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Azure AD Enhancements Bring Expanded Support for Auto-Provisioned SaaS Apps

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/08/23/azure-ad-august-enhancements.aspx

9 hrs ago

Microsoft announced a number of Azure Active Directory enhancements this month. 08/23/2019

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Coates Hire preps for the future with three-day Azure shift

https://www.zdnet.com/video/coates-hire-preps-for-the-future-with-three-day-azure-shift/

3 days ago

The company underwent a three-day cloud transition to Microsoft Azure, aimed at cutting costs and preparing for future transformation with a vision to include machine learning and the Internet of Things.

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Microsoft acquires jClarity for optimizing Java workloads on Azure

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-acquires-jclarity-for-optimizing-java-workloads-on-azure/

5 days ago

Microsoft has acquired the London-based company that is going head-to-head with Oracle's Java/JDK binaries and which is a key contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project.

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Azure Ultra Disk Storage Service Now Generally Available in Some Regions

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/08/15/azure-ultra-disk-storage-service-ga.aspx

a week ago

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it now offers the Azure Ultra Disk solid-state drive (SSD) storage service commercially, or at the "general availability" stage, in a few Azure regions. 08/15/2019

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Coates Hire preps for the future with three-day Azure shift

https://www.zdnet.com/article/coates-hire-preps-for-the-future-with-three-day-azure-shift/

a week ago

The company underwent a three-day cloud transition to Microsoft Azure, aimed at cutting costs and preparing for future transformation with a vision to include machine learning and the Internet of Things.

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Apple is a filthy AWS, Azure, Google reseller, gripe punters: iPhone giant accused of hiding iCloud's real backend

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/14/apple_cloud_confusing/

a week ago

Breach of contract, false advertising, unfair business practices sueball fired

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Microsoft is phasing out the Basic edition of Azure Active Directory

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-is-phasing-out-the-basic-edition-of-azure-active-directory/

2 weeks ago

Microsoft is looking to simplify its Azure Active Directory plan line-up by cutting the Basic edition.

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Microsoft follows up those licensing hikes by snipping away costs for Azure Archive Storage

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/06/azure_archive_storage/

3 weeks ago

Amazon CTO not happy. Isn't it ironic... don't you think?

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Microsoft adds Azure Dedicated Host option for running VMs on single-tenant servers

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-adds-azure-dedicated-host-option-for-running-vms-on-single-tenant-servers/

3 weeks ago

Azure Dedicated Host, now in preview, is aimed at those with compliance requirements around physical security, integrity and monitoring. Will it cost you more? It depends.

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LinkedIn finally starts its move to Azure

https://www.zdnet.com/video/microsofts-linkedin-unit-commits-to-starting-to-move-its-services-to-azure/

3 weeks ago

In 2017, LinkedIn had no plans to move off its own datacenters, in spite of having been purchased by Microsoft a year earlier. But plans have changed and Azure is (unsurprisingly) its new target.

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Microsoft Previews Azure Dedicated Host Service for Single-Tenant Users

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/08/02/azure-dedicated-host-service-preview.aspx

3 weeks ago

Microsoft has announced a preview of a new service that gives organizations access to unshared or "dedicated" Azure hardware infrastructure for hosting their workloads on Azure virtual machines. 08/01/2019

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Microsoft Claims Azure SQL Database Now Offers 'Highest' Service-Level Agreement

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/08/01/azure-sql-database-service-level-agreements.aspx

3 weeks ago

Microsoft recently published a new version of its service-level agreement (SLA) for Azure SQL Database, adding uptime perks for organizations that use the "Business Critical" tier. 08/01/2019

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Cloud spending becoming more concentrated among the big guns: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud

https://www.zdnet.com/article/cloud-spending-becoming-more-concentrated-among-the-big-guns-aws-microsoft-azure-google-cloud/

3 weeks ago

In IaaS and PaaS the top five vendors accounted for 63% of all spending, according to IDC data.

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CloudSimple: The Firm That Got VMware Workloads On Google, Azure Public Clouds

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/cloudsimple-the-firm-that-got-vmware-workloads-on-google-azure-public-clouds

3 weeks ago

by Joseph F. Kovar CloudSimple, the third-party developer of the technology that allows VMware workloads run natively on both Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure, wants customers to do with GCP and Azure what they can already do on AWS using VMware Cloud on AWS.

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Microsoft Bolsters Azure Data Offerings With Acquisition Of BlueTalon

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/microsoft-bolsters-azure-data-offerings-with-acquisition-of-bluetalon

4 weeks ago

by Kyle Alspach The acquisition will bring enhanced capabilities around data security and data governance in the Azure cloud platform, according to Microsoft.

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Azure Active Directory Proxy Service Now Supports SAML Identity

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/07/23/azure-ad-proxy-saml-identity.aspx

4 weeks ago

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that the Azure Active Directory (AD) Proxy service now works with applications that use the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 for user authentications. 07/23/2019

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Microsoft's LinkedIn unit commits to starting to move its services to Azure

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-linkedin-unit-commits-to-starting-to-move-its-services-to-azure/

a month ago

In 2017, LinkedIn had no plans to move off its own datacenters, in spite of having been purchased by Microsoft a year earlier. But plans have changed and Azure is (unsurprisingly) its new target.

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Microsoft Investing $1B In OpenAI To Advance AI In Azure Cloud

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/microsoft-investing-1b-in-openai-to-advance-ai-in-azure-cloud

a month ago

by Donna Goodison 'AI is one of the most transformative technologies of our time and has the potential to help solve many of our worlds most pressing challenges,' Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says.

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Microsoft invests $1 billion in OpenAI, which is going all-in on Azure

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-invests-1-billion-in-openai-which-is-going-all-in-on-azure/

a month ago

OpenAI, a company working on AI for the public good, is committing to build with Microsoft new Azure AI supercomputing technologies, and getting a $1 billion infusion from Microsoft as part of the arrangement.

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