Here you will find a quick synopsis of all news from Microsoft’s Cloud Platform organization as it is released with links to additional information.
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Samsung announced that Samsung KNOX will now support Microsoft’s Workplace Join to Active Directory and the Windows Intune cloud-based mobile device management solution in addition to Cloud Printing solution which uses both the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform and Microsoft SharePoint.
Once again, Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the BI and analytics market. Gartner forecasts that the BI platform market will have grown into a $14.1 billion market in 2013.
Hot on the heels of the release of Power BI for Office 365 earlier this month, today Microsoft announced that Power Map is now native to Excel for Office 365 ProPlus customers.
Leading cloud computing, big data and IT solutions provider EMC announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud OS Accelerate program. This collaboration enables joint customers and partners to accelerate the deployment of Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V virtualization on an EMC infrastructure to improve performance, increase efficiency and simplify management within the private cloud.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces enables customers and service providers to take advantage of sophisticated virtualized storage in a much more cost effective way than traditional storage solutions.
Microsoft Releases Power BI for Office 365
Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Power BI for Office 365, a cloud-based business intelligence service that gives people a powerful new way to work with data in the tools they use every day, Excel and Office 365.
Microsoft Positioned as Leader in The Forrester Wave™
Forrester Research, Inc. has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Warehouse, Q4 2013. Forrester notes that leaders “offer mature, high-performance, scalable, secure, flexible, and robust EDW solutions that often combine an analytics-optimized DW with query optimization, parallel loading, deep data compression, and mixed-workload management features.”