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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

Data models within Azure Analysis Services and Power BI

In a world where self-service and speed of delivery are key priorities in any reporting BI solution, the importance of creating a comprehensive and performant data semantic model layer is sometimes overlooked. I have seen quite a few occurrences where ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 52

Now in preview Advanced Threat Protection for Azure Storage now in public preview - Azure Storage Advanced Threat Protection detects anomalies in account activity and notifies you of potentially harmful attempts to access your account. This layer of protection allows ... continue reading

Re-define analytics with Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 tier now generally available

Microsoft Azure Government regions give unparalleled flexibility for US government agencies and their partners. Today, we announce the general availability of industry-leading performance Azure SQL Data Warehouse Compute Optimized Gen2 tier for government customers in the US Gov Arizona and ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 51

A Microsoft Ignite 2018 retrospective As you probably know by now, many thousands of people descended on Orlando, Florida last week for Microsoft Ignite 2018. In this volume of Azure.Source, I've gathered in one place the links you need to ... continue reading
128T Networking Platform

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 20

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From August 16 to 31, 87 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Virtual machines 128T Networking Platform: The 128T Networking Platform ... continue reading
SQL Server 2019: Celebrating 25 years of SQL Server Database Engine and the path forward

SQL Server 2019: Celebrating 25 years of SQL Server Database Engine and the path forward

This post is authored by Amit Banerjee, Principal PM Manager, SQL Server andBob Ward,Principal Architect, Microsoft SQL Server Data Services. SQL Server has provided enterprises the capability to manage all facets of their relational data. Over the years, we have ... continue reading
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Eight new features in Azure Stream Analytics

This week at Microsoft Ignite 2018, we are excited to announce eight new features in Azure Stream Analytics (ASA). These new features include Support for query extensibility with C# custom code in ASA jobs running on Azure IoT Edge.Custom de-serializers ... continue reading
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Yesterday at the Microsoft Ignite conference, we announced that SQL Server 2019 is now in preview and that SQL Server 2019 will include Apache Spark and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for scalable compute and storage. This new architecture that ... continue reading