In an effort to bring more high-performance computing capabilities to those who need it, Microsoft has announced that customers will be able to provision Cray supercomputers in some Azure datacenters.
In a rather low-key way, Microsoft has unveiled a new branding for its Azure platform, which takes a more angular shape, similar to the Office logo. There's also a new tagline: Azure. Cloud for all.
Microsoft has announced that it has started shipping Azure Stack integrated systems with its partners and that it is offering training and certifications courses for learning about Azure Stack.
Microsoft has just announced Azure confidential computing, a set of tools which brings data in use encyrption to the public cloud for the first time. You can sign up for early access now.
Microsoft is extending its Azure Stream Analytics tool set with anomaly detection capabilities, powered by Machine Learning. For those curious to try, it is available now in private preview.
Microsoft's Azure SQL Database is getting an expanded range of performance tiers, upping the Standard tier maximum DTUs to 3000. Storage add-ons are also available for the different tiers.
With some gamers moving to native 4K, one thing has stood out to many of these adopters around the world, and that is the increasing file sizes of new games, taking up storage space.
Microsoft and Red Hat are once again collaborating to provide innovative cloud-based solutions to any challenges being faced by the IT industry, by utilizing Azure and the OpenShift platform.
Google has updated its cloud office applications - Docs, Sheets and Slides. With this new update, users will be able to create new templates with the ability of bundling useful addons into them.
Microsoft said its acquisition of Cycle "will help customers accelerate their movement to the cloud", while Cycle said the Azure team "share our vision of bringing Big Compute to the world".
Solidifying its software container stance, Microsoft has announced the "very first service of its kind in the cloud" called Azure Container Instances. A preview for Linux containers is now available.
Acting as a natural next step after joining the Linux Foundation last year, Microsoft has now become a member of a cloud-oriented sub-organization called the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
Google has launched a new cloud data center in London today in an effort to further bolster its public cloud business throughout Europe and close the gap between itself and Amazon and Microsoft.
Google has launched Backup and Sync for PC and Mac, their new app that will replace the separate Google Photos and Google Drive apps to help make file backups easier, faster, and more flexible.
Microsoft has released Seeing AI, an app that can recognize people and how they feel, read hand-written documents and describe an entire scene. The app is available for free on iOS but only in the US.
Microsoft has announced that Windows virtualization use rights are coming to enterprise customers with Windows 10 subscriptions in the cloud solution provider (CSP) program in early September.
Microsoft is poised to lay off thousands of sales staff this week, amid efforts to reorganize its global sales force and focus on selling cloud services instead of standalone software.
Microsoft has announced that it's signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cloudyn, a company that helps business and enterprise customers to analyze and optimize their investments in cloud services.
Walmart is sending the message to its vendors that if they want to do business with the retail giant, they better not use Amazon for any of their cloud infrastructure or risk losing the contract.
Google is planning to launch its Backup and Sync application on June 28. It integrates the Google Photos desktop uploader and will import your settings from the Google Drive desktop app.
Microsoft's Azure has been examined by a third party and has passed the requirements for the ISO 9001:2015 specifications. The software giant subsequently received certification for the achievement.
Microsoft has detailed a couple of improvements to the way Azure SQL Database handles failovers in case of an outage. It works with individual databases, elastic pools, or a combination of both.
Microsoft has announced that the ability to encrypt data stored via Azure File Storage has now hit general availability. This feature will also be coming to Azure Tables and Queues "by June".
Share an unlimited number of files without having to load them in the cloud. This way your confidential files are never out of your hands. You maintain complete control over who gets to see them.
Over the weekend Microsoft has announced a number of new features coming to cloud customers in Britain. Two of them deal with transfer and processing of big data, and the third with containers.
Microsoft's spring event has its own codename - 'Bespin', after the fictional Star Wars planet, home to Cloud City - and Windows 10 Cloud is likely to be the key focus... perhaps with a device or two.
Microsoft has shared a few of the methods employed to ensure the security of the data it handles. It was also quick to point out its efforts at transparency in the benefit of the end user.
The UK's NICE, which informs NHS guidelines and practices, now relies on Microsoft-powered algorithms that can sift through mountains of data and present scientist with concise results.
Google unveiled new features for its Drive service geared toward enterprise customers. They are meant to help businesses create, share and coordinate more effectively and securely in the cloud.
Starting today, Plex has opened up its Plex Cloud service to all paying members which will allow users to leverage storage from existing cloud services including Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive.
In its first year of operations, Microsoft Philanthropies has made pretty impactful contributions in the past year donating more than $650 million in services, helping several non-profits.
The Redmond company has added two new regions in South Korea, in Seoul and Busan, while securing the enviable position of being the exclusive cloud partner to Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart.
Through an initiative it calls Healthcare NExT, Microsoft along with its partners aims to use AI and cloud infrastructure for the betterment of the healthcare system as a whole.
The company last crossed the mark back in March 2000 when its market cap was a little over $550 billion. It has consistently beaten Wall Street's expectations for seven of the last eight quarters.
As the number of attempted cyberattacks has risen from 20,000 to around 700,000 a week in the last three years, Microsoft is spending huge sums on its cybersecurity efforts - and plans to spend more.
The beta version of OneDrive for Android just got an update with a new feature. To free up space the app will now offer to delete some of your local content that it has already backed up.
In an interview, the Microsoft CEO talked about how companies should enable employees by use of Artificial Intelligence and not 'replace them'. He also spoke of cloud concerns ahead of WEF in Davos.
Google has just announced early bird registration is now open for its Cloud Next '17 conference to be held from March 8, 2017, in San Francisco, CA. It has also announced new keynote speakers.
Did you miss the HPE Discover conference? If so, you can still learn from the experts because HPE released YouTube videos from many of the sessions, from security to cloud to everything in between.
Leading on from the launch of its Bot Framework earlier this year, Microsoft has announced the launch of Azure Bot Service, representing the world's first cloud bot solution.