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Microsoft releases Azure backup services at UK data centres

Microsoft has announced that its Azure Backup and Site Recovery features will now be made available via its UK data centres, meaning that British organisations can use off-site backup without running the risk of their data being shipped outside of the country. The tech giant said that customers would only pay for the amount they… Read More


Microsoft announces Connected Vehicle Platform for Azure

Microsoft has launched the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, built for integration with the Azure cloud. The new offering was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new Connected Vehicle Platform was built to operate in the cloud, to provide traditional automakers with a technologically-advanced way to address key concerns, including predictive maintenance,… Read More


Microsoft Azure accredited by HITRUST

Microsoft Azure is one of the first cloud platforms to be named a HITRUST-certified provider of cloud computing services for the health care industry. HITRUST, the Health Information Trust Alliance, is a group founded in 2007 to focus on information security in the health care industry. To that end, the group has established a comprehensive… Read More


Microsoft selects TomTom and Here to extend location-based services

Microsoft has announced new partnerships with navigation giants TomTom and Here, in an effort to boost its location-based offerings across the Azure cloud platform. Integrating the two companies’ maps, traffic data and navigation software into Azure, Microsoft hopes to support developers looking to build and manage ‘location aware’ mobile, web and IoT applications. Speaking of… Read More


Microsoft open sources Azure Container Service

Microsoft has released its Azure Container Service (ACS) to the open source community, as the tech giant seeks to work alongside contributors on improving the code underlying ACS deployments. The open source release will see Microsoft develop interoperability and support of the ACS Engine across three different container orchestration platforms; Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS and Docker… Read More



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