Cloud Computing

Intel Steps Up Focus on Threat Landscape

Plus: SolarWinds releases new server health monitoring tool; Veeam Availability Suite v9 coming soon.

Microsoft Finally Releases Its Azure Portal Management Solution

Microsoft announced this week that its Azure Portal solution has reached the "general availability" milestone.

Microsoft Adds Debian Linux to the Azure Marketplace

Microsoft has added the open source Debian GNU/Linux operating system as an "endorsed distribution" to its Azure Marketplace.

Microsoft Unveils PowerApps Dev Tools for Business Users

Microsoft this week unveiled its Azure-based PowerApps development tools that supposedly make it easier for business users to create or extend corporate Web applications.

Microsoft Should Iron Out SharePoint's Social Fabric

What Microsoft can learn from the partner ecosystem as SharePoint 2016 gets ready for release.

Microsoft To Expand Its European Service Regions Next Year

Microsoft has plans to expand its datacenter capacity for delivering services in both the United Kingdom and Germany, per announcements made this week.

Microsoft To Acquire Information Protection Firm Secure Islands

Microsoft on Monday announced that it is in the process of acquiring Israeli-based security firm Secure Islands Technology, Ltd.

Microsoft Previews Sync Checking in Azure Active Directory Connect Health

Microsoft rolled out a preview this week of a new synchronization-checking capability in its Azure Active Directory Connect Health solution.

Microsoft Previews Azure Resource Health Service

Microsoft released a preview of its Azure Resource Health service last week.

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2016 CTP 3, Azure Data Lake Preview and More

Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft's new Data Group head, today announced a new CTP of SQL Server 2016, along with a preview of Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics services and a preview of Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

Azure Active Directory PowerShell Preview Adds Multifactor Authentication and Mobile Management

Microsoft today announced two new Azure Active Directory PowerShell module capabilities available at the preview testing stage.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Domain Services and Proxy Previews

Microsoft this week rolled out new previews for organizations using its Azure Active Directory services.

Microsoft Expands Azure Backup's Capabilities with 'Project Venus'

Microsoft this week announced that its Azure Backup service now can back up Hyper-V virtual machines, as well as more server workloads.

VMware Packages Containers for the Enterprise

The company that made server virtualization popular is now targeting DevOps with cloud-native containers built on vSphere.

Active Directory Retooled for the Changing Workplace

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 introduces major changes to Active Directory including LDAP v3 authentication via AD FS and sign-on support using biometrics, OpenIDConnect and OAuth.

Box Targets Office 365 and SharePoint with Deeper Integration

Microsoft and Box are betting that their marriage of convenience will benefit their efforts to grow their enterprise ECM and collaboration market shares.

Connect Active Directory and Azure AD

How to link Active Directory on-premises with Microsoft Azure AD using Redmond's new connector.

Cloud Identity Authentication Battle for the Enterprise Heats Up

Microsoft wants to bring Active Directory users to Azure AD, but rivals vie to manage enterprise user authentication in the cloud age with alternative offerings.

Microsoft Announces New Azure Services During AzureCon

Microsoft announced a number of new Azure services as part of its AzureCon Web event on Tuesday.

Microsoft's Azure Cloud Switch Built with Linux

Microsoft quietly delivered a media bombshell of sorts this week as it explained that its Azure Cloud Switch solution was built with Linux.

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