Microsoft’s Q1 FY17 results contain the news that the annualized revenue run rate for commercial cloud products is now over $13 billion. Perhaps even more interesting is the news that the new official figure for Office 365 monthly active users is 85 million. At this rate, the 100 million barrier will be cracked in early 2017.
Because it’s that time of the month, this edition of Short Takes focuses largely on Microsoft’s quarterly earnings: Plus I riff on some headlines and report on a few other things.
Want to learn how to link two virtual networks using VNet Peering, a new feature in Microsoft Azure? Aidan Finn has you covered with a deep dive into this feature.
Explore the main reasons you should consider deploying the now generally available Windows Server 2016 in your network.
For the end of its first quarter fiscal year, third quarter calendar year, Microsoft has reported $20.5 billion in GAAP and $22.3 billion in non-GAAP revenue with operating income at $5.2 billion GAAP, and $7.1 billion non-GAAP.
Microsoft has a patchy history with offline synchronization for its OneDrive platform. The new synchronization client in Windows 10 is a big improvement, and it was recently announced at Ignite that a preview of the client now provides support for synchronizing SharePoint libraries, which will eventually free organizations from the terrible legacy Groove software that’s currently required.
One of the worst nightmares for the IT professional is coming into the office in the morning and finding that your critical servers have been hijacked with ransomware. Business immediately grinds to a halt, and you need to have unpleasant meetings with management about how this happened and — more importantly — what you […]
Some interesting announcements during the last week informed us about Yammer getting better at compliance and a new Office 365 connector. I’m not so hot on the bots, though. In other news, MyAnalytics has an unexplained love for Internet Explorer and the topic of password trimming and the Office 365 maximum password length caused some confusion – at least for one administrator! And some news about an interesting Exchange 20th anniversary video and a VDI collaboration project between VMware and Microsoft for Skype for Business rounds out the week.
In this post I will show you how to connect two Azure virtual networks (VNets) together, extending one to another, therefore enabling you to route from virtual machines on one VNet to virtual machines that are connect to another VNet, whether they are in the same region or in different regions. Design Considerations […]
Microsoft is hosting three separate events, all in New York City, during a three-week span with each event focusing on a different group of users; from consumer devices to updates for the developer community.
Microsoft Research says it’s made a major breakthrough in converting human speech to text. Recognising continuous, conversational speech is really hard to do accurately, but Redmond reports it can do it as well as actual people can. The researchers claim their technology makes far fewer mistakes. That’s a bold assertion, given the 40-odd-year history of […]
Microsoft and SAP have announced an expansion of their partnership to bring more SAP products to Microsoft’s cloud but it will take up to five years for the new software to materialize.
It’s frustrating when a promised feature isn’t available. Microsoft announced auto-expanding archive mailboxes for Exchange Online in June 2016, but Office 365 customers have reported that their storage quota is limited to 170GB. That’s a lot of space, but hardly the “truly bottomless archive” that Microsoft promised. What’s going on?