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.
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Microsoft has announced a series of updates to its Online Analytics Processing engine, Azure Analysis Service. This includes better integration with Active Directory, backup and restore and more.
Google is now offering the next generation Intel Xeon processor for Google Cloud Platform customers. It is now available in five regions and more will be discussed at Google Cloud NEXT 2017.
Apple has reportedly ditched Amazon's Web Services and is now in the process of migrating a big part of the iCloud infrastructure onto Google's Cloud Platform. Apple is also a Microsoft Azure client.
Microsoft is busy improving its presence in the cloud technologies area and to keep potential customers aware of their release cycles, the company has launched a roadmap website.
Google announced various changes to its Cloud Platform at the recently concluded Cloud Platform Live event which include reduced pricing and support for more web technologies than before.