Cloud Computing

Microsoft Ignite 2018: Expect Lots of Cloud, Little of Windows

A grab-bag of predictions for Microsoft's upcoming IT event. Also in the cards: open source getting short shrift.

Microsoft Explains Sept. 4 Service Outage at Texas Datacenter

The Visual Studio team on Monday issued a postmortem analysis for a Sept. 4 service outage that happened in Microsoft's U.S. South Central region.

Windows Server 2019 Enabling Easy Azure VPN Connections

Microsoft is highlighting the ability to quickly set up connections to Azure virtual networks as a top Windows Server 2019 networking feature.

Microsoft Replacing Visual Studio Team Services with Azure DevOps

Microsoft is rebranding Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), the DevOps offering that has been a part of the Visual Studio IDE for years, to be the cloud-hosted "Azure DevOps."

Microsoft Shifting Intune Premier Support Requests to the Azure Portal

Organizations with Microsoft Premier support accounts soon will need to create their Microsoft Intune support requests using the Azure Portal.

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 Services Go Down in Texas Service Area

Microsoft's datacenters in the South Central U.S. region were affected by a lightning strike on Sept. 4, disabling Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.

Azure Active Directory B2B Service Now Supports Google IDs

The Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service now supports the use of Google as an identity provider for connecting partners, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Planning New BizTalk Server Product and Integration with Azure Services

Microsoft last week announced plans for releasing a new BizTalk Server product, along with details about its Azure Integration Services vision.

Migrating a Major SQL Server Workload to Azure: The Good, Bad and Ugly

You're going to need a bigger network connection.

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Configuration Tool Now Supports PingFederate

Organizations wanting to enable single sign-on access to Office 365 applications while using Ping Identity's PingFederate as the federation provider now have a more honed tool to get there.

Microsoft Previewing Azure Active Directory Admin Roles Improvements

Microsoft on Monday announced a preview of IT roles management improvements in the Azure Portal for organizations using the Azure Active Directory identity and access management service.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Activity Logs Preview

Microsoft on Thursday announced a preview release of Azure Active Directory Activity Logs, which show up in Azure Monitor.

Azure File Sync Now Ready for Production Use

Microsoft this week announced that its Azure File Sync service, used for enabling centralized file shares, has reached "general availability" status.

Azure Cloud Shell Now Has a Graphical Code Editor

Microsoft this week added a preview of a graphical code editor within its Azure Cloud Shell developer tools.

Azure Service Fabric Mesh Available as Public Preview

Microsoft announced on Monday that Azure Service Fabric Mesh, a "serverless" means of hosting applications, is now available as a public preview.

Remote Desktop Web Client Now Ready for Production Environments

The Remote Desktop Web client for Windows Server is now ready for use in production environments, having reached the "general availability" stage on Monday.

Microsoft Open Sources and Launches Azure IoT Edge

Azure IoT Edge, Microsoft's cloud-based solution for bringing local intelligence to distributed Internet of Things devices, is now generally available via open source code repository GitHub.

Azure AD Admins To Get Multifactor Authentication by Default

Microsoft is bringing multifactor authentication (MFA) to organizations that manage Azure Active Directory tenancies.

Azure Traffic Analytics Now Available Commercially

Microsoft this week declared the "general availability" of Traffic Analytics, a service that checks network activity across Microsoft Azure public cloud infrastructure.

Microsoft Previews Delegated App Management for Azure Active Directory

Microsoft issued a few Azure Active Directory previews this month, adding role-based access control improvements and the ability to block so-called "legacy" or older authentication approaches.

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