Microsoft Azure

Microsoft is submerging servers in boiling liquid to prevent Teams outages
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data centres

Microsoft is submerging servers in boiling liquid to prevent Teams outages

The tech giant is said to be the first cloud provider running two-phase immersion cooling in a production environment
7 Apr 2021
Acuant joins Microsoft to enable seamless identity verification on Azure AD
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Microsoft Azure

Acuant joins Microsoft to enable seamless identity verification on Azure AD

Acuant’s My Digital ID relieves users from repeatedly sharing sensitive information
6 Apr 2021
Microsoft acquires rapid prototyping firm The Marsden Group
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft acquires rapid prototyping firm The Marsden Group

The tech giant says the deal will enable it to create new customer value through experimentation and deep industry solutions
17 Mar 2021
Microsoft Azure Percept promises to make edge computing a doddle
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure Percept promises to make edge computing a doddle

The company hopes to create an edge ecosystem that rivals the success of the Windows operating system
2 Mar 2021
What is Azure Database for PostgreSQL?
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databases

What is Azure Database for PostgreSQL?

We look at Microsoft's cloud implementation of the open source database
11 Feb 2021
Volkswagen to tap Azure for self-driving software updates
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software development

Volkswagen to tap Azure for self-driving software updates

The German car giant is hoping to catch up with the likes of Tesla by extending its cloud partnership with Microsoft
11 Feb 2021
Microsoft's interest in Pinterest falls flat
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft's interest in Pinterest falls flat

The tech giant is thought to be in the market for 'active online communities' to add to its cloud portfolio
11 Feb 2021
A new age of asset management
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Active Directory

A new age of asset management

Can migrating a business’ Active Directory to the cloud become a core resource as the consumerisation of tech continues?
1 Feb 2021
Confluent strengthens strategic alliance with Microsoft
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Microsoft Azure

Confluent strengthens strategic alliance with Microsoft

Confluent’s fully managed Apache Kafka service is now directly available on Azure
29 Jan 2021
Microsoft Azure revenues climb 50% as cloud demand continues
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cloud computing

Microsoft Azure revenues climb 50% as cloud demand continues

Cloud computing takes centre stage in Microsoft's Q2 results as remote working fuels growth
27 Jan 2021
Microsoft’s new vision-language model outranks humans at image captioning
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft’s new vision-language model outranks humans at image captioning

The company will integrate the new model into Azure Cognitive Services to support vision-language tasks
25 Jan 2021
Microsoft launches Azure Health Bot
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft launches Azure Health Bot

Azure Health Bot succeeds Microsoft's AI-based Healthcare Bot
8 Jan 2021
Microsoft will soon offer 99.99% uptime for Azure Active Directory
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft will soon offer 99.99% uptime for Azure Active Directory

Microsoft’s current service level agreement for Azure AD stands at 99.9% per month
6 Jan 2021
Mindtree launches dedicated Microsoft business unit
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Microsoft Azure

Mindtree launches dedicated Microsoft business unit

From dedicated Microsoft go-to-market support to Azure training for employees, Mindtree goes all-in on Microsoft
15 Dec 2020
Microsoft to offer top-secret cloud platform for classified data
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft to offer top-secret cloud platform for classified data

The technology giant is reportedly working with the US Government to secure accreditation for its new offering
8 Dec 2020
Microsoft 365 outage blamed on botched network driver update
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft 365 outage blamed on botched network driver update

Many users were unable to access their Exchange Online mailboxes for around 12 hours
6 Nov 2020
Alibaba's cloud growth outpaces AWS, Microsoft, and Google Cloud
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public cloud

Alibaba's cloud growth outpaces AWS, Microsoft, and Google Cloud

Revenues for the Chinese giant's cloud business increased 60% year-on-year in Q3
6 Nov 2020
IT Pro Panel: The state of cloud infrastructure
cloud computing

IT Pro Panel: The state of cloud infrastructure

What IT leaders really have to say about their cloud estates
26 Oct 2020
Microsoft and SpaceX collaborate to take the cloud into space
Network & Internet

Microsoft and SpaceX collaborate to take the cloud into space

They’re taking the fight to Amazon in the cloud-computing space race
20 Oct 2020
Microsoft suffers second global outage in a week
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Microsoft Office

Microsoft suffers second global outage in a week

Tech giant has rolled back another update after it caused further instability with Microsoft 365 services
1 Oct 2020
Microsoft unveils Azure for Operators to unlock 5G potential
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5G

Microsoft unveils Azure for Operators to unlock 5G potential

Service will help operators to future-proof networks and drive down costs
30 Sep 2020
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare launches Oct. 30
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Cloud

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare launches Oct. 30

Development will continue, as Microsoft plans to support and grow the health care ecosystem
23 Sep 2020
Microsoft now has a managed service for adding chat tools to existing apps
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft now has a managed service for adding chat tools to existing apps

The Azure Communications Service lets developers add chat functionality ‘in minutes using a few lines of code’
22 Sep 2020