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Monthly Industry Roundup: Cloud Technology News from November 2021

By WatServ

November 27, 2021

Here is a list of our top cloud technology news stories from the industry in November 2021.

Announcing the Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing preview
November 2, 2021 | Çağlayan Arkan, Vice President, Manufacturing Industry, Microsoft

This modular and extensible solution is designed to help manufacturing companies advance their digital transformation, enabling them to innovate as they go as opposed to “ripping and replacing”.

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Discover what’s new to Microsoft database services—recap from Microsoft Ignite
November 9, 2021 | Asad Khan, Director Program Management, Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Ignite 2021 was held from November 2-4. At the event, Microsoft previewed SQL Server 2022, showcased improved SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines marketplace images, released new capabilities for Azure Cosmos DB, and more.

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GoDaddy Data Breach Exposes Over 1 Million WordPress Customers’ Data
November 22, 2021 | Ravie Lakshmanan

Web host GoDaddy disclosed a massive data breach of information belonging to 1.2 million active and inactive customers.  Discovered on November 17, the malicious third-party actor gained access using a compromised password.

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Microsoft Teams enters the metaverse race with 3D avatars and immersive meetings
November 2, 2021 | Tom Warren

Just days after Facebook rebranded to Meta, Microsoft announced they’re entering the race to build Mesh, a metaverse inside Teams. Mesh will combine mixed reality with video meeting to create animated avatars and more.

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Microsoft Office—Transforming for the hybrid world
November 2, 2021 | Wangui McKelvey, General Manager, Microsoft 365

Microsoft revealed their plans to reimagine Office and announced Microsoft Loop, a new app that combines a canvas with portable components that move freely and stay in sync. This enables hybrid teams to think, plan and create together.

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