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Australian Azure Centres In Private Preview But Still 'Months Away'

We’ve been wondering for quite a while when the Australian Azure data centres in Sydney and Melbourne would finally go live. While we still don’t have an official date, Microsoft is letting some partners access the centres via a “private preview”.


Cloud Patches: Azure SQL Upgrades, AWS SDK For Java

Last week in cloud computing: Azure saw significant enhancements to its SQL database offerings, while Amazon took a new approach to Java development.


Microsoft's Upgraded EMET 5.0 Offers More Windows Protection

We recently covered Microsoft’s lesser-known Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) that adds protection against malware. Microsoft recently upgraded it to version 5.0 with even more protection against Internet nasties.


OneDrive Android App Can Switch Between Personal And Business Accounts

Android: Microsoft has updated its Android app for OneDrive. The biggest change? You can now switch between individual and OneDrive for Business accounts from within the app with a simple swipe.


Cloud Patches: Azure's On/Off Week, Amazon SNS Enhancements

Last week in cloud computing: Azure went offline but then launched a stack of new options, while Amazon enhanced SNS and Cloudfront.


OneNote For Android Adds Handwriting Input, Tablet Support

Microsoft has updated its awesome note-taking tool OneNote for Android, with handwriting support and more formatting options added to the Ribbon.


How Microsoft's Azure Outage Will Affect Its SLAs

Microsoft’s Azure cloud service suffered a lengthy outage this morning in many locations — one which might trigger the right to claim credits under its service level agreements (SLAs) which guarantee uptime of 99.9% or more. Here’s what you need to know.


Cloud Patches: Tag And Tweak Your Load Balancers

Last week in cloud computing: Load balancer changes at AWS and Azure, plus security fixes, new backends and more.


OneNote Online Has Authoring Improvements

One of the chief arguments for using the online versions of Microsoft Office is the improved tools for working with others. OneNote Online has improved its collaboration features with the addition of notification tools to show who else is working on a notebook.


Download And Install The 64-Bit Version Of Office 365

There is a general move toward 64-bit software these days, but if you have an Office 365 subscription, you might think there’s only a 32-bit version available. In fact, there is a 64-bit version if you look in the right place.