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Microsoft Grows Services Amid COVID-19

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/03/30/microsoft-services-covid-19.aspx

9 hrs ago

Microsoft in a Saturday announcement recapped how its services have been affected by "shelter-in-place" governmental mandates in the last week, providing details on growth stats and prioritizations. 03/30/2020

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Microsoft: Cloud services demand up 775 percent; prioritization rules in place due to COVID-19

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-cloud-services-demand-up-775-percent-prioritization-rules-in-place-due-to-covid-19/

2 days ago

Microsoft is sharing more guidance around capacity limits it is putting in place for its cloud resources caused by higher-than-usual demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Microsoft buys Affirmed Networks to provide cloudy services for 5G network operators

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/27/microsoft_acquires_affirmed_networks/

4 days ago

Vodafone, Orange, AT&T, and Softbank are already users, will soon have Azure option

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Microsoft buys cloud-based 5G services vendor Affirmed Networks

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-buys-cloud-based-5g-platform-vendor-affirmed-networks/

5 days ago

Microsoft is continuing its push to work with telcos on managing 5G workloads from the cloud with its latest acquisition of Affirmed Networks.

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IT services sector faces armageddon as COVID-19 lockdown forces project cancellations – analysts

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/25/it_services_application_software_covid_19/

5 days ago

Impact will be 'deep, immediate, and long-lasting'

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Microsoft throttles some Office 365 services to continue to meet demand

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-throttles-some-office-365-services-to-continue-to-meet-demand/

7 days ago

Microsoft is making temporary adjustments to OneNote, SharePoint and Stream video conferencing features in order to try to maintain Microsoft 365 and Office 365 performance.

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Microsoft names priority users for new Azure capacity – emergency services, government, remote workers top the list

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/22/microsoft_azure_health_government_priority/

a week ago

Totally not running out of cloud. But may ditch free offers to serve current customers during the Pandemic

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Our post-coronavirus future: 7 ways the tech and services industry could be transformed

https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-future-of-the-technology-industry-after-covid-19/

a week ago

Will the pandemic blow away every tech business assumption we've ever held, from 5G and bandwidth to legacy tech and the cloud? Here's one thing I expect: The rise of the phablet.

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Microsoft names priority users for new Azure capacity - emergency services, government, remote workers top the list

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/22/microsoft_to_prioritise_health_and_government_users_as_azure_expands/

a week ago

Totally not running out of cloud. But may ditch free offers to serve current customers during the Pandemic

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Microsoft names priority users for new Azure capacity – emergency services, government, remote workers top the list

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/22/microsoft_azure_health_government_priority/

a week ago

Totally not running out of cloud. But may ditch free offers to serve current customers during the Pandemic

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Alluxio releases unified data catalog and transformation services

https://www.zdnet.com/article/alluxio-releases-unified-data-catalog-and-transformation-services/

3 weeks ago

In addition to data orchestration, Alluxio will now offer Catalog and Transformation Services, for compute-optimized schema access and data storage.

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Microsoft spares TLS 1.0 in Azure DevOps Services after customer backlash, Cosmos DB makes good on blurtage

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/09/microsoft_roundup/

3 weeks ago

Roundup Also: Stable Edge for all (staffers) and setting a good example with regard to coronavirus

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NZ Internal Affairs shifts RealMe citizen digital identity services to Azure

https://www.zdnet.com/article/nz-internal-affairs-shifts-realme-citizen-digital-identity-services-to-azure/

4 weeks ago

The RealMe Login and Assertion Services will be transitioned from a custom-made, legacy platform to a cloud-based platform by 30 June 2020.

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Is that Bullet for Me? Redundo clock is ticking for UK staff at both divisions of IBM's Services arm

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/27/ibm_redundancies_gts/

4 weeks ago

Exclusive 200 or more to go as both get 45-day consultations... GTS's will kick off on 4 March

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Indiana turns to tech to improve child welfare services

https://www.zdnet.com/video/indiana-turns-to-tech-to-improve-child-welfare-services/

a month ago

ZDNet's Stephanie Condon tells Karen Roby about the state of Indiana's efforts to reduce turnover in the Child Services Department and ultimately better help vulnerable children through VR and the cloud. Read more: https://zd.net/2wiLywL

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Using VR and the cloud to improve child welfare services

https://www.zdnet.com/article/using-vr-and-the-cloud-to-improve-child-welfare-services/

a month ago

Facing a high turnover rate, Indiana's Child Services Department needed to better prepare family case workers for a tough job. It's using VR and the cloud to better support its staff and, ultimately, better look after Indiana's vulnerable children.

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Webinar: How AWS encryption services keep data in transit safe

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/26/aws_webinar_cloud_series/

a month ago

Wrap your assets up well before you send them on their journey

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Lustre HPC file systems no longer disappear in a puff on Amazon Web Services – but you'll pay more

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/25/aws_adds_persistence_to_lustre_high_performance_storage/

a month ago

Throughput boosted and encryption in transit added to temporary counterparts

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