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Microsoft's $100 million+ data centre approved for Auckland
Microsoft has been granted consent from the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office to advance its plans to open a datacenter region in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Microsoft launches program to help people with disabilities excel in tech
Microsoft wants to help people with disabilities excel in their technology careers, which is why it has launched a first-of-its-kind pilot program to achieve those goals.
Microsoft commercial cloud revenue up 30%, bigger than Google and IBM combined
For the first time this year, annual commercial cloud revenue exceeded $50 billion.
Microsoft's underwater data center comes up for air
The data center housed 864 servers and cooling system infrastructure in a watertight steel tube that was approximately the size of a shipping container.
Microsoft NZ expands senior leadership team
Microsoft New Zealand has announced the expansion of its senior leadership team, with the appointment of Nigel Parker to the newly created role of customer success unit lead.
Innovation a necessity in a crisis - Microsoft report
Almost all (98%) organisations with the most mature culture of innovation leaders agree that innovation is a necessity to stay resilient during a crisis.
VMware backs Microsoft's Azure Spring Cloud for developers
Microsoft Azure Spring Cloud is putting developers at the centre of the action, with the belief that more productive developers lead to more functionality, and happier customers.
Skills for life: Continuous learning in the rapidly-evolving tech sector
Learning can take a rapid approach to ingesting new information, Fast or slow, not every learning process is suited to how the subject matter evolves.
Parallo named Azure Specialist for ISV for A/NZ and APAC
The NZ-based IT services provider has been selected as one of 35 global partners to be named as a part of the new initiative.
Game review: Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC)
This is no re-heat of a previous iteration, this is a totally new sim, for a new generation of virtual pilots.
IBM named top industrial Blockchain-as-a-Service provider
ABI Research has released a new Industrial BaaS Competitive Assessment, analysing and ranking six industrial BaaS vendors, Alibaba, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP.
Standard Chartered Bank moves to cloud-first future with Microsoft
"To realise our digital ambitions, Standard Chartered has chosen Microsoft as a strategic partner and this partnership marks a major milestone for the bank in adopting a cloud-first approach."
How does MSFT Defender compare to ESET?
Although Microsoft Defender has gained market share and made some advancements in their offerings, it is not a silver bullet, writes Chillisoft's CEO.
Amazon continues to dominate global IaaS market - report
The top 5 IaaS providers accounted for 80% of the total worldwide market in 2019, according to a new report from Gartner.
Hands-on review: Microsoft Surface Book 3
The majority of buyers of the Microsoft Surface Book 3 will undoubtedly be tempted in by the device’s versatility, and who can blame them?
Empired appointed to Microsoft Business Applications Inner Circle
The Microsoft Business Applications Inner Circle recognises the top 1% of business applications partners - who provide Dynamics 365 and Power Platform - worldwide.
Microsoft Flight Simulator – the only way to fly
On August 18th, PC gamers will be able to take to skies, once more, with what looks to be the first of next-generation consumer flight simulation.
Veeam reports biggest second quarter in company history
"During Q2’20, Veeam continued to accelerate its business and growth trajectory with our broad ecosystem of partners, and we have maintained a customer-first ethos."
Y Soft expands Microsoft Universal Print integration
YSoft SAFEQ Cloud portfolio, which includes SAFEQ CloudPro and Breeze, is now fully integrated with Microsoft’s Universal Print.
Forrester analyses the top SaaS marketplace players
The ‘New Wave SaaS Marketplaces’ report analyses the top eight players and provides analyst insight on who is excelling, or trailing, in 10 criteria.
Barhead invited to Microsoft 20/21 Inner Circle
This recognition of an invitation to the Inner Circle for Microsoft business applications is based on sales achievements and customer success.
Hybrid way of working the new normal - Microsoft
"As different parts of the world were hit by COVID-19, life and work were changed overnight for everyone."
Cognizant snaps up Microsoft specialists New Signature
Cognizant has acquired New Signature, a cloud-native business focused on Microsoft public cloud transformation. According to a statement, the acquisition will enable Cognizant to further grow Microsoft cloud solutions.
Fonterra named Microsoft's first major customer for new data centre region
The move will see the dairy giant migrate a large portion of its operations and critical data from on-premises data centres to Microsoft Azure once the ground-breaking data centre region is launched.