Sep 08

Adobe and Microsoft expand strategic partnership

Adobe and Microsoft have expanded their strategic alliance. Adobe Sign, the e-signature service in Adobe Document Cloud, becomes Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution across the company’s portfolio. Teams, the chat-based workspace in Office 365, will be the preferred collaboration service for Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud. In addition to product integrations, Adobe will make Azure its preferred cloud platform for Adobe Sign.

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Aug 16

Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

Microsoft has acquired Cycle Computing, a vendor of cloud computing orchestration. The acquisition is intended to help simplify the use of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and other Big Computing capabilities in the cloud. Cycle Computing’s technology will also be used to enhance Microsoft’s support of Linux HPC workloads and help extend on-premise workloads to the cloud.

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Jul 24

Microsoft releases File Recovery from Azure VM backups

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Instant recovery of files and folders from Azure VM backups by Azure Backup. This file recovery feature enables the recovery of files from cloud backups of Azure VMs without any additional infrastructure as well as opening application files without having to restore the entire VM.

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Jun 30

Microsoft acquires Cloudyn

Microsoft has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cloudyn, a provider of cloud services cost management tools. These tools enable enterprise customers to identify, measure and analyse consumption as well as forecast future cloud spending. The offerings will be incorporated into Microsoft’s product portfolio to provide a set of multi-cloud management, security and governance solutions.

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Jun 09

Microsoft signs agreement to acquire Hexadite

Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Hexadite, a company delivering agentless, automatic incident investigation and remediation solutions. Hexadite will be fully absorbed into Microsoft as part of the Windows and Devices Group and its endpoint security automated remediation used to extend Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for commercial Windows 10 customers.

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May 18

Clearbank is launched using Microsoft technology

The UK’s first new clearing bank in more than 250 years has been launched using Microsoft technology. Clearbank, a challenger to the Big Four incumbents, was launched on Tuesday with the aim of increasing competition in the sector and speeding up transactions. The company will use Microsoft’s cloud service, Azure, as well as its secure UK data centres.

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May 17

Indegene and Microsoft announce strategic alliance

Indegene, a global healthcare solutions provider, and Microsoft are collaborating to deliver commercial cloud applications for life sciences. Dynamics 365 for Sales will combine with the Indegene Omnipresence platform to create a mobile, multichannel CRM solution specifically for sales and medical representatives to engage healthcare practitioners. The solution will help with digital content development and management as well as provide in-line analytics and optimisation to support the representatives.

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