Latest Azure publications

Microsoft set to lay off thousands in cloud-first reorganisation

Microsoft is reportedly preparing to lay off thousands of employees in an attempt to drive a greater focus on its cloud computing services. According to a report by TechCrunch, the cuts, which are expected to affect employees globally, forms part of the tech giant’s strategy to accelerate its Azure offerings. The plans are reported to… Read More

Microsoft notifies users of important Azure vulnerability

Microsoft has published an important security advisory for Azure customers. A vulnerability in the Active Directory Connect (AD Connect) may allow escalation of privilege if exploited. The vulnerability was discovered in the password-writeback component of Azure AD Connect, which allows users to reset the on-premises passwords from remote locations. If the password-writeback feature is misconfigured during… Read More

Accenture and Microsoft partner on blockchain identity prototype

Accenture, with partners Microsoft and Avanade, has created a prototype identity management system in support of the ID2020 campaign. The prototype system was created using the principles of the distributed ledger architecture, combining the existing Accenture identity platform with the Azure cloud network. The companies demonstrated the prototype at this week’s ID2020 Summit at the… Read More

Microsoft joins open source Cloud Foundry Foundation

Microsoft has announced that it has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Gold Member. In line with the new partnership, Microsoft will extend Cloud Foundry integration with Azure to provide additional support for the development of Cloud Foundry apps on the Azure platform. The announcement was made at yesterday’s Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 2017… Read More

SAP Cloud now compatible with AWS, Google and Azure

SAP has announced that the Cloud Foundry-based SAP Cloud Platform is now compatible with the three foremost cloud providers: Amazon, Google and Microsoft. With this announcement, SAP has positioned itself as the first end-to-end digital enterprise platform to allow customers to choose between the major infrastructure-as-a-service providers. SAP will provide full multi-cloud support for the cloud… Read More