Tools to make migrations easier, expanded Availability Zone support for secure virtual hubs and a way to preview Windows 11 through Azure Virtual Desktop are among the biggest updates to the Microsoft cloud product launched during the quarter.
Microsoft is often considered the No. 2 cloud provider behind Amazon Web Services, although solution providers recently surveyed by CRN award Azure with the highest overall satisfaction rating compared to AWS and Google Cloud.
Kelly Yeh, president of Chantilly, Va.-based Microsoft partner Phalanx Technology Group, told CRN in an interview that he appreciates the new resources to account for different client scenarios and needs around moving to the cloud and adopting cloud-based tools.
“We’ve been driving business to cloud for quite a bit now, so it’s actually been great when Microsoft backs up their words with actions,” Yeh said. “It definitely gives us a lot more credibility to our clients that we’re selling these cloud solutions to.”
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