Last week in cloud computing: AWS added support for new iOS 8 features and Chromebooks, while Azure put multiple services into general availability.
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- Not wanting to miss out on all the iOS 8 excitement last week, AWS has added support for iOS' new push notifications to its Simple Notification Service (SNS).
- Continuing the platform support theme, AWS has also added Chromebook and Chrome support to its , which has been generally available since March.
- AWS' managed Hadoop service Elastic Map Reduce has added a new "consistent file view" designed to ensure that files are correctly matched in complex reporting scenarios. Read more here.
- Microsoft has simplified its licensing model for Azure Active Directory and the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), some six months after EMS originally launched. The big change is group-based licence management, which licenses all users automatically when they are added to a security group.
- Hosting numerous sites on Azure? Microsoft has now removed the 10 instance limit on Azure websites, though you'll have to ask an account manager to have the limit removed.
- Two services previously in preview on Azure have now been expanded to general availability: Azure Active Directory Sync and Active Directory Basic.
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