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Microsoft AI competition explores the next evolution of predictive technologies in security

Microsoft AI competition explores the next evolution of predictive technologies in security

Predictive technologies are already effective at detecting and blocking malware at first sight. A new malware prediction competition on Kaggle will challenge the data science community to push these technologies even furtherto stop malware before it is even seen. The ... continue reading

PowerShell Basics: Finding Your Way in the PowerShell Console

For me, one of the most important features of PowerShell is the ability to find all the answers you need in the shell. From the early days, PowerShell has included commands for finding cmdlets and functions within the shell including ... continue reading
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Streamlined IoT device certification with Azure IoT certification service

For over three years, we have helped customers find devices that work with Azure IoT technology through the Azure Certified for IoT program and the Azure IoT device catalog. In that time, our ecosystem has grown to one of the ... continue reading
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Creating a smart grid with technology and people

This blog post was authored by Peter Cooper, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft IoT. It’s 1882. Thomas Edison has just surpassed his breakthrough invention—the first incandescent lightbulb—by collaborating with J.P. Morgan to open the first industrial-scale power station in the United ... continue reading
Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 27

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 27

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From November 1 to November 16, 2018, 61 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Virtual machines CIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS ... continue reading
The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, December update

The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, December update

December was another month of significant development for Microsoft Threat Protection capabilities. As a quick recap, Microsoft Threat Protection is an integrated solution securing the modern workplace across identities, endpoints, user data, cloud apps, and infrastructure. Last month, we shared ... continue reading
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Taking a closer look at Python support for Azure Functions

Azure Functions provides a powerful programming model for accelerated development and serverless hosting of event-driven applications. Ever since we announced the general availability of the Azure Functions 2.0 runtime, support for Python has been one of our top requests. At ... continue reading
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How smart buildings can help combat climate change

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way governments and organizations tackle some of humanity’s thorniest challenges. In this three-part series, we looked first at common issues leaders must address to drive digital transformation in their cities. Next, we’ll ... continue reading
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How smart buildings can help combat climate change

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way governments and organizations tackle some of humanity’s thorniest challenges. In this three-part series, we looked first at common issues leaders must address to drive digital transformation in their cities. Next, we’ll ... continue reading
How news platforms can improve uptake with Microsoft Azure’s Video AI service

How news platforms can improve uptake with Microsoft Azure’s Video AI service

I’m Anna Thomas, an Applied Data Scientist within Microsoft Engineering. My goals are to enable the field and partners to better integrate various AI tools into their applications. Recently, my team reached out to Microsoft News to see how they’re ... continue reading
How news platforms can improve uptake with Microsoft Azure’s Video AI service

How news platforms can improve uptake with Microsoft Azure’s Video AI service

I’m Anna Thomas, an Applied Data Scientist within Microsoft Engineering. My goals are to enable the field and partners to better integrate various AI tools into their applications. Recently, my team reached out to Microsoft News to see how they’re ... continue reading
Warm path processing components of the solution guide

Extracting insights from IoT data using the warm path data flow

This blog continues our coverage of the solution guide published by Microsoft’s Industry Experiences team. The guide includes the following components: Ingesting data Hot path processing Cold path processing Analytics clients We already covered the recommendation for processing data for ... continue reading
Warm path processing components of the solution guide

Extracting insights from IoT data using the warm path data flow

This blog continues our coverage of the solution guide published by Microsoft’s Industry Experiences team. The guide includes the following components: Ingesting data Hot path processing Cold path processing Analytics clients We already covered the recommendation for processing data for ... continue reading

My top 5 Features in Windows Server 2019

Hello folks, I’m currently on Microsoft Ignite – The Tour in Sao Paulo Brazil and I just delivered a theater session about my top 5 features for Windows Server 2019. Well this was hard for me to nail it down ... continue reading

Voice of the Customer: The Walsh Group found that Azure Active Directory gives them a competitive edge

Peter Vallianatos, director of IT Infrastructure and Security, and Phillip Nottoli, director of Enterprise Architecture at The Walsh Group. Hello! This is Sue Bohn from the Customer & Partner Success team for the Identity Division. Im delighted to announce the ... continue reading

A hybrid approach to Kubernetes

We’re excited to see everyone at Kubecon this week! We’ve been working with our customers to understand how they’re thinking about Kubernetes and what we can do to make it easier for them. Azure Stack unleashes new hybrid capabilities for ... continue reading

A hybrid approach to Kubernetes

We’re excited to see everyone at Kubecon this week! We’ve been working with our customers to understand how they’re thinking about Kubernetes and what we can do to make it easier for them. Azure Stack unleashes new hybrid capabilities for ... continue reading

Announcing SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 2.2

In September we announced SQL Server 2019 preview, the first release of SQL Server to create a unified data platform by packaging Apache SparkTM and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) together with SQL Server as a single, integrated solution. SQL ... continue reading
Using the Fully Qualified Domain Name for Remote Control in System Center Configuration Manager

Using the Fully Qualified Domain Name for Remote Control in System Center Configuration Manager

Hello everyone, Jonathan Warnken here. I am a Premiere Field Engineer (PFE) for Microsoft. I primarily support Configuration Manager and today I want to talk about creating a custom console extension to allow the use of a Fully Qualified Domain ... continue reading
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Availability Groups on Kubernetes in SQL Server 2019 preview

Starting with SQL Server 2017, Microsoft embarked on a journey to support SQL Server deployments on Linux and containers, in order to provide a choice of deployment platform for our customers and partners. With the preview of SQL Server 2019, ... continue reading
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Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 26

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. During September and October, 149 new consulting offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Consulting Services 1-Day Big Data Cloud Migration Workshop: This ... continue reading
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Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 26

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. During September and October, 149 new consulting offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Consulting Services 1-Day Big Data Cloud Migration Workshop: This ... continue reading
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Automatic performance monitoring in Azure SQL Data Warehouse (preview)

Monitoring and managing the performance of your data warehouse is critical to the overall health of your data estate. With the increase in data and query velocities, tracking query metrics pertaining to usage frequency, resource consumption, or regressions can impact ... continue reading
Cold path processing components of the solution guide

Extracting insights from IoT data using the cold path data flow

This blog continues our coverage of the solution guide published by Microsoft’s Industry Experiences team. The guide covers the following components: Ingesting data Hot path processing Cold path processing Analytics clients We already covered the recommendation for processing data for ... continue reading
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An Azure Function orchestrates a real-time, serverless, big data pipeline

Although it’s not a typical use case for Azure Functions, a single Azure function is all it took to fully implement an end-to-end, real-time, mission-critical data pipeline for a fraud detection scenario. And it was done with a serverless architecture ... continue reading
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Deploying Apache Airflow in Azure to build and run data pipelines

Apache Airflow is an open source platform used to author, schedule, and monitor workflows. Airflow overcomes some of the limitations of the cron utility by providing an extensible framework that includes operators, programmable interface to author jobs, scalable distributed architecture, ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 61

Microsoft Connect(); 2018 On Tuesday, December 4th, Microsoft Connect(); 2018 provided a full day of developer-focused content—including updates on Azure and Visual Studio, keynotes, demos, and real-time coding with experts. Scott Guthrie’s keynote provided all the Azure and Visual Studio ... continue reading
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Power BI and Azure Data Services dismantle data silos and unlock insights

Learn how to connect Power BI and Azure Data Services to share data and unlock new insights with a new tutorial. Business analysts who use Power BI dataflows can now share data with data engineers and data scientists, who can ... continue reading
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Azure HDInsight integration with Data Lake Storage Gen2 preview – ACL and security update

Today we are sharing an update to the Azure HDInsight integration with Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2. This integration will enable HDInsight customers to drive analytics from the data stored in Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 using popular ... continue reading
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Step-By-Step: Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to Office 365

This post will walk you through a typical highly available setup into Office 365. Ideally this server will be installed as virtual servers on multiple Hyper-V hosts. Think about redundancy, not only in the virtual servers, but in the Hyper-V ... continue reading
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