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July 06, 2021
The Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract with Microsoft is no more. The DoD will solicit bids from Microsoft and AWS for a new pact called Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability.
June 22, 2021
HPE took another step toward its goal of being mainly a software-as-a-services company by 2022 with new services for GreenLake and several partnerships, including Microsoft.
May 26, 2021
The tech giant debuted new database services, including more security for Azure Database for PostgreSQL and MySQL, and a distributed ledger for Azure SQL.
April 07, 2021
Microsoft's vertical industry strategy keeps pace with similar approaches from Oracle and Salesforce, which strive to woo users on the benefits of their platforms and data models.
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