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Microsoft Azure releases new, simplified container service

Microsoft Azure has released a new container service, which it describes as the very first of its kind. Azure Container Instances, according to Microsoft, will be able to deliver a single container in seconds, and is billed by the second. As such, the Azure team describes it as the ‘fastest and easiest way to run… Read More


Talend accelerates big data pipeline development for MS Azure

Talend has released new connectors for Talend Data Fabric to provide customers with accelerated data migration to the Microsoft Azure cloud. The new Talend Data Fabric connectors are intended to enable customers to build intelligent, scalable data pipelines for real-time big data analytics in the cloud. Talend Data Fabric previously connected customers to Microsoft Azure… Read More


Microsoft Azure Stack extends cloud service in on-prem data centres

Microsoft is expanding its Azure Stack platform across on-premises infrastructure, with hardware partners now taking orders from customers looking to run the private cloud platform in their own data centres. Customers are required to purchase Azure Stack as part of a certified integrated system from partners, which initially include Dell EMC, HPE and Lenovo. Both… Read More


Microsoft set to lay off thousands in cloud-first reorganisation

Microsoft is reportedly preparing to lay off thousands of employees in an attempt to drive a greater focus on its cloud computing services. According to a report by TechCrunch, the cuts, which are expected to affect employees globally, forms part of the tech giant’s strategy to accelerate its Azure offerings. The plans are reported to… Read More


Microsoft notifies users of important Azure vulnerability

Microsoft has published an important security advisory for Azure customers. A vulnerability in the Active Directory Connect (AD Connect) may allow escalation of privilege if exploited. The vulnerability was discovered in the password-writeback component of Azure AD Connect, which allows users to reset the on-premises passwords from remote locations. If the password-writeback feature is misconfigured during… Read More



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