Microsoft loves Linux, is adopting Docker for its servers, and just bought Revolution Analytics, the biggest open-source R statistical language company. This is not your dad's Microsoft.
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Microsoft is privately testing a public-facing version of its Cosmos big-data service, which features new analysis and storage engines, plus a new SQL-IP language.
Microsoft has acquired Revolution Analytics, a company that develops R programming-language-based analytic solutions for open-source and proprietary big data platforms.
In the next few days, Microsoft will deliver the latest preview release of Windows 10. But don't expect to see everything that the company showed off in this week's live demo. Here's what you'll see and what's still missing.
Microsoft handed over data linked to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack to the FBI in double-quick time, noting that extra snooping should only happen under certain circumstances.
The lobby group representing technology giants including Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and Facebook has said that the mandatory data-retention legislation before the Australian parliament could see its own services caught up by the scheme.
Should your enterprise own its data center? Would it be better to use the services of a hosting or collocation company? Does the emergence of cloud computing make this decision easier?
Redmond's latest salary survey shows employers paying 25 percent more and up for Azure and big data work.
Ford's big data and mobility experiments set the stage for positioning the automaker more as a software and systems outfit. Ford is a good example of how every company is now a technology company.
Optus has announced that it will acquire Microsoft partner and IT managed services company Ensyst for AU$13 million.
Non-HTTPS pages provide no data security and the user should be reminded of that, argues the company. It's a big step.
The Palo Alto-based company says the new certifications support key capabilities required of an enterprise data platform.
Sony's security failure has been devastating, but the company is turning to technology in an attempt to halt downloads of its confidential data.
Microsoft has fired the latest salvo in a case to keep US agents from having access to customer data stored overseas.
The company has secured two patents to streamline cloud deployment and enhances real-time analysis of cloud data.
Microsoft is building a new platform called Azure BizTalk Microservices that could be key to what's next for the company on the cloud platform-as-a-service front.
Data visualisation company Duckboard's was on the verge of closure until a casual email changed the company's destiny entirely.
Microsoft Corporate Strategy Vice President Jeff Teper talks about Microsoft's thinking on everything from its Minecraft acquisition, to how the leadership team is evaluating what's core to the company.
Big data usually means big servers and big data warehouses, but the BI company Actuate wants to make it happen on your watch, too.
Microsoft officials are attributing a nearly 11-hour Azure outage across a large part of the world earlier this week to a performance update the company made to its Storage services.
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