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DOD Level 5 PA

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 gets DOD Level 5 PA

After finding security features of Microsoft cloud service satisfactory, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has granted DOD Level 5 PA accreditation to Microsoft Azure and Office 365  for handling controlled unclassified information (CUI). CUI, basically refers unclassified information that meets […]

Microsoft Azure Advisor is now available to customers

Microsoft has announced the availability of the public preview of Azure Advisor. What is this, you ask? Well, it’s a personalized recommendation engine designed to provide best practices when it comes down to optimally configuring Azure resources. Microsoft Azure Advisor […]

Microsoft announces General Availability of Azure Functions

The majority of the organizations are leveraging the power of the cloud to accelerate their business and transform for the future. Microsoft Azure has been the frontrunner when it comes to PaaS (Platform as a Service) and has been honoring […]

Microsoft helping to develop smart electrical grid for Nordic regions

Microsoft is moving to develop smart electrical grid in the Nordic region with the help of power utility companies, Agder Energi and Powel AS. Microsoft will take advantage of its Azure intelligent cloud, PowerBI and Azure IoT Hub services. This […]

Microsoft Azure brings ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ feature to India

Azure is not yet a big product in India, but things could change now that Microsoft has decided to make some interesting changes to the platform to garner more users in the country. For quite some time, the Azure Pay-As-You-Go service […]

Microsoft’s Service Fabric is now available on Linux

Businesses around the world have been relying a lot on the cloud to fuel innovation. Cloud apps are slowly becoming the future because they do not need to be installed on a computer to work. The only downside is the […]

Microsoft Azure Interview Questions eBook

Microsoft Azure Interview Questions eBook released by Microsoft MVPs

Currently, on the Internet, there are a lot of documentations, videos and other learning material available about Microsoft Azure. However, for developers and entry level professionals, there is not much guidance available at one place which can be useful for […]

Microsoft Azure to support streaming of HDR and 4K UHD videos

Microsoft is making big moves in the entertainment industry with the Xbox One and the planned Project Scorpio. The company wants to bring true 4K gaming with HDR with its 2017 console. To be frank, HDR gaming will come first […]

Microsoft opens Office 365 local datacentres in U.K

Microsoft has officially announced the availability of Office 365 and Microsoft Azure, the most trusted cloud service platforms in multiple data center locations across the United Kingdom. Microsoft’s  cloud data centers have spread across the world rapidly since October 2014, […]

Sign up for the Preview of Azure Service Fabric on Linux

Service Fabric makes the work of managing and developing cloud applications simpler. Its deployment is simple and manageable since applications are built and run in small building blocks — known as microservices. Microsoft had earlier introduced Azure Service Fabric somewhere […]

Microsoft announces Azure Information Protection

Microsoft has announced the Azure Information Protection, a new initiative that will be an extension of Azure Rights Management and the Secure islands. Microsoft had acquired Secure Islands six months back and the intention of the acquisition was to expand […]

Microsoft releases its own Distribution of FreeBSD operating system

Microsoft earlier was averse to the idea of Open-source software but that’s a thing of the past. The recent announcement from the software giant indicates the change of guard. Yes, Microsoft has decided to add Azure support of FreeBSD. As […]

Microsoft announces Azure IoT Hub and Ropes in New Device Partners

The IoT wave is indeed taking the tech industry by storm, the advent of smart devices and smart interconnected homes are already in vogue. It is very likely that the Internet of Things will play a very crucial role in […]

Microsoft cutting Azure cloud service prices to pressure competition

As competition with Amazon and Google heats up in the cloud market, Microsoft is cutting some Azure service prices to keep up with its competitors. The company made a promise to stay price competitive with its closest rivals, and this […]

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Microsoft introduces new Certification for Azure on Linux

Microsoft has announced the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Linux on Azure Junction. The non-profit organization has been created in tandem with the Linux foundation and will cater for the mass innovation needs thanks to its open source approach, further […]

Microsoft offering limited support for Azure where Linux is concerned

Linux on Azure is a thing, but Microsoft will only provide limited support. It means that if you’re not very knowledgeable about troubleshooting Linux for Azure, then don’t go to Microsoft for help with your problems. We’re not exactly certain […]

Microsoft Azure is the leader in Gartner’s Public Cloud Storage Services

For the second consecutive year, Microsoft’s Azure was named the leader in Gartner’s Public Cloud Storage Services. This news should bode well for the software giant as it seeks to bring meaningful competition to Amazon Web Services and Google. Not […]

Hadoop on Demand comes to Microsoft Azure

Apache Hadoop will now be available via Microsoft Azure with tools to sort and perform other functions on data. This is the first time, Microsoft is testing Hadoop on demand via one of its partners called MapR Technologies. The intention […]

Find out your twin with Microsoft Twin Detector Website

Microsoft has come up with a website that helps you find out if you have any secret twins. Both the earlier launched Microsoft Age Detector website and this Twin Detector website, TwinsOrNot are attempts to showcase the capabilities of Windows Azure. Microsoft […]

Microsoft Bounty Programs

Microsoft Bounty Programs to include Azure and Project Spartan

Microsoft has announced an expansion of the Microsoft Bounty Programs. They are planning to evolve Online Services Bug Bounty. This is a new bounty for Azure and Project Spartan. Besides this they are also updating the Mitigation Bypass Bounty. Azure […]

Microsoft announces Azure Service Fabric for Hyper-Scalable applications

Microsoft has announced a new cloud offering called Microsoft Azure Service Fabric which is essentially a platform that enables developers and ISVs to create cloud services with a high degree of scalability and customization. Service Fabric is in production internally for more […]

Microsoft releases Azure Premium Storage for Public

A blog post from ScottGu revealed that Microsoft is now releasing Azure Premium Storage for general availability. Azure Premium Storage stores data durably on Solid State Drives (SSDs) providing high performance, low latency, disk storage with consistent performance guarantees. Microsoft […]

Microsoft announces adding of New Features to Azure Media Services

Microsoft announced the launch of several new services and corresponding certifications to their Azure cloud platform. These new additions to the Azure Media Services are geared towards enabling its media and broadcasting partners to manage “end-to-end cloud based media workflows, […]

Microsoft launches its NoSQL Azure Database – DocumentDB

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Azure DocumentDB is now out of preview and is generally available. DocumentDB is a NoSQL document database service that permits applications to query and process JSON data at scale. NoSQL Azure Database – DocumentDB launched […]