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Microsoft Plans New Region in New Zealand

FIRST AZURE REGION IN THE COUNTRY Microsoft has announced it plans to build a new data center region on the North Island of New Zealand, the company’s first cloud region in the country. Establishing the Zealand’s region will enable Microsoft…

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Microsoft Plans $1B Cloud Investment in Poland

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PLAN Microsoft Corp. has announced it plans to invest $1 billion in Poland to accelerate innovation and digital transformation in the “Polish Digital Valley.” Part of the investment will see the opening of a new Microsoft data center…

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Microsoft to acquire Affirmed Networks for 5G cloud

CLOUD AND 5G CONNECTIVITY Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based virtualized mobile network company Affirmed Networks to strengthen its 5G cloud offerings. According to Microsoft, the acquisition of Affirmed will provide an advancement in its 5G network…

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Bill Gates Steps Down From Microsoft Board

MORE TIME TO PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITIES Co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates, has just stepped down from the company’s Board of Directors, as well as leaves the board of Berkshire Hathaway. Gates was CEO until 2000 and handed over the role to…

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Microsoft plans Its First Cloud Region in Mexico

PART OF A $1.1B INVESTMENT PLAN Microsoft has announced a $1.1 billion investment plan to drive digital transformation in Mexico including the development of its first cloud region in the country. According to the company, the new cloud datacenter region…

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Microsoft and Ericsson Now On Connected Vehicle Cloud

JOIN FORCES ON VEHICLE CLOUD SOLUTIONS Microsoft and Ericsson have announced that they will be joining forces to build an improved Connected Vehicle Cloud solution for the auto industry. The collaboration will allow Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud to be built…

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Microsoft beats Amazon to Win DoD’s $10B Contract

AZURE MAKES IT TO THE MILITARY ZONE At long last, DoD’s (US Department of Defense) controversial $10 billion JEDI cloud contract has just been awarded to Microsoft over Amazon. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud deal is expected to…

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Microsoft Azure opens New Switzerland Regions and 31 Edge Sites

LAUNCHES 2 REGIONS, 31 EDGEs, 14 MEET-MEs The cloud arm of the tech giant Microsoft, has just announced the opening of its new Switzerland cloud regions and the global addition of 31 new Azure edge sites. The new cloud datacenter…

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Microsoft Acquires more Land in Sweden for Data Centers

STARTS CONSTRUCTION IN FEW MONTHS Microsoft has acquired a 120,000 hectares of land in Staffanstorp, a municipality located outside of Malmo in southern Sweden. This recent property was bought from Kilen Krysset, a private real-estate firm. Although the cost and…

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Microsoft Outruns AWS and Google to Open Cloud Regions in the Middle East

AZURE OPENS IN UAE BEFORE RIVALS Microsoft has announced today, the official opening of its first Middle Eastern cloud regions which are located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE. These new facilities bring Microsoft’s Azure global regions to 54, across…

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