Woodstock Wire: Enterprise System News

August 05, 2020

Microsoft adds new Teams calling features and holds off on others

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Microsoft is rolling out its new Advanced Communications Plan for M365/O365 subscribers, while it puts some other anticipated calling plans on ice.

August 05, 2020 05:59 PM

The Azure IoT Node.js SDK releases a new long term support (LTS) branch

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - A new Node.js IoT SDK LTS branch has been released offering customers a guarantee that they will benefit from any necessary security or critical bug fixes with minimal impact to their device's stable code.

August 05, 2020 05:59 PM

Azure SQL Database gateways changes effective September 2020

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Beginning September 1, 2020, new Azure SQL Database gateways in multiple regions will start accepting traffic

August 05, 2020 05:58 PM

Linux Foundation announces new initiative to secure open-source software

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - The Linux Foundation said today it's presiding over a new foundation that brings some of the world's most important open-source security initiatives under a new umbrella. The newly launched Open Source Security Foundation will host security...

August 05, 2020 05:57 PM

5 Project Management Skills Every Developer Should Have

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - The days of the siloed project manager and "skilled" development team are becoming a thing of the past, thanks to the increasing complexity of dev projects. In many cases, the knowledge gap between the project manager and the developer is...

August 05, 2020 05:30 PM

Linus Torvalds pines for header file fix but releases Linux 5.8 anyway

Enterprise -- The Register - Lots of love for AMD and POWER 10 and a hint of some Google's operational code making it into future releases

Linus Torvalds has released a new version of the Linux kernel....

August 05, 2020 05:28 PM

Code42 Joins Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR Marketplace as a Launch Partner

Business Wire -- Code42 announced that the Code42 Insider Threat Remediation content pack is now available on the Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR Marketplace.

August 05, 2020 04:31 PM

Azure NetApp Files Now Available to Government Agencies in Microsoft Azure

Business Wire -- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leader in cloud data services, today announced the availability of Azure NetApp(r) Files in the government region data centers on Microsoft Azure. This expansion of Azure NetApp Files, one of the only Azure native, high-performance...

August 05, 2020 04:06 PM

Dynatrace Announces Pricing of Public Offering by Selling Stockholders

Business Wire -- Software intelligence company, Dynatrace, Inc. (NYSE: DT), today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 25,000,000 shares of common stock by certain selling stockholders of Dynatrace at a public offering price of $41.10 per share....

August 05, 2020 04:04 PM

Accenture Completes Acquisition of PLM Systems

Business Wire -- Accenture completed the acquisition of systems integrator PLM Systems.

August 05, 2020 03:31 PM

August 04, 2020

Calculating the benefits of exascale and quantum computers

Life -- Phys.org - A quintillion calculations a second. That's one with 18 zeros after it. It's the speed at which an exascale supercomputer will process information. The Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing for the first exascale computer to be deployed in...

August 04, 2020 04:25 PM

August 03, 2020

Microsoft partners with Land O'Lakes to build agriculture tech on Azure

Tech -- GeekWire - Microsoft's latest cloud partnership is with Land O'Lakes, the farming giant which will use Microsoft's Azure technologies to spur sustainable farming practices and help farmers be more efficient.

August 03, 2020 08:43 PM

How To Effectively Set Up AWS CloudTrail in 5 Steps

Infosec -- ISC2 Blog - By AJ Yawn, CISSP


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the market-leading cloud service provider for many reasons. One of the reasons for its market share is the breadth and depth of security services available to organizations hosted...

August 03, 2020 04:49 AM

Cloudflare Workers Announces Broad Language Support

Infosec -- Cloudflare - We initially launched Cloudflare Workers with support for JavaScript and languages that compile to WebAssembly, such as Rust, C, and C++. Since then, Cloudflare and the community have improved the usability of Typescript on Workers. But we...

August 03, 2020 04:36 AM

Upcoming billing changes to Azure Bandwidth

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - On a rolling basis throughout September 2020, we'll move Bandwidth to a source-destination billing model. Additionally, metering will be divided into inter-region meter IDs.

August 03, 2020 04:29 AM

The AWS Serverless LAMP Stack: The Future of PHP or Vendor Lock-in?

Enterprise -- InfoQ - In a series of three technical articles, AWS has recently introduced the new "Serverless LAMP stack". But not everyone in the open-source community believes that the successor of the LAMP stack is proprietary technologies from a single vendor,...

August 03, 2020 04:28 AM

Data Science and Machine Learning: A New Paradigm of Intelligence

Enterprise -- Cisco Blogs - Back in the 1950s, when computers were quite the novelty, some researchers were optimistic they could turn their glorified calculator into an intelligent being. Since then, artificial intelligence (AI) has built a remarkably scattered track...

August 03, 2020 04:27 AM

Azure Data Lake Storage lifecycle management is now generally available

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Lifecycle management for Azure Data Lake Storage provides an automated solution for tiering down infrequently used data to cooler tiers, allowing you to easily optimize your data for both performance and cost.

August 03, 2020 04:27 AM

AWS achieves FedRAMP JAB High and Moderate provisional authorization across nine additional services in AWS US Regions

Enterprise -- Amazon AWS Blog - We are pleased to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has achieved FedRAMP JAB authorization on an additional nine AWS services. These services provide capabilities that enable your organization to:

Assemble and deploy serverless...

August 03, 2020 04:26 AM

Automating Security with CyberArk and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Enterprise -- Ansible Blog - Proper privilege management is crucial with automation. Automation has the power to perform multiple functions across many different systems. When automation is deployed enterprise-wide, across sometimes siloed teams and functions, enterprise...

August 03, 2020 04:26 AM

Azure Data Explorer LightIngest now supports actual creation time for historical data migration

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - LightIngest is a command-line utility for large volumes of data ingestion, and for querying records on the time created, rather than the time ingested.

August 03, 2020 04:25 AM

Enable TLS with Let's Encrypt and the HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller

Enterprise -- HAproxy - The HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller integrates with cert-manager to provide Let's Encrypt TLS certificates.

When it comes to TLS in Kubernetes, the first thing to appreciate when you use the HAProxy Ingress Controller is that all traffic...

August 03, 2020 04:25 AM

BootHole fixes causing boot problems across multiple Linux distros

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora users reports issues with booting or dual-booting their devices.

August 03, 2020 04:24 AM

AWS and Google report cloud growth

Enterprise -- Channel Partner Insight - Cloud giants report slowed growth, but outlook remains positive

Microsoft went first in the latest round of financial results from the cloud leaders, revealing last week that Azure revenue growth slowed to 47 per...

August 03, 2020 04:21 AM

Pandemic Provides IT Teams a Chance to Shine

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - Few would argue that the novel coronavirus pandemic hasn't dramatically changed enterprise IT. This is especially so when it comes to both the management of IT as well as the very relationship between IT staff and the rest of the business....

August 03, 2020 04:20 AM

Atlassian buys asset tracking company Mindville

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Atlassian also reported its fiscal fourth quarter financial results after market close on Thursday.

August 03, 2020 04:18 AM

Azure Autoscale generally available in China North 2 and China East 2 regions

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Azure Autoscale, which allows you to automatically manage your resources based on the load is now available in China North 2 and China East 2 regions

August 03, 2020 04:17 AM

Over 150 AWS services now have a security chapter

Enterprise -- Amazon AWS Blog - We're happy to share an update on the service documentation initiative that we first told you about on the AWS Security Blog in June, 2019. We're excited to announce that over 150 services now have dedicated security chapters available...

August 03, 2020 03:49 AM

Azure Analytics Data Bricks Meters

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Effective September 1, 2020 Azure Analytics Data Bricks Meters will have a name change.

August 03, 2020 03:47 AM

Azure Monitor Community Repository is now available

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Today we're launching the Azure Monitor Community Repository, which provides a collaborative space for community members to share and explore Azure Monitor artifacts such as queries [KQL], workbooks and alerts.

August 03, 2020 03:47 AM

Azure Monitor Log Analytics Quick Start content is moving to the Overview page

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - In order to simplify and streamline Azure Monitor Logs, we're moving all links and content from the Quick Start page to the Overview page. The Quick Start page will be removed in August 2020.

August 03, 2020 03:46 AM

ServiceNow Assigned Patent

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - ServiceNow, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, has been assigned a patent (10,719,503) developed by Bar Oz, Tom, Herzliya, Israel, Bitterfeld, Robert, petach tikva, Israel, Erblat, Boris, Tel Aviv, Israel, Aron, Aviya, Shafir, Israel, Garty,...

August 03, 2020 03:34 AM

6 steps to successful SaaS renewal negotiations

Enterprise -- CIO - As software as a service (SaaS) has gained widespread market adoption, many initial deals are expiring and customers are facing renewal negotiations. But unlike other information technology deals, your negotiation leverage is much more compromised...

August 03, 2020 03:33 AM

Making the Move to Edge Computing? Consider This

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - Edge computing has exciting potential, but there are certain considerations to thrive in today's competitive landscape Data is king, especially in the current era of the data-driven business, where a data mindset and analytical capabilities...

August 03, 2020 03:25 AM

Remote Desktop client for Android now supports Windows Virtual Desktop connections

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Access Windows Virtual Desktop from the new Remote Desktop client for Android.

August 03, 2020 03:16 AM

Azure Sphere update 20.07 is now available

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - The 20.07 feature release contains new features for application development and tenant certificate renewal, additional promotions of beta features to long-term stable (LTS), and enhancements to improve stability and troubleshooting of...

August 03, 2020 03:15 AM

Azure IoT Device Provisioning Service VNET ingress support is now available

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Azure IoT Device Provisioning Service (DPS) has released general availability support for Virtual Networks (VNET).

August 03, 2020 03:15 AM

Bye-bye, Chrome: 10 steps to help you switch to Microsoft's new Edge browser

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - If you've been looking for an option to dump Google's Chrome browser, consider Microsoft's new Edge browser, which delivers much of the same experience you get from Chrome, with a few features that are downright superior. Here's how to get...

August 03, 2020 03:13 AM

Logical separation: Moving beyond physical isolation in the cloud computing era

Enterprise -- Amazon AWS Blog - We're sharing an update to the Logical Separation on AWS: Moving Beyond Physical Isolation in the Era of Cloud Computing whitepaper to help customers benefit from the security and innovation benefits of logical separation in the cloud....

August 03, 2020 03:12 AM

Azure Data Explorer Streaming Ingestion is generally available

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - The Streaming Ingestion feature can be used when you need Near Real Time (less than 10 seconds) ingestion with small amounts of data and multiple tables.

August 03, 2020 03:12 AM

Azure Cost Management + Billing updates - July 2020

Enterprise -- Microsoft Azure - Whether you're a new student, thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you're spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the...

August 03, 2020 03:11 AM

Azure Cloud adoption accelerated by pandemic

Enterprise -- CRN - Microsoft's global channel chief reflects on Inspire.

August 03, 2020 03:10 AM

Apache Arrow hits 1.0 bullseye with more stable columnar format

Enterprise -- DevClass - Apache Arrow has released version 1.0 of its in-memory analytics development platform, touting binary stability of the columnar format, and a reworked compute kernel layer amongst other things. The platform is meant to enable big data systems...

August 03, 2020 03:10 AM

3 reasons to use an enterprise Kubernetes platform

Enterprise -- The Enterprisers Project - Why choose an enterprise Kubernetes platform? Think portability, time savings, and security and stability as you scale containers and move them among cloud services.

August 03, 2020 02:33 AM

Here's how Microsoft may slow down to only one Windows 10 upgrade a year

Enterprise -- Computerworld - If Microsoft decides to release just one Windows 10 feature upgrade annually, some customers - notably consumers and small businesses running unmanaged Windows 10 Pro PCs - will be forced into more work than they'd banked on.To read this...

August 03, 2020 02:32 AM

GitHub starts publishing roadmap of future features

Enterprise -- The Register - Microsoft's trashing the place, clearly. Or is it?

Poll GitHub has announced it will henceforth publish a public roadmap of current features....

August 03, 2020 02:30 AM

Google Cloud announces three new marquee customers

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Google LLC announced a hat-trick of customer wins today that should help to showcase the growing strength of its public cloud computing services. The new customers include Indian information technology services giant Wipro Ltd., which...

August 03, 2020 02:12 AM

Windows Virtual Desktop Azure portal and Microsoft Teams integrations are generally available

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - It's now easier to deploy and manage Windows Virtual Desktop as well as provide seamless meeting and collaboration experiences through integration with Microsoft Teams.

August 03, 2020 02:11 AM

AWS bolsters AI services lineup with general availability of Fraud Detector

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Amazon Web Services Inc. today announced the general availability of Fraud Detector, a service that enables organizations to build customized machine learning models for catching fraudulent activity such as scam transactions. The service...

August 03, 2020 02:11 AM

How Amazon Teams Do Continuous Delivery

Enterprise -- InfoQ - An AWS engineer recently wrote about how Amazon deployment pipelines look and what practices they follow to deploy continuously to production. A pipeline validates changes in multiple environments running unit and integration tests, and use stages...

August 03, 2020 02:09 AM