Google is inviting users of its cloud service to control their own encryption keys, with an offering available in beta form. Its competitors, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft's Azure, already have similar offers.
Amazon Web Services said Aurora, its My-SQL compatible database engine, is now available for anyone to use. While the offering gives users a cheaper alternative to the expensive commercial MySQL products, it also further locks users into AWS.
Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, IBM and Google are really dominating the public cloud market, making it increasingly difficult for smaller, niche service providers to stay afloat.
Microsoft has unveiled a number of changes to its Office apps for iOS that should help improve worker productivity.
Microsoft intends to ship its Advanced Threat Analytics platform, designed to detect advanced persistent threat attacks through behavioral analysis of end users and devices, next month.
Microsoft Partners say their clients are willing to move existing Microsoft enterprise environments like Office, Exchange, and SharePoint to the cloud, but not without some trepidation.
This week, Microsoft issued an out-of-band security update for all supported versions of Windows, fixing a serious zero-day vulnerability uncovered by researchers. The vulnerability was found by pouring through emails leaked from Italian surveillance vendor Hacking Team.
A beta version of Cortana for Android has been leaked by Finnish site SuomiMobiili, VentureBeat reported.
Microsoft blew the mobile opportunity and does not want to make the "same mistake" in other areas, such as wearables, CEO Satya Nadella told ZDNet in an interview at the Worldwide Partner Conference this week in Orlando.
Microsoft has created a universal OneNote app for both iPads and iPhones, the OneNote Team announced on Thursday. This popular note-taking app is designed for the busy executive on the go, or for anyone who takes notes on the move.