Microsoft and are buddies? Get nervous

David Linthicum

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


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.


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 Compatibility Reporting Tool Spectre and Meltdown Patch

Mick's IT Blog

Microsoft has taken it on itself to patch systems for the vulnerability. ExtremeTech wrote an excellent article on Microsoft's solution which gave me the thought to write a script for telling which systems are compatible.


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.


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.


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.


Wunderlist Joins Microsoft


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.


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


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


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 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 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 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.


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.


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.


Microsoft Invests in Quantum Computing Division with Key Appointments

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


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.


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.


Microsoft MVP Summit 2018 ROI


Microsoft MVP summit is a technical conference exclusively for “current” Microsoft MVPs. Microsoft invites all the Microsoft MVPs to attend this global event. Microsoft MVP summit 2018 is my 3rd MVP summit.


Russia Weighs Replacing IBM, Microsoft With Open-Source Software

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Europe Government IBM Microsoft Oracle TechnologyDuma is drafting a bill to restrict government agencies from buying licensed software, giving preference to open-source software. Read More.


Microsoft Faulted Over Ransomware While Shifting Blame to NSA

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft SecuritySecurity patches for some popular older versions of Windows were only available if companies paid Read More.


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 Almost Doubled Azure Cloud Revenue Last Quarter

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Investing MicrosoftCompany's overall second-quarter sales and profit exceeded analysts’ projections Read More.


Microsoft Cloud App Security Hits General Availability

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft is putting its Adallom acquisition to good use this week as it launches general availability of Microsoft Cloud App Security. Cloud Computing Microsoft Shared


Microsoft Ignite Guide for First Time Attendees

Mick's IT Blog

I have been coming to the Microsoft Ignite convention since it's inception in 2015. It was the first time Microsoft had combined the conferences into one. Since then, Microsoft has steadily improved. Part of the vendor stands is Microsoft.


Microsoft’s Docker Strategy: The Future of Windows Containers

Data Center Knowledge

As it makes a big bet on Docker, how does Microsoft see it fitting into the Windows world? Docker Microsoft Shared VirtualizationRead More.


Microsoft’s Acquisition Of LinkedIn Will Not Translate Into A Revolution Of Enterprise Social Networking

Forrester IT

In a report , Forrester discussed arguments made by Microsoft regarding the potential benefits of the tie-up. Microsoft. CIO Enterprise Social Networking Innovation LinkedIn Microsoft management innovation


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.


Virtual Application Delivery with Microsoft App-V


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.