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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.

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.

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