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Microsoft readies Office for virtual desktop services, including Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft is adding new features to Office to improve its use in virtualized environments, including its coming Windows Virtual Desktop service. The changes announced today affect Office 365 Pro Plus, Outlook, OneDrive and Teams. Microsoft acquired former partner FSLogix in November 2018. At that time, officials said they planned to use the company’s technology to …

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Preview of Microsoft’s Azure Bastion Service Now Available

This week Microsoft announced the preview release of its new managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Azure Bastion, which provides users a seamless and private connection to Azure virtual machines (VMs) through the Azure Portal. Previously, organizations could set up their own “jump server” or “bastion host” to get private connections. However, they’d have to have a “Remote …

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Why rivals Microsoft and Oracle are teaming up to take on Amazon

Amazon Web Services has dominated the growing cloud computing business, but a new partnership between industry rivals aims to unseat it. Microsoft and Oracle, formerly competitors in the cloud business, announced a deal last week to link their cloud computing services. Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud will now be connected over a high-speed, direct network, …

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A New Oracle And Microsoft Agreement Simplifies Cross-Cloud Computing

More than 80% of enterprises use a combination of Microsoft and Oracle to run their business. As organizations look to move those computing workloads out of their own data centers and into the cloud, or to build new cloud-native applications, they naturally want to mix and match services from Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure to …

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Microsoft Meets Long-Time Rival VMware With Open Hybrid-Cloud Arms

Despite Microsoft’s best efforts, VMware without question remains the enterprise virtualization leader. Microsoft has tried unseating it by integrating its own hypervisor, Hyper-V, into both Windows Server and Windows Desktop to entice customers with a “comes in the box” approach. It’s launched products to simplify backing up VMware virtual machines to Azure (Azure Site Recovery) …

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CloudJumper Enhances Cloud Workspace for Azure with Windows 10 VDI Multi-User Option

New option improves the user experience with greater application compatibility, hardware integration, control over the desktop environment and more GARNER, NC – (April 24, 2019) – CloudJumper, a Microsoft named leading partner  for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), today announced the enhancement of Cloud Workspace® for Azure with the Windows 10 VDI Option. With the new …

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