Joab JacksonU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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Microsoft unifies cloud and in-house IT management software

The new Azure Stack is designed to let organizations run platform and infrastructure services in-house

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5 ways Windows 10's new Edge browser beats Internet Explorer

Microsoft's new Edge promises faster browsing, annotations and better compliance with Web standards

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Microsoft jumps into application monitoring

Application Insights can be used to instrument applications to better understand how well they perform

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Microsoft to offer three new ways to store big data on Azure

Azure to feature a data warehouse, a 'data lake' and the ability to pool multiple databases

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Microsoft brings Visual Studio to Linux, Macs

The new Visual Studio Code aims to help coders get their apps on Microsoft's Azure cloud service

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SAS enlarges its palette for big data analysis

SAS offers new tools for training, as well as for banking and network security

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Amazon says its cloud is 'a $5 billion business'

AWS generated $1.57 billion for Amazon in the first three months of 2015

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Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python

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Qualys devises a virtual patch to protect against vulnerabilities

The security company's Web Application Firewall can protect Web applications from malicious users

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Raytheon forms defense-grade security unit with $1.9 billion Websense buy

Raytheon plans to combine Websense's Triton platform with its own SureView line of security products.

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VMware prepares its virtualization stack for Docker

VMware open sources a Linux distribution and access management software

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Microsoft Azure offers scalability as a service for high-volume apps

The Azure Service Fabric will take care of load balancing as the usage of a cloud application rises

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Docker update speeds and organizes container deployments

Docker Engine 1.6 and Docker Registry 2.0 work together to make the software containter easier to manage

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Google takes on real-time big data analysis with new cloud services

Google has unveiled a real-time data processing service and updated its BigQuery analysis tool

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Microsoft makes debugging PHP less painful with new Azure tool

Microsoft has tapped Zend's Z-Ray for advanced PHP analysis