At Microsoft's Ignite 2017 day one keynote today in Orlando, the company announced the general availability of SQL Server 2017, the first version to be offered on Windows Server, Linux, and Docker.
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 has just revealed that support for Azure Data Lake Store has been added to its online analytics processing engine, Azure Analysis Services, as well as SQL Server Data Tools.
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.
From Ice Lake and golden Gates, to Scorpio's return, Surface frustration, Nokia Bothies, Android flagships, bad branding, and Sony's Nobunaga, it's our handy roundup of the week's top tech news.
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".
Microsoft has announced that it will launch two new Azure regions in Australia in the first half of 2018, bringing the worldwide total to 42, which it says is "more than any other cloud provider".
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.
With AI becoming a larger part of our everyday lives, Microsoft has just given developers of the applications we love to use the ability to find potential bugs in software before they affect us.
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.
A platform-wide update now allows Windows and Linux VMs on Azure to reach networking throughput speeds of up to 25 Gbps, and Accelerated Networking hits GA for Windows, public preview for Linux.
At its annual Inspire conference this year, Microsoft announced a 3x increase in compute scale as well as unlimited columnar support for the firm's massive parallel processing cloud offering.
Microsoft has unveiled a new feature called Azure Service Health, which provides a more personalized report about issues affecting Azure resources you are using. It's available now in preview.
Rumors of massive job losses at Microsoft have been proved accurate, as the company has confirmed that it will cut up to 3,000 staff from its global workforce, as it focuses more heavily on the cloud.
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's annual game developers contest, 'Dream.Build.Play', has been brought back to life. But this time developers could win more than $200,000 in prizes in four different categories.
Microsoft has announced an expansion to its FastTrack program to help businesses adopt the firm's cloud offerings. The preview for Azure kicks off August 1st in the US, Canada and Australia.
If the concept of the Raspberry Pi and processors with 5nm processes pushed the limits of what is possible, this new project from Microsoft aims to push that limit even further in AI.
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.
The Redmond giant has initiated a partnership with Box through which the latter will use the Azure cloud platform's footprint and capabilities to extend its own enterprise offerings.
Version 8 of Bright Cluster Manager has just been released, and features better integration with Azure for High Performance Computing scenarios such as extending capabilities via "cloud bursting".
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.
Thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and independent security vendor Esdenera, the Redmond giant's cloud platform now supports OpenBSD-based virtual machines and network appliances.
Extending the disaster recovery options for its Azure cloud platform, Microsoft has unveiled the ability to cross-region replicate VMs and applications in IaaS implementations via Azure Site Recovery.
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.
From the Build conference, to hackers with confidence, to games, Microsoft Fluent Design, and the return of OneDrive placeholders, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
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".
After announcing that PowerShell and Bash are coming to Azure, Microsoft also announced an Azure mobile app, which includes the Bash console, a dashboard for your resources, and more.
Microsoft will be hosting its annual Build developer conference in Seattle this week, outlining some of its product plans for Windows 10, Cortana, Azure, Edge, Office, mixed reality, bots, and more.
Microsoft has announced that its Azure cloud platform is getting a new "Billing Reader" role, in addition to a new Invoice API. The latter lets you download invoices programmatically.
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 has announced version 1.4 of its open-source UWP Community Toolkit. This update is comparatively smaller than the previous one, and mainly focuses on stability and improvements in controls.
Microsoft and enterprise company MapR have partnered for a free webinar on big data app development on Azure. It starts April 13 at 2 PM AEDT, which is 12 AM EDT or 9 PM PST (April 12).
Microsoft has announced the general availability of various Azure services that will help administrators monitor their Azure instances better by issuing alerts, and providing recommendations.
In a statement, former DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen said that the department wanted to decrease its physical footprint of servers by migrating to “state of the art street technology”.
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.