Tag: Azure

Microsoft, Moovit, and TomTom team up for multi-modal transport platform

A triumvirate of tech companies today announced what they’re touting as the “world’s first truly comprehensive multi-modal trip planner.” Taking to the stage at the Move mobility conference in London, executives from Microsoft, TomTom, and Moovit outlined how they’re pooling their various transport, data, and cloud processing smarts so developers […]

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Microsoft introduces Azure Maps Android SDK in preview, new Azure Maps services

Microsoft today announced a slew of new capabilities for Azure Maps, its enterprise geospatial suite. The additions include a software development kit (SDK) for Android, cloud-based services, map tiles, and integration with Azure Active Directory. Additionally, several services — including Route Range, Get Search Polygon, and Satellite and Hybrid Imagery — have […]

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Microsoft reports $32.5 billion in Q2 2019 revenue: Azure up 76%, Surface up 39%, and LinkedIn up 29%

Microsoft today reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter of 2019, including revenue of $32.5 billion, net income of $8.4 billion, and earnings per share of $1.08 (compared to revenue of $28.9 billion, net income of $7.5 billion, and earnings per share of $0.96 in Q2 2018). All three of […]

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Microsoft, Kroger team up to fight Amazon with high-tech grocery stores

Microsoft/Kroger reader comments 9 with 9 posters participating Share this story Big grocery stores are adapting to the changing times and the ever-increasing threat from Amazon. Kroger is the latest grocery giant to team up with a tech company—Microsoft—in order to give itself an edge. The two have come together to make a new high-tech […]

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How NASDAQ makes strategic infrastructure decisions (VB Live)

How do you harness the power of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and virtualization? There are a wide variety of tools on the market, but choosing the wrong HCI platform could limit your options or impede cloud and virtualization goals. Join NASDAQ’s AVP of DevOps and others for this VB Live event […]

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Google launches “Shielded VMs” to protect cloud servers from rootkits, data theft

Donald Iain Smith / Getty Images reader comments 5 Share this story This week, Google is rolling out a number of new cloud security technologies aimed at making the public cloud a safer place. Among them is Shielded VMs, a feature of Google Cloud Platform that protects virtual machines from the installation of rootkits and other […]

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Microsoft posts bumper Q4, with Windows, Surface, Azure all up

reader comments 0 Share this story Microsoft has posted the results of the fourth quarter of its 2018 financial year, running up until June 30, 2018. Revenue was $30.1 billion (up 17 percent year-on-year), operating income was $10.4 billion (up 35 percent), net income was $8.8 billion (a rise of 10 percent), and earnings per […]

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Microsoft caps off a fine fiscal year seemingly without any major missteps in its last quarter

Microsoft is capping off a rather impressive year without any major missteps in its final report for its performance in its 2018 fiscal year, posting a quarter that seems to have been largely non-offensive to Wall Street. In the past year, Microsoft’s stock has gone up more than 40%. In the past two years, it’s […]

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Microsoft reports $30.1 billion in Q4 2018 revenue: Azure up 89%, Surface up 25%, and Windows up 7%

Microsoft today reported earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2018, including revenue of $x billion, net income of $8.9 billion, and earnings per share of $1.14 (compared to revenue of $23.3 billion, net income of $6.5 billion, and earnings per share of $0.83 in Q1 2017). All three of the company’s operating groups saw […]

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Microsoft and Walmart strike 5-year AI and cloud partnership

Microsoft today announced a five-year partnership with Walmart to speed the company’s digital transformation via a combination of AI, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT) services. It is no coincidence that the strategic partnership is being announced on Prime Day, the biggest day of the year for Walmart’s chief competitor Amazon. As part of the […]

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Microsoft launches new wide-area networking options for Azure

Microsoft is launching a few new networking features today that will make it easier for business to use the company’s Azure cloud to securely connect their own offices and infrastructure using Azure and its global network. The first of these is the Azure Virtual LAN service, which allows businesses to connect their various branches to […]

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Microsoft launches two new Azure regions in China

Microsoft today launched two new Azure regions in China. These new regions, China North 2 in Beijing and China East 2 in Shanghai, are now generally available and will complement the existing two regions Microsoft already operates in the country (with the help of its local partner 21Vianet). As the first international cloud provider in […]

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Microsoft launches Azure IoT Edge out of preview

Microsoft today announced a major update to Azure IoT Edge, its cloud solution for internet of things devices. It’s exiting preview and gaining support for new hardware devices, management services, and developer tools. “Since we introduced Azure IoT Edge just over a year ago, we have seen many examples of the real-world impact from the […]

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Microsoft to open its first datacenters in the Nordics as cloud battle heats up

Microsoft has announced plans for two new datacenters in Norway, the company’s first cloud regions in the Nordics. The news comes in the same week as rival Google opened its first Cloud Platform region in the Nordics, while Amazon is currently in the process of opening its first datacenters in the region with plans for a Swedish AWS […]

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