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DBA essentials—SQL Server 2017 security, performance tuning, and more—inside out

DBA essentials—SQL Server 2017 security, performance tuning, and more—inside out

Whether youre an experienced DBA with multiple certifications or just starting on your SQL Server DBA journey, you face challenges constantly for putting your organizations data to work. To turn the next-to-impossible into the practical, you need a comprehensive resource ... continue reading

CISO series: Building a security-minded culture starts with talking to business managers

Cybersecurity is everyones business; protecting the company and its users against data leaks is no longer just the responsibility of IT and security operations. Everyone from the board to Firstline Workers has an important role to play. A culture that ... continue reading
Reservations now available for US Government cloud regions

Reservations now available for US Government cloud regions

Reservations are now generally available for US government Azure customers. Reservations are available for virtual machines, SQL Server and Cosmos DB for US Government and US DoD Azure regions. Reservations can help you save money on workloads that have consistent ... continue reading
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Modernize your commerce platform with Rapid Commerce solution

Today’s consumers are using more devices and channels to interact with retailers than ever before. Seamless service across all channels is the expectation, not the exception. Digital-first brands are raising the bar for hyper-personalized experiences through their test-and-learn approach to ... continue reading
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The power of cloud: Microsoft Azure Marketplace showcases Credit Analytics

One of the biggest challenges banks and financial service organizations face is the sheer volume involved with monitoring and managing thousands and thousands of loans. Events like weather, earthquakes, geo-economic swings, and political shifts make it difficult to analyze the ... continue reading
Datacenter migration updates from Ignite 2018

Datacenter migration updates from Ignite 2018

Microsoft Ignite 2018 took place in Orlando, Florida few weeks ago. It is an annual Microsoft conference for ITPros with more then 700+ sessions and 100+ announcements. Let's review what announcements are relevant if you are migrating from your datacenter ... continue reading
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Step-by-Step: How to Trigger an Email Alert from Windows Performance Monitor

Windows Performance Counter Alerts can be configured to be triggered on any Performance Monitor (Perfmon) Counter through the use of a User Defined Data Collector Set. However, if you wish to be notified via email when an Alert is triggered ... continue reading
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Leap Seconds for the IT Pro: What you need to know

Hi Everybody – Program Manager Dan Cuomo here to tell you, the IT Pro, everything you need to know about Leap Seconds on Windows. If you saw our recent blog series on the Top 10 Networking Features, you may have ... continue reading
How Office 365 learned to reel in phish

How Office 365 learned to reel in phish

Today’s post was coauthored by Debraj Ghosh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, and Jason Rogers, Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft. We recently reported how we measure catch rates of malicious emails for Office 365 Exchange Online Protection (EOP) (available with ... continue reading

Use Azure Site Recovery to migrate Windows Server 2008 before End of Support

This blog post was authored by Sue Hartford, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server. Dont let the name fool you. Azure Site Recovery (ASR) can be used as an Azure migration tool for 30 days at no charge. It has ... continue reading

Use Azure Site Recovery to migrate Windows Server 2008 before End of Support

This blog post was authored by Sue Hartford, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server. Dont let the name fool you. Azure Site Recovery (ASR) can be used as an Azure migration tool for 30 days at no charge. It has ... continue reading
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Secure file storage

This is a blog 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. Check out ... continue reading

Azure IoT Reference Architecture 2.1 release

A few months ago, we released a significant update to the Azure IoT Reference Architecture, a downloadable resource that aims to accelerate customers building IoT solutions on Azure by providing a proven production ready architecture and technology implementation choices. Today, ... continue reading
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Accessibility and array support with Azure Blockchain Workbench 1.4.0

We’ve been very grateful for the feedback you’ve given us since we first introduced Azure Blockchain Workbench in public preview a few months ago. Your feedback continues to be an essential and impactful part of our work. For this release, ... continue reading

Accelerating AI in healthcare: Security, privacy, and compliance

Healthcare is drowning in data. Every patient brings a record that could span decades, with x-rays, MRIs, and other data that can affect every decision. Providers and payers bring their own collateral to the table. Skills, policies, and certifications are ... continue reading

Accelerating AI in healthcare: Security, privacy, and compliance

Healthcare is drowning in data. Every patient brings a record that could span decades, with x-rays, MRIs, and other data that can affect every decision. Providers and payers bring their own collateral to the table. Skills, policies, and certifications are ... continue reading
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Apache Spark jobs gain up to 9x speed up with HDInsight IO Cache

Today, we are pleased to reveal the preview of HDInsight IO Cache, a new transparent data caching feature of Azure HDInsight that provides customers with up to a 9x performance improvement for Apache Spark jobs. We know from our customers ... continue reading
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Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 21

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From September 1 to 15, 29 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Virtual Machines Active Directory Certificate Services 2016 PKI: Quickly ... continue reading
File Not Found Exception while configuring Log Analytics

File Not Found Exception while configuring Log Analytics

This is an update for our customers who are hitting below exception while configuring Log Analytics workspace from SCOM console. This blog talks about workaround for this issue, please follow the mentioned steps. Workaround: – Copy the Advisor dll (version ... continue reading
Extending Hardware Inventory for System Center Configuration Manager

Extending Hardware Inventory for System Center Configuration Manager

Hello everyone, Jonathan Warnken here, and I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) for Microsoft. I primarily support Configuration Manager and I have been getting a lot of questions recently on how to collect custom information and include it in ... continue reading
Making it real—harnessing data gravity to build the next gen SOC

Making it real—harnessing data gravity to build the next gen SOC

This post was coauthored by Diana Kelley, Cybersecurity Field CTO, andSin John,EMEA Chief Security Advisor, Cybersecurity Solutions Group. In our first blog, Diana and I talked about the concept of data gravity and how it could, conceptually, help organizations take ... continue reading
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Detecting fileless attacks with Azure Security Center

As the security solutions get better at detecting attacks, attackers are increasingly employing stealthier methods to avoid detection. In Azure, we regularly see fileless attacks targeting our customers’ endpoints. To avoid detection by traditional antivirus software and other filesystem-based detection ... continue reading
Sweet updates about Truffle on Azure

Sweet updates about Truffle on Azure

Development and deployment of Ethereum based applications, commonly referred to as DApps, can be a challenging task for developers. With over 1 million downloads, Truffle has proven to be a premier suite of tools that can be used for developing ... continue reading
A New Metric

New metric in Azure Stream Analytics tracks latency of your streaming pipeline

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed service for real-time data processing. Stream Analytics jobs read data from input sources like Azure Event Hubs or IoT Hub. They can perform a variety of tasks from simple ETL and archiving to ... continue reading

Azure PowerShell – Cross-platform “Az” module replacing “AzureRM”

There is a new Azure PowerShell module, built to harness the power of PowerShell Core and Cloud Shell, and maintain compatibility with PowerShell 5.1. Its name is Az. Az ensures that PowerShell and PowerShell Core users can get the latest ... continue reading
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IoT SWC 2018: IoT solutions for the built world

It’s amazing to see how IoT is transforming our customers’ businesses—from optimizing operations and reducing unplanned downtime with companies like Chevron, to powering new connected vehicle experiences as we recently announced with Volkswagen. Beyond business transformation, IoT has the potential ... continue reading
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Ingesting a data stream from NIST manufacturing lab data – Part 2

The Industry Experiences team has recently published a solution guide for extracting insights from existing IoT data. The solution consists of the following components. Ingesting data Hot path processing Cold path processing Analytics clients This is the second part to ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 53

Now in preview Protect data in use with the public preview of Azure confidential computing - Years of work with our silicon vendors have allowed us to bring application isolation technology to hardware in our datacenters to support this new ... continue reading
Make your first Pipeline with Azure DevOps Project in the #Cloud #Azure #AzureDevOps

Make your first Pipeline with Azure DevOps Project in the #Cloud #Azure #AzureDevOps

Start here your Azure DevOps Project in Azure. Microsoft Azure DevOps Services (Tools) to make your own CI/CD Pipeline in the Cloud Azure Pipelines is a cloud service that you can use to automatically build and test your code project ... continue reading

Breaking into Windows Server 2019: SDN Load Balancers

Happy Friday folks! Brandon Wilson here once again to give you a pointer to some more information covering a topic touched on by the Windows Core Networking PG, and that is Software Defined Networking (SDN) load balancing in Windows Server ... continue reading
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