improvements

Microsoft made it easier to publish applications using the Azure Active Directory (AD) Application Proxy service, and also added Business to Consumer (B2C) features this week.

Microsoft Offers OneDrive for Business Switch Deal

Microsoft on Tuesday made a move against its online storage partners and competitors by rolling out a OneDrive for Business switch deal.

Cloud Leaders AWS and Azure Now Have Alibaba To Worry About

Recently released data from Synergy Research Group shows cloud upstart Alibaba edging its way into the leader pack of the global cloud computing market for the first time.

Azure Active Directory Gets Policy, Printing and User Perks

Microsoft recently announced a few Azure Active Directory (AD) improvements, both for end users and IT pros.

Microsoft Cuts Azure Support Standard Plan Costs

Microsoft has lowered the monthly price of its Azure Standard support plan while also reducing the "critical" case response time under that plan, according to an announcement this week.

OneDrive Files Restore and Other Office 365 Features Starting To Arrive

Microsoft this week started delivering a Files Restore feature for OneDrive for Business users, along with other Office 365 advancements at the test level.

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