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AzUpdate: Post Ignite recap, Responsible AI, Azure Automanage, Azure Resource Mover and more

Well Microsoft Ignite 2020 is over and while our step counters may not have captured as many steps as last year... it doesn't mean that there wasn't a plethora of Azure news shared.  Here are the headlines we are covering ... continue reading
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PowerShell+Azure Sentinel notebooks to supercharge your threat hunting and investigations!

For those interested in security and security analytics, we recently published an article on how you can now enable PowerShell Jupyter notebooks via .Net Interactive Public Preview for use with Azure Sentinel: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-sentinel/what-s-new-powershell-azure-sentinel-notebooks-to-supercharge/ba-p/1695969 Happy threat hunting and investigation with PowerShell+Notebooks! ... continue reading

Open sourcing the R and Python language extensions for SQL Server

For the past decade, data science has become integral to many enterprise applications. Languages such as R and Python have left the realm of data scientists and are being used more frequently by data engineers supporting them. R and Python ... continue reading
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Microsoft Security—detecting empires in the cloud

Microsoft consistently tracks the most advanced threat actors and evolving attack techniques. We use these findings to harden our products and platform and share them with the security community to help defenders everywhere better protect the planet. Recently, the Microsoft ... continue reading
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Analyze data in Azure Data Explorer using Kusto Query Language (KQL) extension in Azure Data Studio

The Kusto (KQL) extension in Azure Data Studio is now available in preview. This native Kusto (KQL) support brings another modern data experience to Azure Data Studio, a cross-platform client for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Users can now connect and ... continue reading
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TodoMVC Full Stack with Azure Static WebApps, Node and Azure SQL #beginners #node #sql #serverless

TodoMVC is a very well known (like ~27K GitHub stars known) application among developers as it is a really great way to start to learn a new Model-View-Something framework. It has plenty of samples done with different frameworks, all implementing exactly ... continue reading

Microsoft Security: 6 tips for enabling people-centric cybersecurity with security training

Everyone knows about phishing scams, and most of us think we’re too smart to take the bait. Our confidence often reaches superhero levels when we’re logged onto a company network. As Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft, and previously at telco ... continue reading

How to Secure Azure SQL Database by Setting Minimal TLS Version | Data Exposed

In this episode with Rohit Nayak, we will cover the Minimal TLS Version setting for SQL Database. Customers can use these features to enforce a TSL version at the logical server level to meet their compliance needs.   Watch on ... continue reading
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Step-by-Step: How to deploy a container host with Windows Admin Center

Last week Microsoft released a new version of the Containers extension on Windows Admin Center. This release was focused on helping IT Admins getting their container hosts up and running without much effort. The process of deploying the containers feature ... continue reading

Designing your cloud strategy to maximize value on Azure

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be challenging to adjust your business strategies to maintain productive operations and processes. You need new ways to increase efficiencies, optimize costs, and adopt new technologies at a faster rate. Your digital transformation is more ... continue reading
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What’s new in Azure SQL Managed Instance at Ignite 2020

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed, secure, and always up-to-date SQL instance in the cloud, providing an ideal destination for modernizing your SQL Server applications at scale. SQL Managed Instance is part of the Azure SQL family of ... continue reading
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Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – Byte

Together with the Azure Stack Hub team, we are starting a journey to explore the ways our customers and partners use, deploy, manage, and build solutions on the Azure Stack Hub platform. Together with the Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub ... continue reading

Announcing major performance improvements for Azure SQL Database Managed Instances

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully-managed, secure, and always up-to-date SQL instance in the cloud. It provides state-of-the-art capabilities and industry-leading SLAs, allowing you to easily migrate and modernize your mission-critical applications in Azure. Azure SQL Managed Instance is ... continue reading
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How To Scale Apps On Kubernetes

  Introduction Application scalability is very important for business success. Companies spend millions in ideation, software development, testing, and deployment to provide value to their customers. These customers then will use the app, but not in a regular basis. We ... continue reading

Hosting SSRS databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance

  This article outlines the spectrum of options available for migrating your solutions based on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to Microsoft cloud, with focus on the newly-introduced support for hosting SSRS databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance.   ... continue reading
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Check out the Azure Stack Hardware AR Experience

As you know, Microsoft Ignite 2020 has gone virtual this year. We have some great sessions, engagement options, the Cloud Skills Challenge, and much more for you. However, one part I would have missed this year would have been the ... continue reading

Hybrid Disaster Recovery Scenarios for SQL Server | Data Exposed

In the conclusion to this two-part series with Allan Hirt, learn how Azure can be used to create disaster recovery solutions for your on premises Microsoft SQL Server instances and databases through the use of built-in availability features of SQL ... continue reading
Azure SQL Edge meets the demands of IoT with the performance and security of SQL

Real-time data intelligence and security at the edge with Azure SQL Edge

Today we introduce the availability of Azure SQL Edge, a real-time data engine, optimized for IoT workloads and backed by the security and performance of the same engine that powers SQL Server and Azure SQL.Azure SQL Edge is a small-footprint ... continue reading
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Microsoft delivers unified SIEM and XDR to modernize security operations

The threat landscape continues to increase in both complexity and the level of sophistication of the attacks we observe. Attackers target the most vulnerable resources in an organization and then traverse laterally to target high-value assets. No longer can you ... continue reading
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Microsoft announces cloud innovation to simplify security, compliance, and identity

2020 will be remembered as a year of historic transformation. The pandemic has changed the way businesses operate and people work. One thing that has not changed is our basic human nature and the need to feel safe. Being safe ... continue reading
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Microsoft announces cloud innovation to simplify security, compliance, and identity

2020 will be remembered as a year of historic transformation. The pandemic has changed the way businesses operate and people work. One thing that has not changed is our basic human nature and the need to feel safe. Being safe ... continue reading
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Identity at Microsoft Ignite: Rising to the challenges of secure remote access and employee productivity

These past months have changed the way we work in so many ways. When businesses and schools went remote overnight, many of you had to adapt quickly to ensure your users could stay productive while working from home. Bad actors ... continue reading
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Identity at Microsoft Ignite: Rising to the challenges of secure remote access and employee productivity

These past months have changed the way we work in so many ways. When businesses and schools went remote overnight, many of you had to adapt quickly to ensure your users could stay productive while working from home. Bad actors ... continue reading
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Enable secure remote work, address regulations and uncover new risks with Microsoft Compliance

As we talk with a broad range of customers in the current environment, we hear some consistent challenges businesses are facing. With so many remote workers, people are creating, sharing, and storing data in new ways, which fosters productivity, but ... continue reading
Calico for Windows goes Open Source

Calico for Windows goes Open Source

Since Windows worker node support reached GA in Kubernetes Microsoft and Tigera have listened closely to feedback from the community.A big contention point of Windows Container users in the Kubernetes community is: “One of the most important open source network ... continue reading

Configuring backup storage redundancy in Azure SQL

Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy, because they protect your data from corruption or deletion. In Azure SQL there are two types of automated backups that customers can use for restoring their ... continue reading

Track progress of SQL Managed Instance create/scale request

Azure SQL Managed Instance provides management operations that you can use to automatically deploy new managed instances, update instance properties, and delete instances when no longer needed. All management operations can be categorized as follows: Instance deployment (new instance creation) Instance ... continue reading
New Windows Server 2019 and Azure Stack HCI instructor-lead courses

New Windows Server 2019 and Azure Stack HCI instructor-lead courses

Search for training on Windows Server and you're likely to find that the top results are about Windows Server virtual machines on Azure. But we also know that many organizations run Windows Server on-premises: in a server room in their ... continue reading
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Vectra and Microsoft join forces to step up detection and response

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) guest blog series. Click here to learn more about MISA. Traditional security operations center (SOC) processes typically involve a wide variety of disparate event notification tools that force ... continue reading
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Manage USB Devices on Windows Hosts

  Raven is a Miniature Schnauzer that doesn’t like small critters in the yard unless they can fly. This gives Raven an insurmountable challenge, since my wife is such an avid gardener. We live on the side of a hill ... continue reading