Microsoft’s UK datacentres just got a lot more powerful

Microsoft has significantly increased the processing power of its UK datacentres, making it the country’s first hyperscale cloud provider offering virtual machines capable of running graphics-intensive workloads. Announcing this new cloud offering, Microsoft’s Senior Director of Business Strategy, Graham Hill, said the company could now offer unrivalled opportunities for companies of all sizes in the … Read more

Microsoft continues collaboration push with latest Yammer tweak

Back in September, Microsoft revealed plans to integrate Yammer with Office 365 Groups, allowing team users fresh access to a host of useful features, including SharePoint sites, Planner and shared OneNote notebooks. Fast forward a few weeks and the Redmond company has unveiled more enhancements, proving that the push on collaboration isn’t over just yet. … Read more

Microsoft experiments with underwater datacentre

We’ve all heard of hosting data in the cloud, but what about under the sea? Well, a recent Microsoft study into the viability of underwater datacentres has put this notion to the test. Project Natick saw Microsoft engineers drop a 38,000-pound, 10ft by 7ft container into the Pacific Ocean last year. It was then monitored … Read more