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The April release of SQL Operations Studio is now available

The April release of SQL Operations Studio is now available

This post is authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server. We are excited to announce the April release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations Studio and review the Release Notes to get started. SQL Operations ... continue reading

Azure SQL Database – the database engine that cannot die

Azure SQL Database is highly available database Platform as a Service that guarantees that your database will be up and running 99.99% of time, without worrying about maintenance and downtimes. This is a fully managed SQL Server Database Engine process ... continue reading

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager is released

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager is now available. See the article Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager for a description of issues that are fixed and the improvements that are included ... continue reading

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager is released

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager is now available. See the article Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager for a description of issues that are fixed and the improvements that are included ... continue reading

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Service Manager is released

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Service Manager is now available. See the article Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Service Manager for a description of issues that are fixed and the improvements that are included. This article ... continue reading

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Orchestrator is released

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Orchestrator is now available. See the article Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Orchestrator for a description of issues that are fixed and the improvements that are included. This article also contains ... continue reading

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Operations Manager is released

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Operations Manager is now available. See the article Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Operations Manager for a description of issues that are fixed and the improvements that are included. This article ... continue reading

Modernize to cloud with Azure SQL Database

Companies are embracing digital transformation by migrating to the cloud. IT organizations are continuously looking for new ways of optimizing how they use the data that fuels their operations. Modernizing to the cloud offers the right mix of operational efficiencies ... continue reading
Overwhelmed by overchoice at RSA Conference 2018

Overwhelmed by overchoice at RSA Conference 2018

Security
As over 500 companies vied for mindshare at this years RSA conference – a cacophony of vendors pitching thousands of products from brightly colored booths – it reminded me of how challenging it was for me to separate signal from ... continue reading

Bing Custom Search: Build a customized search experience in minutes

It’s a little over five months since we launched the Bing Custom Search for general availability, and we're happy to see a considerable number of websites around the world that are now powered by Bing Custom Search. You can use ... continue reading
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Replicated Tables now generally available in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Azure
We are excited to announce that Replicated Tables, a new type of table distribution, are now generally available in Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW). SQL DW is a fully managed, flexible, and secure cloud data warehouse tuned for running ... continue reading
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Join Microsoft Build Live for the ultimate digital experience

Azure
Registration is now open for the Microsoft Build Live digital experience, May 7–9! Microsoft Build Live brings you live as well as on-demand access to three days of inspiring speakers, spirited discussions, and virtual networking. Whether you can’t make it ... continue reading
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What’s brewing in Visual Studio Team Services: April 2018 Digest

Azure
This post series provides the latest updates and news for Visual Studio Team Services and is a great way for Azure users to keep up-to-date with new features being released every three weeks. Visual Studio Team Services offers the best ... continue reading
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Storage Replica Updates in Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17650

Storage
Heya folks, Ned here again. The folks over at Windows Server Insiders just dropped the new album: Build 17650. For those interested in having a job after a disaster strikes, there are three new Storage Replica options available:: Storage Replica ... continue reading

SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 is now available

The SQL Server team is excited to bring you the second service pack release for SQL Server 2016. The service pack is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center and will be coming soon to Visual Studio Subscriptions, ... continue reading
Securing the modern workplace with Microsoft 365 threat protection – part 1

Securing the modern workplace with Microsoft 365 threat protection – part 1

This post is authored by Debraj Ghosh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft 365 Security. The roots of Microsoft 365 threat protection Over the next few weeks, well introduce you to Microsoft 365s threat protection services and demonstrate how Microsoft 365s ... continue reading
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Azure Analysis Services integration with VNets via On-Premises Data Gateway

Azure
We are pleased to announce Azure Analysis Services now provides integration with cloud data sources residing on Azure Virtual Networks (VNets). Organizations use VNets for enhanced security and isolation. Cloud data sources such as Azure SQL DW and Azure Database ... continue reading
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Azure Toolkit for Eclipse integrates with HDInsight Ambari and supports Spark 2.2

Azure
To provide more authentication options, Azure Toolkit for Eclipse now supports integration with HDInsight clusters through Ambari for job submission, cluster resource browse and storage files navigate. You can easily link or unlink any cluster by using an Ambari-managed username ... continue reading
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Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ integrates with HDInsight Ambari and supports Spark 2.2

Azure
To provide more authentication options, Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ now supports integration with HDInsight clusters through Ambari for job submission, cluster resource browse and storage files navigate. You can easily link or unlink any cluster by using an Ambari-managed username ... continue reading

The edge of possibility: best practices for IoT-driven infrastructure transformation

Azure
Corporate IT infrastructure has changed a lot in the past decade. From a relatively simple bounded space, with a defined “inside” and “outside,” IT networks have evolved to incorporate a wider range of devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and ... continue reading
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How Azure Security Center helps detect attacks against your Linux machines

Azure
Azure Security Center (ASC) is now extending its Linux threat detection preview program, both on cloud and on-premise. New capabilities include detection of suspicious processes, suspect login attempts, and anomalous kernel module loads. Security Center is using auditd for collecting ... continue reading

Storage scenarios for Cray in Azure

Azure
When you get a dedicated Cray supercomputer on your Azure virtual network, you also get attached Cray® ClusterStor™ storage. This is a great solution for the high-performance storage you need while running jobs on the supercomputer. But what happens when ... continue reading
Making Sense of Replication Schedules in PowerShell

Making Sense of Replication Schedules in PowerShell

Hi all! Jan-Hendrik Peters, PFE, here to talk to you today about using PowerShell to view replication schedules. Automation with PowerShell is a part of our daily life. However, there are certain things that are for some reason not achievable ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 28

Azure
Azure Security News at RSA Conference 2018 Last week, we made several Azure Security announcements in conjunction with RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco: Introducing Microsoft Azure Sphere: Secure and power the intelligent edge - Microsoft Azure Sphere is a ... continue reading

Azure IoT Hub SDK officially provides native iOS support

Azure
We recently released a port of our Azure IoT Hub C SDK for iOS platform. Whether your iOS project is written in Swift or Objective-C, you can leverage our device SDK and service SDK directly and begin turning your iOS ... continue reading
Tech support scams reported to Microsoft

Teaming up in the war on tech support scams

(Editors note: Erik Wahlstrom spoke about the far-reaching impact of tech support scams and the need for industry-wide cooperation in his RSA Conference 2018 talk Tech Scams: It's Time to Release the Hounds.) Introduction Social engineering attacks like tech support ... continue reading
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Automating Industrial IoT Security

Azure
Industrial IoT is the largest IoT opportunity. At Microsoft, we serve this vertical by offering an Industrial IoT Cloud Platform Reference Architecture, which we have conveniently bundled into an open-source Azure IoT Suite solution called Connected Factory and launched it ... continue reading
Windows Defender System Guard runtime attestation architecture

Introducing Windows Defender System Guard runtime attestation

At Microsoft, we want users to be in control of their devices, including knowing the security health of these devices. If important security features should fail, users should be aware. Windows Defender System Guard runtime attestation, a new Windows platform ... continue reading

Altair democratizes access to computer-aided engineering with Azure

Azure
My high school physics teacher taught us about metal fatigue by having everyone bend paper clips back and forth until they broke. In the real world, engineers use computer simulations to test their designs. From the trivial paperclip to the ... continue reading
Connect to the Intelligent Security Graph using a new API

Connect to the Intelligent Security Graph using a new API

Most organizations deal with high volumes of security data and have dozens of security solutions in their enterprise, making the task of integrating various products and services daunting and complex. The cost, time, and resources necessary to connect systems, enable ... continue reading
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