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Hardening the security of Azure IoT Edge

Azure IoT Edge which recently became generally available, designs in security from the ground up with avenues for custom security hardening. Security hardening entails additional security measures for given deployments in response to perceived higher threats like physical accessibility of ... continue reading

Azure Block Blob Storage Backup

Azure Blob Storage is Microsoft's massively scalable cloud object store. Blob Storage is ideal for storing any unstructured data such as images, documents and other file types. Read this Introduction to object storage in Azure to learn more about how ... continue reading

Azure #HDInsight Interactive Query: simplifying big data analytics architecture

Fast Interactive BI, data security and end user adoption are three critical challenges for successful big data analytics implementations. Without right architecture and tools, many big data and analytics projects fail to catch on with common BI users and enterprise ... continue reading

Advanced Analytics is coming into Azure Portal

We see Azure Monitor users are using both the Log Search page and the Analytics portal to accomplish their tasks. The Analytics portal offers advanced features, and we’re happy to announce it’s coming into Azure! This is another step on ... continue reading

Azure #HDInsight Apache Phoenix now supports Zeppelin

The HDInsight team is excited to announce Apache Zeppelin Support for Apache Phoenix Phoenix in Azure HDInsight Apache Phoenix is an open source, massively parallel relational database layer built on HBase. Phoenix allows you to use SQL like queries over ... continue reading

Installing certificates into IoT devices

Lots of folks are moving to X.509 certificate-based authentication as they start to use the Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service, which is great! But I've gotten lots of questions about what the best practices are, and how to go ... continue reading

IoT in Action: Building secure, sophisticated solutions

With a compound annual growth rate of 28.5 percent forecasted by 2020, the global Internet of Things (IoT) market is exploding, and the technology behind IoT continues to evolve at a feverish pace. Here at Microsoft, we’re working hard to ... continue reading

#Contest Microsoft AI Idea Challenge – AI’s next breakthrough is you!

All of us have creative ideas – ideas that can improve our lives and the lives of thousands, perhaps even millions of others. But how often do we act on turning those ideas into a reality? Most of the time, ... continue reading

Azure Site Recovery powers Veritas Backup Exec Instant Cloud Recovery for DR

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (ASR) offers Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for applications running in Azure and on-premises. Using ASR, you can reduce application downtime during IT interruptions, without compromising compliance. ASR provides comprehensive coverage for on-premises applications across ... continue reading