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Microsoft jumps into competitive security service edge (SSE) arena

Microsoft is adding to its Entra suite to offer an SSE package, joining a slew of competitors including Netskope, Palo Alto Networks and Zscaler.

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Microsoft’s first cloud region in Italy launched in Lombardy

The new cloud region, which will have three data centers, is expected to contribute about $22.95 billion to the Italian economy over the next four years.

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HPE Aruba, Microsoft Azure, and reelyActive speed streaming of IoT data to the cloud

Aruba IoT Transport for Azure is a service that converts multiple types of IoT data into formats that are compatible with applications in the Azure cloud.

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Global Microsoft cloud-service outage traced to rapid BGP router updates

Unstable border-gateway routing tables led to high packet loss, leaving Microsoft customers unable to reach Teams, Outlook, SharePoint, and other services and resulting in a 'really poor experience,' according to ThousandEyes.

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Microsoft Teams and Outlook suffer global outages

Users across the globe were struggling to access multiple Microsoft products after the company implemented a network change.

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Microsoft to acquire Fungible for augmenting Azure networking, storage

Fungible acquisition is aimed at accelerating networking and storage performance in datacenters with high-efficiency, low-power data processing units.

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Microsoft security vulnerabilities drop after five-year rise

While elevated privilege attacks remain a critical security concern when using Microsoft products, a new report says that the raw number of vulnerabilities is dropping.

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Microsoft launches Azure VMs powered by new Ampere Altra Arm-based chips

The new virtual machines can deliver up to 50% better price-performance than comparable x86 processors, according to Microsoft.

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Microsoft issues a fix for on-prem Exchange mail servers

Due to a “date issue,” mail was being queued up instead of sent.

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Spinoffs Kyndryl and VMware team up on multicloud

Under the agreement Kyndryl and VMware said they will focus on developing unique services aimed at multicloud infrastructure and management, digital workspace, managed applications, resiliency and security, and network and edge...

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Kyndryl weds Microsoft to grow cloud services

Kyndryl's partnership with Microsoft is the first of what will likely be many cloud deals for the IBM managed-services spinoff.

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Microsoft lets Windows 11 loose on the world

PCs running Windows 10 that meet Microsoft's hardware requirements are immediately eligible for the free Windows 11 download. And new devices with Windows 11 factory installed are now on sale.