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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

Nissan couples with Microsoft Azure to support EV telematics

The world’s best-selling electric car, the Nissan LEAF, is to integrate with Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to power its telematics systems, according to an official release today. Since its launch in 2010, Nissan has sold over 200,000 LEAF models worldwide. The Japanese auto maker has now selected Azure to control the Connect Telematics Systems (CTS)… Read More

Microsoft services disrupted in global Azure outage

Faults in Microsoft’s Azure cloud service have caused many of its hosted sites to shutdown, as well as affecting its own products including Xbox Live and Office 365. The error will undoubtedly raise concern for Microsoft as they attempt drive sales for Azure to make gains on leaders such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google,… Read More

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