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IBM spits out one cloud manager to rule them all

IBM has trotted out tech it reckons will ease management of services over a variety of cloud infrastructures, including Microsoft and Amazon's as well its own. "Multicloud Manager" is aimed at controlling Kubernetes clusters over different clouds and data centres. Users can shift their clusters and containers between cloud …
Richard Speed, 16 Oct 2018
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Fujitsu: We love Microsoft Azure, we're training 10,000 bods on it

Fujitsu may have given up the ghost on its own K5 cloud, but it is promising to throw a ton of human resources at selling and managing Microsoft Azure – its public cloud service of choice. As revealed yesterday, Fujitsu decided to kill the platform in all regions outside of Japan with immediate effect: K5 was sold and deployed …
Paul Kunert, 16 Oct 2018

Outside of Japan, Fujitsu KILLS the K5 cloud with 'immediate effect'

Fujitsu has taken the K5 platform for a long walk off a short pier, sending the hybrid cloud service to a watery grave - to stretch the metaphor - just a year and a half after its UK launch. K5 came in various flavours: it was sold and deployed as public, private virtual or private hosted service in a data centre operated by …
Paul Kunert, 15 Oct 2018
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Azure goes quiet, Huawei Canada ban urged, US Senators are after Google, and more

Roundup This week we caught wind of another Facebook blunder, a dodgy Patch Tuesday bundle, and more China trouble. Here's the rest of what went down. Fake Flash, fake money, real malware Stop us if you'd heard this one before: but unsolicited Flash download pages on random sites can be a bit dodgy. Palo Alto Networks says it has …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Oct 2018

Volkswagen links arms with Microsoft for data-slurping cloud on Azure

Volkswagen is plugging its cars – and your data – into a cloud built on Microsoft Azure. "The Volkswagen Automotive cloud will be built from the ground up on top of Microsoft's Azure cloud and IoT Edge platform as its technology foundation," beamed Microsoft in a statement. We are told that VW will be forking out for access …
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Offline (if that's how you like it): Microsoft Azure IoT Edge

Microsoft has released 1.0.2 of its Azure IoT Edge, which now allows Edge devices to function offline "indefinitely" while finally tipping its Azure Sphere service into public preview. IoT Edge now happy to take itself offline Since first making its pitch for the IoT market generally available, back in June, Microsoft has …
Richard Speed, 27 Sep 2018
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Why did Visual Studio Marketplace go down in the Great Azure TITSUP? Ask Azure DevOps

The team behind Microsoft's Visual Studio Marketplace has issued an explanation as to why it also took the day off after Azure's weather-based wobble. In a commendable act of openness, the software giant laid out what went wrong with its Marketplace in a blog post that points a shaky finger at Azure DevOps for the outage back …
Richard Speed, 26 Sep 2018
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Microsoft wants to cart your data away in a box and punt it onto Azure

Ignite Microsoft has released the Azure Data Box, another hardware appliance for booting business data into the cloud. The box, which was previewed around a year ago, is now available in a multitude of flavours depending on how many bits and bytes you want to store on other people's computers – that is, Microsoft Azure cloud. The …
Gareth Corfield, 26 Sep 2018
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Microsoft has a digital coworker it wants in your business: Cortana

Ignite At its Ignite conference in the US on Monday, Microsoft pitched Cortana as a corporate worker, as the software and cloud biz pushes companies to interact with technology via voice. Javier Soltero, the Microsoft corporate vice president who oversees Cortana, suggested that voice interaction has reached the same level of …
Thomas Claburn, 25 Sep 2018

Microsoft 'kills' passwords, throws up threat manager, APIs Graph Security

Ignite Microsoft is beefing up the security in its cloud services lineup with a handful of unveilings today at this year's Ignite conference. The Redmond giant says the offerings are part of an aim to secure both its own web services and the partner ecosystems that have popped up around them. Passwords out to pasture Among the big …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Sep 2018
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Still holding out on Windows 10? Microsoft tempts upgrade with virtual desktop to Azure

Ignite With Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft is offering corporate Window 7 users yet another migration path to Windows 10; this time via Azure. Microsoft 365 is about to gain what Redmond is modestly calling “the best virtualized Windows and Office experience delivered on Azure.” Virtualization slingers Citrix and VMware might beg …
Richard Speed, 24 Sep 2018
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Microsoft's globally distributed data shack Cosmos DB shoots for sky. Or at least 5 nines

Ignite Microsoft today launched a wave of new features to lure punters onto its globally distributed database service, Cosmos DB. Multi-Master is faster Cosmos DB, released just over 18 months ago as an evolution of the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL service, has now gained multi-master functionality, promising a service-level agreement (SLA …
Richard Speed, 24 Sep 2018

A spot of Python in your Azure automation? Step right this way, sir

Microsoft this week announced something that may have surprised a few devs who'd seen it lurking in Azure for a while – Python 2 support has finally moved out of preview for Azure runbooks. A runbook is a sequence of operations to automate a routine job. Examples would be managing resources or restarting VMs. Some can be …
Richard Speed, 19 Sep 2018
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Microsoft Azure gains Availability Zones and Immutable Blobs

Microsoft has announced two more Azure availability zones and hit the red button on Immutable Storage in what must have been a breathless few days for its Azure team. Keeping the Azure lights on The West US 2 and North Europe regions have gained Azure Availability Zones as Microsoft was still reeling from the discovery that …
Richard Speed, 19 Sep 2018
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Microsoft reveals train of mistakes that killed Azure in the South Central US 'incident'

Microsoft has published the preliminary findings for what it calls “the South Central US incident”, but what many will call “the day the Azure cloud fell from the sky” and it doesn’t make for happy reading. Thunder and lightning, very very frightening As is well known now, high energy storms hit Southern Texas early in the …
Richard Speed, 17 Sep 2018

Visual Studio Team Services squeezes into new Azure DevOps togs

Microsoft announced the arrival of Azure DevOps on Monday, an ‘evolution’ of its veteran Visual Studio Team Services into which developers will be enrolled - whether they like it or not. In the announcement, Redmond promised developers worried about the move that there would be no loss of functionality, just more control for …
Richard Speed, 10 Sep 2018
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Microsoft's next Windows 10 release creeps closer with a cluster of builds

Still reeling from The Great Azure Outage Of September 2018? Fear not – new builds, new apps and some slightly flaky Android integration were the order of week. Windows 10 October 2018 Update creeps ever closer While developers relying on Visual Studio Team Services (aka Azure DevOps) enjoyed an unexpected day off, the army of …
Richard Speed, 10 Sep 2018
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Ever wanted to strangle Microsoft? Now Outlook, Skype 'throttle' users amid storm cloud drama

Folks around the planet are today unable to use Microsoft Skype and Office 365's Outlook due to a baffling "Throttled" error message. The weird text box pops up in the chat software and cloud-backed email client, preventing people from sending messages, and talking to contacts. This is, according to Microsoft, due to a …

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