Microsoft joins forces with Walmart to take on Amazon with cloud technology

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/17/walmart-walmart-cloud/ Microsoft has announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with retail giant Walmart to help “make shopping faster and easier for millions of customers around the world”. The … Read more

Microsoft acquires machine learning and AI startup Bonsai

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/21/microsoft-acquires-bonsai/ Seeking to strengthen its artificial intelligence arsenal, Microsoft has announced an agreement to acquire San Francisco-based AI startup Bonsai. Bonsai already had Microsoft links, having been set up back … Read more

Microsoft unveils IoT-ready Windows Collaborative Displays

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/06/microsoft-windows-collaborative-displays/ In a keynote address at Computex 2018, Microsoft introduced a completely new hardware platform: Windows Collaboration Displays. Designed for use in offices and meeting rooms, the displays are touch-sensitive … Read more

Microsoft made its own IoT-ready Linux kernel for Azure Sphere OS

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/microsoft-azure-sphere-linux-kernel/ Microsoft has opened up its heart to Linux in recent years, but now the company has done something that would have previously been unthinkable: it has built its own … Read more

Apple iCloud now powered by Google Cloud, not Microsoft Azure

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/26/apple-icloud-now-powered-by-google-cloud-not-microsoft-azure/ Public Cloud is a massive business for tech giants like Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is currently the clear leader, with 62 percent share, followed by … Read more

The Linux Foundation launches ‘Administering Linux on Azure’ training course

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/11/linux-foundation-linux-azure-training/ Linux is very much mainstream nowadays. What was once viewed as a hobby and niche project, is transforming the world. Many of the world’s servers are running Linux-based operating … Read more

Microsoft acquires storage vendor Avere Systems to boost its hybrid cloud offerings

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/04/microsoft-acquires-avere/ Microsoft has bought file systems company Avere Systems for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is part of Microsoft’s continuing shift to the cloud, and sees the company improving its … Read more