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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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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

CISO series: Strengthen your organizational immune system with cybersecurity hygiene

One of the things I love about my job is the time I get to spend with security professionals, learning firsthand about the challenges of managing security strategy and implementation day to day. There are certain themes that come up ... continue reading
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Networking in Red Hat OpenShift for Windows

Hello again, Today we will be drilling into a more complex topic following the introduction to Red Hat OpenShift for Windows on premises two weeks ago. We will expand into the networking layer of the architecture that we have chosen ... continue reading
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Johnson Controls tackles a $15b building industry problem with Azure Cosmos DB

This blog post was co-authored by Nikisha Reyes-Grange, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing, and Balamurugan Balakreshnan, Cloud Solution Architect, CSU-Data and AI. Johnson Controls has been a pioneer in building management solutions and services since founder Warren Johnson invented ... continue reading

Get up to speed with Azure HDInsight: The comprehensive guide

Azure HDInsight is an easy, cost-effective, enterprise-grade service for open source analytics. With HDInsight, you get managed clusters for various Apache big data technologies, such as Spark, MapReduce, Kafka, Hive, HBase, Storm and ML Services backed by a 99.9% SLA ... continue reading
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IoT in Action: 4 innovations that are revolutionizing IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping every industry from manufacturing to medicine, and opportunities to transform business are nearly limitless. And while IoT is a complicated endeavor requiring multiple partners, skillsets, and technologies, new innovations are making projects easier ... continue reading
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Disaster recovery of zone pinned Azure Virtual Machines to another region

Azure Availability Zones are unique fault-isolated physical locations, within an Azure region, with independent power, network, and cooling. Each Availability Zone is comprised of one or more datacenters and houses infrastructure to support highly available, mission critical applications with fault ... continue reading

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 preview – More features, more performance, better availability

Since we announced the limited public preview of Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen2 in June, the response has been resounding. Customers participating in the ADLS Gen2 preview have directly benefitted from the scale, performance, security, manageability, and cost-effectiveness inherent ... continue reading

Azure IoT Java SDK provides improved Android support

Transforming mobile devices into Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been gaining traction in the IoT space. Mobile devices have a wide range of sensors and a big screen, but most importantly, they are ubiquitous and they are getting cheaper ... continue reading
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How pharma sales operations benefit from centralizing data and process integration

Pharmaceutical companies need to meet demanding sales goals, manage intricate regulatory compliance, and maintain a competitive hold on the market. However, current sales force automation (SFA) solutions for the life sciences industry are focused primarily on sales reps, which leaves ... continue reading
Step 1. Identify users: top 10 actions to secure your environment

Step 1. Identify users: top 10 actions to secure your environment

This series outlines the most fundamental steps you can take with your investment in Microsoft 365 security solutions. Well provide advice on activities such as setting up identity management through active directory, malware protection, and more. In this post, we ... continue reading
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Apply the latest Azure Site Recovery capabilities with automatic agent update

One of the biggest hassles faced by administrators while using services provided by cloud providers is the need to catch up with the latest release and stay up-to-date. This involves downloading the latest software and performing frequent upgrades. In an ... continue reading
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An easy way to bring back your Azure VM with In-Place restore

We are excited to announce In-Place restore of disks in IaaS VMs along with simplified restore improvements in Azure Backup. This feature helps roll back or fix corrupted virtual machines through in-place restore without the needs of spinning up a ... continue reading

Azure obtains automotive industry’s TISAX compliance

Microsoft data centers and operations centers handling Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 have been evaluated by independent auditors as meeting the strong security requirements of the Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX). TISAX is used by European automotive ... continue reading
Azure SQL Managed Instance Business Critical tier is Generally Available

Azure SQL Managed Instance Business Critical tier is Generally Available

We are happy to announce General availability of Business Critical tier in Azure SQL Managed Instance – architectural model built for high-performance and IO demanding databases. After 5 months of public preview period Azure SQL Managed Instance Business Critical Service ... continue reading
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Extend you File server with Azure File Sync and Migrate with Windows Admin Center #WindowsServer #Azure #AFS #WAC #HybridCloud #FileServer

In the former blog post :https://robertsmit.wordpress.com/2018/11/29/step-by-step-windows-server-2019-file-server-clustering-with-powershell-or-gui-cluster-ha-azure-windowsadmincenter-windowsserver2019/ I created a File share on a Cluster to make the share HA. This is more the traditional way to make the share HA. But what if you have multiple locations and you want ... continue reading
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Cincinnati Children’s has a great app development experience with Azure services

The healthcare industry has started to embrace mobile apps and cloud technologies, and not just to optimize internal operations. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center wants to make visits to hospitals and doctors’ offices easier for patients and families. Cincinnati Children’s ... continue reading

Best practices for naming your Microsoft Azure resources

When talking about Cloud infrastructure, you might have come across the phrase “Pets versus cattle.” It appeared around 2012 when Bill Baker used it to differentiate between servers that can never be down and servers that are easily replaceable (e.g ... continue reading
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New Azure Pipelines announcements – VS Code extension, GitHub Releases, and more

Since we launched Azure Pipelines in September, we’ve seen strong growth in adoption of our cloud hosted build and deployment service. We’re also learning from many of the open source projects on GitHub starting to take advantage of unlimited build ... continue reading

Azure AI – accelerating the pace of AI adoption for organizations

AI is fueling the next wave of transformative innovations that will change the world. With Azure AI, we empower organizations to easily: Use machine learning to build predictive models that optimize business processes Utilize advanced vision, speech, and language capabilities ... continue reading
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Linking your GitHub commits with Azure Boards

Today, we’re announcing a new integration between Azure Boards and GitHub. Development teams using GitHub can now take advantage of the rich project management capabilities offered by Azure Boards, including Kanban boards, backlogs, sprint planning tools, queries, and multiple work ... continue reading
Insights from the MITRE ATT&CK-based evaluation of Windows Defender ATP

Insights from the MITRE ATT&CK-based evaluation of Windows Defender ATP

In MITREs evaluation of endpoint detection and response solutions, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection demonstrated industry-leading optics and detection capabilities. The breadth of telemetry, the strength of threat intelligence, and the advanced, automatic detection through machine learning, heuristics, and behavior ... continue reading
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Add PowerShell script content directly in the TS Editor using ConfigMgr Technical Preview 1811

Today we are happy to share the release of Update 1811 for Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager. Periodically the Configuration Manager engineering team meets with our MVPs for a joint hackathon. Technical Preview 1811 contains the following ... continue reading
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