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Google makes moving data to its cloud easier

Google  Cloud today announced Transfer Service, a new service for enterprises that want to move their data from on-premise systems to the cloud. This new managed service is meant for large-scale transfers on the scale of billions of files and petabytes of data. It complements similar services from Google that allows you to ship data to its data centers via …

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe

Chalk up another win for European data protection: Microsoft has announced changes to commercial cloud contracts following privacy concerns raised by European Union data protection authorities. The changes to contractual terms will apply globally and to all its commercial customers — whether public or private sector entity or large or small business, it said today. The new contractual …

AWS Joins the .NET Foundation

On its official website, Amazon announced the following: We’re excited to announce today that AWS is joining the .NET Foundation as a corporate sponsor. AWS has a long-standing commitment to .NET, with a decade of experience running Microsoft Windows and .NET on AWS. Joining the .NET Foundation is a natural step for us to further invest and participate in this …

Azure Sentinel, Microsoft’s cloud-based SIEM, hits general availability

source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/azure-sentinel-microsofts-cloud-based-siem-hits-general-availability/ Microsoft today took Azure Sentinel out of public preview and into general availability, making it an official Azure service. With Azure Sentinel, Microsoft has now officially entered the SIEM market. SIEM stands for security information and event management (SIEM) and is a type of software used by cyber-security teams. SIEM products can be cloud-based systems …

Walt Disney Studios partners with Microsoft Azure on cloud innovation lab

Seems like everything is going to the cloud these days, so why should movie-making be left out? Today, Walt Disney Studios announced a five-year partnership with Microsoft around an innovation lab to find ways to shift content production to the Azure cloud. The project involves the Walt Disney StudioLAB, an innovation workspace where Disney personnel can experiment …

Microsoft Azure Video Indexer adds animated character recognition and more

At IBC 2019, Microsoft announced new updates to Azure Media Services including the popular Video Indexer. Azure Media Services Video Indexer allows you to search for videos by person, object, visual text, spoken word, entity, or emotion. It can automatically extract insights and metadata from videos. With the new update, Video Indexer now supports animated …

Satellite connectivity expands reach of Azure ExpressRoute across the globe

Staying connected to access and ingest data in today’s highly distributed application environments is paramount for any enterprise. Many businesses need to operate in and across highly unpredictable and challenging conditions. For example, energy, farming, mining, and shipping often need to operate in remote, rural, or other isolated locations with poor network connectivity. With the …

Microsoft Authenticator on Android gets cloud backup and recovery

Microsoft has made available to Android users the ability to do cloud backup and recovery for the Microsoft Authenticator app. Using this feature, Android users can more easily transfer their credentials to new devices when needed.  Microsoft Authenticator is an app designed to help users sign into their accounts using two-factor authentication. It can enable passwordless …