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Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from April 2022

By WatServ

April 26, 2022

Here is a list of our top cloud technology news stories from the industry in April 2022.

Azure Purview is Now Microsoft Purview
April 19, 2022 | Jessica Hawk, Corporate VP, Data, AI & Mixed Reality, Microsoft Azure

Microsoft announced the release of Microsoft Purview, a comprehensive set of solutions to help govern, protect and manage entire data estates. It brings together the former Azure Purview and former Microsoft 365 Compliance portfolio under one brand.

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New Experiences in Windows 11 and Windows 365 Empower New Ways of Working
April 5, 2022 | Wangui McKelvey, General Manager, Microsoft 365

In Microsoft’s recent Work Trend Index report, they found 73% of employees want flexible or remote options and see this as a more permanent way of working. Microsoft says it aims to support this, including through its recent releases of Windows 365 Boot, Windows 365 Offline, refreshed File Explorer, Focus for Windows 11 and more.

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Google Cloud Puts Bullseye on Oracle in New Database-Migration Service
April 11, 2022 | Bob Evans, Acceleration Economy Network

Google Cloud has added Oracle to its list of vendors targeted for PostgreSQL schema and data migration, as businesses in every industry are moving to cloud-native databases to help power their digital acceleration initiatives.

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GitHub Says Hackers Breached Dozens of Organizations Using Stolen OAuth Access Tokens
April 15, 2022 | Ravie Lakshaman, The Hacker News

GitHub shared that it discovered evidence of an cyberattack that leveraged stolen OAuth user tokens to unauthorizedly download private data from several organizations. OAuth access tokens are one of the most common methods used to pass authorization from a single sign-on (SSO) service to another application.

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Now in Preview: Azure Virtual Machines with Ampere Altra Arm-based Processors
April 4, 2022 | Paul Nash, Head of Product, Azure Compute Platform

The Azure Virtual Machines series, featuring the Ampere Altra Arm-based processor, is now in preview. These VMs are engineered to run scale-out workloads, web servers, application servers, cloud-native applications, gaming servers and much more.

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