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’s UK datacentres just got a lot more powerful

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 continues collaboration push with latest Yammer tweak

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 Microsoft experiments with underwater datacentre