Make No Mistake — Microsoft Is A Security Company Now

Forrester IT

Microsoft has announced support for macOS in its rebranded Microsoft Defender ATP product, taking this product from being an offering that could be considered an add-on for hardening its own operating system to a multiplatform security solution.

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

Tech Titans Google And Microsoft Are Transforming Cybersecurity

Forrester IT

Last April, we outlined how the “Tech Titans” (Amazon, Google, and Microsoft) were poised to change the cybersecurity landscape by introducing a new model for enterprises to consume cyber security solutions.

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How Microsoft positioned itself for hybrid cloud leadership

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Microsoft graduated from its rebellious, ’90s, teenage years to become an enterprise leader across some of the hottest computing domains, from software and cloud to analytics and AI. It was a journey not without bumps, but one that has solidified Microsoft at the top of a market largely dominated by consumer-focused tech companies.

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.

List of Microsoft 365 Certification Exams and Cost Details

Anoop

In this post, you will learn about the Microsoft 365 Certification exam in details. I have created a table to keep track of Microsoft certifications, exams, and training classes. SCCM featured Intune Device Management Certifications Microsoft 365 Certification Exams

Microsoft launches previews of Windows Virtual Desktop and Defender ATP for Mac

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Microsoft today made a slew of announcements to help IT pros reduce costs, increase security, and boost employee productivity. The headline items are the launch of Windows Virtual Desktop in public preview and Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for macOS in limited preview. But there are also updates around Office 365 ProPlus, Windows 10, […]. CTO News

Microsoft shrinks Kinect into a $399 cloud-powered PC peripheral

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While it was a successful console accessory initially, its bundling and lack of games with the Xbox One forced Microsoft to rethink its entire approach to Kinect. Microsoft is now packaging up all of […]. Kinect originally debuted as an Xbox 360 accessory for motion sensing so you could control games with your hands or body.

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.

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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Windows 10 Evidences Transitions at Microsoft

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When Microsoft released Windows 8 two years ago, its massive departure from its predecessor made a big splash in the technology community. News Trends microsoft Microsoft Windows Twitter Windows 10 Windows 7 Windows 8

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

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.

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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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 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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Latest Microsoft Data Center Design Gets Close to Unity PUE

Data Center Knowledge

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 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

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 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 Releases Security Advisory 2896666

IT Pros Rock!

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 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: 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.

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.

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

Enterprise Analytics with Perficient, MicroStrategy & Microsoft

Perficient - Digital Transformation

optimized for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. As MicroStrategy’s Technology Partner of the Year and a Perficient strategic partner, Microsoft has made significant investments in data and AI over the last few years. ” Perhaps even more powerful, MicroStrategy’s HyperIntelligence provides zero-click, real-time answers to questions you may not have thought to ask and the ability to embed this intelligence in Microsoft Office 365.

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 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 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

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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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.

Microsoft Ignite 2018: Teams Breakout Sessions

Perficient - Digital Transformation

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.

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.

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 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.