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SCOM – It’s Time to Migrate

This blog post has been originally authored by Scott Mathemeier, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft So, it’s *that* time… You’ve used SCOM since it was MOM. Maybe you even know of its SeNTry ELM roots ;) Maybe you are brand new ... continue reading
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Azure Media Services’ new AI-powered innovation

Animated character recognition, multilingual speech transcription and more now available 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 ... 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
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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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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

Microsoft and Qualcomm accelerate AI with Vision AI Developer Kit

Artificial intelligence (AI) workloads include megabytes of data and potentially billions of calculations. With advancements in hardware, it is now possible to run time-sensitive AI workloads on the edge while also sending outputs to the cloud for downstream applications. AI ... continue reading
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Petrofac transforms large-scale construction with Azure IoT

Figure 1. Petrofac is a leading oilfield services company Petrofac unlocks value for energy customers Petrofac, designs, builds, operates, and maintains oil, gas, and renewable energy assets. The company is committed to digital transformation. It looks to unlock value for ... continue reading
Manage multiple Azure tenancies with Azure Lighthouse

Manage multiple Azure tenancies with Azure Lighthouse

If you’ve explored the management capabilities inside Microsoft Azure, you’ll know there are a bunch of tools to help you manage and monitor your Azure resources and keep them compliant. Azure Blueprints (in preview) enables you to extend this across ... continue reading
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SQL Server 2019 release candidate refresh with Big Data Clusters

In continuation with our announcement of SQL Server 2019 release candidate last week, were announcing that the release candidate refresh forSQL Server 2019 is now available to download. The release candidate now includes bits for Big Data Clusters in SQL ... continue reading
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Track the health of your disaster recovery with Log Analytics

Once you adopt Azure Site Recovery, monitoring of your setup can become a very involved exercise. You’ll need to ensure that the replication for all protected instances continue and that virtual machines are always ready for failover. While Azure Site ... continue reading