Dec 21

Microsoft acquires Metanautix

Microsoft has announced that it has acquired Metanautix, who provide a data compute engine that brings an organisation’s data together for analytics. The solution can integrate data across traditional data warehouses like SQL Server, Oracle and Teradata; open source NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and Cassandra; as well as business systems like Salesforce.com and an array of other cloud and on-premises data stores.

Microsoft plans to bring Metanautix’s technology into its data platform, including SQL Server and the Cortana Analytics Suite.

View source article.

Share
Dec 18

Microsoft releases Azure AD Delegated app access management

Microsoft has announced the general availability of the employee self-service app access for Azure AD Premium. The feature allows employees to add more applications in their Azure AD access panel, and allows IT to create optional approval workflows that place “app access grant” decision making in the hands of a department lead or other delegated administrator.

In addition to approving requests, delegated admins get a control panel in the Azure AD access panel that allows them to see which apps they manage access for, and directly assign and remove user access to those apps.

View source article.

Share
Dec 17

Microsoft announces new StorSimple offerings

Microsoft has announced new StorSimple technologies. The new technologies include the StorSimple Virtual Array, which simplifies the process of managing data growth and data protection; the StorSimple 8000 Series Update 2, which introduces local volumes to manage on-premises workloads; and a new StorSimple Cloud Appliance that provides improved storage performance for a wider range of cloud-based applications, which are able to use enterprise data backed up in Azure by StorSimple.

View source article.

Share
Dec 16

Microsoft rebrands Bing Pulse

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft’s Bing Pulse is changing its product name and brand identity to Microsoft Pulse. Microsoft Pulse has also become a multi-platform service, integrating with several products within the Microsoft family, including: Azure Media Services (video), Skype for Business (meetings), OneNote (sharing), Yammer (enterprise communications), and Power BI (analytics). In addition to a new and upgraded producer app, the brand now offers new features to the current services line-up, which include Pulse for Broadcast, Events & Conferences, Market Research and Pulse in the Classroom.

View source article.

Share
Dec 08

Microsoft releases Lumia 550

The new Microsoft Lumia 550 4G LTE smartphone running Windows 10 has been launched in Europe with other regions around the globe to follow. The Lumia 550 has a 4.7-inch HD display (16:9, 1280×720, 315 ppi), a 1.1 GHz quad core processor, a front and rear facing cameras (2 and 5 MP respectively) and 1GB RAM.

View source article.

Share
Dec 04

ABB deploys Office 365 to 125,000 employees

ABB has fully deployed Office 365 to approximately 125,000 employees in 100 countries. All employees use Exchange Online for web-based email and shared calendaring. Yammer and SharePoint Online are fully deployed for enterprise social and team-based collaboration using Sites. OneDrive for Business provides online storage for all employees and everyone connects with each other using Skype for Business Online for instant messaging and presence awareness.

View source article.

Share