Microsoft announces PowerShell is open sourced, available on Linux

“You’ve heard Satya Nadella say ‘Microsoft love Linux’ and that’s never been more true than today. We are extremely excited to announce that that PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux. We are also announcing new investments to help manage Linux environments via the Microsoft Operations Management Suite. Read more from Microsoft Technical Fellow… Read more

Microsoft brings together IT management and security for the hybrid cloud

As organizations adopt hybrid cloud models for IT, the challenges for operations management continue to increase. Among those challenges is the difficulty of securing these complex environments, which include resources on-premises as well as in hosted clouds, Azure or AWS. At the same time, the cost of breaches continues to rise – the average cost… Read more

Cloud platforms – the banks of the future

This post was authored by Adam Dodds, Research Director Channel Strategies, Alliances and Brokerage, IDC This is the fifth in a guest blog post series by IDC on trusted cloud. This post details the growing importance of cloud platforms for storing and protecting data. Having had the opportunity to spend time with vendors, services providers,… Read more

New flexible way for customers to buy Microsoft Operations Management Suite

This post was authored by Mike Schutz, General Manager, Cloud Platform Marketing. As you think about the transition from traditional IT to cloud, a key element in making that transition possible is IT operations management. Just about every business now has a mix of resources, with some still primarily running on-premises infrastructure and others now… Read more

Navigating Trusted Cloud considerations: Establishing the cloud transition team

This post was authored by Sean Pike, Program Director, eDiscovery and Information Governance, IDC. If you’re planning on migrating certain IT resources or applications to the cloud or, perhaps, are still determining whether to move to the cloud, this blog is for you. Over the past couple of years, IDC analysts have had the opportunity… Read more

Trusted cloud considerations and financial services

A discussion with Bill Fearnley, research director for compliance, fraud, and risk analytics at IDC Financial Insights. This is the third in a guest blog post series by IDC on trusted cloud. This post details a Q&A discussion between Bonnie Kearney, director, trusted cloud marketing at Microsoft and IDC financial insights research director, Bill Fearnley…. Read more

Explore Azure Stack—and much more—at Microsoft Ignite

What do you want to learn at Microsoft Ignite 2016? Do you want to deepen your knowledge of Azure Stack? Strengthen your defenses against hackers? Make better use of PaaS? Discuss real-world questions with product experts, in person? Challenge your strategic thinking? Perfect. All of that—and more—is waiting for you in Atlanta. The full session… Read more

Microsoft and Facebook to build subsea cable across Atlantic

This post was authored by Frank Rey, Director, Global Network Acquisition, Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations. Today we’re excited to announce the latest step in our global cloud infrastructure as Microsoft and Facebook announce plans to build “MAREA” – a new, state-of-the art subsea cable across the Atlantic. The new MAREA cable will help meet… Read more

Technology, privacy and public safety: When worlds collide

What a difference a decade makes. Today we have driverless cars, smart thermostats, appliances that place orders based on our habits, athletic equipment that measures our vitals and predicts exercise outcomes—all of these were the stuff of science fiction just 10 years ago. Doing business in the cloud was considered more fantasy than the necessity… Read more

Trust and the cloud: What are other IT pros thinking?

Security and privacy are two of the top concerns keeping ITDMs, Developers, Architects and BDMs awake at night. Whether your organization is steeped in cloud technologies or just getting started, there’s no doubt these issues have surfaced. Where does the larger IT pro community stand regarding these issues? Do these concerns accurately reflect the attitude… Read more