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Announcing Microsoft Azure Government services in the Cloud Solution Provider program
6/21/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 27
We are excited to announce that Azure Government services are now available through the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP). The CSP program enables partners to make Microsoft Cloud services part of their customer offerings, expanding U.S. government customer options in meeting their mission goals.

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Collaboration hacks from real-life teams
6/12/2017 | Office Blogs - Office 365 | 13
Download the new eBook, “Collaboration hacks from real-life teams,” to learn how companies have reinvented their workplace culture to compete in an information-intensive, interconnected world, where innovation happens in real-time, around the clock and across time zones and geographies. The post Collaboration

ebook deal of the week: Windows Server 2016 Inside Out (includes Current Book Service)
6/12/2017 | Microsoft Press | 13
Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires on Sunday, June 18 at 7:00 AM GMT. Dive into Windows Server 2016—and really put your Windows Server expertise to work. Focusing on Windows Server 2016’s most powerful and innovative features, this supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions,

Microsoft Expands Data Offerings for Government with General Availability of Azure IoT Hub on Azure Government
6/12/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 12
We’re excited to announce today that Microsoft has made IoT Hub available in Azure Government, the most secure and compliant cloud platform for U.S. government to run mission workloads. Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing industries such as utilities and retail, and now U.S. government customers

Yammer Now Supports More Content Than Ever: Here’s What the Social App Can Do
6/12/2017 | Office 365 Advisors | 14
Yammer’s social capabilities now support a number of content formats: Here’s why that matters for your business. Yammer has gone through some important changes in 2017 as Microsoft has been working to make the social app as business friendly as possible. First created to give employees a safe social

Event Hubs Auto-Inflate, take control of your scale
6/12/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 12
Azure Event Hubs new auto-inflate lets you automatically scale-up the number of Throughput Units (TUs) on an Event Hubs namespace to meet usage needs. This feature prevents throttling when data ingress rates exceed set Throughput Units or when data egress rates exceed set TUs.

Microsoft Announces Virtual Event: Azure OpenDev on June 21st
6/12/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 12
Whether it is to drive agility, develop new skills, or engage and scale through community, open source is at the core of how developers deliver value in a cloud world. I can clearly see this…

Azure Government HackFest + Training Recap
6/9/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 15
Our first Azure Government HackFest + Training event is in the books and it was a great event! We were thrilled to see so many enthusiastic developers and IT Pros in Azure Government interested in learning new things and getting even more hands-on with Azure Government. The first day of the event was

Microsoft to shut down its file-sharing site December 15
6/9/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 29
Microsoft is shutting down its site in December and advising affected users to go with LinkedIn's SlideShare and/or OneDrive for their file storage needs instead.

Intel seemingly hints of potential patent infringement around x86 emulation on ARM
6/9/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 34
Intel is warning other companies that emulation of x86 on various processors requires the proper intellectual property licensing. Do Microsoft, Qualcomm and their PC partners make the cut?

The CISO Perspective: Putting lessons from WannaCrypt into practice to avoid future threats
6/9/2017 | Microsoft secure | 27
This post is authored by Bret Arsenault, Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. Last month, customers and companies around the world were impacted by the WannaCrypt ransomware attack. Even those not impacted are assessing their risk and taking steps to help prevent such attacks.

Virtual Data Center
6/8/2017 | Azure Fridays | 58
Olivier Martin joins Scott Hanselman to talk about the concept of Virtual Data Centers, which is at the heart of what Azure's software-defined networking stack enables you to do with a combination of vNet Peering, hybrid connectivity, and centralized infrastructure in hub & spoke topologies.Follow @SHanselmanFollow

New Windows 10 Fall Creators Update test build adds new Cortana, dictation, Edge features
6/8/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 29
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update test build, 16215, includes a raft of new features, updates and fixes for PC Fast Ring testers. Here's some of what's new.

Eric Overfield on the SharePoint Framework In His Own Words
6/8/2017 | Andrew Connell | 20
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Meet the Sherlock Holmes of the cloud in Microsoft IT
6/8/2017 | Microsoft IT showcase | 22
Clues. Detection. Discoveries. It’s almost impossible to imagine a software engineer doing the mysterious work of a detective, solving the riddles and puzzles of cryptic clues. Yet if you ever catch Rohit Tatachar during a daily assignment you may find it to be completely antithetical to that of your

Windows Server 2016: Run your applications on any platform
6/8/2017 | Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog | 32
The thing about your digital transformation is that its a process, not an event. You can already see some benefits, but the ultimate payoff may be years down the road. In the meantime, youve got a wide variety of workloads running in different clouds, on different hosts, and on bare metal. That can create

Cross-border cooperation: The road to a more stable and secure Internet
6/8/2017 | Microsoft secure | 32
Australia and China have recently agreed to strengthen their bilateral cooperation in cybersecurity. Cooperation between states on cybersecurity is essential in order to combat cross-border cybercrime and to reduce the risks of inter-state cyberwar. Bilateral cybersecurity agreements between states can

The New Intune and Conditional Access Admin Consoles are GA
6/8/2017 | Windows Intune Team | 17
There are a handful of topics that consistently come up whenever I meet with our customers and partners and one of the most common has to do with how to balance productivity for end users with the need for security and control of company data. The tension between these two needs is the stage Continue

Microsoft’s Commitment to Strengthening Cybersecurity
6/8/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 13
Microsoft is first and foremost a cybersecurity company. Governments, restricted industries, and millions of individuals depend on the security of our products every day. And with our cloud services, we have taken our commitment to security and compliance to the next level. For insight into how Microsoft

Episode 182 - Cloud and Proud
6/8/2017 | The Azure Podcast | 14
Russell and Sujit have a great chat with Daniel Baker (a.k.a. @AzureDan), a Partner Development and Learning Specialist at Microsoft, about the resources available to ramp up and get certified on Azure. Cloud and Tuesdays with Corey Azure

Microsoft buys security-automation vendor Hexadite
6/8/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 17
Microsoft plans to beef up its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service in Windows 10 with its purchase of Hexadite.

Microsoft Signs CJIS Security Addendum with New Jersey
6/8/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 11
Microsoft has now contractually committed to CJIS requirements in 29 states. Meeting the applicable regulatory controls of the CJIS Security Policy is a long-term commitment for Microsoft. We don’t consider it a checkbox, it is a commitment. As part of this commitment, Microsoft recently signed the CJIS

Running OpenBSD on Azure
6/8/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 14
Announcement: Azure supports OpenBSD since 6.1 release.

Optimizing Performance of Azure SQL Data Warehouse with SentryOne
6/8/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 9
There is constant talk about big data; endless marketing decks, whitepapers, and blog posts about how fast data is multiplying on-premise and in the cloud.

Announcing Storage Service Encryption with Customer Managed Keys limited preview
6/8/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 8
Today, we are excited to announce the Preview of Azure Storage Service Encryption with Customer Managed Keys integrated with Azure Key Vault for Azure Blob Storage. Azure customers already benefit…

Azure #CosmosDB: Case study around RU/min with the Universal Store Team
6/8/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 7
Karthik Tunga Gopinath, from the Universal Store Team at Microsoft, leveraged RU/min to optimize the entire workload provisioning with Azure Cosmos DB. He is sharing his experience on this blog. The…