Cloud Patches: Google Cloud Security Scanner, AWS Tag Management

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.


Dropbox Shared Links Now Open Directly In Android And iOS

iOS/Android: A nifty update coming to the Dropbox mobile apps: if you click on a shared link to a Dropbox file, it can automatically show up in the Dropbox app.


Azure Adds Linux Version Of HDInsight

Azure has offered a Windows-based version of the HDInsight Hadoop implementation since late 2013. Now you have the option of running HDInsight in a Linux implementation on Azure as well.


Office Integrating With More Cloud Storage Providers

Unsurprisingly, every version of Office makes it easy to save files to Microsoft’s own OneDrive service — but what if you prefer Dropbox or Box? That should be less of a hassle in the future, with Microsoft announcing new integration options for Office that will let any cloud storage provider be added to the list of save locations.


You Can Now Pay For AWS In Australian Dollars

Like other cloud services, AWS is usually paid for by credit card — but since the fees are in US dollars, you can end up getting slugged with conversion fees. You can now avoid that by setting Australian dollars as your preferred currency.


Cloud Patches: Death To Azure ACS, Route 53 Updates

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Watch out for identity management!


Cloud Patches: Azure Hybrid Cloud, AWS Ruby

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.


The 10 Hours When Pizza Happens: Why Eagle Boys Switched To Azure

One of the key selling points for cloud computing is the ability to scale up on demand and make changes on-demand. One of the key selling points for pizza is the ability to have a hot meal delivered on-demand to your house. That’s at the heart of why franchise chain Eagle Boys has long used a cloud computing approach, and recently migrated its core IT systems onto Microsoft’s Australian Azure data centres.


Cloud Patches: Azure Preview Portal, AWS WorkMail

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.


VMware vCloud Air Adds Google Cloud Platform

VMware is due to launch its vCloud Air platform in Australia sometime in the first half of this year. One potentially intriguing addition to the platform: rival service Google Cloud Platform.