Author: Virendra Soni

Microsoft bids big before Inspire, announces free version of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is bidding big on its chat-based group collaboration application, announcing the free version of Microsoft Teams just ahead of Microsoft Inspire. Since its launch in March last year, it is the first time Microsoft is offering Teams for free. Just last week, the tech giant had added a pile of new features and app integrations to the application for seamless communication and effective col...

Salesforce brings Einstein Bots to its Service Cloud platform

Salesforce is making it easier for companies to automate routine service requests by bringing the Einstein Bots to its Service Cloud platform. Built on Salesforce Customer Success Platform, the Service Cloud provides companies a 360-degree view of their customers and allows them to deliver faster, smarter, and personalized services. Companies use Salesforce Service Cloud to automate service proces...

Alibaba targets European cloud market with BT partnership

Alibaba Group and British Telecommunications (BT) Group are partnering on cloud services. A spokeswoman from BT confirmed the deal through an email to Bloomberg. The details of the partnership were not shared. The talks are still running and there are no official announcements from both the companies. Spokesman from Alibaba Cloud declined to comment on the matter. According to Bloomberg, the partn...

Dynamics 365 Business Central reaches Australia and New Zealand

As promised in April this year, Microsoft has brought the business management solution Dynamics 365 Business Central to Australia and New Zealand. Business Central is an end-to-end solution for organizations to manage operations, finances, sales and customer service. It is integrated with Microsoft cloud services, and provides flexibility so that the enterprises can customize or extend it accordin...

Microsoft launches tamper-proof storage service for financial organizations

Microsoft has launched a new tamper-proof storage service called Azure Immutable Blob Storage, targeted primarily at financial organizations. The Immutable Blob Storage can be called an updated version of the existing object storage with several security features. Microsoft said that its new service stores data in an environment which doesn’t allow anyone to delete or rewrite the records. This ser...

Microsoft Teams updated with a pile of new features and app integrations

Microsoft continues to transform its chat-based group collaboration application Microsoft Teams, adding a pile of new features and app integrations to enable seamless communication and effective collaboration. Recently, the company added Direct Routing feature in Teams, new keyboard shortcuts, capability to view and edit Visio files within Teams, Office 365 app launcher in Teams web client, new ap...

Ericsson sets up 5G Innovation Lab in India at IIT Delhi

Swedish telecommunication firm Ericsson has set up a 5G Innovation Lab in India to accelerate the deployment of 5G in the country by encouraging collaboration between telcos, industry, start-ups, and academia. The Ericsson Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Innovation Lab for 5G has been established at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. The new lab will boost the development of 5G apps a...

Baidu launches Kunlun AI chip for cloud and edge use cases

Baidu, the leading internet-related and AI services provider, launched a new cloud-to-edge AI chip called Kunlun to meet the high processing demands of artificial intelligence (AI) workloads. Announced at Baidu Create 2018 conference, the Kunlun can handle both cloud and edge scenarios like data centers, public cloud and autonomous vehicles. It includes two chip models— 818-300 (for training AI), ...

Global ‘Blockchain in Telecom’ market to reach $993 million by 2023: Report

The global blockchain in telecom market will grow from $27.8 million in 2017 to $993.8 million by 2023, witnessing a CAGR of 84.4% during the forecast period (2018-2023), according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets. The rapid growth in support for OSS (operations support system) and BSS (business support system), and rising security concerns among telecom service providers will majorly drive th...

Google improves security of enterprise devices with Endpoint Verification

Google has unveiled a new offering called Endpoint Verification, which will allow enterprises to oversee the security posture of desktops used by employees to access enterprise applications and data. The Endpoint Verification will be available for all the core services including the enterprise editions of G Suite, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Google Identity. Google said that its new product w...

Microsoft releases automatic migration and security updates for SharePoint Online and OneDrive

Microsoft is rolling out updates to SharePoint Online and OneDrive to help enterprises automate their SharePoint migrations and prevent data leaks. SharePoint is currently used by 190 million people for intranets, team sites and content management. To migrate on-premises deployments to SharePoint Online and OneDrive in Office 365, Microsoft had launched the SharePoint Migration Tool. The SharePoin...

Azure Databricks now supports RStudio and Data Lake Storage Gen2

Microsoft is adding a set of new features and regions to Azure Databricks, to help customers speed up the process of building big data and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Azure Databricks is a fast and easy Apache Spark based analytics platform developed by Microsoft in collaboration with Databricks. The platform provides better processing of massive amounts of data on Azure public cloud. ...

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