Microsoft Acquiring Metaswitch Networks

Microsoft announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Metaswitch Networks, a developer of network software.

Microsoft Establishing First Data Center in New Zealand

Microsoft has announced it is establishing its first data center in New Zealand, as it works to expand its enterprise cloud services in the country.

Microsoft Reports Quarterly Results, Azure Scores Big

Microsoft has released its quarterly earnings for the third quarter of fiscal 2020, and Azure stands out as one of the company’s big hits.

Microsoft Scores Five-Year Coca-Cola Contract

Microsoft has announced a five-year contract with Coca-Cola to modernize and standardize the beverage company’s software.

Microsoft and BlackRock Partner to Host Aladdin on Azure

Microsoft has announced a big win for its Azure cloud platform: a deal to host BlackRock’s Aladdin infrastructure on Azure.

Microsoft Acquiring Affirmed Networks

Microsoft has announced an agreement to acquire Affirmed Networks, the “virtualized, cloud-native mobile network” startup. The acquisition will help Microsoft as networks transition to 5G. In the past, “wireless networks have been based on purpose-built hardware,” writes Yousef Khalidi, Corporate…

Coronavirus: Rescale Partners With Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud For Vaccine Research

In the race to create a COVID-19 vaccine, Rescale has partnered with both Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Microsoft Quarterly Results: Azure Growing Faster Than the Market

Microsoft beat analysts expectations with its quarterly results, with particularly good news coming from the cloud front, according to Bloomberg. Overall the company reported revenue of $36.9 billion, a 14% increase over last year. Operating income was $13.9 billion, representing…

Yet Another Analyst Believes Microsoft Could Unseat Amazon, Cites ‘Paranoia’ Surrounding AWS

Business Insider is reporting that RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Alex Zukin believes Microsoft could unseat AWS as the dominant cloud player. AWS currently holds a commanding lead in the market, with some 47.8% market share. In spite of that,…

Microsoft Expects ‘Halo Effect’ From Winning Pentagon JEDI Contract

Fresh off of winning the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI contract, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the company is expecting a “halo effect,” according to Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi. “Halo effect” was a term used frequently in regard to Apple products,…