Microsoft and Salesforce.com are buddies? Get nervous

David Linthicum

Microsoft and its new SaaS pal, Salesforce.com, announced a surprise partnership around Office 365. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Microsoft Microsoft Azure Microsoft Office 365 Salesforce.com Cloud Computing

Microsoft Build 2018: Top Five Takeaways

Forrester IT

It’s a busy week with Digital Transformation Forum kicking off in Chicago tomorrow, but I managed to slip in a quick trip to Seattle to this year’s Microsoft Build developer conference. application development & delivery application development methodologies application development processes & tools microservices public cloud azure cloud developer microsoft

Microsoft Azure Deepens Kubernetes Support

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft Azure has extended its support for Kubernetes and the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System to provide either as container orchestration options, along with Docker Swarm. Microsoft SharedRead More.

Microsoft Signs Biggest Wind-Power Deal for Wyoming Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft Corp. Infrastructure Microsoft Powercommitted to its largest wind-power purchase to date Read More.

Microsoft: Government Should Regulate IoT Security

Data Center Knowledge

Business Cloud Featured Internet of Things Microsoft Regulation SecurityAzure IoT engineering head says bar is low in IoT security, and government should get involved Read More.

Microsoft Probes Cause of Global Web Outage

Data Center Knowledge

The outage was the second this month for Microsoft’s online services Read More. Cloud Computing Downtime Microsoft Shared

Microsoft to Build Out, Probably Upgrade, Boydton Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft Technology Washington DC Area IT-PAC Microsoft 'Generation 5' Raleigh-Durham RichmondThe timing of the company’s move points to the likelihood that it may be upgrading its facility near Richmond and Raleigh for its “Generation 5” DC platform. Read More.

With Microsoft Data Center Deal, EdgeConneX Takes on Wholesale Giants

Data Center Knowledge

Chicago Cloud Computing Colocation EdgeConneX Featured MicrosoftMultiple ongoing mega-scale builds in the US and Europe indicate that the company is looking beyond its initial edge-focused strategy. Read More.

Wunderlist Joins Microsoft

CTOvision

Tuesday, June 2 Microsoft and Wunderlist announced their joining of forces. I've been using and recommending Wunderlist to others for months and can see why Microsoft was so interested in them. Now we all have to hope Microsoft keeps Wunderlist focused on what matters most to us. Here is the news: Microsoft has indeed added Wunderlist to its growing collection of fabulous productivity apps, the companies confirmed today.

Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams is now Generally Available!

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Well, I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but my recent series on “ Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams Deep Dive ” was impeccably timed. Microsoft recently announced Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams GA (General Availability)!

Microsoft Launches Security Score for Office 365

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Microsoft Security SharedOne company says it will use scores in determining cyberinsurance premiums Read More.

Microsoft Backs Kubernetes with Cloud Native Membership

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud DevOps Microsoft Open SourceAmazon remains a holdout, as public cloud industry falls in line behind Kubernetes. Read More.

Microsoft Profit Tops Estimates as Cloud Growth Marches On

Data Center Knowledge

Business Cloud Investing MicrosoftAzure sales almost double; Office 365 app revenue rises 43% Read More.

InfoComm 2018 – Collaboration Devices for Microsoft Teams

Perficient - Digital Transformation

” Although that might be true, Microsoft showcased an enticing portfolio of conferencing and collaborations devices at InfoComm in Las Vegas that is definitely worth spilling all the details! According to Microsoft, the Surface Hub should soon support Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft to offer Cray supercomputing on Azure

Computer Weekly

Both Microsoft and Amazon are building up their HPC capabilities. The partnership with Cray could help to bolster Azure’s footprint

Microsoft Intune Training Course Intune Certification

Anoop

Microsoft Intune training course from Microsoft learning is free of cost. Microsoft Course Number INF260x – Microsoft Azure Security Services includes one module on Microsoft Intune device management solution. The post Microsoft Intune Training Course Intune Certification appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair. But if you need a verified certificate then, you need to pay around USD 99$.

Microsoft cuts Skype jobs in London

Computer Weekly

Microsoft is consolidating its Skype staff in London to one office and merging some roles, which could result in more than 200 job cuts

Coming Microsoft Reorg to Support Cloud-First Strategy: Report

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft is expected to announced a business reorganization plan on July 5 Read More. Business Cloud Microsoft

Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams Deep Dive: Part 4

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Welcome to part 4 of our Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams Deep Dive series! In this article we’ll be discussing the SIP syntax, user provisioning, voice routing basics, and lastly some basic and advanced configuration scenarios involved in Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft and Google cloud users suffer service outages

Computer Weekly

Downtime hits Microsoft and Google cloud users as rival service providers both experience technical difficulties

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Microsoft-Backed Security Startups Outsmart Hackers with Hackers

Data Center Knowledge

To beat a hacker, you have to think like a hacker, and in some cases, even work with them, according to two Microsoft Ventures’ startups who spoke during the Microsoft Inspire 2017 event this week. Microsoft Ventures launched last year to focus on startup investments, unlike Microsoft Accelerator, Microsoft Security Shared

How Microsoft's cloud push will affect your job

David Linthicum

Microsoft is going cloud -- or already has gone cloud , depending on whom you talk to. Cloud Computing Microsoft Azure IT Jobs Cloud Computing read more.

Microsoft Joins Hot Open Source PaaS Project Cloud Foundry

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Design Microsoft Open SourceThe once notoriously anti-open source company has realized it's making tons of money in the cloud thanks to open source software. Read More.

Microsoft Wants Clean Energy for South African Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Business Energy MicrosoftSometimes it's hard to know whether the power a utility provides really comes from renewables. Read More.

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Microsoft launches IoT Central to Simplify Internet of Things Management

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Internet of Things Microsoft SharedSays companies need services that help manage IoT devices and analyze data they generate Read More.

How will the cloud change IT? Look at Microsoft

David Linthicum

Microsoft is planning a global sales reorganization to better focus on selling cloud software, according to Microsoft insiders. This comes as no surprise, considering that Microsoft did the same for its ailing phone business last year. Well, cloud in, software out—at least from the Microsoft business standpoint. However, count on Microsoft soaking you for more operating system and office automation money for years to come.

Microsoft admits Windows 10 disables third-party security software

Computer Weekly

Microsoft has admitted Windows 10 disables some third-party security software, but claims this is purely because of compatibility issues

Anti-trust complaints target Microsoft in the European Union

Computer Weekly

Microsoft comes under pressure as software suppliers raise market abuse complaints with the European Commission over bundling of Defender security software with Windows

Microsoft Plans Two Cloud Data Centers for Australian Government

Data Center Knowledge

Asia-Pacific Cloud MicrosoftInks deal with Australian operator Canberra Data Centres Read More.

Microsoft Invests in Quantum Computing Division with Key Appointments

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft is making a significant investment in its quantum computing division with the addition of several new executives. Microsoft SharedRead More.

Meet Microsoft, the New Face of Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

If you’re running a cloud platform at Microsoft’s scale (30-plus regions around the world, with multiple data centers per region) and you want it to run on the best data center hardware, you typically design it yourself.

How Microsoft and LinkedIn Can Make This Expensive Deal Work

Data Center Knowledge

As Microsoft officially swallows LinkedIn, it should have one goal: Make this acquisition different. LinkedIn MicrosoftRead More.

The Alan Turing Institute secures $5m of Microsoft cloud investment

Computer Weekly

UK data science research institute secures Microsoft funding to accelerate its machine learning and analytics work