Aug
16
2017
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Microsoft launches Azure Event Grid, a fully managed event routing service

 Microsoft announced a new product in its Azure line-up in preview today that will make it easier for developers to build event-based applications. The Azure Event Grid makes events (like uploading a picture or video, clicking a button, updating a database, etc.) first-class Azure objects. Event Grid complements Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps, Microsoft’s existing serverless offerings. Read More

Apr
12
2017
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Microsoft launches new tools to help enterprises move to its Azure cloud

 Since the dawn of Azure, Microsoft has talked about how enterprises can benefit from a hybrid cloud approach — that is, using the public cloud while still running some of their applications in their own data centers. Even today, Microsoft says that 80 percent of the companies it talks to still want to use a hybrid cloud approach and to help them move to its cloud services, the company… Read More

Oct
03
2016
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Microsoft expands Azure data centers to France, launches trust offensive vs AWS, Google

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-10-38-06 Companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google continue to compete fiercely in the area of cloud services for consumers, developers and enterprises, and today Microsoft made its latest moves to lay out its bid to lead the race, while also launching a new mission to position itself as the cloud provider you can trust. Microsoft announced it would build its first Azure data center in France… Read More

Sep
13
2016
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Microsoft’s Azure Service Fabric for running and managing microservices is coming to Linux

A Microsoft logo sits on a flag flying in the grounds of the Nokia Oyj mobile handset factory, operated by Microsoft Corp., in Komarom, Hungary, on Monday, July 21, 2014. Microsoft said it will eliminate as many as 18,000 jobs, the largest round of cuts in its history, as Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella integrates Nokia Oyj's handset unit and slims down the software maker. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg via Getty Images Microsoft’s CTO for Azure (and occasional novelist) Mark Russinovich is extremely bullish about microservices. In his view, the vast majority of apps — including enterprise apps — will soon be built using microservices. Microsoft, with its variety of cloud services and developer tools, obviously wants a piece of that market. With Service Fabric, the company offers a service… Read More

Jun
28
2016
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MongoDB launches Atlas, its new database-as-a-service offering

2016-06-27_1940 MongoDB, the company behind the eponymous open source database, is launching Atlas today, its third major revenue-generating service. Atlas is MongoDB’s database-as-a-service offering that provides users with a managed database service. The service will offer pay-as-you-go pricing and will initially allow users to deploy on Amazon Web Services (AWS), with support for Microsoft Azure… Read More

Jun
21
2016
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Microsoft expands its support for Docker containers

docker_whale_dockerconeu Docker is hosting its developer conference in Seattle this week and showcasing the quickly growing ecosystem that has grown up around its container tools. One of the companies on stage today was Microsoft, which announced that it is great expanding its support for Docker containers by more deeply integrating it into a number of its enterprise and DevOps tools. Microsoft’s interest in… Read More

Mar
15
2016
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Microsoft launches Azure preview in Germany and Canada, announces DoD-specific regions in U.S.

microsoft logo Late last year, Microsoft announced it would start hosting its Azure cloud computing platform and some of its other cloud-based services out of local data centers in both Germany and Canada. Both of these new regions, Azure Canada and Azure Germany, are now officially in preview. To ensure data sovereignty in Germany, Microsoft partnered with Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems as its… Read More

Jan
26
2016
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Microsoft Announces The First Technical Preview Of Azure Stack

Azure Stack Screenshot With Azure Stack, Microsoft wants to bring its Azure cloud computing services into its customers’ data centers. Today, the company announced that it will launch the first technical preview of Azure Stack later this week on Friday, January 29. For now, this is a pretty limited version of Microsoft’s overall vision for Azure Stack. It’ll only support a single machine, for… Read More

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