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Google Compute Engine plays catch up, lets users control encryption keys

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. 

With Aurora, AWS offers another way to lock in users

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. 

Here's what recent cloud earnings reports say about smaller cloud providers

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 beefs up productivity of Office apps for iOS

Microsoft has unveiled a number of changes to its Office apps for iOS that should help improve worker productivity.

Microsoft to ship its Advanced Threat Analytics platform next month

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.

Report: Companies increasingly, but reluctantly, willing to move to Microsoft cloud services

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.

Microsoft issues emergency update for all versions of Windows

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.

Leak of Cortana for Android beta likely from Windows Insider member in US or China

A beta version of Cortana for Android has been leaked by Finnish site SuomiMobiili, VentureBeat reported.

Microsoft muffed mobile, doesn't want to make 'same mistake' again, says Nadella

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 unveils universal OneNote app for iPads, iPhones

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.