Microsoft Azure is rapidly overtaking AWS
Microsoft Azure is growing much faster than AWS. In recent years, Microsoft's cloud service has been catching up with market leader AWS.
The rapid growth rate of Microsoft Azure struck market analysts, writes CNBC. They estimated that five years ago, Azure's cloud size was only half that of AWS... Read more
Sophisticated phishing campaign hijacks Microsoft Azure accounts
An advanced phishing campaign attacked hundreds of companies' Microsoft Azure accounts. Once the hackers got the login information, the accounts were hijacked with various forms of MFA.
According to Proofpoint security researchers, hundreds of Microsoft Azure accounts within companies have recen... Read more
AWS forgets to re:Invent, lashes out at competition
AWS re:Invent was the event to convince that AWS is still at the forefront of innovation. A different wind has been blowing in the IT world since COVID, and that wind has picked up with the introduction of generative AI. AWS seems to have a strong headwind where Google and Microsoft are sailing alo... Read more
Microsoft gives Azure infrastructure major upgrade with ARM chips
Until now, Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the only hyperscaler investing heavily in ARM workloads. At Google and Microsoft, they leaned on generic Ampere Altra chips. Until now, as Microsoft adds to Azure the Maia and Cobalt chips, for AI and generic CPU workloads. To top it off, Microsoft is also a... Read more
Microsoft and Oracle extend partnership with Oracle Database@Azure
Microsoft and Oracle expand collaboration and make Oracle hardware and software available in Azure datacenters.
Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle, said he was at Microsoft's Redmond, Washington, facility today for the first time in his life. He was there visiting Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CE... Read more
Microsoft’s cybersecurity criticized again: ‘Even worse than we thought’
A "critical" vulnerability in Azure AD just won't be addressed by Microsoft. The tech giant appears to have known about it since March but keeps putting off fixing it. The CEO of the cybersecurity company that reported the vulnerability is now expressing his frustration with this slow response onli... Read more
Google accuses Microsoft of anti-competitive practices in the cloud
Google has filed a complaint to the U.S. FTC about Microsoft's alleged anti-competitive practices in the cloud. By allowing its own Windows Server and Office services to run in Azure without additional payment, Microsoft is allegedly discouraging customers from choosing a cloud competitor.
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Tailor Microsoft’s AI language model to your business
Microsoft is allowing companies to personalize the AI language model in Azure. This can only be done by sharing company data with the model.
Microsoft is releasing a public preview of 'on your data'. This is an Azure OpenAI Service in which companies can attach OpenAI language models directly t... Read more
‘Microsoft-backed Rubrik prepping for a $750M IPO’
The data protection software startup has hired banks to prep the massive public offering, sources say.
This week Reuters reported that Rubrik, the US cybersecurity startup, has hired a group of banks to prepare for an initial public offering that could go as high as $750 million (€696 million)... Read more
Typo caused hours-long Microsoft Azure DevOps outage
A typo in a code upgrade for a scale unit of Microsoft Azure DevOps recently caused the deletion of 17 production databases. The lengthy recovery period subsequently led to 10 hours of downtime in the Azure region of southern Brazil.
According to a statement from Microsoft, administrators of Azu... Read more