Cloud Computing

Azure AD Gets Groups Expiration Policies and Managed Browser Controls

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure Active Directory improvements last week.

Traffic View and Real User Measurements Added to Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager now has a couple of new features at the "general availability" stage.

A Closer Look at the Newest Azure SQL Database Features

Microsoft's cloud DBaaS has had a whirlwind month with the introduction of managed instances, database migration tools and more. Here's what each feature does and when to use it.

Azure Service Fabric Going Open Source for Linux and Windows

Microsoft announced this week that its Azure Service Fabric microservices application development platform is moving to an open development process, which will be housed at the GitHub code repository.

Microsoft Expanding Azure and Office 365 in Europe, Middle East and China

Microsoft on Wednesday announced an expansion of its datacenter regions for delivering Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.

Synchronizing SharePoint to the OneDrive for Business Client

Though it's tempting to think of SharePoint as a Web-based collaboration platform, it's also possible to synchronize the contents of a SharePoint document library to your PC using OneDrive.

Azure Virtual Machine Service Gets Isolated and GPU Size Options

Microsoft expanded its Azure Virtual Machine sizes this month with new isolated and GPU offerings.

Azure SQL Database Service Getting Migration and Information Protection Options

Microsoft this week announced various Azure SQL Database improvements, including migration, high-availability and information protection options.

McAfee Rolling Out Security Protections for Microsoft Azure Users

McAfee on Wednesday announced newly available and coming security support for Microsoft Azure services via McAfee Cloud Security Platform products.

Microsoft Outlines Password Best Practices for Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft this week described best practices for identity security when using Azure Active Directory or Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services.

Azure Migrate Tool Now Available To Plan VMware Virtual Machine Moves

The Azure Migrate tool can now be used by organizations to help plan moves of their on-premises virtual machines and applications to Azure datacenter infrastructure.

Azure Advanced Threat Protection Now Commercially Available

The product, now deemed ready for use in production environments, is a cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents in an organization.

StorSimple Data Manager Converts Data into Azure Files

Microsoft has released a solution that converts data stored by StorSimple into a format that can be used with various Azure services.

Massive Surge in Cloud Datacenter Traffic Coming, Cisco Report Says

Also in the tea leaves: The rapid ascendance of hyperscale datacenters the likes of Microsoft, Amazon and Google need to run their massive clouds.

Compliance Manager and Azure Information Protection Scanner Go Live

Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" (GA) status of some compliance and information protection tools for use by Microsoft 365 product licensees.

How Telemetry Is Making SQL Server and Azure SQL Better: Part 2

More from Microsoft's lead SQL architect about how telemetry data is helping the company deliver regular, highly requested and targeted feature improvements at a massive scale.

Report: Azure Has Edge over AWS Among Cloud Newcomers

A recent report from RightScale Inc. sheds further light on the contest between cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its closest competitor, Microsoft Azure.

Oracle Plans Major Cloud Datacenter Push

This is one of Oracle's most ambitious infrastructure projects to date, but is it too late to unseat leaders AWS, Microsoft and Google?

Microsoft Goes Live with ExpressRoute Monitoring and Azure Storage and Backup Improvements

Various Microsoft Azure services hit "general availability" status this month, meaning that Microsoft views them as ready for production use.

Microsoft Identity Division Embracing Blockchain for Decentralized IDs

The Microsoft Identity Division, which is responsible for Active Directory developments, is embracing blockchain technologies to improve digital identity security and increase overall control by end users.

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