Microsoft announcements from TechEd Europe 2014

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, October 28th, 2014   |  

This week Microsoft is holding its annual TechEd Europe conference in Barcelona Spain. During the keynote which was held today Microsoft made several announcements. This posts gives an overview of those announcements including links to more information where applicable.

Windows Azure announcements:

  • System Center Advisor will be rebranded to Microsoft Azure Operational Insights, still in preview for free at the moment. Microsoft Azure Operational Insights will provide Log Management, Change Tracking, Capacity Planning and Update Assessment offered as Software as a Service (SaaS) from Microsoft.
  • Microsoft announced Azure Batch, in public preview. Azure Batch allows customers to run large-scale parallel and HPC workloads in Azure. Use Batch to scale-out parallel workloads, manage the execution of tasks in a queue, and enable applications to offload compute jobs in the cloud.
  • Azure Automation is now generally available, released in April this year as a preview is now GA. Azure Automation supports the creation, deployment, monitoring, and maintenance of resources in your Microsoft Azure environment
  • Microsoft also announced that the following features are now generally available:

For mobility Microsoft made the following announcements:

  • Windows Intune which will be rebranded to Microsoft Intune will be able to manage Office mobile apps, customers can now wrap mangement technology around their own applictions.
  • Office 365 will be enhanced with Intune Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities adding policy-driven device management and wiping of corporate data. (Q1 2015)
  • Updates for Azure Active Directory Premium, adding Azure AD Application Proxy allowing customers to publish on-premises applications to external users and Azure AD Connect allowing to connect on-premises assets to the cloud and synchronization of directories
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capabilities will be added to SharePoint Online and OneDrive

More information can be found in the official press release. More detailed information about announced and released Azure services can also be found in the following blog article from Scott Guthrie: “Azure: New Marketplace, Network Improvements, New Batch Service, Automation Service, more



blog comments powered by Disqus


cloudcomputing.info Newest articles
Release: VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.5

June 13th, 2017

Log Insight is a log aggregation, management and analysis tool, that VMware first introduced in 2013 and considered a competitor of Splunk.
Yesterday VMware announced the release of version 4.5, available for…

Release: VMware vRealize Automation 7.3

June 6th, 2017

Today VMware announced the latest release of its cloud management platform vRealize Automation, former vCloud Automation Center.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.3 release notes can be found at this link.

The…

Paper: Introducing the NSX-T Platform

February 9th, 2017

“We see greater potential strategic opportunity in NSX over the next decade than our franchise product vSphere has had for the past decade.”
said VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger talking about…

Quest Software leaves Dell

November 1st, 2016

In September 2012 Dell announced to have completed the acquisition of Quest Software, a Californian company with an history in systems management, security, business intelligence and, falling back in our…

Citrix announces Q3 2016 results

October 21st, 2016

Citrix announced its financial results for third quarter 2016.
The revenues for the second quarter were $841 million for an increase of 3% compared to Q3 2015.
Net income was $132…

Amazon EC2 now runs Windows Server 2016

October 21st, 2016

A few days ago Amazon Web Services announced the support for Windows Server 2016 in its IaaS offering Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
Windows Server 2016, released in GA last week,…

VMworld US 2016 Wrap-up

September 1st, 2016

Today was the last day of VMware’s flagship conference VMworld in Las Vegas, an highly controversial edition which left a good chunk of the audience disoriented if not properly disappointed….

Gartner releases its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service for 2016

August 11th, 2016

Last week Gartner updated its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for the year 2016. The Magic Quadrant for the year 2015 was released in May last year…

Release: Ansible Tower 3 by Red Hat

August 2nd, 2016

Ansible is one of the four main players in the automation market, younger then the well known Chef and Puppet, has been launched in 2013 in Durham, N.C. and acquired…

IBM announces earnings for Q2 2016

July 19th, 2016

Yesterday IBM announced its results for Q2 2016.

If we compare with the same quarter in 2015 earnings per share, from continuing operations, decreased 22%. Net income, from continuing operations,…

Red Hat announces earnings for Q1 2017

June 24th, 2016

Red Hat announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017.
Total revenue for the first quarter was $568 million, with an increase of 18% from the…

RightScale announces Docker Container Management

May 3rd, 2016

RightScale is a Santa Barbara, CA based company, provider of a Software as a Service (SaaS) management solution that so far only supported standard Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud…

Release: OpenStack Mitaka

April 7th, 2016

Today OpenStack Foundation has released the 13th version of its IaaS platform for public, private and hybrid clouds. This new releases has been contributed by 2,336 developers, operators and users…

Cisco acquires CliQr

March 1st, 2016

Today Cisco announced the intent to acquire CliQr Technologies Inc., a privately held company based in San Jose, CA.
CliQr is one of the most promising startups in the Cloud…

 
Monthly Archive