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Microsoft partners with Red Hat on hybrid cloud computing

Microsoft and Red Hat have announced a new partnership to bring more choices and flexibility to hybrid cloud computing. According to Microsoft, the move comes as the cloud becomes mainstream, and the questions are shifting from why users shoulder care about cloud computing to how they embrace it in a fast and cost-effective way. “Businesses … continue reading

Google to bring Chrome OS to Android, Slack’s new User Groups, and Microsoft looking for open-source developers—SD Times news digest: Oct. 30, 2015

Google is planning to bring its personal computer operating system, Chrome OS, to its mobile operating system, Android. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new operating system will be unveiled in 2017, but users can expect a preview of the early version by next year. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, recently told analysts that … continue reading

Hadoop Summit: Cascading 3.0, DgSecure 5.0 and MapR’s Azure integration

Data application infrastructure provider Concurrent has announced general availability of Cascading 3.0. The latest version of the enterprise Hadoop application development and deployment platform improves portability across programming languages such as Java, Scala and SQL, and across Hadoop distributions such as Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR. And it now has native support for compute fabrics like Apache … continue reading

Microsoft announces Azure Service Fabric

Microsoft has announced Azure Service Fabric, a new cloud platform for developers and ISVs to build scalable cloud services. According to a blog post from Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich, Azure Service Fabric has been in production for more than five years and underlies Microsoft services like Skype for Business, DocumentDB, Azure SQL Database, and … continue reading

Microsoft becomes first cloud provider to adopt international privacy standard

Microsoft has announced it has adopted ISO/IEC 27018, becoming the first major cloud provider to adopt the international privacy standard. According to a blog post from Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel and executive vice president of legal and corporate affairs, the British Standards Institute has independently verified that Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM … continue reading

Google’s self-driving car, Microsoft Azure Media Services live streaming, and Apple’s first automatic security update—SD Times news digest: Dec. 23, 2014

Google has unveiled the first prototype of its self-driving vehicle. The vehicle was first revealed in May, but the car Google presented was just a mockup without headlights. “Since then, we’ve been working on different prototypes-of-prototypes, each designed to test different systems of a self-driving car—for example, the typical ‘car’ parts like steering and braking, … continue reading

Microsoft releases Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio, open-sources Project Orleans

Microsoft’s developer and open-source arms are busy this holiday season, with the company releasing Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio and open-sourcing Project Orleans, the cloud-computing framework behind much of Azure as well as the popular first-person shooter game Halo 4. The release-to-manufacturing version of Bing Developer Assistant, available as an extension for both Visual … continue reading

Mozilla’s VR website, Oracle’s Solaris Studio 12.4, and a continuous testing lab for Azure—SD Times news digest: Nov. 12, 2014

Mozilla wants to help advance virtual reality on the Web. The company recently unveiled MozVR.com, “a VR website about VR websites,” according to the company. MozVR is meant to share experimental virtual reality websites, provide resources for developers, and spotlight virtual reality Web projects. “We’ve designed MozVR to be a ‘native VR’ Web experience, made … continue reading

Microsoft launches Microsoft Lumia 535; Hortonworks and New Relic file for IPO—SD Times news digest: November 11, 2014

Microsoft has launched its first Lumia phone without the Nokia branding. Lumia 535 comes with a 5-inch screen, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a rear-facing camera, and an integrated Microsoft experiences. It comes preloaded with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim Update. “Lumia 535 comes with our ‘5x5x5’ proposition,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for … continue reading

Microsoft partners with Docker on container technology

Docker is teaming up with Microsoft to bring its open container technology to the next release of Windows Server. The move enables Docker applications to move beyond Linux, opening the platform to new enterprise and cloud capabilities with Windows Server and Microsoft Azure integration. Microsoft Open Technologies has made a simplified setup of the original … continue reading

Microsoft Azure now supports Google’s Kubernetes

It’s been almost two month since Microsoft announced plans to work with Google and Docker to bring support for Kubernetes to its Azure platform, and today the company is following through on those plans. Microsoft has announced that Azure developers can now use Kubernetes to manage their Docker containers. “The Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. engineering … continue reading

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