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Microsoft's Nadella now holds dual role of CEO and chairman
Microsoft Satya Nadella on stage
Careers & training

Microsoft's Nadella now holds dual role of CEO and chairman

It's the first time the same executive has held both roles since co-founder Bill Gates stepped down in 2014
17 Jun 2021
NSW Police Force is using AI to analyse CCTV footage
Two police officers working on the Insights platform
artificial intelligence (AI)

NSW Police Force is using AI to analyse CCTV footage

The Australian police force expects to migrate its Insights AI/ML platform to Microsoft's Azure cloud
7 Jun 2021
Microsoft adds more services to its Azure Arc multi-cloud management stack
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft adds more services to its Azure Arc multi-cloud management stack

More Azure services can now run in any CNCF-conformant Kubernetes cluster
25 May 2021
Microsoft to shut down Azure Blockchain Service
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blockchain

Microsoft to shut down Azure Blockchain Service

The platform is no longer accepting new members ahead of its closure in September
13 May 2021
Microsoft to give EU business customers greater control over data storage
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data protection

Microsoft to give EU business customers greater control over data storage

Engineering work is underway to make sure that by 2022, no data is routed outside of the EU
7 May 2021
US judge refuses to dismiss AWS claims that Trump interfered with JEDI cloud deal
President Donald Trump at Capitol Hill
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

US judge refuses to dismiss AWS claims that Trump interfered with JEDI cloud deal

Previous statements from the DoJ suggest the Pentagon's cloud computing project could be scrapped entirely if Microsoft's bid is overturned
29 Apr 2021
Google and Microsoft profits surge as cloud demand continues
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Business operations

Google and Microsoft profits surge as cloud demand continues

Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure report impressive growth as digital adoption continues to accelerate
28 Apr 2021
Microsoft to help Met Office build world’s most advanced climate forecasting supercomputer
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high-performance computing (HPC)

Microsoft to help Met Office build world’s most advanced climate forecasting supercomputer

The new supercomputing capability, worth £1.2bn, is expected to become operational in July 2022
22 Apr 2021
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
Microsoft Marsden Group acquisition
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
Microsoft Azure Percept hardware
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
An illustration conceptualising the management of endpoints such as servers, laptops and mobile devices remotely through the cloud
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
The Pentagon
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