Tag: Microsoft

Challenges, Trends

Microsoft digs down on Azure outage, explores data loss and failover question

September 11, 2018


Microsoft has put together a post-mortem on what it described as an ‘unprecedented’ Azure outage – exploring an interesting question of data loss and failover capability. The outage, which affected customers on the VSTS – or Azure DevOps – service […]

Hardware Virtualization, Types, Videogame Virtualization

Microsoft’s Xbox VR Headset Put On Hold – Report

August 27, 2018

Via: UploadVR

A new report from Cnet claims what we’ve long suspected; Microsoft’s Xbox VR headset has been put on ice. The tech site cites sources familiar with the matter in saying that Microsoft was indeed working on a VR headset for […]

Cloud Computing

Making the cloud a safe space: Organisational security, identity, and more

August 10, 2018


The cloud has brought about many benefits for organisations and adoption is understandably increasing. Gartner earlier this year projected that the worldwide public cloud services market would grow 21.4 percent in 2018 whilst Forrester has found that global cloud services […]

Cloud Computing, Vendors & Products

Rapid Commerce Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

August 2, 2018

Via: VMBlog

DataStax and Publicis.Sapient today announced the availability of Rapid Commerce in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. The Rapid Commerce solution is a fully cloud-native, microservices and “headless” architecture-based digital […]

Cloud Computing

JDA Partners with Microsoft to Power Data-Driven Digital Transformations in the Cloud

August 1, 2018

Via: VMBlog

JDA Software, Inc., today announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to enable JDA to build cognitive SaaS solutions on the market-leading Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This will, in turn, accelerate JDA’s vision to deliver an Autonomous Supply Chain through an […]

Cloud Computing

Microsoft rakes in $30.1bn thanks to strong cloud growth yet again

July 20, 2018


Microsoft has reported strong revenue results in its 2018 fourth quarter financial results, unsurprisingly thanks to growing its cloud sales. The Redmond company raked in $30.1 billion in total revenue for the quarter, a 17% increase over the same quarter […]

Innovations, Trends

Walmart establishes strategic partnership with Microsoft to further accelerate digital innovation in retail

July 17, 2018

Via: VMBlog

Today, Walmart Inc. announced it is establishing a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corp. to further accelerate Walmart’s digital transformation in retail, empower its associates worldwide and make shopping faster and easier for millions of customers around the world. Through this […]

Innovations, Trends

Microsoft adds post translation and QR code features to LinkedIn

June 29, 2018


Microsoft’s LinkedIn unit has rolled out a new translation feature for the employment networking site that uses Microsoft’s cognitive services. The new dynamic feature is called “See Translation” and will create immediate translations for posts on the site. LinkedIn has […]

Cloud Computing

AWS leads across all geographies in public cloud – with Alibaba second in APAC

June 22, 2018


Amazon Web Services (AWS) has total geographic dominance in public cloud – but while Microsoft and Google secure second and third place through most of the globe, Alibaba is a clear second in APAC. This is the key finding from […]

Vendors & Products

Microsoft buys Flipgrid, a video discussion platform for education

June 18, 2018

Via: ZDNet

Flipgrid counts more than 20 million educators, students and families in 180 countries as its customers, according to Microsoft. The Minneapolis, Minn.-based company was founded in 2015. Flipgrid’s service lets students create and share videos publicly or privately from iOS […]