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 Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen?

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Since Satya Nadella became CEO, Microsoft has almost tripled its market cap to $850 billion plus, and on Friday it replaced Apple as the world’s most valuable company on NYSE. Just a few years ago, Microsoft was seen as a lumbering has-been of the technology world. CTO News MicrosoftIt was big and still quite profitable, but the company had […].

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Wunderlist Joins Microsoft

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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.

Microsoft takes on Google Optimize with Clarity

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Microsoft today launched a new web analytics product in beta. Clarity is designed to help developers understand user behavior at scale, including why users struggle, where they run into issues, and why they abandon a website. The web analytics space has seen quite a bit of movement over the past two years. Google Optimize 360, the […]. CTO News

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Everyone Should Patch, Always: Microsoft patches Windows zero-day used by multiple cyber-espionage groups

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Microsoft has patched a zero-day escalation of privilege bug in Windows after Kaspersky Lab researchers noticed multiple cyber-espionage groups exploiting it. Microsoft classified the issue as an “elevation of privilege” vulnerability and says that before an attacker could use this zero-day to gain elevated privileges, they’ll […]. Cyber Security News Microsoft

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Virtual Application Delivery with Microsoft App-V

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It might be a surprise to you that Microsoft App-V has actually been around for a while. Microsoft acquired a company called Softricity in 2006. Post-acquisition, Microsoft rebranded Softricity’s application virtualization suite into App-V.

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 Office Finally Makes its iPad Debut

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On March 27 th , Microsoft’s Word, Excel, and PowerPoint became available in the App Store for the iPad. Microsoft asserts that the new applications maintain the functionality and familiarity associated with Microsoft Office, “while offering a fantastic touch experience built from the ground up for iPad.” While some have speculated that business strategy has postponed the iPad debut, others chalk it up to internal disagreements within Microsoft. By ShannonPerry.

Microsoft Azure Deepens Kubernetes Support

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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’s new Windows Virtual Desktop lets you run Windows 10 in the cloud

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Microsoft announced Windows Virtual Desktop, a new Azure-based service that provides a full virtualized multi-user Windows 10 experience. There are plenty of third-party solutions for running a Windows desktop in the cloud, but until now, Microsoft itself seemed hesitant to offer the same kind of user experience. News Microsoft

Microsoft Signs Biggest Wind-Power Deal for Wyoming Data Center

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

Microsoft fights ransomware, Instagram hacked, Scary biometric database, Cybersecurity culture

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The following are some of the cybersecurity topics we are tracking: OneDrive can now automatically backup your PC’s documents, pictures, and desktop folders Windows 10 users can now get additional file protection thanks to Microsoft's new initiative. Microsoft today began rolling out OneDrive's new folder protection feature that automatically backs up your PC's documents, pictures, … News Microsoft

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Latest Microsoft Data Center Design Gets Close to Unity PUE

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Cooling Data Center Design Featured Microsoft Quincy, Wash Innovation in data center design by cloud giants has widespread implications for their users as well as for the data center industry in general. Read More.

Microsoft Wants to Patent an Underwater Data Center Reef

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Data Center Design MicrosoftPatent application describes ways to make the cloud an attractive home for marine life Read More.

Microsoft: Government Should Regulate IoT Security

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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 to Build Out, Probably Upgrade, Boydton Data Center

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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.

Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2896666

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Today we released Security Advisory 2896666 regarding an issue that affects customers using Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Office 2003 through 2010, and all supported versions of Microsoft Lync. The current versions of Microsoft Windows and Office are not affected by this issue. Microsoft Windows Security Advisory Microsoft Office

Microsoft Probes Cause of Global Web Outage

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

With Microsoft Data Center Deal, EdgeConneX Takes on Wholesale Giants

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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.

Adobe, Microsoft and SAP announce Open Data Initiative to empower a new generation of customer experiences

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The three biggies in technology, Microsoft, SAP, and Adobe are set to collaborate to bring Open Data Initiative to bring data across all of their platforms into one package running on Azure. Artificial Intelligence CTO News Adobe Microsoft SAPTogether, the three longstanding partners are reimagining customer experience management (CXM) by empowering companies to derive more value from their data and deliver […].

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Microsoft Build 2018: Top Five Takeaways

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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 Wants to Stop AI’s ‘Race to the Bottom’

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AI is here and many companies are embracing it wholeheartedly but some companies like Microsoft want a regulator in place to oversee AI and its uses particularly in the field of facial recognition tech like Amazon’s Rekognition which could be misused by authorities as well as hackers to snoop on individuals.

Microsoft Ignite 2018: Teams Breakout Sessions

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Microsoft Ignite runs from 9/23-9/28 and this year they have a whopping 49+ sessions just dedicated to Microsoft Teams! 10 sessions dedicated to current and new features within Microsoft Teams! In addition, they will have sessions covering troubleshooting, architecture, and compliance: BRK2159: What’s new in Microsoft Teams, The hub for teamwork. BRK2161: Microsoft 365, Built for Teamwork. BRK3118: Microsoft Teams Architecture Update.

Microsoft Launches Security Score for Office 365

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

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

The big three in 2019: Apple, Google and Microsoft’s upcoming hardware year

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While 2018 was a year of iterative updates, Apple, Google and Microsoft all released some of their best products yet, even if they weren’t as innovative as some would like. While many flagships went without any upgrades – we didn’t even see a new MacBook or Surface Book – devices like the MacBook Air and […]. CTO News

Microsoft and Google cloud users suffer service outages

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

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Microsoft Backs Kubernetes with Cloud Native Membership

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

Revolution Analytics, A Statistical Software Company, Now Part Of Microsoft

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First announced at both Revolution Analytics'' and Microsoft''s blogs, on 23 Jan 2015, the purchase of Revolution Analytics by Microsoft was done in order to help customers "find big data value with advanced statistical analysis.". By May Gourley.

With HoloLens Microsoft Is Cool Again: Or maybe cooler than ever

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I haven't been this excited about MicroSoft in forever. For an overview see the video at this link : In the three months since that video has been released Microsoft has continued to develop this capability and now have plans to role this out to the market.

Microsoft Profit Tops Estimates as Cloud Growth Marches On

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

Microsoft Joins Hot Open Source PaaS Project Cloud Foundry

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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.

Coming Microsoft Reorg to Support Cloud-First Strategy: Report

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

Microsoft Azure Cloud Integrates Kubernetes And Docker

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Microsoft Open Technologies adds Kubernetes and Docker container capabilities to Azure. Cloud Computing Microsoft Read More.

Microsoft to offer Cray supercomputing on Azure

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