Microsoft Server Now Supports Docker Containers

Microsoft Server Now Supports Docker Containers

First released as a Technical Preview version on October 1, 2014 and later released under general availability on October 12, 2016, Windows Server 2016 is the newest version of Microsoft's signature server operating system. It was developed alongside Windows 10, offering many of the same functions and features. Of course, Windows Server 2016 also introduces several new features, including Active Directory Federation Services, Windows Defender antimalware, Remote Desktop Services to support OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL 1.1., Storage Services, Failover Clustering, Web Application Proxy for preauthorization of HTTP Basic, and ISS:10 support for HTTP/2, and Windows PowerShell 5.1.

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Microsoft Updates its Hadoop Offering with New Enhancements

Microsoft Updates its Hadoop Offering with New Enhancements

If you currently use Microsoft's Hadoop offering, you'll be pleased here about several new features and enhancements that are being added. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it's cloud-based Hadoop service, Azure HDInsight, would receive a security upgrade and performance boost. Microsoft claims these changes will provide greater security for users, while also speeding up Big Data queries by as much as 25x.

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Huawei and Microsoft Form Cybersecurity Alliance

Huawei and Microsoft Form Cybersecurity Alliance

Microsoft and Huawei have joined forces with EastWest Institute to help IT organizations and professionals securely buy informations and communications technology (ICT) products. The powerhouse tech companies say ICT buyers are at risk for cyber attacks when using commercial products and services. And with phishing and ransomware attacks on the rise, this isn't a trend that's likely to go away anytime soon.

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