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SolarWinds expands Azure support

SolarWinds announced updates to its IT operations management offering (which includes the Orion Suite and its APM suite) that offer new and expanded Azure support that encompasses on-premises and cloud environments.  The company has added support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance as the Orion database, helping customers reduce management overhead and total cost of … continue reading

Microsoft releases Threat Experts to connect customers with security pros

Organizations face increasingly sophisticated attacks, whether that’s supply chain attacks, highly targeted campaigns or hands-on keyboard attacks. To address the issue, Microsoft launched Threat Experts within Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to send targeted attack notifications and experts on demand. Defender ATP customers can now directly engage with Microsoft security analysts to understand how … continue reading


Microsoft greatly expands capabilities for creating and deploying IoT solutions

Microsoft is hoping to make it easier for companies to create and deploy IoT solutions. The company announced new capabilities that will help them fulfill that goal. Microsoft will help customers embrace IoT as a strategy for driving better business outcomes, improving safety by predicting and preventing equipment failures, optimizing smart building for space utilization … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: NVIDIA and Microsoft partnership, FogHorn’s low-code OT platform, and HPE joins the IoT Community

NVIDIA and Microsoft have announced a new technology collaboration that is focused on intelligent edge computing. Together the companies will work to help industries better manage and derive insights from data created by retail stores, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, connected buildings, urban infrastructure, and other environments, the companies explained. As part of the partnership, NVIDIA has … continue reading

Rancher 2.3 released with Microsoft Windows container support

Rancher Labs has announced the latest release of its Kubernetes management platform. Rancher 2.3 features support for Windows containers, integration with the Istio service mesh, and new cluster templates.  According to the company, 70% of on-premise workloads are running on Windows Server operating systems, and support for Windows containers has been a highly wanted feature … continue reading

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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 Protection Status

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