Step-by-Step: Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Automation

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Earlier this week, Microsoft Azure Automation was made available on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform as a public preview. Along the way, we’ll build a runbook and PowerShell workflow for performing basic automation of Microsoft Azure virtual machines.(

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.

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Microsoft Plans Two Cloud Data Centers for Australian Government

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

Best of Build 2014: What’s New in Microsoft Azure

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This past week at our Build 2014 conference, the Azure team announced over 40+ updates to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, including significant enhancements to Virtual Machines, Storage, Web Sites, Mobile Services and Azure SQL Database. Cloud Azure Microsoft Azure

Microsoft’s Cloud Market Share Grew More than Anyone Else’s Last Quarter — Analysts

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Business Cloud MicrosoftSynergy says global cloud and SaaS market size on track to surpass $200B by 2020 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 for Amazon AWS Cloud Professionals: 5-Part Series

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Over the past several months, there’s been a strong surge of interest in the community around Microsoft Azure from customers who are currently using Amazon AWS as part of their cloud computing strategy. Microsoft Azure for Amazon AWS Cloud Professionals.

Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends: The Series

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing a series of articles aimed at showcasing examples of leveraging relevant cloud technologies, such as Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online, that align and promote a DevOps mission within an organization. Have you heard about DevOps?

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NEW Windows Server Technical Preview: FASTEST Way to Spin-Up Your Test Lab Environment in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

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The Windows Server technical preview bits are now available as a virtual machine image on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. In this article, I’ll provide the steps for provisioning your own Windows Server Technical Preview test lab environment on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

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.

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Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2914486

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Today we released Security Advisory 2914486 regarding a local elevation of privilege (EoP) issue that affects customers using Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003. A member of the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) found this issue being used on systems compromised by a third-party remote code execution vulnerability. Advisory Microsoft Windows Security Advisory Security Attack

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines: Reset Forgotten Admin Passwords with Windows PowerShell

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Our IT Pro team has been traveling across the US delivering hands-on IT Camp events on Microsoft Azure and Hybrid Cloud scenarios. With the help of the latest Microsoft Azure PowerShell Module (version 0.7.4 CloudLab Powershell Azure Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Moves Away from Data Center Containers

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Cloud Computing Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Featured Microsoft Modular Data Centers SaaSFinds ITPACS aren’t the best way to scale its cloud globally Read More.

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

Cloud Boom Buoys Microsoft, Intel, Alphabet Results

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Cloud Computing Featured Google Intel Investing MicrosoftBiggest growth in businesses that deliver computing over internet Read More.

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Microsoft Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloudyn

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Business Cloud Deals Microsoft StartupsCloudyn helps companies keep an eye on their cloud service usage and stay within budget targets. 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.

Microsoft Ramps up Cloud Data Center Spend

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Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies MicrosoftLast quarter saw second-biggest increase in capital spending since 2007 Read More.

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

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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.

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.

What Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal Means for the Digitization of Business

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Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion this week in what is the tech industry’s third biggest acquisition ever , and Microsoft’s biggest by a large margin.

Cloud Underwater? Microsoft Tests Submarine Data Center

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Cloud Computing Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Infrastructure Microsoft Site SelectionProject Natick may lay groundwork for seawater-cooled, tidal energy-powered cloud data centers Read More.

Step-by-Step: Getting Started with NEW Microsoft Azure Automation preview feature

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Earlier this week, Microsoft Azure Automation was made available on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform as a public preview. Along the way, we’ll build a runbook and PowerShell workflow for performing basic automation of Microsoft Azure virtual machines.(

Microsoft Now Offers Datameer’s Big Data Analytics on Azure HDInsight

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Datameer, the proven self-service big data insights platform for rapid data discovery, announced at the Strata + Hadoop Conference a go-to-market collaboration with Microsoft. Microsoft will now offer Datameer's big data analytics on Azure HDInsight, in Q4 2015. "We Our collaborative solution with a trusted company like Microsoft will further help companies that can't afford the complexity of on-premises solutions.".

FREE Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager.

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Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends: The Series

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing a series of articles aimed at showcasing examples of leveraging relevant cloud technologies, such as Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online, that align and promote a DevOps mission within an organization. UPDATE!

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Quick Start Guide: Building Highly Available Linux Servers in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure in 12 Steps

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Linux is certainly a first-class workload on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, and it's super-easy to get started with Linux + Azure to build a highly available and scalable solution in just a few minutes.

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Microsoft Expands Green Data Center Ambitions

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Cloud Computing Green Data Centers Microsoft PowerWants to replace more RECs with actual renewable energy Read More.

Extending SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Resource Group with Storage Spaces on Microsoft Azure

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Storage CloudLab SQL Server Microsoft Azure Alwayson The new Azure Preview Portal makes it super-easy to configure a highly available SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Group cluster with a new Azure Resource Group Template.

Deck and resources: Open Source + Microsoft Azure

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Thank you to those who attended my webcast event on Open Source + Microsoft Azure last week. Deck: Open Source + Microsoft Azure. Quick Start Guide: Build Highly Available Linux Servers on Microsoft Azure. Cloud-to-Cloud: Migrate Linux VMs from Amazon AWS to Microsoft Azure. Using MySQL databases on Microsoft Azure. Using MongoDB on Microsoft Azure. Create a Docker Host on Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Open Technologies.

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.

Microsoft launches IoT Central to Simplify Internet of Things Management

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