Microsoft easily beats the Street as its cloud run rate passes $20B a year early

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 Microsoft today announced its quarterly earnings for its first financial quarter of 2018 (yes, I know it’s early, but that’s how Microsoft’s financial quarters work). Wall Street’s crack team of financial analysts expected the company to report revenue of about $23.56 billion and earnings per share of $0.72. Read More
Microsoft easily beats the Street as its cloud run rate passes B a year early

Google and Cisco announce hybrid cloud partnership

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
 Google and Cisco today announced a new partnership around helping their customers build more efficient hybrid cloud solutions. Unsurprisingly, given Google’s recent focus, this partnership centers around the Google-incubated Kubernetes container orchestration tool, as well as the Istio service mesh for connecting and securing microservices across clouds. “Google Cloud and Cisco… Read MoreGoogle and Cisco announce hybrid cloud partnership

Microsoft’s rebranded Azure Container Service shifts its focus to Kubernetes

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
 As far as container orchestration goes, Kubernetes is quickly becoming the de facto standard, even as Docker Swarm and Mesos/Mesosphere DC/OS continue to find their own niches. For the longest time, Microsoft argued that one of the advantages of its managed Azure Container Service (ACS) was its support for multiple orchestration tools, but that’s shifting a bit today. Read MoreMicrosoft’s rebranded Azure Container Service shifts its focus to Kubernetes

Redkix, an email-friendly team messaging platform, launches its public beta

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
 When you first look at Redkix, it looks like any other Slack clone, but while you could definitely use it just like Slack, the team offers an important twist on the standard company chat theme: it plays nice with email. After a year of private testing with about 7,000 users, the team is opening up its public beta today and launching its paid premium program in private beta.
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Google Calendar now plays nicer with Microsoft Exchange

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 Google today announced a small but important update to how Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange can work together going forward. It’s not unusual for a company to still use both Google’s G Suite tools and Microsoft Exchange in parallel, and with this update, G Suite admins can now allow their users to see real-time free/busy information across the two systems. This means tools… Read More
Google Calendar now plays nicer with Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft acquires Italian IoT platform Solair

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microsoft logo Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Solair, an Italy-based IoT service that was founded in 2011 (and not the U.S.-based company that makes retractable awnings). Solair already used Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform to offer its services, so it’s no surprise that Microsoft plans to integrate its technology into the Azure IoT Suite. For now, though,… Read More
Microsoft acquires Italian IoT platform Solair

Microsoft’s next version of SQL Server will launch June 1

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data_Illustration_cloud The next version of SQL Server, Microsoft’s flagship database product, will launch on June 1, the company announced today. The release follows Microsoft’s usual round of public previews and release candidates since the company first announced this update in 2015. Maybe the biggest difference between this release cycle and others is that the company first tested many of the new… Read More
Microsoft’s next version of SQL Server will launch June 1

Microsoft’s new tool for building line-of-business apps is now in public preview

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innovations Microsoft PowerApps allows anybody to build basic business apps without having to touch any code. These apps can run on the web and on mobile (through the PowerApps apps for iOS and Android). Microsoft first announced a private preview of this project last November but starting today, it’s open for anybody who wants to give it a try. Building apps in PowerApps is mostly a… Read More
Microsoft’s new tool for building line-of-business apps is now in public preview

Microsoft restricts Cortana on Windows 10 to Bing and Edge

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Microsoft-Cortana-Build-2014-000 Cortana is Microsoft’s version of Google Now and Apple’s Siri digital assistant. It’s built right into Windows 10 and, while I’ve generally not found it all that useful, it’s a core component of Microsoft’s attempt at making its operating system smarter. Starting today, whenever you use Cortana to do a search on Windows 10 that would typically take you to… Read More
Microsoft restricts Cortana on Windows 10 to Bing and Edge

Microsoft’s Q3 misses with EPS of $0.62, revenue in line at $22.1B

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microsoft-earnings Microsoft today announced earnings for its third financial quarter of 2016. The company reported non-GAAP revenue of $22.1 billion for the last quarter and $0.62 of adjusted earnings per share (EPS) and $0.47 GAAP EPS. Wall Street expected Microsoft to report an EPS of $0.64 on revenue of just under $22.1 billion. Microsoft’s own guidance for the quarter was for revenue to be… Read More
Microsoft’s Q3 misses with EPS of {$permalink}.62, revenue in line at .1B