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Zero Trust part 1: Identity and access management

Zero Trust part 1: Identity and access management

Once in a while, a simple phrase captures our imagination, expressing a great way to think about a problem. Zero Trust is such a phrase. Today, Ill define Zero Trust and then discuss the first step to enabling a Zero ... continue reading
Step 2. Manage authentication and safeguard access: top 10 actions to secure your environment

Step 2. Manage authentication and safeguard access: 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. We will provide advice on activities such as setting up identity management through active directory, malware protection, and more. In this post, ... continue reading
Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves in SQL Server 2019 preview

Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves in SQL Server 2019 preview

SQL Server 2019 preview brings encryption technology to a broader set of scenarios by enabling rich confidential computing capabilities with the enhanced Always Encrypted feature, Always Encrypted with secure enclaves. Always Encrypted with secure enclaves allows rich computations on encrypted ... continue reading
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Participate in the 16th Developer Economics Survey

The Developer Economics Q4 2018 survey is here in its 16th edition to shed light on the future of the software industry. Every year more than 40,000 developers around the world participate in this survey, so this is a chance ... continue reading

Microsoft open sources Trill to deliver insights on a trillion events a day

In today’s high-speed environment, being able to process massive amounts of data each millisecond is becoming a common business requirement. We are excited to be announcing that an internal Microsoft project known as Trill for processing “a trillion events per ... continue reading

A fintech startup pivots to Azure Cosmos DB

The right technology choices can accelerate success for a cloud born business. This is true for the fintech start-up clearTREND Research. Their solution architecture team knew one of the most important decisions would be the database decision between SQL or ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 62

KubeCon North America 2018 KubeCon North America 2018: Serverless Kubernetes and community led innovation! Brendan Burns, Distinguished Engineer in Microsoft Azure and co-founder of the Kubernetes project, provides a welcome to KubeCon North America 2018, which took place last week ... continue reading
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Fine-tune natural language processing models using Azure Machine Learning service

This blog post was co-authored by Li Li, Software Engineer II and Todd Hendry, Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft AI Platform. In the natural language processing (NLP) domain, pre-trained language representations have traditionally been a key topic for a few important ... continue reading
Managing and Working with #Azure Network Security Groups (NSG) #Security #IaC #AzureDevOps

Managing and Working with #Azure Network Security Groups (NSG) #Security #IaC #AzureDevOps

Microsoft Azure Network Security Group (NSG) When you are implementing your Microsoft Azure Design like a HUB-Spoke model you have to deal with security of your Azure environment (Virtual Datacenter). One of them are Network Security Groups to protect your ... continue reading
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Cabana Sessions with ConfigMgr Technical Preview 1812

Today we are happy to share the release of Update 1812 for Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager. A few weeks ago, the Configuration Manager product team attended the Midwest Management Summit (MMS) Desert Edition 2018. While we ... continue reading
KubeCon, Windows Containers on Kubernetes, and 101 Materials for Your Holiday Reading…

KubeCon, Windows Containers on Kubernetes, and 101 Materials for Your Holiday Reading…

I attended KubeCon earlier this week in Seattle and had some little fun there. It was eye-opening to see the vibrant community there. The energy is enormous. Very fortunate to be a witness of this part of the history. Windows ... continue reading
Chelsio RDMA and Storage Replica Perf on Windows Server 2019 are 💯

Chelsio RDMA and Storage Replica Perf on Windows Server 2019 are 💯

Heya folks, Ned here again. Some recent Windows Server 2019 news you may have missed: Storage Replica performance was greatly increased over our original numbers. I chatted about this at earlier Ignite sessions, but when we finally got to Orlando, ... continue reading
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

Azure Backup Server now supports SQL 2017 with new enhancements

V3 is the latest upgrade for Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS). Azure Backup Server can now be installed on Windows Server 2019 with SQL 2017 as its database. MABS V3 brings key enhancements in the areas of storage and security ... continue reading
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Azure Functions now supported as a step in Azure Data Factory pipelines

Azure Functions is a serverless compute service that enables you to run code on-demand without having to explicitly provision or manage infrastructure. Using Azure Functions, you can run a script or piece of code in response to a variety of ... continue reading

Automate Always On availability group deployments with SQL Virtual Machine resource provider

We are excited to share that a new, automated way to configure high availability solutions for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) is now available using our SQL VM resource provider. To get started today, follow the instructions in ... 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
Customizable test cases in Azure Certified for IoT device catalog

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
Windmills against a clear blue sky

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
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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
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
Static website configuration on the Azure portal

Static websites on Azure Storage now generally available

Today we are excited to announce the general availability of static websites on Azure Storage, which is now available in all public cloud regions. What is a static website? Static websites refer to websites that can be loaded and served ... continue reading
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Know exactly how much it will cost for enabling DR to your Azure VMs

Azure offers built-in disaster recovery (DR) solution for Azure Virtual Machines through Azure Site Recovery (ASR). In addition to the broadest global coverage, Azure has the most comprehensive resiliency strategy in the industry from mitigating rack level failures with Availability ... 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
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