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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


Microsoft launches two Azure regions in Germany

Microsoft has announced the general availability of its two new Azure regions in Germany, Germany Northeast (Magdeburg) and Germany Central (Frankfurt am Main). While the data centres will immediately deliver computing, networking and storage services, Microsoft has scheduled Office 365 applications to go online for customers from the first quarter of 2017, and Microsoft Dynamics… Read More


Docker Datacenter comes to Microsoft Azure

Docker Datacenter (DDC), the open source project’s end-to-end platform for application development and container management, is now available on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace, as well as in customers’ on-premises data centres globally. Announcing the integration on Tuesday at the DockerCon 16 conference in Seattle, Mark Russinovich, chief technology officer of Microsoft Azure, said that the Datacenter… Read More


Microsoft reports cloud success, amid shrinking PC revenue

After reporting its fourth quarter earnings yesterday, U.S. tech giant Microsoft has tipped its cloud and mobile software units as the drivers behind its new strength. Microsoft’s share price rose 6% in after-hours trading despite financials showing a 15% year-on year drop in profit, and a 10.1% fall in revenue over the last three months… Read More



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