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Support Tip: Configuring workloads in a co-managed environment

Support Tip: Configuring workloads in a co-managed environment

If you manage Windows 10 devices with both Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune using co-management, Intune Support Engineer Betty Jia just posted a great article over on our Intune Customer Success blog that you'll want to take a look at ... continue reading
Direct Server Return (DSR) in a nutshell

Direct Server Return (DSR) in a nutshell

TL;DR; A question we get asked quite a bit is. But what does that mean in detail? That is why we have today’s blog post which is about load balancing performance enhancements in SDN networks for Windows Containers and Kubernetes ... continue reading
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Virtual machine scale set insights from Azure Monitor

In October 2018 we announced the public preview of Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines (VMs). At that time, we included support for monitoring your virtual machine scale sets from the at scale view under Azure Monitor. Today we are announcing ... continue reading

Achieving application consistent recovery points of SQL Server 2008 R2 with Azure Site Recovery in Azure

If you want to use ASR to replicate SQL Server 2008 R2 standalone or clustered instances, you will need to update the SQL Writer to 2012 or later. You can use SQL express version as it is a free download ... continue reading

Change hardware generation on Managed Instance

Hardware generation on Azure SQL Managed Instance defines the characteristics of the underlying hardware resources. Currently, Managed Instance supports two generations Gen4 and Gen5(recommended). Some features are not supported in some generations - as an example you cannot have 4-core ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

End of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 has been slated by Microsoft for January 14th 2020. Said announcement increased interest in a previous post detailing steps on Active Directory Certificate Service migration from server versions older than 2008 R2 ... continue reading
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Using Azure Search custom skills to create personalized job recommendations

This blog post was co-authored by Kabir Khan, Software Engineer II , Learning Engineering Research and Developement. The Microsoft Worldwide Learning Innovation lab is an idea incubation lab within Microsoft that focuses on developing personalized learning and career experiences. One ... continue reading

How to recover from a security breach

Experts estimate that ransomware attacks are up over 600 percent. For most companies, the issue isn’t if a cyberattack is going to happen, but when. Some security experts advise that the best way to recover from a security breach is ... continue reading
Asana streamlines user provisioning with Azure AD

Asana streamlines user provisioning with Azure AD

Hello! This is Sue Bohn, director of program management for Identity and Access Management. I’m pleased to feature Asana in this latest post for our Voice of the ISV (independent software vendor) blog series. Asana is a work management platform ... continue reading
Azure Security Expert Series: Best practices from Ann Johnson

Azure Security Expert Series: Best practices from Ann Johnson

June 19th 10 am – 11 am PT (1 pm – 2 pm ET) With more computing environments moving to the cloud, the need for stronger cloud security has never been greater. But what constitutes effective cloud security, and what ... continue reading

Microsoft and Truffle partner to bring a world-class experience to blockchain developers

Last month, Microsoft released Azure Blockchain Service making it easy for anyone to quickly setup and manage a blockchain network and providing a foundation for developers to build a new class of multi-party blockchain applications in the cloud. To enable ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part ten

This blog is co-authored by Andrew Westgarth, Senior Program Manager, Azure Stack Journey to PaaS One of the best things about running your VMs in Azure or Azure Stack is you can begin to modernize around your virtual machines (VMs) ... continue reading
Azure AD Mailbag: Use Azure Active Directory B2C to enable ‘Sign in with Apple’ in your apps

Azure AD Mailbag: Use Azure Active Directory B2C to enable ‘Sign in with Apple’ in your apps

Greetings! We are going to start highlighting Azure AD B2C more in the mailbag series since there has been a lot of interest. Since Apple recently announced a new app sign-in button called ‘Sign In With Apple’, we’ve received questions ... continue reading
Troubleshoot resource property changes using Change History in Azure Policy

Troubleshoot resource property changes using Change History in Azure Policy

Jenny Hunter joins Donovan to showcase a new integration inside Azure Policy that enables you to see recent changes to the properties for non-compliant Azure resources. Public preview of the Resource Change History API is also now available.Determine causes of ... continue reading

Customers get unmatched security with Windows Server and SQL Server workloads in Azure

Customers such as Allscripts, Chevron, J.B. Hunt, and thousands of others are migrating their important workloads to Azure where they find unmatched security. While understanding cloud security is initially a concern to many, after digging in, customers often tell us ... continue reading

Customers get unmatched security with Windows Server and SQL Server workloads in Azure

Customers such as Allscripts, Chevron, J.B. Hunt, and thousands of others are migrating their important workloads to Azure where they find unmatched security. While understanding cloud security is initially a concern to many, after digging in, customers often tell us ... continue reading
New Pre-Integrated Apps Available in Azure AD | June 2019

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

As we shared with you during //build last month, we recently reached a major milestone – we now have over 1 million active third party applications using our identity platform each month. From line of business applications to popular applications ... continue reading
Title card - Make your data science workflow efficient and reproducible with MLFlow

Make your data science workflow efficient and reproducible with MLflow

This blog post was co-authored by Parashar Shah, Senior Program Manager, Applied AI Developer COGS. When data scientists work on building a machine learning model, their experimentation often produces lots of metadata: metrics of models you tested, actual model files, ... continue reading
Title card - Make your data science workflow efficient and reproducible with MLFlow

Make your data science workflow efficient and reproducible with MLflow

This blog post was co-authored by Parashar Shah, Senior Program Manager, Applied AI Developer COGS. When data scientists work on building a machine learning model, their experimentation often produces lots of metadata: metrics of models you tested, actual model files, ... continue reading
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Learn by example: How IoT solutions transform industries

Businesses often face similar challenges, from improving productivity and creating a positive customer experience to reducing costs and increasing revenue. By turning to Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, organizations across industries—retail, agriculture, energy, healthcare, and manufacturing—can use data to drive ... continue reading
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How one Azure IoT partner is building connected experiences

We recently spent time with Mesh Systems, a Microsoft Gold Cloud platform partner based in Carmel, Indiana, to understand what a day in the life of an Azure IoT partner looks like. They shared some of their recent IoT customer ... continue reading
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Three ways to get notified about Azure service issues

Preparing for the unexpected is part of every IT professional’s and developer’s job. Although rare, service issues like outages and planned maintenance do occur. There are many ways to stay informed, but we’ve identified three effective approaches that have helped ... continue reading

Smarter edge, smarter world: Discover the autonomous edge

If you want to solve a business problem using a computer, you have to connect to it. The furthest point at which you can connect the “edge” has always been a major frontier of computing. In the 1950s, the edge ... continue reading
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Monitoring on Azure HDInsight Part 3: Performance and resource utilization

This is the third blog post in a four-part series on Monitoring on Azure HDInsight. Part 1 is an overview that discusses the three main monitoring categories: cluster health and availability, resource utilization and performance, and job status and logs ... continue reading
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Simplify B2B communications and free your IT staff

Today’s business data ecosystem is a network of customers and partners communicating continuously with each other. The traditional way to do this is by establishing a business-to-business (B2B) relationship. The B2B communication requires a formal agreement between the entities. Then ... continue reading
How to edit files in Azure Cloud Shell

How to edit files in Azure Cloud Shell

Azure Cloud Shell is a great tool to manage your Azure resources directly within the Azure Portal, Microsoft Docs, the Azure Mobile App or shell.azure.com. With Azure Files you even get persistent storage, which you can use to store scripts, ... continue reading
Accelerating smart building solutions with cloud, AI, and IoT

Accelerating smart building solutions with cloud, AI, and IoT

Throughout our Internet of Things (IoT) journey we’ve seen solutions evolve from device-centric models, to spatially-aware solutions that provide real-world context. Last year at Realcomm | IBcon, we announced Azure IoT’s vision for spatial intelligence, diving into scenarios that uniquely ... continue reading
Accelerating smart building solutions with cloud, AI, and IoT

Accelerating smart building solutions with cloud, AI, and IoT

Throughout our Internet of Things (IoT) journey we’ve seen solutions evolve from device-centric models, to spatially-aware solutions that provide real-world context. Last year at Realcomm | IBcon, we announced Azure IoT’s vision for spatial intelligence, diving into scenarios that uniquely ... continue reading
Accelerating smart building solutions with cloud, AI, and IoT

Accelerating smart building solutions with cloud, AI, and IoT

Throughout our Internet of Things (IoT) journey we’ve seen solutions evolve from device-centric models, to spatially-aware solutions that provide real-world context. Last year at Realcomm | IBcon, we announced Azure IoT’s vision for spatial intelligence, diving into scenarios that uniquely ... continue reading
Using Azure AD with your Oracle Cloud apps

Using Azure AD with your Oracle Cloud apps

Howdy folks, Microsoft and Oracle recently announced a partnership that enables interoperability between Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud. We formed this partnership based on your feedback that you have business critical infrastructure running on each of our clouds, and that ... continue reading
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