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Teens use Windows 10 IoT Core to run science experiments in space

EXCLUSIVE: Developing for Windows 10 might sound complicated. But 14-year-old Mihir Kasmalkar figured it out. Now he and his classmates at the Valley Christian Schools in San Jose, California — with a little help from Microsoft — are preparing to send a MinnowBoard Max running the Windows 10 IoT Core operating system up to the International […]

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Microsoft launches Azure Service Fabric out of preview

Microsoft today announced that its Azure Service Fabric cloud service for building and running applications in small building blocks — known as microservices — is now generally available. The news is one of many things Microsoft is announcing this week at its Build developer conference in San Francisco. Microsoft introduced Azure Service Fabric in April […]

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Microsoft launches AWS Lambda competitor Azure Functions in preview

Microsoft today announced that it’s launching the Azure Functions event-driven computing service in preview. This marks the Microsoft cloud’s predictable entrance into a market that has gotten many developers excited, one that makes it easy to set up rules associated with their applications and then let the computers take action on their own. Functions can […]

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Inside Project McQueen, Apple’s plan to build its own cloud

For the past several months, Apple has been working on “Project McQueen,” a plan to become more reliant on its own data center infrastructure and reduce its dependence on public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, a source familiar with the matter tells VentureBeat. Apple isn’t happy with the fact AWS […]

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Open letter: Why the cloud business needs better metrics

GUEST: Steve Ballmer, the former chief executive officer of Microsoft and the current owner of the L.A. Clippers, has a lot to say about Microsoft — especially about the Microsoft Azure cloud business. In an interview with Bloomberg, he argued that since the company was betting big on the cloud, it should report revenues and profits […]

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Microsoft launches new Dynamics AX service out of public preview

Microsoft today announced that the new version of its Dynamics AX cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for business management is now available to all companies. The service, which runs on top of Microsoft’s Azure cloud infrastructure, includes the Power BI business-intelligence service that enables businesses to get visual answers to the questions they’re wrestling […]

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Microsoft launches Azure Security Center Advanced Threat Detection, third-party tools coming in a few weeks

Microsoft today announced the launch of multiple products that are meant to make companies more secure online. Perhaps the most compelling new feature is a more intelligent way to spot threats that could affect applications and data that companies are running on Microsoft Azure. Today Microsoft is introducing a service called Advanced Threat Detection for the […]

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Microsoft is launching its Azure IoT Hub service out of public preview

Microsoft today announced that its Azure IoT Hub — a cloud service for registering, managing, and communicating with Internet-connected devices — will become generally available tomorrow, February 4. Azure IoT Hub is a big part of Azure IoT Suite, a bundle of products that can be used to build and run applications that integrate with […]

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Microsoft launches Azure Stack technical preview for on-premises data centers

Microsoft today announced that on Friday, January 29, it will release the first technical preview of Azure Stack — a package of cloud-computing services that are similar to what’s available on the Microsoft Azure public cloud but are tuned to run on companies’ on-premises data center infrastructure. Microsoft first introduced Azure Stack in May 2015. […]

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Microsoft slashes Azure prices up to 17% to keep up with AWS

Microsoft today announced price cuts for some of its Azure public cloud instances. The move is not surprising as it lines up with Microsoft’s assurance to customers in 2013 that it would match Azure’s prices with that that of public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services, and AWS announced price cuts last week. Azure’s D-Series […]

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Xbox Live, Outlook, Bing down as Microsoft services experience outage

Microsoft’s servers aren’t functioning like normal, and it’s causing problems for a number of its services. People on social media are complaining that they cannot access Xbox Live, Bing, and other Microsoft online services. We’ve tried booting up our Xbox One as well as websites like Outlook and Bing, and all of these are giving […]

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Microsoft launches Azure Container Service in preview

Microsoft today announced a preview of its new Azure Container Service, a tool for deploying code wrapped up in containers — many of which fit on a single server — on the Azure public cloud. The service was first announced in September. It’s based on Apache Mesos, startup Mesosphere’s Data Center Operating System (DCOS), and […]

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Atlassian Bitbucket now lets you deploy code to AWS, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean

Atlassian, an Australian software company preparing to go public on the NASDAQ, is announcing today that developers can now deploy code from Atlassian’s Bitbucket source code repository software onto public clouds from Amazon, Microsoft, and DigitalOcean, right from within Bitbucket. There’s support for Amazon Web Services’ CodeDeploy service and Microsoft’s Azure App Service, Atlassian product […]

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft expand cloud partnership with hardware

The newly formed Hewlett Packard Enterprise now has some hardware to back up its recently announced partnership with Microsoft around cloud. The side of the old HP that was focused on enterprise IT and is now a standalone company will now sell a product called the HPE Hyper-Converged 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard. […]

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Microsoft Graph lets developers build apps with data, intelligence, and APIs from Azure and Office 365

In addition to all the Visual Studio news announced at its Connect(); 2015 event, Microsoft today also launched Microsoft Graph, which gives applications access to digital work and digital life data across the Microsoft cloud. Put another way, developers can now leverage data, intelligence, and APIs with a single authorization token. If this sounds familiar, […]

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