Cloud Computing


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.

Azure Kubernetes Service Now Commercially Available

The Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) reached "general availability" status on Wednesday, and can now be commercially used in 10 Azure regions.

How To Change the DNS Settings of an Azure VM

As Brien recently discovered, a glitch in Azure can cause a virtual machine to fail when it's manually configured to use a specific DNS server. Here's how the problem went down and how he fixed it.

Microsoft Expanding Azure Stack Availability to 92 Countries

Microsoft announced this week that it's planning to expand the availability of Azure Stack to 92 countries, along with other Azure news.

Study: IT Orgs Bullish on AI and DevOps, Shifting on Cloud, But Challenged by Security

A new study released this week by IT security company BeyondTrust polled opinions about emerging technologies and cloud use, but it also found that traditional security concerns were top of mind for organizations.

Hyperscale Datacenters Surprise with 'Staggering' Growth in Q1

Even on the heels of a breakout 2017, the world's biggest datacenter operators -- among them Google, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services -- have outdone themselves.

SAP and Microsoft Expand Partnership on ERP Solutions

SAP on Tuesday announced its next CRM product at its Sapphire Now event, while Microsoft recapped its partnership efforts in running SAP ERP solutions on Azure infrastructure.

Keeping Up with the Microsoft Graph API: What's New and What's Coming

The Graph API has seen incredible growth in the past year, and especially since the Build 2018 conference. We catch up with the latest additions to Microsoft's cloud APIs and new features in the pipeline.

Microsoft Cloud App Security Now Detects GDPR Noncompliance

The Microsoft Cloud App Security service now can detect applications that fall out of compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Previews Azure AD for Linux Virtual Machines Extension

Microsoft this month announced a preview of the ability to log into a Linux-based VM running on its Azure public cloud service using Azure Active Directory credentials.

Top Tips for Architecting Your Azure Workloads to 99.95 Percent Availability

From how virtual machines can impact your Azure IaaS and Paas uptimes to what to never do, top cloud architect Peter De Tender offers his best tips and tricks for reaching 99.95 percent uptime by optimizing your SLA.

Microsoft Steps Up to GDPR and Releases Compliance Tools

Microsoft on Friday highlighted its multiple resources for staying in compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

How To Restore OneDrive Data After a Ransomware Attack

Thanks to a new feature in Microsoft's commercial cloud storage service, businesses don't have to choose between paying a hefty ransom or kissing their files goodbye.

How Microsoft Is Building Windows Server and Service Fabric To Address Developer Needs

Microsoft experts on Windows and Azure responded to a few questions post-Build about how the company has been simplifying the developer experience, from spinning up containers to tapping microservices.

Microsoft Rolls Out SQL Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft this week announced SQL Advanced Threat Protection, which is described as "a new security package" for Azure SQL Database users.

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