Cloud Patches: AWS Cuts Data Transfer Prices, Azure AD Improves Privacy

Last week in cloud computing: AWS cut prices on data transfer, Azure Active Directory tweaks how it stores mobile phone numbers for two-factor authentication, and more.

Cloud Patches: Amazon Elastic Transcoder Adds KMS Suport, Azure HDInsight Comes To Australia

Last week in cloud computing: Elastic Transcoder goes CMS, HDInsight goes down under, and more.

Cloud Patches: AppStream Covers Windows, StorSimple Arrives In Australia

Last week in cloud computing: Amazon AppStream can now stream just about any Windows application to just about any device (but not in Sydney), Azure StorSimple arrives in Australia, and more cloud news.

Cloud Patches: AWS re:Invent 2014 Roundup, Azure SDK 2.5

Last week in cloud computing: all the news from AWS re:Invent 2014 (so many new services!), while Azure SDK 2.5 and Deploy to Azure hit the virtual streets.

Cloud Patches: AWS DevOps Engineer, Azure Event Hubs

Last week in cloud computing: AWS added a new DevOps certification and cut prices on some WorkSpaces bundles, while Azure launched Event Hubs and added support managing social accounts to Active Directory.

Cloud Patches: Azure Australia Aftermath, AWS Goes System Center

Last week in cloud computing: Microsoft followed up its Australian Azure launch with a host of new products at TechEd Europe, while AWS centralised its support and added the ability to manage Windows VMs from within System Center.

Amazon's New Chromecast Competitor Won't Ship To Australia

Overnight, Amazon announced the Fire TV Stick, a streaming media dongle that’s rather like a beefed-up Chromecast. Annoyingly, however, Amazon won’t ship the device to Australia.

Cloud Patches: Azure In Australia, AWS Adds OpenID Connect

Last week in cloud computing: finally Azure gets its official local data centres, Amazon adds support for OpenID Connect, and other cloud news.

AWS Adds Its Own Directory Service, Charges Australians More

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is launching its own directory service, allowing administrators to either set up their own cloud-based directory of users or replicate existing on-premises directories.

Cloud Patches: AWS WorkSpaces Support PCoIP, Azure Previews Real-Time Hadoop

Last week in cloud computing: AWS goes deeper into thin clients, while Azure previews Apache Storm clusters.