Top Stories Cloud
- Xbox One Internals: What Are Azure And Hyper-V Really Doing In There?
- Windows Azure In Australia: Everything You Need To Know
- Why A Data Centre Is Like An Airport
- Is The NBN Slowing Down Business Broadband Providers?
- How Mobile Network Usage Will Change Your Work Environment
- Cloud-Based Online Stores Are Under Attack
Handy news for developers building Azure apps which use Azure Active Directory: you can now set up two-factor authentication for all users of those apps. Details at the AD blog. [AD Team Blog]
Google has cut pricing on its BigQuery cloud-based analysis system, reducing charges from 12 US cents per GB per month to 8 US cents. The service has also expanded its query limit and added new features; check out Google’s developer blog for details. [Google Developer Blog]
We know that Australia will get an Azure data centre at some point next year. That’s not the only expansion happening. Japan will also get a pair of data centres around the same time, and China is getting in even earlier, with trials for its two new centres beginning in June.
One of the challenges of an environment where employees use multiple cloud services is how to manage those accounts. AppGuru, a new web-based service from LogMein,, aims to simplify that process by providing a centralised console where IT managers can track, deploy and remove users on different services.
Today’s announcement of the Xbox One has seen a decidedly mixed reaction, but also offered hints at the key roles some of Microsoft’s more enterprise technologies will play on the console/entertainment device/potential doorstop. Here’s what we know so far.
As we reported this morning, Microsoft is planning to launch two local Azure data centres in Australia. When will they launch? Will there be a cost difference? Lifehacker got the answers direct from Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s global president for Server & Tools.