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Build a CI/CD pipeline for API Management, Part 2

Miao Jiang joins Scott Hanselman to demonstrate a sample CI/CD pipeline implemented using Azure DevOps and Azure API Management DevOps resource kit. The sample follows the suggested approach that was introduced in Build a CI/CD pipeline for API Management, Part ... continue reading

Build a CI/CD pipeline for API Management, Part 1

Miao Jiang joins Scott Hanselman to walk through a conceptual framework for building a CI/CD pipeline to automate the deployment of APIs into Azure API Management. Learn about common automation challenges with API Management and how the suggested approach addresses ... continue reading
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Azure Media Services’ new AI-powered innovation

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. The media industry exemplifies this mission. We live in an age where more content is being created and consumed in more ways and ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Restoring a database to Azure SQL DB from backup

In our 'It's just SQL' series we highlight how Azure SQL is very similar to what you are used to with SQL Server. In this video, Jeroen ter Heerdt shows how to restore a database to Azure SQL from a ... continue reading
Are students prepared for real-world cyber curveballs?

Are students prepared for real-world cyber curveballs?

With a projected “skills gap” numbering in the millions for open cyber headcount, educating a diverse workforce is critical to corporate and national cyber defense moving forward. However, are today’s students getting the preparation they need to do the cybersecurity ... continue reading
One Method to Track Devices Built via a Specific SCCM Task Sequence

One Method to Track Devices Built via a Specific SCCM Task Sequence

Hello All, my name is Deepika and I’m a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft India. I would like to share one of the methods to identify devices which are built via SCCM. Imagine a scenario where machines are re-imagedbuilt at ... continue reading
Tips on PowerShell Modules for Managing Stale Devices

Tips on PowerShell Modules for Managing Stale Devices

Hi All, Alan here PFE from Italy, trying to give some little tips on how to install the correct PS module in order to use the required cmdlets for Stale Device Management. The article explaining this is: How To: Manage ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative ADMX templates

Step-By-Step: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative ADMX templates

Windows 10 Administrative templates, released back in August 2015, are offered as language-neutral .admx files and language-specific .adml files used by Group Policy administrators to configure the same set of policies by using two languages. There are over 190 different ... continue reading
Welcoming Eric Sachs to Microsoft Identity Team!

Welcoming Eric Sachs to Microsoft Identity Team!

Howdy folks, Today I'm excited to share with you that Eric Sachs has recently joined my team as our new Director of Program Management for Authentication. Eric is a 20 year industry veteran who up until two years ago lead ... continue reading
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Hot Patching SQL Server Engine in Azure SQL Database

Author: Hans Olav Norheim, hansnor@microsoft.com Technical reviewers: Jim Cavalaris, Jimmy Cleary, Jim Radigan, Ashish Kishan Mansukhani, Alexey Yeltsov, Brian Gianforcaro, Jasraj Dange, Jon Jahren, Michael Nelson, Peter Carlin In the world of cloud database services, few things are more important ... continue reading
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PowerTip: Identify if you are running on PowerShell Core

Summary: Pulling up the properties of $PSVersionTable to identify your PowerShell edition Hey, Doctor Scripto! I want to write my modules and scripts to be more portable. How can I tell if I am executing on PowerShell Core? Just use ... continue reading
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Foundations of Flow—secure and compliant automation, part 2

In part 1 of this series, we introduced you to Microsoft Flow, a powerful automation service already being used by many organizations across the world. Flow is designed to empower citizen developers while featuring capabilities sought for by professional developers ... continue reading
New Pre-Integrated Apps Available in Azure AD | Sep 2019

New Pre-Integrated Apps Available in Azure AD | Sep 2019

As the number of applications you integrate with Azure AD grows, your need for tools to manage those apps grows with it. We’re super excited about the new usage and insights reports that we’ve recently made available for public preview ... continue reading
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Five best practices for unlocking IoT value

Accenture and Avanade won the 2019 Microsoft Internet of Things Partner of the Year award this past spring. At the Microsoft Inspire partner conference in July, Brendan Mislin, Managing Director, Industry X.0 IoT Lead at Accenture, shared some insights and ... continue reading
Maximizing the Power of Here-String in PowerShell for Configuration Data

Maximizing the Power of Here-String in PowerShell for Configuration Data

Summary: Discovering some of the awesome and neat ways to leverage a Here-String in a Script or function Q: Hey, Doctor Scripto! I used to write scripts with supporting configuration files that never really changed. I was wondering if there ... continue reading
Tags - An easy way to gain insight into your cloud resources

Tags – An easy way to gain insight into your cloud resources

Keeping your resources organized, whether in the cloud or on-premises, is a critical part of managing your environment. It allows for you to have control and visibility into your when multiple teams are working and doing their thing to get ... continue reading

Building cloud-native applications with Azure and HashiCorp

With each passing year, more and more developers are building cloud-native applications. As developers build more complex applications they are looking to innovators like Microsoft Azure and HashiCorp to reduce the complexity of building and operating these applications. HashiCorp and ... continue reading
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Monitoring on Azure HDInsight part 4: Workload metrics and logs

This is the fourth blog post in a four-part series on monitoring on Azure HDInsight. Monitoring on Azure HDInsight Part 1: An Overview discusses the three main monitoring categories: cluster health and availability, resource utilization and performance, and job status ... continue reading
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Automated incident response in Office 365 ATP now generally available

Security teams responsible for investigating and responding to incidents often deal with a massive number of signals from widely disparate sources. As a result, rapid and efficient incident response continues to be the biggest challenge facing security teams today. The ... continue reading
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Azure HPC Cache: Reducing latency between Azure and on-premises storage

Today we’re previewing the Azure HPC Cache service, a new Azure offering that empowers organizations to more easily run large, complex high-performance computing (HPC) workloads in Azure. Azure HPC Cache reduces latency for applications where data may be tethered to ... continue reading
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Microsoft Azure available from new cloud regions in Germany

Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, SAP, and others trust Microsoft for their digital transformations Today, we’re announcing the availability of Azure in our new cloud regions in Germany. These new regions and our ongoing global expansion are in response to customer ... continue reading
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Microsoft’s connected vehicle platform presence at IAA, the Frankfurt Auto Show

This post was co-authored by the extended Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) team. A connected vehicle solution must enable a fleet of potentially millions of vehicles, distributed around the world, to deliver intuitive experiences including infotainment, entertainment, productivity, driver safety, ... continue reading

Multiple node pools in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Saurya Das joins Scott Hanselman to show how multiple node pools for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) enable you to use different virtual machine sizes in a node pool supporting a variety of workloads in a single AKS cluster. For example, ... continue reading

Cognitive Search – Azure Search with AI

Jacob Jedryszek joins Scott Hanselman to talk about about using Cognitive Services with Azure Search with your mobile and web apps. Skip hiring search experts who know what an inverted index is. Don't worry about distributed systems expertise to scale ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Docs on Azure SQL Database Machine Learning Services

Overview of the new documentation on Azure SQL Database Machine Learning Services (Preview). More resources: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-quickstart-r-create-script and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-tutorial-predictive-model-prepare-data. Follow Anna Thomas and David Peter Hansen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/analyticanna and https://twitter.com/DavidPeterH ... continue reading
Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud. It's simple right. However some things are easier said than done. After deciding you are moving to the cloud for your workloads the hard work of moving data comes next. With transitioning to the ... continue reading
Diagram showing app automation driving business processes with Flow. The diagram shows Flow, PowerApps, and Power BI circling CDS, AI Builder, and Data Connectors.

Foundations of Microsoft Flow—secure and compliant automation, part 1

Automation services are steadily becoming significant drivers of modern IT, helping improve efficiency and cost effectiveness for organizations. A recent McKinsey survey discovered that “the majority of all respondents (57 percent) say their organizations are at least piloting the automation ... continue reading
Update Compliance on Co-Managed Devices

Update Compliance on Co-Managed Devices

Your organization may be interested to block access to corporate resources (Like E-Mail, SharePoint, etc.) based on Software Updates compliance of the device. What does it mean for the end user? Simply put, they should have the most recent patches ... continue reading
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PowerTip: Read a JSON configuration file as a PowerShell object

Summary: Using the ConvertFrom-Json Cmdlet in PowerShell to read a JSON formatted file Hey, Doctor Scripto! I’ve seen a lot of JSON files in use in Azure. I’m not very good with editing JSON properly. Is there an easy way ... continue reading

PowerShell ForEach-Object Parallel Feature

PowerShell 7.0 Preview 3 is now available with a new ForEach-Object Parallel Experimental feature. This feature is a great new tool for parallelizing work, but like any tool, it has its uses and drawbacks. This article describes this new feature, ... continue reading
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