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OS Disk Swap for Managed Virtual Machines now available

Azure
Today, we are excited to announce the availability of the OS Disk Swap capability for VMs using Managed Disks. Until now, this capability was only available for Unmanaged Disks. With this capability, it becomes very easy to restore a previous ... continue reading
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Per disk metrics for Managed & Unmanaged Disks now in public preview

Azure
Today we’re sharing the public preview of per disk metrics for all Managed & Unmanaged Disks. This enables you to closely monitor and make the right disk selection to suit your application usage pattern. You can also use it to ... continue reading
2018-04-02_14-22-12

Per disk metrics for Managed & Unmanaged Disks now in public preview

Azure
Today we’re sharing the public preview of per disk metrics for all Managed & Unmanaged Disks. This enables you to closely monitor and make the right disk selection to suit your application usage pattern. You can also use it to ... continue reading

How Azure SQL Database makes database management easier?

Azure SQL database is a platform as a service SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud and managed by Azure. Azure automates many management activities and enables you to focus on development and optimizations. In addition, it enables you ... continue reading
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Organizing subscriptions and resource groups within the Enterprise

Azure
Special thanks to Robert Venable, Principal Software Engineer in the Finance Engineering team of Core Services Engineering (formerly Microsoft IT) for sharing their story of enabling development teams while ensuring security and compliance. Thanks also to Scott Hoag, Principal Cloud ... continue reading
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Organizing subscriptions and resource groups within the Enterprise

Azure
Special thanks to Robert Venable, Principal Software Engineer in the Finance Engineering team of Core Services Engineering (formerly Microsoft IT) for sharing their story of enabling development teams while ensuring security and compliance. Thanks also to Scott Hoag, Principal Cloud ... continue reading
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HDInsight tools for VS Code now supports argparse and Spark 2.2

Azure
We are happy to announce that HDInsight Tools for VSCode now supports argparse and accepts parameter based Pyspark Job submission. We also enabled the tools to support Spark 2.2 for PySpark author and job submission. The argparse feature grants you ... continue reading
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HDInsight tools for VS Code now supports argparse and Spark 2.2

Azure
We are happy to announce that HDInsight Tools for VSCode now supports argparse and accepts parameter based Pyspark Job submission. We also enabled the tools to support Spark 2.2 for PySpark author and job submission. The argparse feature grants you ... continue reading
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Train an IoT-equipped drone and compete to win at Microsoft Build

Azure
Are you ready for Microsoft’s ultimate developer event? You probably already know Microsoft Build, happening May 7–9 in Seattle, Washington, is where you need to be to connect with the experts, discover new tools, and boost your skills around cloud ... continue reading
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Train an IoT-equipped drone and compete to win at Microsoft Build

Azure
Are you ready for Microsoft’s ultimate developer event? You probably already know Microsoft Build, happening May 7–9 in Seattle, Washington, is where you need to be to connect with the experts, discover new tools, and boost your skills around cloud ... continue reading
#Microsoft Azure Storage Tools AzCopy and #Azure Storage Explorer #Cloud #AzureStack

#Microsoft Azure Storage Tools AzCopy and #Azure Storage Explorer #Cloud #AzureStack

Microsoft Azure Storage tools Type azcopy /? for help on AzCopy. C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SDKsAzure>azcopy /? ——————————————————————————AzCopy 7.1.0 Copyright (c) 2017 Microsoft Corp. All Rights Reserved. —————————————————————————— AzCopy </Source:> </Dest:> [/SourceKey:] [/DestKey:] [/SourceSAS:] [/DestSAS:] [/V:] [/Z:] [/@:] [/Y] [/NC:] [/SourceType:] ... continue reading
Azure SQL Database – scalability

Azure SQL Database – scalability

Azure SQL Database is a flexible Platform as a service database that can be easily scaled to fit your needs. You can add more compute or storage to satisfy your performance requirements without waiting for new hardware or migrating data ... continue reading
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Get the Azure Quick Start Guide for .NET Developers

Azure
This blog post was co-authored by Barry Luijbregts, Azure MVP. If you’re a .NET developer, we’re excited to introduce a new resource that can help you learn about Azure: The Azure Quick Start Guide for .NET Developers! Download this free ... continue reading
Azure Quick Start Guide for .NET Developers Contents

Get the Azure Quick Start Guide for .NET Developers

Azure
This blog post was co-authored by Barry Luijbregts, Azure MVP. If you’re a .NET developer, we’re excited to introduce a new resource that can help you learn about Azure: The Azure Quick Start Guide for .NET Developers! Download this free ... continue reading

Hyper-V symbols for debugging

Having access to debugging symbols can be very handy, for example when you are A partner building solutions leveraging Hyper-V, Trying to debug a specific issue, or Searching for bugs to participate in the Microsoft Hyper-V Bounty Program. Starting with ... continue reading
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
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Azure #CosmosDB: Secure, private, compliant

Azure
Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database. Azure Cosmos DB enables you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure's geographic regions with a single click. It offers throughput, latency, availability, and consistency ... continue reading
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Azure #CosmosDB: Secure, private, compliant

Azure
Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database. Azure Cosmos DB enables you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure's geographic regions with a single click. It offers throughput, latency, availability, and consistency ... 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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