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Microsoft Expands Hadoop on Azure

Microsoft has upgraded its open source analytics services running on Azure with a new version of Hadoop incorporating enhancements of Apache Hive and other open source analytics frameworks. The software giant (NASDAQ: MSFT), which completed its blockbuster acquisition of GitHub last October, continued its push into open source with this week’s release of Hadoop 3.0 on …

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Windows 10 latest preview: Sandbox gets new features, but VMware’s still broken

Microsoft has served up some important improvements to Windows Sandbox, the space in the next version of Windows 10 for safely running untrusted executable files. Windows Sandbox is set to debut in Windows 19H1, aka version 1903, which Microsoft is finalizing over the next few weeks for release this spring. Microsoft introduced Windows Sandbox in …

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Microsoft Catching Up to Amazon in Security Clearances for Cloud

Microsoft Corp. is catching up to Amazon.com Inc. in obtaining federal security approvals, giving it an edge over other potential bidders in the Pentagon’s winner-take-all competition for a multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract. The company best-known for its office software is advancing toward the certification needed to host the government’s most sensitive, classified information — a …

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Atmosera Introduces Three-Tier Azure Management Suite for the Enterprise

Fully Managed, Co-Managed, and Self-Managed Azure Solutions Now Available to Business Customers Through the Company’s Enterprise Agreement or Microsoft CSP Licensing Format PORTLAND, OR — May 29 2018 — Atmosera, a premier Tier-I Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), today announced the company’s Three Tier Azure Management Suite to strategically align Atmosera managed service levels with …

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Atmosera Introduces Three-Tier Azure Management Suite for the Enterprise

Fully Managed, Co-Managed, and Self-Managed Azure Solutions Now Available to Business Customers Through the Company’s Enterprise Agreement or Microsoft CSP Licensing Format PORTLAND, OR – May 22, 2018 – Atmosera, a premier Tier-I Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), today announced the company’s Three Tier Azure Management Suite to strategically align Atmosera managed service levels with …

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The Microsoft Cloud can save customers 93 percent and more in energy and carbon efficiency

REDMOND, Wash., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A new report issued Thursday by Microsoft Corp. in partnership with WSP shows significant energy and carbon emissions reduction potential from the Microsoft Cloud when compared with on-premises datacenters. These gains, as much as 93 percent more energy efficient and as high as 98 percent more carbon efficient, are …

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Voice computing goes to work with Microsoft Teams addition of Cortana

Voice assistants have made a profound change in how enterprises serve customers, as anyone who has ever called into a retailer or government agency knows. Less certain is whether voice assistants — automated software that uses artificial intelligence to convert speech into computer language — can help employees in the enterprise. Microsoft is betting they …

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Former Microsoft channel exec heads to VMware

VMware, the global enterprise IT software provider, has appointed IT veteran Jenni Flinders as vice president for its worldwide channels division. According to the firm, Flinders will be responsible for developing and executing overall VMware channel strategy and programmes for VMware’s global ecosystem of solution providers, distributors, OEMs and telecommunications partners. Flinders spent 15 years …

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