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 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.

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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 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

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.

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.

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.

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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 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 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.

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.(

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.

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 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.

Microsoft: Bigger Underwater Data Center in the Works

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Cloud Computing Cooling Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Green Data Centers Microsoft PowerEncouraged by initial Project Natick results, team prepares to go bigger and deeper Read More.

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.

New LinkedIn Data Center Strategy Similar to Microsoft’s

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Data Center Strategies Deals LinkedIn MicrosoftSocial network recently shifted to hyperscale data center approach Read More.

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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.

How Microsoft Got Rid of the Big Data Center UPS

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Blades Data Center Design Downtime Microsoft Power Software and cloud giant claims big savings as result of local energy storage directly in server chassis Read More.

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Why Microsoft's private Azure cloud will fail

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Microsoft released the first technical preview of its Azure Stack private cloud platform last week. According to Blair Hanley Frank , “People who are at ease with Microsoft's public cloud tools will feel right at home with the Azure Stack management portal, which is essentially the same one they'll find in the public cloud.” This product will allow customers to incorporate features from the Azure public cloud with their own data centers. Why would you want to do that?

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 Azure Launches Monster Cloud Instances

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Cloud Computing Microsoft Provider also adds first Docker-integrated Ubuntu image on Azure Marketplace Read More.

Cold Storage in the Cloud: Comparing AWS, Google, Microsoft

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Amazon Cloud Computing Featured Google Microsoft Storage blob cloud cold storage cool blob storage glacier nearlineAs cloud storage options continue to evolve, organizations are finding more options for cutting the cost of keeping data Read More.

Microsoft Data Center to Guard Utility Grid from Blackouts

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As the power requirements of its data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, approach 35MW, Microsoft and its energy provider in the area are laying the groundwork to ensure the site can continue to grow. Cloud Computing Microsoft PowerRead More.

LinkedIn Deal Means More Microsoft in Digital Realty Data Centers

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If deal closes, Microsoft will become one of data center provider’s biggest customers Read More. Colocation Data Center Strategies Deals Digital Realty Featured LinkedIn Microsoft

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

ViaWest Inks Access Deal for Microsoft’s New Transpacific Cable

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Asia-Pacific Microsoft Networks North America ViaWestAgreement to bring another major cable system onto the Hillsboro Data Center Fiber Ring Read More.

Microsoft to Plug Renault-Nissan Cars Into The Cloud

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Microsoft will build cloud infrastructure for the two carmakers that can host navigation data and allows drivers to predict gas usage and check on their cars remotely. Cloud Computing Internet of Things MicrosoftRead More.

Charitable Computing: Microsoft Donated $465M in Cloud Services in 2016

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Cloud Computing Microsoft SharedMakes headway on its goal to donate $1B in cloud services to non-profits and researchers over three years Read More.

Early Experts Study Guide for Microsoft Specialist Certification Exam 70-534, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

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This exam study guide is intended as a study reference tool to assist experienced architects with preparing for Microsoft Specialist certification via Exam 70-534, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. Exam 70-534 is one of three exams that can be successfully passed to complete Microsoft Specialist certification on Microsoft Azure. Other exams in this Microsoft Specialist series include: Exam 70-532, Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions.

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Microsoft: OCP Forced Hardware Makers to Rethink Interoperability

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Blades Cloud Computing Data Center World Featured Microsoft Open ComputeThe industry went from interfacing strictly through standards devised by standard bodies to building interoperable components from the start. Read More.

How Microsoft Plans to Win in Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

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Cloud Computing Enterprise Featured MicrosoftNext year will see major capabilities for seamless Azure experience between on-prem and public cloud Read More.