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New ways to train custom language models – effortlessly!

Video Indexer (VI), the AI service for Azure Media Services enables the customization of language models by allowing customers to upload examples of sentences or words belonging to the vocabulary of their specific use case. Since speech recognition can sometimes ... continue reading
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New ways to train custom language models – effortlessly!

Video Indexer (VI), the AI service for Azure Media Services enables the customization of language models by allowing customers to upload examples of sentences or words belonging to the vocabulary of their specific use case. Since speech recognition can sometimes ... continue reading
Table of different Web Application hosting options (On-Prem, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and the balance of responsibility split between the customer and Microsoft.

Making it easier to bring your Linux based web apps to Azure App Service

Application development has radically changed over the years. From having to host all the physical hardware hosting the app and its dependences on-premises, to moving to a model where the hardware is hosted by external companies yet still managed by ... continue reading
Table of different Web Application hosting options (On-Prem, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and the balance of responsibility split between the customer and Microsoft.

Making it easier to bring your Linux based web apps to Azure App Service

Application development has radically changed over the years. From having to host all the physical hardware hosting the app and its dependences on-premises, to moving to a model where the hardware is hosted by external companies yet still managed by ... continue reading
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Conversational AI updates for July 2019

At Build, we highlighted a few customers who are building conversational experiences using the Bot Framework to transform their customer experiences. For example, BMW discussed its work on the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant to deliver conversational experiences across multiple canvases ... continue reading
Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part I - Bash and tools for Cloud Shell

Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part I – Bash and tools for Cloud Shell

As an Azure Advocate, one of the things I spend my time doing is learning the easiest ways for beginners to use Microsoft Azure. Today I want to share with you a few ways to utilize some tools that are ... continue reading
Clean up Domain Controller DNS Records with Powershell

Clean up Domain Controller DNS Records with Powershell

Summary: Using Windows PowerShell to remove Stale / Dead Domain Controller records. Q: Hey, Doctor Scripto! How can I quickly clean up all my dead Domain Controller’s DNS records? A: That’s a great question. The good Doctor also knows the ... continue reading
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Microsoft makes it easier to build popular language representation model BERT at large scale

This post is co-authored by Rangan Majumder, Group Program Manager, Bing and Maxim Lukiyanovm, Principal Program Manager, Azure Machine Learning. Today we are announcing the open sourcing of our recipe to pre-train BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers) built by ... continue reading
 GLUE Test results, evaluated by the provided test script on the GLUE development set.

Microsoft makes it easier to build popular language representation model BERT at large scale

This post is co-authored by Rangan Majumder, Group Program Manager, Bing and Maxim Lukiyanovm, Principal Program Manager, Azure Machine Learning. Today we are announcing the open sourcing of our recipe to pre-train BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers) built by ... continue reading
Azure Migrate - Databases

Assess the readiness of SQL Server data estates migrating to Azure SQL Database

Migrating hundreds of SQL Server instances and thousands of databases to Azure SQL Database, our Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, is a considerable task, and to streamline the process as much as possible, you need to feel confident about ... continue reading
Azure Migrate - Databases

Assess the readiness of SQL Server data estates migrating to Azure SQL Database

Migrating hundreds of SQL Server instances and thousands of databases to Azure SQL Database, our Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, is a considerable task, and to streamline the process as much as possible, you need to feel confident about ... continue reading

How to cost-effectively manage and secure a mobile ecosystem

Today’s post was written by Roxane Suau, Vice President of Marketing for Pradeo. In the corporate environment, mobile devices and applications are at the center of communications, enhancing collaborators’ productivity with 24/7 access to information. But at the same time, ... continue reading
Zscaler drives identity management into its security cloud with Azure AD

Zscaler drives identity management into its security cloud with Azure AD

Today’s post was written by Sue Bohn, Director of Program Management at Microsoft, Luis Mendoza, Senior Director of Business Development at Zscaler, and Dhawal Sharma, Senior Director of Product Management at Zscaler. Greetings! I’m Sue Bohn, director of program management ... continue reading
How to Copy Azure Storage Account Files with AzCopy and Azure AD Credentials

How to Copy Azure Storage Account Files with AzCopy and Azure AD Credentials

In the last couple of weeks, you might have seen that I wrote a couple of blog posts on how to manage Azure Blob Storage with AzCopy. Including how you can upload files to Azure Blob Storage container with PowerShell, ... continue reading
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New capabilities in Stream Analytics reduce development time for big data apps

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed PaaS offering that enables real-time analytics and complex event processing on fast moving data streams. Thanks to zero-code integration with over 15 Azure services, developers and data engineers can easily build complex pipelines ... continue reading

Real World Scenario Testing using Azure DevOps and automated UI tests

In this episode, Abel Wang chats with Deepak Saini and Michael Ma to talk about scenario testing with automated UI tests.In the context of Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS), Web apps have a very high availability SLA (typically >= ... continue reading
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Facing the cold chills

Have you ever felt the cold chill in your spine when the “fix engine” light comes on in your car? How about when one of your children turns pale and gets their first fever? It’s a feeling of helplessness and ... continue reading
InSpark modernizes cloud security with managed services solution

InSpark modernizes cloud security with managed services solution

Greetings! This is Sue Bohn, director of program management for Identity and Access Management. I’m always excited to share our partners’ experiences with you. Today’s post is really special because we’re talking with InSpark, the 2018 Country of the Year ... continue reading
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Digital distribution centers—The future is here

The pace of change has never been as fast as it is now. Globally, the population is becoming more urban and income levels are rising. By 2050, nearly 70 percent of the global population will live in cities or urban ... continue reading
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Enhancing the customer experience with the Azure Networking MSP partner program

We are always looking for ways to improve the customer experience and allow our partners to complement our offerings. In support of these efforts we are sharing the Azure Networking Managed Service Provider (MSP) program along with partners that deliver ... continue reading

Advancing Microsoft Azure reliability

Reliance on cloud services continues to grow for industries, organizations, and people around the world. So now more than ever it is important that you can trust that the cloud solutions you rely on are secure, compliant with global standards ... continue reading

Secure traffic between pods using network policies in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Did you know that by default, all pods in a Kubernetes cluster will accept traffic from any source? Now, with network policies available out-of-the-box in Azure Kubernetes Service you can isolate pods, control egress & ingress traffic, and secure your ... continue reading

Exploring the Microsoft Healthcare Bot partner program

This post was co-authored by Hadas Bitran, Group Manager, Microsoft Healthcare Israel. Every day, healthcare organizations are beginning their digital transformation journey with the Microsoft Healthcare Bot Service built on Azure. The Healthcare Bot service empowers healthcare organizations to build ... continue reading
How to use PowerShell & Azure Policy to check settings inside a VM

How to use PowerShell & Azure Policy to check settings inside a VM

You might have explored Azure Policy to enforce the configuration of Azure resources, but did you know it can also investigate inside virtual machines too? This is really helpful for being alerted of “configuration drift” – when you need visibility ... continue reading

Preparing your enterprise to eliminate passwords

Anyone who uses the internet knows the hassles of using a user name and password to access their own information, whether it’s their banking, online shopping, social media, medical information, etc. If you’re a CIO, a CISO, or any other ... continue reading

Microsoft Intelligent Security Association welcomes members of the Microsoft Virus Initiative

As we head into our annual partner conference, Microsoft Inspire, I’m excited to make a major announcement! The Microsoft Virus Initiative (MVI) is formally joining the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). For more than 20 years, Microsoft and our antimalware ... continue reading
Authentication Methods–Usage & Insights

Authentication Methods–Usage & Insights

Howdy folks, Today, I’m excited to announce the public preview of Authentication Methods Usage & Insights! The reporting provided by this feature helps you understand the adoption of self-service password reset (SSPR) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in your organization. This ... continue reading
How to use Azure Policy to check settings inside a VM

How to use Azure Policy to check settings inside a VM

You might have explored Azure Policy to enforce the configuration of Azure resources, but did you know it can also investigate inside virtual machines too? This is really helpful for being alerted of “configuration drift” – when you need visibility ... continue reading
Microsoft passwordless partnership leads to innovation and great customer experiences

Microsoft passwordless partnership leads to innovation and great customer experiences

Hello! In this Voice of the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) blog series post, we'll talk about passwords—or rather, moving beyond passwords to incorporate security into a passwordless world. The only people who like passwords are bad actors who use them ... continue reading

Share data simply and securely using Azure Data Share

Azure Data Share is available in public preview today, and offers a simple pane of glass over your data sharing relationships. In this episode, you will learn how to easily provision a new data share, add datasets to it, specify ... continue reading
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