Chef launches deeper integration with Microsoft Azure – TechCrunch

DevOps automation service Chef today announced a number of new integrations with Microsoft Azure. The news, which was announced at Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, focuses on helping...

The 7 most important announcements from Microsoft Ignite today – TechCrunch

Microsoft is hosting its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida this week. And although Ignite isn’t the household name that Microsoft’s Build conference has become over the course of the...

The Surface Go is the laptop of the year – TechCrunch

As a nearly constant traveler I’ve been looking for something like the Surface Go all my life. I’ve lugged around everything from massive ThinkPads to iPad Pros and I’ve always...

Microsoft, SAP and Adobe take on Salesforce with their new Open Data Initiative for...

Microsoft, SAP and Adobe today announced a new partnership: the Open Data Initiative. This alliance, which is a clear attack against Salesforce, aims to create a single data model...

Microsoft’s Quantum Development Kit adds a chemical simulation library – TechCrunch

During last September’s Ignite conference, Microsoft heavily emphasized its quantum computing efforts and launched both its Q# programming language and development kits. This year, the focus is on other things, and...

Microsoft Azure gets new high-performance storage options – TechCrunch

Microsoft Azure is getting a number of new storage options today that mostly focus on use cases where disk performance matters. The first of these is Azure Ultra SSD...

Microsoft hopes enterprises will want to use Cortana – TechCrunch

In a world dominated by Alexa and the Google Assistant, Cortana suffers the fate of a perfectly good alternative that nobody uses and everybody forgets about. But Microsoft wouldn’t...

Microsoft’s massive Surface Hub 2 whiteboards will launch in Q2 2019 – TechCrunch

The Surface Hub 2, the successor to Microsoft’s first set of giant Windows 10 touchscreen displays for collaboration, will launch in Q2 2019, the company announced today. Previously, the company...

Microsoft updates its planet-scale Cosmos DB database service – TechCrunch

Cosmos DB is undoubtedly one of the most interesting products in Microsoft’s Azure portfolio. It’s a fully managed, globally distributed multi-model database that offers throughput guarantees, a number of different...

Microsoft wants to put your data in a box – TechCrunch

AWS has its Snowball (and Snowmobile truck), Google Cloud has its data transfer appliance and Microsoft has its Azure Data Box. All of these are physical appliances that allow...