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Last week in Azure: News from Connect(); 2017, Azure Virtual Data Center, and more

As covered in Scott Guthrie's post, the annual Microsoft Connect(); event last week focused on developing for the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge to put "AI into the hands of every developer so they unleash the power of data and ... continue reading

Azure SQL Databases Disaster Recovery 101

Why should I care? As a PaaS service, Azure SQL provides automated backup for all databases. It allows customers to recover their data from system or human errors and restores the databases to any point in time during the retention ... continue reading

Announcing the public preview of Azure Media Clipper

We are excited to announce the public preview of new capabilities in Azure Media Services (AMS) for composing media clips and stitching together rendered videos. Azure Media Clipper is a free JavaScript library that enables web developers to provide their ... continue reading

#AzureSQLDW cost savings with optimized for elasticity and Azure Functions – part 1

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is Microsoft’s SQL analytics platform, the backbone of your Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). The service is designed to allow customers to elastically, and independently, scale compute and storage with massively parallel processing. SQL DW integrates seamlessly ... continue reading

October 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our October top-10 contributors! Alberto Morillo maintains the first position in the cloud ranking while Visakh Murukesan climbs to the top in the All Databases ranking. This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top ... continue reading

Preview the new Azure Storage SDK for Go & Storage SDKs roadmap

We are excited to announce the new and redesigned Azure Storage SDK for Go with documentation and examples available today. This new SDK was redesigned to follow the next generation design philosophy for Azure Storage SDKs and is built on ... continue reading

Announcing General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs)

Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) are generally available for customers worldwide, effective today. Azure RIs enable you to reserve Virtual Machines on a one- or three-year term, and provide up to 72% cost savings versus pay-as-you-go prices. Azure RIs give ... continue reading

Apache Spark to Azure #CosmosDB Connector is now generally available

We are happy to announce that the Apache Spark to Azure Cosmos DB Connector is now generally available. It enables real-time data analytics and data science, machine learning, and exploration over globally distributed data in Azure Cosmos DB. Connecting Apache ... continue reading

New multi-tenant patterns for building SaaS applications on SQL Database

We’re delighted to announce the availability of an expanded set of sample SaaS applications, each using a different database tenancy model on SQL Database. Each sample includes a series of management scripts and tutorials to help you jump start your ... continue reading