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SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3 is now available

The SQL Server team is excited to bring you the third service pack release for SQL Server 2014. This service pack is now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center as well as the Microsoft Update Catalog, Microsoft Developer ... continue reading
SSMS 18.0 Public Preview 5 Released

SSMS 18.0 Public Preview 5 Released

We are very excited to announce the release of Public Preview 5 of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0. This release has a number of new features and capabilities and several bug fixes across SQL Server Management Objects (SMO), UI, ... continue reading

Announcing General Availability of the Windows Compatibility Module 1.0.0

The Windows Compatibility module (WindowsCompatibility) is a PowerShell module that lets PowerShell Core 6 scripts access Windows PowerShell modules that are not yet natively available on PowerShell Core. (Note: the list of unavailable commands is getting smaller with each new ... continue reading
What’s new in Windows Defender ATP

What’s new in Windows Defender ATP

Across Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) engineering and research teams, innovation drives our mission to protect devices in the modern workplace. Our goal is to equip security teams with the tools and insights to protect, detect, investigate, ... continue reading

Azure Monitor: Detecting and Alerting on File Changes

I am preparing for Microsoft Ignite | The Tour and have been playing around quite a bit with Azure Monitor and the Azure Automation state tracking capabilities. One of the features I've found impressive is the ability to track the ... continue reading
5-step incident response process

Four operational practices Microsoft uses to secure the Azure platform

This is the fourth blog in a 4-part blog post series on how Microsoft Azure provides a secure foundation. Microsoft provides you with a secure foundation to host your infrastructure and applications. In the last blog in this series on ... continue reading
Spark Local Console

Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ – Spark Interactive Console

We are pleased to reveal the release of Spark Interactive Console in Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ. This new component facilitates Spark job authoring, and enables you to run code interactively in a shell-like environment within IntelliJ. The Spark console includes ... continue reading
IoT Smart-Building spotlight on webinar information
As IoT and artificial intelligence become more advanced, smart buildings are also being utilized to drive down energy usage and maintenance costs. They’re providing safer, more comfortable environments while preventing equipment breakdowns and disruptions to occupants. They’re even increasing productivity ... continue reading
Getting started with #Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services in #Containers #Azure #AI #AKS #Docker

Getting started with #Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services in #Containers #Azure #AI #AKS #Docker

Microsoft Visual Studio Code Tools for AI With container support, customers can use Azure’s intelligent Cognitive Services capabilities, wherever the data resides. This means customers can perform facial recognition, OCR, or text analytics operations without sending their content to the ... continue reading

Five lessons for building your roadmap to a secure hybrid cloud future

This blog post is a part of our security series for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month where we discuss how federal CIOs can best prepare for a cloud environment that works securely with your on-premises datacenters. The need for federal agencies ... continue reading

Modify Azure SQL Database Managed Instance using Azure CLI

Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully-managed SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud. With Managed Instance you can easily add/remove cores associated to the instance and change the reserved size of the instance. You can use Azure CLI to ... continue reading

Create Azure SQL Managed Instance using Azure CLI

Azure command line interface (CLI) is a set of commands that you can use to create and manage Azure resources. In this post your will see how can you create Managed Instance using Azure CLI. The Azure CLI is Microsoft’s ... continue reading

End of Support for SCEP for Mac and SCEP for Linux on December 31, 2018

Support for System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) for Mac and Linux (all versions) ends on December 31, 2018. Availability of new virus definitions for SCEP for Mac and SCEP for Linux may be discontinued after the end of support. This ... continue reading
High level diagram of an OpenShift for Windows 2 node cluster deployment

Managing Windows containers with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11

Who is the new guy blogging? Before getting into the topic, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Mike Kostersitz, I am Principal Program Manager and just joined the core networking team in the Cloud and AI organization. I ... continue reading
Virtual Assitant diagram

Get started in minutes: Build your own enterprise grade virtual assistant

Whether in a vehicle looking to find the nearest gas station, or on a factory floor needing to stop the production line, it is easy to imagine ways in which conversation-based interactions can enhance experiences and increase productivity. We’re evolving ... continue reading
Get started in minutes: Build your own enterprise grade virtual assistant

Get started in minutes: Build your own enterprise grade virtual assistant

Whether in a vehicle looking to find the nearest gas station, or on a factory floor needing to stop the production line, it is easy to imagine ways in which conversation-based interactions can enhance experiences and increase productivity. We’re evolving ... continue reading
Custom Vision logo detection using the Microsoft logo

Getting started with Azure Cognitive Services in containers

Building solutions with machine learning often requires a data scientist. Azure Cognitive Services enable organizations to take advantage of AI with developers, without requiring a data scientist. We do this by taking the machine learning models and the pipelines and ... continue reading

Microsoft and Intel donate Azure Hardware, AI Services to Advance Intelligent Edge Research at Carnegie Mellon University

Edge computing is one of the greatest trends that is not only transforming the cloud market, but creating new opportunities for business and society. At its core, edge computing is about harnessing compute on a device, closest to where insights ... continue reading
Diagnostic Data for Synchronous Statistics Update Blocking

Diagnostic Data for Synchronous Statistics Update Blocking

Consider the following query execution scenario: You execute a SELECT query that triggers an automatic synchronous statistics update. The synchronous statistics update begins execution and your query waits (is essentially blocked) until the fresh statistics are generated. The query compilation ... continue reading

Update on Windows Server 2019 availability

This blog post was authored by Vinicius Apolinario, Senior Technical Product Manager, Windows Server. On October 2, 2018, we announced the availability of Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server, version 1809. Later that week, we paused the rollout of these ... continue reading

Update on Windows Server 2019 availability

This blog post was authored by Vinicius Apolinario, Senior Technical Product Manager, Windows Server. On October 2, 2018, we announced the availability of Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server, version 1809. Later that week, we paused the rollout of these ... continue reading
The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, November update

The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, November update

At Ignite 2018, we announced Microsoft Threat Protection, a comprehensive, integrated solution securing the modern workplace across identities, endpoints, user data, cloud apps, and, infrastructure (Figure 1). The foundation of the solution is the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph, which correlates ... continue reading
Creating a data hub for your analytics with PolyBase

Creating a data hub for your analytics with PolyBase

Data is the new currency of the digital world, and Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help businesses and consumers get the most out of their data assets. With the leading database in the world, SQL Server, and the rapidly growing ... continue reading

CISO series: Lessons learned—4 priorities to achieve the largest security improvements

In my past life as CISO, Ive worked for small companies, state governments, and large enterprises, and one thing that has been true at all of them is that there is an infinite number of security initiatives in each organization ... continue reading
A new tab of containers is now available in Azure Security Center

Protect Linux containers running in IaaS with Azure Security Center

Nowadays, more and more enterprises are migrating their monolith applications to run mission-critical, containerized cloud-native applications in production. Containers provide multiple advantages, both for developers and IT professionals. They are easy and fast to deploy, immutable, and provide fast iteration ... continue reading

PowerShell Basics: Getting More Information with Get-Member

PowerShell is an effective command line interface to retrieve information about computer systems and services. Type in a command like get-service, and you receive a listing of all the services on a Windows system and their status. PS C:GitHubdemos> get-service ... continue reading
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Holiday season is DDoS season

Is your business ready for the holiday season? As we approach the holiday season and bring in thoughts of good cheers, many companies are faced with an elevated risk of cyber-attacks. What makes the holidays such an enticing time for ... continue reading

Windows Server 2019 Now Available

Introduction Windows Server 2019 is once again generally available. You can pull the new Windows Server 2019 images—including the new ‘Windows’ base image—via: docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows/servercore:1809 docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows/nanoserver:1809 docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows:1809 Just like the Windows Server 2016 release, the ... continue reading

Windows Server 2019 Now Available

Introduction Windows Server 2019 is once again generally available. You can pull the new Windows Server 2019 images—including the new ‘Windows’ base image—via: docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows/servercore:1809 docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows/nanoserver:1809 docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows:1809 Just like the Windows Server 2016 release, the ... continue reading

Deploy, develop, and troubleshoot faster with Azure Blockchain Workbench 1.5.0

On behalf of the entire Workbench team, thank you for your continued support and interest in Azure Blockchain Workbench. With every month’s release, our focus areas are driven by the topics you care about the most. Workbench 1.5.0 focuses on ... continue reading
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