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New Microsoft Customer Agreement for Buying Azure Services To Start in March

Microsoft will have a new approach for organizations buying Azure services called the "Microsoft Customer Agreement," which will be available for some customers starting as early as this March.

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2018 Microsoft Predictions Revisited

From guessing the fate of Windows 10 S to predicting Microsoft's next big move with Linux, Brien's predictions from a year ago were on the mark more than they weren't.

Microsoft Highlights Emerging Kubernetes Scalability and Governance Efforts

Microsoft this week highlighted some emerging efforts to improve both the scalability and governance of the open source Kubernetes container orchestration service.

Microsoft Ending Azure Container Service Support in 2020

Microsoft gave notice earlier this month that it will be ending its Azure Container Service on Jan. 31, 2020.

Microsoft, Docker Launch Cloud Native Application Bundles for Managing Distributed Apps

Microsoft and Docker on Tuesday announced a new specification and a new tool for organizations and developers managing distributed applications.

AWS Targets Intel with Arm-Based 'Graviton' Chips

The cloud giant just delivered some big news to datacenter managers watching the rapidly evolving Arm processor market.

Microsoft Restores Azure Multifactor Authentication Service Yet Again

Microsoft apparently has addressed an Azure multifactor authentication (MFA) service outage for the second time in as many weeks.

Microsoft Expanding Account Manager in Azure Portal to Other Online Services

Microsoft is planning to expand the availability of its new "account manager" multiple sign-in capability, which will be available across various Microsoft online services sometime next year.

Datacenter Predictions: AI Moves In and Cloud Moves to the Edge

The datacenter of 2020 and beyond will look quite different from the datacenter of today, according to researchers at IDC.

Microsoft Describes Latest SQL Server 2019 Preview and Azure SQL Improvements

Microsoft announced some SQL Server-associated news as part of the PASS Summit event for database administrators and developers, which is ongoing this week.

Azure Active Directory Group Licensing Assignment Now Available

Microsoft now permits Azure Active Directory licensing to be assigned based on groups within an organization.

Microsoft Expert Gives Thumbs Down to Multicloud Management Solutions

A Microsoft expert offered his views on using "third-party" multicloud management solutions, and generally downplayed the use of multiple clouds as a strategy for organizations.

Microsoft Expands Azure Availability Zones

Microsoft made a few notable Azure announcements this week, including an Azure Availability Zones expansion, plus ExpressRoute support for the Azure DevOps service.

Microsoft Previews Azure Digital Twins

The public preview of Azure Digital Twins was released this week, according to a Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Expands Previews of Azure Confidential Computing and DC-Series VMs

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a public preview of Azure confidential computing, which previously had been at the more restricted "Early Access" preview stage about a year ago.

Microsoft Claims Azure Active Directory B2C Not Affected by Facebook Hack

Microsoft indicated on Thursday that its Azure Active Directory B2C service wasn't affected by the Facebook hack last month that potentially exposed the access tokens of about 50 million Facebook users.

Microsoft Releases Azure Data Box, Unveils 'Heavy' Version

Azure Data Box, Microsoft's heavy-duty data transfer appliance for the cloud, is now generally available after a nearly year-long preview phase.

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.

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