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Create tomorrow today with emerging tech at Microsoft Build

This blog post was authored by the Microsoft Build Team. On May 7–9, brilliant developers and industry game-changers will meet at Microsoft Build in Seattle, Washington. Creators of all kinds will gather to spark ideas, get inspired, and build what’s ... continue reading

New reference architecture for Jenkins on Azure

The patterns & practices (p&p) group of the Azure Customer Advisory Team (Azure CAT), has published a new reference architecture for deploying and running a Jenkins server on Azure with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Jenkins is a powerful open source tool ... continue reading

Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage in Storage Explorer – public preview

Providing a rich GUI for Azure Data Lake Storage resources management has been a top customer ask for a long time, we are thrilled to announce the public preview for supporting Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) in the Azure Storage ... continue reading

XBox – Analytics on petabytes of gaming data with Azure HDInsight

This blog post was co-authored by Karan Gulati, Senior Software Engineer, XBOX and Daniel Hagen, Senior Software Engineer, XBOX. Microsoft Studios produces some of the world’s most popular game titles including the Halo, Minecraft, and Forza Motorsport series. The Xbox ... continue reading

What’s brewing in Visual Studio Team Services: December 2017 Digest

This month I have a lot to cover. Since my last post, we’ve shipped three sprints of features, and we had a very successful Connect(); event in November. Let’s dive right in. Connect(); The Connect(); conference highlights developer tools like ... continue reading

Azure Application Architecture Guide

We've talked to many customers since Azure was released nearly eight years ago. Back then, Azure had only a few services. Now it's grown tremendously and keeps expanding. Cloud computing itself also has evolved to embrace customer demands. For example, ... continue reading

#AzureSQLDW cost savings with Autoscaler – part 2

This blog post was co-authored by Eldad Hagashi, Software Engineering Manager, and Feng Tan, Software Engineer, Microsoft Education Data Service. Azure SQL Data Warehouse is Microsoft’s SQL analytics platform, the backbone of your enterprise data warehouse (EDW). The service is ... continue reading

Deployment strategies defined

This post is authored by Itay Shakury, Cloud Solution Architect. In the world of devops practices and cloud native infrastructure, the concept of deployments has evolved from an uninteresting implementation detail, to a fundamental element for modern systems. It seems ... continue reading

ADL Tools for Visual Studio Code (VSCode) supports Python & R Programming

We are thrilled to introduce support for Azure Data Lake (ADL) Python and R extensions within Visual Studio Code (VSCode). This means you can easily add Python or R scripts as custom code extensions in U-SQL scripts, and submit such ... continue reading