Category: Azure

Powering our customers: the innovation story behind Microsoft’s earnings

Judson Althoff July 19, 2018 Azure, Featured, Microsoft 365, Recent News, Windows 10

With Microsoft’s fourth quarter earnings, we delivered double-digit revenue growth across all segments anchored by the growing success in our commercial cloud as technology helps our customers power their innovation. Recently organizations like GE, PGA, NBA, Marks & Spencer, Starbucks, InMobi  Bayer and Telefonica shared how they are leveraging cloud and artificial intelligence to support…

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Advancing the future of society with AI and the intelligent edge

Frank X. Shaw May 7, 2018 Accessibility, AI, Azure, Build, Build 2018, cloud, Featured, intelligent edge, IoT, Kinect, Microsoft Teams, open source, Windows

The world is a computer, filled with an incredible amount of data. By 2020, the average person will generate 1.5GB of data a day, a smart home 50GB and a smart city, a whopping 250 petabytes of data per day. This data presents an enormous opportunity for developers — giving them a seat of power,…

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The story behind Microsoft earnings: Our customers’ digital innovation

Judson Althoff April 26, 2018 AI, Azure, Digital transformation, Featured, HoloLens, The Official Microsoft Blog

Today, Microsoft announced its third-quarter earnings, including commercial cloud revenue of $6 billion, up 58 percent from last year. As always, this growth is fueled by the innovation and success of our customers and partners. Today, almost every company is a tech company, and below are a few examples of companies working closely with Microsoft…

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Industrial customers and partners bet on Microsoft, from cloud to edge devices

Çağlayan Arkan April 23, 2018 Azure, Featured, Hannover Messe 2018, Industrial IoT, Internet of things, IoT, Manufacturing, Microsoft Cloud, Recent News

Innovations showcasing Industrial IoT, AI, cobotics, digital twins and mixed reality will be on display at Microsoft’s booth at the annual Hannover Messe industrial fair. This week at the world’s largest industrial fair, I am honored to once again host nearly 30 customers and partners in Microsoft’s booth at the Digital Factory Hall at Hannover…

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Microsoft expands cloud services in Europe and into Middle East to meet growing customer demand

Jason Zander March 14, 2018 Azure, cloud, datacenters, Featured, GDPR, Office 365, Recent News

I’m thrilled to share that we plan to deliver the Microsoft Cloud from our first datacenter locations in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, and we’ll expand the cloud options for customers in Germany. I’m also excited to reveal that the Microsoft Cloud in France is officially open with the general availability of Microsoft Azure…

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The story behind Microsoft’s earnings: The intelligent cloud powers customer innovation across industries

Judson Althoff January 31, 2018 Azure, cloud, Featured, Internet of things, IoT

In today’s Microsoft second quarter earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella showcased how customers are using our technology to create digital business solutions. The 56 percent year-over-year growth in commercial cloud revenue — with broad-based growth across geographic markets and industry segments — is fueled by customer and partner success. Just this week, we announced news…

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Microsoft acquires PlayFab, accelerating game development innovation in the cloud

Kareem Choudhry January 29, 2018 Azure, cloud, developers, Featured, Gaming

Together, Azure and PlayFab will further unlock the power of the intelligent cloud for the gaming industry, enabling game developers and delighting gamers around the world.

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Microsoft to acquire Avere Systems, accelerating high-performance computing innovation for media and entertainment industry and beyond

Jason Zander January 3, 2018 Avere Systems, Azure, Big Computing, cloud, Featured, High-Performance Computing, high-performance storage, Recent News

Over the years, Microsoft has made a number of investments to provide our customers with the most flexible, secure and scalable storage solutions in the marketplace. Today, I am pleased to share that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Avere Systems, a leading provider of high-performance NFS and SMB file-based storage for Linux and Windows clients running in cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments.

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Microsoft builds and integrates Azure Location Based Services directly into the cloud

Sam George November 28, 2017 automotive, Azure, Azure Location Based Services, Featured, Recent News

Microsoft believes that advances in technology will solve many of the problems created in the industrial era and help make society safer, more sustainable, efficient and inclusive. For example, as enterprises harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect their physical assets to the cloud, they are dramatically reducing energy usage and…

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Developing for the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge at Microsoft Connect(); 2017

Scott Guthrie November 15, 2017 Azure, Azure Machine Learning, connect, Data, developers, Featured, IoT, open source, Recent News, Visual Studio

Today we’re kicking off Connect(); 2017, one of my favorite annual Microsoft developer events, where over three days we get to host approximately 150 livestreamed and interactive sessions for developers everywhere — no matter the tools they use or the platforms they prefer. Today at Connect(); 2017 I’m excited to share news that will help…

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The story behind Microsoft’s earnings: Our customers’ digital innovation in the cloud

Judson Althoff October 26, 2017 Azure, cloud, Digital transformation, Featured

Today, Microsoft announced its first quarter earnings. One big takeaway is that we exceeded our goal to meet a $20 billion in commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate. This exciting milestone represents our continued delivery of new cloud technologies and our customers’ digital innovation. Across major industries — from finance and energy sector to retail…

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Now taking orders for Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

Liz Centoni September 25, 2017 App Dynamics, Azure, Azure Stack, Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack, Cisco Unified Computing System, Executive Platform, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Azure Stack, UCS

Now taking orders for Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack We are now taking orders for Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack, offering customers a powerful cloud-ready solution that gives them full control over how they manage data, governance, security and performance. We combined Microsoft’s robust Azure cloud platform with Cisco’s UCS server […]

Celebrating the completion of the most advanced subsea cable across the Atlantic

Suresh Kumar September 22, 2017 Azure, Data, Featured, Internet access, Recent News

When it comes to computing, speed matters. So does resiliency. Today, we’re proud to announce the completion of the Marea subsea cable, which is unmatched in its capabilities. Spanish for tide, Marea is a joint project between Microsoft, Facebook and global telecommunication infrastructure company Telxius, that helps to upgrade the global internet infrastructure to better…

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