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Getting started with Azure SQL Database Hyperscale

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale (or Hyperscale for short) takes your database to the next level by removing size and query limitations typically found in cloud databases. Your database can scale up to 100 TB in size and handle more queries ... continue reading

3 strategies for building an information protection program

Five years ago, we started on a journey to update and simplify information protection at Microsoft. We had a manual data classification process that our users didn’t use effectively and didn’t work with our data storage or database technology. We ... continue reading
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Using natural language processing to manage healthcare records

The next time you see your physician, consider the times you fill in a paper form. It may seem trivial, but the information could be crucial to making a better diagnosis. Now consider the other forms of healthcare data that ... continue reading

5 principles driving a customer-obsessed identity strategy at Microsoft

The cloud era has fundamentally changed the way businesses must think about security. For a long time, we built security around the perimeter. But today, the boundaryless landscape demands that we start with the individual. In our journey with customers ... continue reading
Inside out: Get to know the advanced technologies at the core of Microsoft Defender ATP next generation protection

Inside out: Get to know the advanced technologies at the core of Microsoft Defender ATP next generation protection

While Windows Defender Antivirus makes catching 5 billion threats on devices every month look easy, multiple advanced detection and prevention technologies work under the hood to make this happen. Windows Defender Antivirus is the next-generation protection component of Microsoft Defender ... continue reading
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Azure Cosmos DB: A competitive advantage for healthcare ISVs

This blog was co-authored by Shweta Mishra, Senior Solutions Architect, CitiusTech and Vinil Menon, Chief Technology Officer, CitiusTech CitiusTech is a specialist provider of healthcare technology services which helps its customers to accelerate innovation in healthcare. CitiusTech used Azure Cosmos ... continue reading
Azure Tips and Tricks for Visual Studio 2019

Azure Tips and Tricks for Visual Studio 2019

Learn Michael Crump's latest Azure tips and tricks that will help you be more productive working with Azure in Visual Studio 2019.Azure Tips and Tricks projectAzure Tips and Tricks videosTip 130: Visual Studio app settingsTip 43: Logic apps in Visual ... continue reading
Improve your productivity with Azure Tips and Tricks

Improve your productivity with Azure Tips and Tricks

Learn some of Michael Crump's favorite Azure tips and tricks—some long-standing, and new ones that have recently been added to become more productive with Azure. Watch this video to shave time off your coding tasks.Azure Tips and Tricks projectTip 1: ... continue reading
An introduction to Azure Tips and Tricks

An introduction to Azure Tips and Tricks

Learn Michael Crump's latest Azure tips and tricks that will help you be more productive working with Azure in Visual Studio 2019.Azure Tips and Tricks siteAzure Tips and Tricks videosAzure Tips and Tricks GitHub repoCreate a free account (Azure) ... continue reading
The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, June update

The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, June update

Since our announcement of Microsoft Threat Protection at Microsoft Ignite, our goal has been to execute and deliver on our promise of helping organizations protect themselves from today’s sophisticated and complex threat landscape. As we close out our fiscal year, ... continue reading
Investigating identity threats in hybrid cloud environments

Investigating identity threats in hybrid cloud environments

As the modern workplace transforms, the identity attack surface area is growing exponentially, across on-premises and cloud, spanning a multitude of endpoints and applications. Security Operations (SecOps) teams are challenged to monitor user activities, suspicious or otherwise, across all dimensions ... continue reading
How to Use Cloud Shell in Visual Studio Code

How to Use Cloud Shell in Visual Studio Code

As you may know, I am a huge fan of the Azure Cloud Shell. I use it often directly in the Azure Portal, on Microsoft Docs, in the Azure Mobile App or on shell.azure.com. A lot of times I am ... continue reading
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New to Azure? Follow these easy steps to get started

Today, many organizations are leveraging digital transformation to deliver their applications and services in the cloud. At Microsoft Build 2019, we announced the general availability of Azure Quickstart Center and received positive feedback from customers. Azure Quickstart Center brings together ... continue reading
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Microsoft positioned as a leader in the Forrester WaveTM: Database-as-a-service

We’re excited to share that Forrester has named Microsoft as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Database-as-a-service, Q2 2019. This decision is based on their evaluation of Azure relational and non-relational databases. We believe Microsoft’s position as a leader is ... continue reading
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Gartner names Microsoft a leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise iPaaS

Microsoft accelerates application development with Azure Integration Services Personal computers revolutionized the way work was done. New software unlocked unprecedented levels of productivity, and for a time, business flourished. As the personal computer exploded in popularity, more and more software ... continue reading
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Azure HC-series Virtual Machines crosses 20,000 cores for HPC workloads

New HPC-targeted cloud virtual machines Azure HC-series Virtual Machines are now generally available in the West US 2 and East US regions. HC-series virtual machines (VMs) are optimized for the most at-scale, computationally intensive HPC applications. For this class of ... continue reading
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
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