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Data classification and protection now available for structured data in SQL

Data classification and protection now available for structured data in SQL

This post is authored by Gilad Mittelman, Senior Program Manager, SQL Data Security. Data privacy and data security have become one of the most prominent topics in organizations in almost every industry across the globe. New regulations that formalize requirements ... continue reading

Updating Azure SQL Managed Instance properties using ARM templates

Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully managed SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud. Azure SQL Managed Instance allows you to easily change instance settings such as changing number of cores assigned to the instance, adding more storage, etc ... continue reading
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Azure AD Authentication for Azure Storage now in public preview

We are excited to announce the preview of Azure AD Authentication for Azure Blobs and Queues. This capability is one of the features most requested by enterprise customers looking to simplify how they control access to their data as part ... continue reading
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Azure AD Authentication for Azure Storage now in public preview

We are excited to announce the preview of Azure AD Authentication for Azure Blobs and Queues. This capability is one of the features most requested by enterprise customers looking to simplify how they control access to their data as part ... continue reading
Enterprise subscription

Create enterprise subscription experience in Azure portal public preview

Typically, Azure Enterprise Agreement (EA) subscriptions were created in the EA Portal and management of services was completed in the Azure portal. Our goal is to converge on the Azure portal as the primary avenue for users to manage their ... continue reading
Enterprise subscription

Create enterprise subscription experience in Azure portal public preview

Typically, Azure Enterprise Agreement (EA) subscriptions were created in the EA Portal and management of services was completed in the Azure portal. Our goal is to converge on the Azure portal as the primary avenue for users to manage their ... continue reading
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Serverless real-time notifications in Azure using Azure #CosmosDB

There were lots of announcements at the Microsoft Build 2018 conference, but one that caught my eye was the preview release of Azure SignalR, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that lets you implement real-time messages and notifications quite easily, without worrying ... continue reading
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Serverless real-time notifications in Azure using Azure #CosmosDB

There were lots of announcements at the Microsoft Build 2018 conference, but one that caught my eye was the preview release of Azure SignalR, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that lets you implement real-time messages and notifications quite easily, without worrying ... continue reading

Load confidently with SQL Data Warehouse PolyBase Rejected Row Location

Every row of your data is an insight waiting to be found. That is why it is critical you can get every row loaded into your data warehouse. When the data is clean, loading data into Azure SQL Data Warehouse ... continue reading

Load confidently with SQL Data Warehouse PolyBase Rejected Row Location

Every row of your data is an insight waiting to be found. That is why it is critical you can get every row loaded into your data warehouse. When the data is clean, loading data into Azure SQL Data Warehouse ... continue reading
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Control Azure Data Lake costs using Log Analytics to create service alerts

Azure Data Lake customers use the Data Lake Store and Data Lake Analytics to store and run complex analytics on massive amounts of data. However it is challenging to manage costs, keep up-to-date with activity in the accounts, and proactively ... continue reading
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Control Azure Data Lake costs using Log Analytics to create service alerts

Azure Data Lake customers use the Data Lake Store and Data Lake Analytics to store and run complex analytics on massive amounts of data. However it is challenging to manage costs, keep up-to-date with activity in the accounts, and proactively ... continue reading

Run PowerShell code in Puppet

Summary: Hi everyone, Dan Franciscus here. I’m a systems engineer and freelance technical writer based out of New Jersey. My expertise is in Windows Server, PowerShell, VMware, and Puppet. Puppet is an infrastructure platform that helps automate your environment. While ... continue reading
Microsoft Graph Security API proof of concept integration using PowerBI

Partnerships power the future of better security

This post is authored by Jeremy Dallman, Principal Program Manager. Our goal in building the Microsoft Graph Security API is to enable customers to share insights and take action across security solutions to improve protection and speed response. By creating ... continue reading
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Accelerate data warehouse modernization with Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services for Azure

Today at the Informatica World, Scott Guthrie, EVP, Cloud + AI, along with Anil Chakravarthy, CEO of Informatica, announced the availability of Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) for Azure. Microsoft has partnered with Informatica, a leader in Enterprise Data Management, ... continue reading
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Blue-Green deployments using Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager, Azure’s DNS based load balancing solution, is used by customers for a wide variety of use cases including routing a global user base to endpoints on Azure that will give them the fastest, low latency experience, providing ... continue reading
Hyper-V Integration Services – Where Are We Today?

Hyper-V Integration Services – Where Are We Today?

Hyper-V Integration Services provide critical functionality to Guests (virtual machines) running on Microsoft’s virtualization platform (Hyper-V). For the most part, virtual machines run in an isolated environment on the Hyper-V host. However, there is a high-speed communications channel between the ... continue reading
"Hey! You! Get on my cloud." Corey Sanders at Build 2018.

Azure.Source – Volume 32

Azure the cloud for all – highlights from Microsoft BUILD 2018 - In this final recap of Microsoft Build 2018, Julia White, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure pulled together some key highlights and top sessions to watch. This post summarizes ... continue reading
Now that you have a plan, it’s time to start deploying

Now that you have a plan, it’s time to start deploying

This blog is part of a series that responds to common questions we receive from customers about deployment of Microsoft 365 security solutions. In this series, youll find context, answers, and guidance for deployment and driving adoption within your organization ... continue reading
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New Azure Network Watcher integrations and Network Security Group Flow Logging updates

Azure Network Watcher provides you the ability to monitor, diagnose, and gain insights into your network in Azure. Among its suite of capabilities, Network Watcher offers the ability to log network traffic through Network Security Group (NSG) Flow Logging. When ... continue reading
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Detect malicious activity using Azure Security Center and Azure Log Analytics

This blog post was authored by Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center. ​ We have heard from our customers that investigating malicious activity on their systems can be tedious and knowing where to start is challenging. Azure Security Center makes it simple ... continue reading
Securing the modern workplace with Microsoft 365 threat protection – part 4

Securing the modern workplace with Microsoft 365 threat protection – part 4

This post is authored by Debraj Ghosh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft 365 Security. Responding to ransomware in the Modern Workplace Over the last few weeks, we have shared the roots of Microsoft 365 threat protection and how Microsoft 365 ... continue reading

Use Windows Information Protection (WIP) to help make accidental data leakage a thing of the past

Have you always wished you could have mobile application management (MAM) on Windows? Now you can! Windows Information Protection (WIP) is an out-of-the box data leakage prevention feature for Windows 10 that can automatically apply protection for work files and ... continue reading

Creating Azure SQL Managed Instance using ARM templates

Azure API enables you to create Azure SQL Managed Instance using ARM templates. These are JSON objects that contain definition of resources that should be created. You can send these objects to the Azure REST API to automate creation of ... continue reading

Accelerate innovation with Consulting Services in Azure Marketplace

We are excited to announce that Azure customers can now easily maximize the potential of the intelligent cloud through newly released Azure Marketplace Consulting Services offerings. This announcement builds on the success of Consulting Services offers for Dynamics 365 and ... continue reading
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Protect virtual machines across different subscriptions with Azure Security Center

We heard from our customers that they wanted an even simpler onboarding experience to Azure Security Center. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Azure Security Center’s Cross Subscription Workspace Selection. This capability allows you to collect ... continue reading
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Why developers should enable Azure Security Center’s Just-in-Time VM Access

We are seeing more developers building and running their applications in the public cloud. In fact, companies are using multiple public clouds to run their applications. Our customers tell us that they choose to build applications in Azure because it’s ... continue reading
Visualize geographic spatial data from SQL Server directly in Tableau 2018.1

Visualize geographic spatial data from SQL Server directly in Tableau 2018.1

This is a partner post authored with the Tableau team. As part of Microsofts open and flexible platform for data and analytics, were always excited when partners add features that will expand customer options and extend business functionality. Business intelligence ... continue reading

Simple PowerShell Network Capture Tool – Update

Hello all. Jacob Lavender here once again for the Ask PFE Platforms team to give you an update on the little sample tool that I put together at the end of last year. The original post is located here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2017/12/04/simple-powershell-network-capture-tool/ ... continue reading
Deploying Containers on #Kubernetes Cluster in #Docker for Windows CE and on #Azure AKS

Deploying Containers on #Kubernetes Cluster in #Docker for Windows CE and on #Azure AKS

Kubernetes Custer via Docker for Windows CE Edge Docker CE for Windows is Docker designed to run on Windows 10. It is a native Windows application that provides an easy-to-use development environment for building, shipping, and running dockerized apps. Docker ... continue reading
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