Microsoft has long been an advocate of White Space technology in the United States, the use of open unused broadcast spectrums (mainly from TV stations) to bring internet to rural areas. In what can be seen as a win for the technology, Microsoft today is pointing out that the company’s partners have used TV White Space tech to assist Puerto Ricans and those in the US Virgin Islands following hurricanes.
Databricks has made a name for itself as one of the most popular commercial services around the Apache Spark data analytics platform (which, not coincidentally, was started by the founders of Databricks). Now it’s coming to Microsoft’s Azure platform in the form of a preview of the imaginatively named “Azure Databricks.”
Adobe and Microsoft expanded their continuing partnership today when they announced that they are making it easy to share data between Adobe Experience Manager, a website marketing tool and Dynamics 365, Microsoft’s CRM tool.
Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) are generally available for customers worldwide, effective today. Azure RIs enable you to reserve Virtual Machines on a one- or three-year term, and provide up to 72% cost savings versus pay-as-you-go prices.
CLOUD WARS -- While I might not be the brightest bulb in the chandelier, only a fool would pretend not to recognize the extraordinary innovations and achievements Amazon Web Services has achieved with its revolutionary cloud-computing business.
On September 25th at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida, they introduced a new vision for intelligent communications, transforming calling and meeting experiences for people and organizations around the world.
Whether you’re planning your next dinner date or an upcoming meeting with teammates, the Outlook app is there to help you manage and make the most of your day. Today, we are adding several of your most highly requested calendaring features, including the ability to sync your shared calendars to your phone and manage and RSVP to recurring events.
In case it wasn't already clear that Microsoft is big on the concept of mixed reality (read: augmented and virtual reality), the company is about to drive the point home. It's inviting the media to a Windows Mixed Reality event in San Francisco on October 3rd, and it promises that you'll see "where Microsoft is headed next" in the wearable technology space
Microsoft today announced the preview launch of a new family of virtual machines for its Azure cloud computing platform that’s specifically geared toward bursty workloads. Microsoft argues that these so-called B-series machines, which are currently the lowest-cost Azure machines with flexible CPU usage, should work well for workloads like web servers, small databases and dev/test environments.
Microsoft Office 365 F1 Plans replace Microsoft Office 365 K Plans. These Microsoft Office 365 plans are designed to connect and engage firstline workers. Purpose-built to meet varied demands across multiple industries, these plans deliver the key capabilities to manage and unlock the skills, knowledge, and expertise of your firstline workforce.
As a large urban school board with a diverse student population, CBE wanted to achieve its goal in part through a digital transformation in the classroom that ensures equal access for all students to a varied set of technology tools. Recently, CBE added Windows 10 devices, including tablets and Microsoft Surface Pro 3, to its heterogeneous IT environment.
University of Calgary provides email accounts for its students, faculty, staff, alumni, emeriti, and retirees. The university was running three different email systems and wanted to move to a single platform, so it chose Microsoft Office 365.
On August 9, Microsoft put the Groups Expiration Policy into preview. Or, as the blog says, “automated expiration.” The new policy helps tenants keep the spread of Groups under control by timing them out after a set period, after which the expired groups are first soft-deleted and then permanently removed.
While Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion was rather big news last week, it did not seem to have much relevance to our Microsoft focussed readers.It turns our however that the deal has turned the two largest cloud competitors into partners of sorts.