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Microsoft’s Power Fx low-code language channels Excel

The no-code, low-code language already leveraged in Power Apps will be extended across the entire Power Platform.

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How to choose a cloud serverless platform

From AWS Lambda and Azure Functions to Knative and OpenFaaS, we have at least a dozen functions-as-a-service platforms to choose from. Here’s how to navigate the options.

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Microsoft Mesh brings mixed-reality apps to Azure

The Mesh platform supports holographic experiences and mixed-reality applications for users of HoloLens and VR headsets as well as mobile devices and PCs.

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2021’s Ignite shows off new Cosmos DB features

Microsoft’s second virtual Ignite conference is promoting new Azure data services, including major upgrades to its planet-scale distributed database.

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One application across multiple clouds? 3 big problems

Before you run a distributed application across multiple public cloud providers, you need to understand the trade-offs (many) and the opportunities (few).

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15 ways to leave your cloud provider

From inexplicable outages to cyberattacks to head-scratching Terms of Service ‘violations,’ your seemingly solid perch in the cloud could turn suddenly precarious. Here are 15 ways to prepare for a fast exit.

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Does AI-driven cloud computing need ethics guidelines?

It’s clear that artificial intelligence is powerful and cost-effective in the public cloud. However, it can be weaponized for unethical tasks.

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Is geofencing a protective bubble or a heap of trouble?

A tool that monitors your location and immediately alerts authorities could either be a public-health carrot or an authoritarian stick.

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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

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Review: AWS AI and Machine Learning stacks up, and up

Amazon Web Services provides an impressively broad and deep set of machine learning and AI services, rivaling Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

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Higher education embraces cloud computing just in time

Rising demand for remote learning plus growing student dissatisfaction equals colleges and universities rushing to cloud-based platforms.

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The real value of open source in the cloud

It’s a mistake to believe that running open source in the cloud will protect you from vendor lock-in. But open source certainly offers freedom and independence to developers.

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Why Microsoft Azure wins with enterprise customers

In the cloud wars, Microsoft often comes off as second best to Amazon Web Services. But when it comes to established enterprises Azure wins more often than not. Here’s why.

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Cloud overspending spotlights the need for cost governance

The pandemic has spiked cloud spending, and enterprises are unhappy with their bills. Best practices are emerging to get costs under control.

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8 databases supporting in-database machine learning

While approaches and capabilities differ, all of these databases allow you to build machine learning models right where your data resides.

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How to make better technology investments

6 steps IT departments can take to identify IT spend and optimize reinvestments in digital transformation initiatives.

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Google Cloud funds Python projects

Google Cloud donation to Python Software Foundation will support CPython maintenance, foundational Python tools, and malware detection for the PyPI package repo.

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Run containers on Azure App Service

Simple container-based web apps and services don’t need Kubernetes to run on Azure.

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