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Archived Microsoft News Articles
06 Jun 2017
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Inside the high-tech, high-stakes race to keep the cloud secure [64145]
Microsoft, June 6th 2017

Allison Linn blogs, "At any point in time on any day of the week, Microsoft's cloud computing operations are under attack: The company detects a whopping 1.5 million attempts a day to compromise its systems.

Microsoft isn't just fending off those attacks. It's also learning from them.

All those foiled attacks, along with data about the hundreds of billions of emails and other pieces of information that flow to and from Microsoft's cloud computing data centers, are constantly being fed into the company's intelligent security graph..."
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01 Jun 2017
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Microsoft announces 2017 Partner of the Year winners and finalists [63972]
Microsoft, June 1st 2017

Microsoft Corp. announced the winners and finalists of the Microsoft 2017 Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards recognize top Microsoft partners demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Award winners and finalists from around the world will be recognized at Microsoft Inspire taking place July 9-13, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

This year, Microsoft acknowledged partners in 34 categories celebrating each of the core partner competencies, including cloud technology, public sector, Microsoft Philanthropies and many more. The award finalists and winners were selected from more than 2,800 nominations collected from 115 countries worldwide based on their commitment to customers, their solution's impact on the market and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.
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24 May 2017
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Accelerate your GDPR compliance with the Microsoft Cloud [63789]
Microsoft, May 24th 2017

Julia White blogs, "The European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect one year from tomorrow. While some companies have started working towards GDPR compliance, Gartner believes that less than 50 percent of all organizations will fully comply with the GDPR when it goes into effect on May 25, 2018. We know that the cloud can help dramatically increase that compliance rate, and we are dedicated to helping our customers on this journey..."
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24 May 2017
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Meet Mixer, formerly Beam, Microsoft's interactive livestreaming platform [63790]
Microsoft, May 24th 2017

Microsoft blogs, "A big evolution of Microsoft's interactive livestreaming platform was announced Thursday, including a new name for the service: Mixer (formerly Beam). Users will also see several features they've been asking for that unlock a whole new world of possibilities for social streaming, and help viewers find the content they're looking for across the service..."

'We chose Mixer as our new name because it represents what we love most about the service - how it brings people together,' writes Matt Salsamendi, co-founder and engineering lead of the platform at Microsoft.
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18 May 2017
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Microsoft to deliver Microsoft Cloud from datacenters in Africa [63570]
Microsoft, May 18th 2017

Few places in the world are as dynamic and diverse as Africa today. In this landscape, we see enormous opportunity for the cloud to accelerate innovation, support people across the continent who are working to transform their businesses, explore new entrepreneurship opportunities and help solve some of the world's hardest problems. For these reasons, I'm very excited to share our plans to deliver the Microsoft Cloud from datacenters in Africa.
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16 May 2017
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Indegene and Microsoft announce strategic alliance to deliver new life-sciences-focused business applications [63567]
Microsoft, May 16th 2017

Indegene (www.indegene.com), a global healthcare solutions provider, and Microsoft Corp. are collaborating to deliver the next generation of commercial cloud applications to life sciences. Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales will combine with the Indegene Omnipresence platform to create a modern, mobile, multichannel CRM solution specifically for sales and medical representatives to better engage healthcare practitioners. The solution will help simplify digital content development and management as well as provide in-line analytics and optimization to support the representatives and improve the customer experience.
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