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IoT revenues grew 15% to $6.7bn in Q4 2015

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A new study from Technology Business Research (TBR) has found IoT’s revenues have grown to $6.7 billion over the course of Q4.

Rackspace extends Azure Fanatical Support footprint to Europe

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Rackspace has announced the unlimited availability launch of its Fanatical Support services for Microsoft Azure customers in the UK, Benelux and DACH regions, as well as two new service levels, Navigator and Aviator.

Microsoft grows Azure IoT offerings with Solair purchase

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Microsoft has acquired IoT platform provider Solair in a bid to bolster its Internet of Things division, writes Telecoms.com.

Microsoft adds more software capabilities to Azure IoT suite

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Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Solair, an Italian IoT software company which currently operates in the manufacturing, retail, food & beverage and transportation industries.

Microsoft announces general availability of SQL Server 2016

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Microsoft has announced the SQL Server 2016 will hit general availability to all customers worldwide as of June 1.

AWS, Google, Microsoft and IBM pull away from pack in race for cloud market share

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New findings from Synergy Research highlight the cloud market is still dominated by AWS, Google, Microsoft and IBM, as the pack is seemingly struggling to gain ground in the race for market share.

Microsoft shifts focus to Chinese cloud market

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Microsoft has announced a successful year in the Chinese market, as well as intentions to step-up its expansion plans in the region.

Microsoft and Rolls Royce collaborate to build next-gen intelligent engines

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Microsoft and Rolls Royce have announced a new collaboration to bring the next generation of intelligent engines to the aviation industry.

What did BCN readers say last week?

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Over the past week, we took the opportunity to gauge the opinion of the BCN readership on industry trends and issues, through a number of polls. Here’s what we found out:

Legal reaction to Microsoft’s lawsuit against the US government

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In light of a potentially industry changing event, we took some time to speak to legal experts at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP to understand the impact of the lawsuit on cloud computing as an industry and a technology.

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