Azure DevOps team sends help for PRs, pipelines and processes

Source: devclass.com The final version of Azure DevOps Server (ADS) 2019 Update 1 is now generally available, adding a basic process, analytics improvements and better GitHub integration to the product formerly known as Team Foundation Server. Basic process is meant as a simple approach to complement the previously available Agile, Scrum and CMMI options for new projects. It offers teams the work items Issues (to keep track of features, bugs, and user stories), Epics (for grouping Issues) and Task for

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Bamboo Rose Selects Microsoft Azure as Preferred Public Cloud Infrastructure Provider

Source: finance.yahoo.com Bamboo Rose’s multi-enterprise platform provides a vital solution for companies as they design, develop and deliver products across the globe, to be powered by Microsoft Azure Bamboo Rose, a leading multi-enterprise product and supply chain platform, today announced it has selected Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform to deploy Bamboo Rose solutions to power collaboration and communication between retailers and suppliers on all internal and external processes of supply chain management. Connecting the entire retail supply chain,

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Global Software Development Market Insights 2019 | AppSheet, Google Cloud Platform, GitHub, Zoho Creator, Azure, IntelliJ IDEA

Source: bitnomist.com Global Software Development market report study current trends, financial overview of the market and historical data evaluation based on the research insights and complete Software Development Market dynamics. Global Software Development are deeply examined based on global market share, size and revenue projection calculated by current market performance including drivers, trends and challenges. To have a clear understanding this report highlights leading companies, types, applications, and factors affecting the positive future forecast. The report likewise incorporates a point by point

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Microsoft acquires JClarity to bolster Java workloads on Azure

Source : venturebeat.com Microsoft today announced that it has acquired JClarity, leading contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project, for an undisclosed amount. In a blog post published this morning, VP of program management for developer tools and services John Montgomery said the purchase will bolster Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform by increasing performance for Java workloads. “Microsoft Azure and JClarity engineers will be working together to make Azure a better platform for our Java customers and internal teams, improving the experience

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Microsoft details Project Tardigrade, an Azure resiliency initiative

Source: neowin.net Microsoft has been making improvements to Azure reliability in recent months. In July, Azure CTO Mark Russinovich detailed some of these in a blog post, including a reference to Project Tardigrade, which was first announced at this year’s Build conference. For those unaware of its purpose, it is a new service aimed toward improving Azure resiliency, and is appropriately named after the “nearly indestructible” microscopic water bears. Today, Russinovich has expanded upon the initiative, explaining its actual functionality

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At a High Level in the Cloud: AWS vs. Azure

Source: eweek.com eWEEK RESOURCE PAGE: The two largest cloud computing vendors are similar in many ways, yet there are clear differentiators that make a difference to most potential customers. Find out which characteristics work–or don’t work–for your company. When you have your walking meeting to make a decision between committing your company’s data and files to Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, it’s a strategic decision—even though you can change your mind at a later date and move it all

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Azure Updates from Microsoft: JEDI contract; Azure Dedicated Host; New Relic; Cloud Shell; Azure Service Health

Source: msdynamicsworld.com After suggestions from President Trump that the Department of the Defense may have intentionally favored Amazon in the bidding process, the $10 billion JEDI contract is being placed on hold, Politico reports. Competing bidder Oracle has campaigned hard against Amazon in the contracting process. With Amazon’s lead in the bidding process now in question, Microsoft may have an opportunity to challenge its largest competitor for the major US government contract. But for civilian customers, one of the biggest

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Azure IoT Edge runs inside an NGD SSD

Source: blocksandfiles.com Computational storage supplier NGD has embedded the Azure IoT Edge service within its SSDs. NGD has announced the 32TB Newport SSD in the U.2 (2.5-inch) form factor, twice the capacity of the first Newport drive. This is NVMe-connected and uses less than 12W. Azure IoT Edge facilitates access to the Azure cloud using on-premises hardware. Azure workloads can be run on-premises without having to send data to the Azure cloud for processing. By doing this Azure IOT Edge

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Azure licensing update gives rivals AWS and Google Cloud new talking points

Source: onmsft.com Earlier this week Microsoft updated the terms for its on-premises license transferring to hyper-scale clouds and the change has given its rivals some new ammunition in their war for cloud service provider supremacy. We’re updating the outsourcing terms for Microsoft on-premises licenses to clarify the distinction between on-premises/traditional outsourcing and cloud services and create more consistent licensing terms across multitenant and dedicated hosted cloud services. Beginning October 1, 2019, on-premises licenses purchased without Software Assurance and mobility rights

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DXC Teams With Google Cloud As Customers Shift Workloads

Source: crn.com The move comes as the company announced lower revenues, which sent its share price plunging to its lowest-ever point, down $16.72 or 32.37 percent in Friday morning trading Fresh off a deal with Microsoft Azure, DXC Technology announced a new “strategic partnership” with Google Cloud yesterday under which the Tysons, Va. systems integrator will also launch centers of excellence for the Google Cloud Platform. “This partnership will allow us to modernize mission-critical IT for enterprise clients and integrate

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