Microsoft partners with NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports

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June 23, 2015

Microsoft partners with NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports             Microsoft has become a technology partner of both motorsports governing body National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and race team Hendrick Motorsports. As part of the new multi-year agreements, Microsoft will provide both NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports with access to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and Windows 10 operating system, which will launch on 29…

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Play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One later this year

You will be able to play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One later this year Microsoft announces backward compatibility support for last-gen games on its current-gen console at the E3 games show. by Dan Graziano  @DanGraziano June 15, 2015 10:01 AM PDT Microsoft on Monday surprised the video games world with news that its Xbox One console will be able to play old Xbox 360 games. Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox at…

June 16, 2015
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Top 10 Microsoft Products of 2015, Rated by Partners

Top 10 Microsoft Products of 2015, Rated by Partners WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cloud products like Azure and Office 365 are on the rise, but several on-premises stalwarts are holding their ground. By Scott Bekker June 10, 2015 On-premises servers, Office and the Windows client are still incredibly important to Microsoft channel partners, but cloud products are making headway in the partner priority list, according to a new Redmond Channel Partner magazine…

June 12, 2015
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Cisco Puts Intercloud In Higher Gear By Adding AWS, Microsoft Azure Functionality

Cisco Puts Intercloud In Higher Gear By Adding AWS, Microsoft Azure Functionality byMark Haranas on June 10, 2015, 3:20 pm EDT Cisco Systems Wednesday stepped up its Intercloud offensive with new functionality for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Cisco, which has boasted that its recently launched Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud Bundle is 40 percent cheaper for large workloads than AWS, has now extended its virtual machine on-boarding to support Amazon…

June 12, 2015
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Microsoft’s 7 Foot Surface Hub Wall-Computer Will Set You Back A Cool $19,999

Microsoft’s 7 Foot Surface Hub Wall-Computer Will Set You Back A Cool $19,999 Microsoft will start accepting pre-orders of its Surface Hub device on July 1 in 24 markets. The devices will commence shipping in September. The larger device, weighing in at 84 inches, will cost $19,999. The smaller 55-inch option is a far-cheaper $6,999. In case you are behind, the Surface Hub is a massive touch screen, built on the tech that…

June 11, 2015
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Microsoft Gains Ground on Cisco in Collaboration

Microsoft Gains Ground on Cisco in Collaboration By Jeffrey Burt | Posted 2015-06-09 Synergy analysts say Microsoft’s success is being driven by its embrace of the cloud, though Cisco is aggressively moving in that direction. Microsoft continues to creep up on market leader Cisco Systems in the highly competitive global collaboration space, according to analysts at the Synergy Research Group. Numbers released by the market research firm June 9 showed…

June 11, 2015
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Microsoft to build two data centres in Canada as it expands cloud services

Microsoft to build two data centres in Canada as it expands cloud services SHANE DINGMAN – TECHNOLOGY REPORTER  The Globe and Mail  Published Tuesday, Jun. 02 2015, 3:58 PM EDT  Last updated Tuesday, Jun. 02 2015, 5:16 PM EDT Microsoft Corp. will build two data centres in Canada as it expands its cloud computing services to government departments with “data sovereignty” requirements, the company announced Tuesday. According to Janet Kennedy,…

June 3, 2015
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Microsoft StorSimple Extends Cloud Support to AWS, OpenStack

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June 1, 2015

Microsoft StorSimple Extends Cloud Support to AWS, OpenStack By Kurt Mackie June 01, 2015 Microsoft recently issued an update to its StorSimple storage management product that extends support to other cloud storage service providers. Besides supporting Microsoft Azure for back end cloud storage, the StorSimple 8000 series now supports the use of “Amazon S3, Amazon S3 with RRS, and OpenStack-based clouds,” Microsoft said in its announcement last week of the…

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Microsoft throws open the doors for Cloud Foundry on Azure

The first public preview of support for Cloud Foundry on Azure is available now, with support for the on-prem version of Azure to come later By Serdar Yegulalp InfoWorld|May 29, 2015 Cloud Foundry, the open source PaaS that’s become a major part of IBM’s Bluemix offering, is now showing up in an unlikely place: Microsoft Azure. In a blog post released earlier today, Ning Kuang, senior program manager for Microsoft Azure,…

June 1, 2015
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Microsoft Aligning Azure Active Directory for Windows 10 Mobile Device Management Scenarios

By Kurt Mackie 05/29/2015 Microsoft is bringing a little more clarity to how Windows 10 will be used with traditional premises-based Active Directory, as well as with its Azure Active Directory service. While Active Directory has been around for about 15 years, mobile device use and the bring-your-own-device phenomenon has complicated matters for organizations used to traditional controls, according to Jairo Cadena of Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory team, in an…

June 1, 2015
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