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SSMS 17.8 is now available

SSMS 17.8 is now available

This post is co-authored byPam Lahoud, Senior Program Manager, SQL Server. We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.8! Download SSMS 17.8 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.8 provides support ... continue reading

Windows Admin Center Update,formerly Project Honolulu! #servermgmt #WAC ‏#S2D #WSSD #WindowsAdminCenter @docsmsft

Windows Admin Center is a new, locally-deployed, browser-based management tool set that lets you manage your Windows Servers with no Azure or cloud dependency. Windows Admin Center gives you full control over all aspects of your server infrastructure and is ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 36

Now in preview Azure Blob Storage lifecycle management in public preview - Both Blob-Level Tiering and Archive Storage help you optimize storage performance and cost. Blob-Level Tiering enables you to transition blobs between the Hot, Cool, and Archive tiers without ... continue reading

Siphon: Streaming data ingestion with Apache Kafka

Data is at the heart of Microsoft’s cloud services, such as Bing, Office, Skype, and many more. As these services have grown and matured, the need to collect, process and consume data has grown with it as well. Data powers ... continue reading
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Windows PowerShell and the Text-to-Speech REST API (Part 4)

Summary: Send and receive content to the Text-to-Speech API with PowerShell. Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! I was playing with the Text-to-Speech API. I have it almost figured out, but I’m stumbling over the final steps of formatting the SSML markup ... continue reading
Building Zero Trust networks with Microsoft 365

Building Zero Trust networks with Microsoft 365

The traditional perimeter-based network defense is obsolete. Perimeter-based networks operate on the assumption that all systems within a network can be trusted. However, todays increasingly mobile workforce, the migration towards public cloud services, and the adoption of Bring Your Own ... continue reading

Azure.Source – Volume 35

Featuring Infrastructure-as-a-Service on Azure Why you should bet on Azure for your infrastructure needs, today and in the future - We are committed to providing the right infrastructure for every workload. Across our 50 Azure regions, you can pick from ... continue reading
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Windows PowerShell and the Text-to-Speech REST API (Part 3)

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to access the Cognitive Services Text-to-Speech API. Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! I was reading up on how we could use PowerShell to communicate with Azure to gain an access token. I’ve been just itching to see ... continue reading

From the ground up to the cloud: Microsoft’s Intelligent Security supporting CISOs’ cloud transformation

Its no secret that Microsoft has embraced the cloud in a big wayfrom enterprise solutions like Microsoft Azure to Office 365 and Windows. But a recent research report by Forrester focuses on an equally important shift in our approach to ... continue reading