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Windows Server 2016: Run Docker Natively with Enterprise Support

by Elton Stoneman Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 05, 2016

Windows Server 2016 has support for running Windows apps in Docker containers, with commercial support available from Microsoft and Docker. InfoQ talked to Docker Captain and Microsoft MVP, Stefan Scherer, to hear his thoughts on the future of Docker on Windows.

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Azure Role-based Access Control Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 31, 2015

In October, 2015 Microsoft announced its Azure Role Based Access Control (RBAC) feature has reached General Availability. The purpose of this feature is to allow organizations finer granularity when providing individuals and groups access to Azure resources and services.

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Amazon Introduces AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 13, 2015

On December 3rd, 2015 Amazon announced a new service that allows customers to provision a Microsoft Active Directory managed service in Amazon Web Services (AWS). The service, also referred to as Microsoft AD, uses directory capabilities found in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.

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Windows Server 2008 & 2012 Are Now GA on GCE

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 24, 2015

After being more than a year in beta, Google has graduated the Windows Server running on Compute Engine (GCE) to General Availability. The versions supported are Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition, and they plan to add support for Windows Server 2016 and Nano in the future.

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Microsoft Announces Nano Server and Hyper-V Containers

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 19, 2015

Microsoft continues its push to adapt to the new realities brought about by the containers tsunami, having recently announced the Nano Server, a "minimal footprint" Windows Server, and Hyper-V containers, which provide virtual machine isolation capabilities to containers. The Nano Server has 92 percent fewer critical bulletins and requires 80 percent fewer reboots than a typical Windows Server.

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Microsoft Enhances Azure SQL Database, Active Directory and Media Services

by Janakiram MSV Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 03, 2015

Microsoft announced new features to Azure SQL Database, Azure Active Directory, Azure RMS and Azure Media Services.

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Amazon Launches Corporate Directory Service in the Cloud

by Janakiram MSV Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 23, 2014

Amazon has added corporate directory services called AWS Directory Service to its growing portfolio of cloud services. Applications that need Active Directory or a LDAP compatible directory can use this service.

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August Patch Tuesday Improves Internet Explorer's Security and Features

by João Paulo Marques Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 27, 2014

In their latest Patch Tuesday, Microsoft issued 9 bulletins covering a total of 37 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE) spread across some of their products.

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Microsoft Beefs Up Cloud Identity Services as Part of Mobile Push

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 31, 2014

As part of launching an Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft announced that Azure Active Directory Premium was set to hit General Availability. Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium extends the free identity management and single sign-on service with additional group-management capabilities, rebranding options, security analytics, and more.

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Visual Studio 2013 Adds New Project Templates with Improvements and Social Accounts Authentication

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 23, 2013 1

The recently released Visual Studio 2013 includes new project templates with several improvements which enables developers to build projects and applications faster.

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LeanSentry Adds Alert Enhancements, Custom Response Time and Error Ignore Mechanism

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 28, 2013

LeanSentry, web based server and application monitoring tool for .NET has been updated with improved alerts in addition to an ability to set custom response time with an option to ignore any least important errors.

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Windows Azure Adds Active Directory, New Backup Service, Monitoring and Log Improvements

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 15, 2013

Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows Azure Active Directory, new backup service with support for incremental backups including several monitoring and log improvements.

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Windows Azure Mobile Services with Android, Active Directory, Localization, East Asia Region

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 15, 2013

Microsoft has recently released several updates to Windows Azure with support for Android, Active Directory, Application monitoring with HTTP response codes, new five languages including expansion of Azure Store to 22 more countries.

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DotNetNuke 7 with Active Directory and SharePoint Lists

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 12, 2012

DotNetNuke 7 has been recently released with support for Active Directory and SharePoint Lists. Richard Dumas, Senior Director of DotNetNuke Corp speaks exclusively to InfoQ on the recent release.

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Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012

by Jonathan Allen Follow 47 Followers on  Oct 31, 2012

Dynamic Access Control is a set of features for Windows Server 2012 to manage authentication and authorization beyond Active Directory Groups. There are several components involved in this, the most notable being the ability evaluate expression-based ACLs against user and device claims.

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