Cloud Computing


AzCopy Preview Adds AWS S3 Data Transfer Improvements

Microsoft announced this week that it has improved the preview version of its AzCopy tool to better handle Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 data.

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Nerdio Explains Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop Service

The Microsoft partner's CEO talks about the technology, cost factors and requirements for using Microsoft's new virtual desktop infrastructure service.

Google Enhances Its Windows and Active Directory Hosting Offerings

Google announced on Wednesday that it's making it easier for organizations with Windows operating systems and Microsoft applications to move them onto its Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Microsoft Goes Live with Password Protection for Azure AD Users

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Password Protection feature is now deemed ready for deployment by organizations, having reached "general availability" status, according to Microsoft's announcement on Tuesday.

Azure Data Box Edge Appliance Now Commercially Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the general availability of Azure Data Box Edge and Azure Data Box Gateway.

Azure Stack HCI Product Unveiled for Hybrid Workloads

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new product in its Azure Stack line that adds hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) capabilities to its "Azure in a box" solution.

Azure Backup for SQL Server Now Commercially Available

Microsoft on Monday announced that Azure Backup for SQL Server had reached "general availability" status, meaning it's deemed ready for production-environment use.

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Azure SQL Data Warehouse: New Features and New Benchmark

Microsoft's drive to put Azure SQL Data Warehouse on more equal footing with SQL Server is finally paying off.

Azure Sphere 'Guardian Modules' Promise Secure Connections for IoT Devices

Microsoft this week introduced a "Guardian Modules" concept, where Azure Sphere microcontroller units can be used to enable secure connections for older Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Azure DevOps Server 2019 Now Commercially Available

Microsoft announced the release of Azure DevOps Server 2019 on Tuesday.

Microsoft Adds Threat Intelligence to Azure Firewall

Microsoft added a few improvements to Azure Firewall, its firewall-as-a-service security offering for organizations using Azure virtual machines.

Microsoft Outlines Steps for Bringing Classic Alert Rules into Azure Monitor

Microsoft described how to modernize so-called "classic" alert rules to work with the new Azure Monitor service in a Thursday Azure announcement.

Windows Defender ATP Support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Reaches 'General Availability'

The Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service can now be used to help address security issues with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients.

Datacenters Are Cooling Down as Buildouts Heat Up

Tech giants Google, Apple and others are expanding their datacenter footprints at a rapid rate, and it's pushing the industry to find better ways to power all that infrastructure.

Azure Advanced Threat Protection Now Provides Alerts on NTLM Relay Issues

Microsoft on Monday touted its Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service as being capable of alerting organizations when they are subject to NT LAN Manager (NTLM) relay attacks.

Microsoft Previews SAML Token Encryption in Azure Active Directory

Microsoft has been adding to its Azure Active Directory capabilities in recent weeks.

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What's the Future of Database Hardware Post-Cloud?

IT is moving toward the cloud and virtualization, but don't write off hardware -- especially for highly critical systems. Here's a look at the newest generation of database hardware and how it impacts performance.

Office 365 Document Saving Defaulting to OneDrive Next Month

Microsoft plans to change the default Office 365 document-saving behavior and have it default to OneDrive and OneDrive for Business folder locations, starting as early as next month.

Microsoft Previews One-Time Passcodes in Azure AD B2B Service

Microsoft added a preview feature to its Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service that makes it easier for business partners to gain access to an organization's network resources.

Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending Starting To Take the Lead

IDC this month published findings on revenues from cloud IT infrastructure spending in the third quarter of 2018, based on server, storage and Ethernet switch sales.

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