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Report: Companies are struggling to migrate to Windows 10 before Windows 7 End of Life

Microsoft will be ending its support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. But despite Windows 7 End of Life approaching, many companies still haven’t moved off of the 10 year old operating system. According to a report from 1E, an average of 68 percent of an organization’s machines have been migrated to Windows 10. … continue reading

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: BERT

Microsoft is open-sourcing the recipe it used to pre-train its language representation model BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers). According to Microsoft, BERT led to significant advances in the ability to capture the intricacies of language. It also improved functionality of natural language applications like text classification, extraction, and question gathering. The broad range of … continue reading

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ITOps Times news digest: AT&T and Microsoft enter alliance, ExxonMobile works with companies to advance Open Process Automation, and Insight Connected Suite

AT&T and Microsoft have entered into an alliance for delivering innovation using cloud, AI, and 5G. Microsoft will provide AT&T employees with its productivity and collaboration tools, while Microsoft will get access to AT&T’s 5G network to design, test, and build edge computing capabilities. “AT&T is at the forefront of defining how advances in technology, … continue reading

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Microsoft and ServiceNow announce new partnership

Microsoft and ServiceNow have announced a new partnership that will enable enterprise and government customers to accelerate digital transformation, while driving new levels of insight and innovation. The two companies also hope that by partnering up, they can optimize each others’ products, platforms, and cloud capabilities. “There is an enormous opportunity for customers — including … continue reading

Azure IoT Hub adds integration with over-the-air update manager

Microsoft announced a new integration with update manager Mender. Mender provides over-the-air (OTA) update management, while Azure IoT Hub provides capabilities for developers to build device management into IoT devices. The new integration will provide a single location for managing device registration. According to Mender, a challenge organizations often run into is building a firmware … continue reading

Microsoft previews Identity Overlay Network to further decentralized identity systems

In an effort to strike a balance between the security and self-ownership of blockchains and the massive scale needed to create Decentralized Identifier (DID) systems, Microsoft announced a preview of ION (Identity Overlay Network). ION is a public, permission-less, open network that anyone can use to create DIDs and manage their Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) … continue reading

SAP partners with hyperscalers to move more companies to the cloud

SAP is teaming up with cloud providers Amazon, Microsoft and Google as well as global strategic service partners to walk companies through their transition to cloud-based business innovation. The project called Embrace will tailor the core components to each company based on the language and context of their industry. This includes roadmapping the platform, software, … continue reading

Microsoft prepares for Hannover Messe with Azure IoT integrations for manufacturing

In the lead-up to the Hannover Messe 2019 industrial technology event next week, Microsoft released updates for many of its industry-focused products and services, all aimed at providing businesses with a path towards “Industry 4.0.” The paradigm would see artificial intelligence, mixed reality and automation leveraged to achieve “intelligent manufacturing,” the company explained in a … continue reading

Microsoft and Facebook start the Co-Packaged Optics Collaboration to address growing networking demands

Data center architectures are changing rapidly and that’s putting a lot of pressure on IT organizations trying to keep up with the greater networking demands. To address that challenge, Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up to form the Co-Packaged Optics (CPO) Collaboration, which will be a project under the Joint Development Foundation. According to Microsoft, … continue reading

Windows Server 2019 release gives IT Ops pros plenty to consider

Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2019 promises to bring significant improvements to IT operations professionals and managers seeking to more easily bridge their datacenters with the public cloud. Showcased at the recent Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida the Windows Server 2019 became generally available earlier this month. The release of Windows Server 2019 comes as … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite: CData Cloud Hub, Sumo Logic announces Azure integrations and MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform

Along with the numerous announcements made by Microsoft at its Ignite conference in Orlando this week, a number of other software providers discussed new products and updates to their offerings. CData Software launches cloud data and integration hub CData, which offers data access and integration solutions using standards-based drivers, launched CData Cloud Hub for software-as-a-service, … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite themes: Security, AI and data, IoT and edge computing

Microsoft kicked off its Ignite conference this morning with a boatload of announcement primarily around three themes: IT security, AI and data, and IoT and edge computing. With cyberattacks continuing to harm organizations around the world, Microsoft announced Secure Score, a report card to assess their current state of security as well as make recommendations … continue reading

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