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Microsoft describes one Azure authentication interruption as another one takes place

Microsoft describes one Azure authentication interruption as another one takes place

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In a stroke of bad timing that would be comical if it weren't so annoying, Microsoft's multifactor authentication (MFA) system, used for Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics, has gone down for a second time this month, just hours after the company published its findings into a 14-hour outage on November 19. The Azure Active Directory…
Microsoft desires Azure to be the multiplayer server service for each platform

Microsoft desires Azure to be the multiplayer server service for each...

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Enlarge / Sea of Thieves is a game already using Azure for its server hosting and scaling. Rare Microsoft today launched a preview of PlayFab Multiplayer Servers, a new Azure-based service giving game developers dynamic, on-demand scaling of multiplayer servers. Microsoft bought Seattle-based PlayFab earlier this year with a view to using it to expand…
Microsoft guarantees to protect– not attack– Linux with its 60,000 patents

Microsoft guarantees to protect– not attack– Linux with its 60,000 patents

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Microsoft has made billions from its extensive library of software patents. A number of Android vendors, including Samsung, pay the company a royalty on each phone they ship to license patents such as the ones covering the exFAT file system. But that situation may be coming to an end with the announcement today that Microsoft…

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