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Microsoft’s Azure Cosmos DB is named a leader in the Forrester Wave: Big Data NoSQL

We’re excited to announce that Forrester has named Microsoft as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 based on their evaluation of Azure Cosmos DB. We believe Forrester’s findings validate the exceptional market momentum of Azure ... continue reading
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Enterprise-scale Backup for SQL Server Databases

More and more organizations are moving to the cloud to leverage the key benefits of agility and reduce overall cost. Its likely that at some point in time, your SQL Server will manifest as either of the three implementations in ... continue reading
The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, RSA edition part 2

The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, RSA edition part 2

In part 1, we provided a timeline of the Microsoft Threat Protection journey to date, an overview of Microsoft Azure Sentinel (our next-gen SIEM), and details of Microsoft Threat Experts, which combines the power of human and artificial intelligence to ... continue reading

Resolution for JSON parsing error “The given key was not present in the dictionary.”

While leveraging SCOM REST API, if you get the error message “The given key was not present in the dictionary.“ then it means that the request body is not being parsed correctly. For resolving this error, make sure that the ... continue reading
Running Azure CosmosDB queries from SQL Server using ODBC driver

Running Azure CosmosDB queries from SQL Server using ODBC driver

Azure CosmosDB provides ODBC driver that enables you to query CosmosDB collections like classic databases. In this post you will see how to query CosmosDB collections from Sql Server using Transact-Sql. Why querying CosmosDB from SQL Server? Cosmos DB enables ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part 3

This blog post was co-authored by David Armour Principal PM Manager, Azure Stack and Tiberiu Radu, Senior Program Manager, Azure Stack.​ Foundation of Azure Stack IaaS Remember back in the virtualization days when you had to pick a host for ... continue reading
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Conversational AI updates for March 2019

We are thrilled to share the release of Bot Framework SDK version 4.3 and use this opportunity to provide additional updates for the Conversational AI releases from Microsoft. New LINE Channel Microsoft Bot Framework lets you connect with your users ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Introduction to Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) with Azure Arm Templates

Step-By-Step: Introduction to Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) with Azure Arm Templates

Working with Azure Resource Manager Templates provides you with a way to codify your infrastructure using JSON! In this tutorial we'll show you how to get started with using different parameters along side with your template. From the Azure Resource ... continue reading

Helping security professionals do more, better

I’m on my way to the RSA Conference in San Francisco, California, and am looking forward to connecting with our customers and partners there. We have a lot to talk about. Last week, Ann Johnson announced two new services that ... continue reading
An intro to Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK 3.0

An intro to Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK 3.0

Kirill Gavrylyuk joins Scott Hanselman to discuss new improvements for Azure Cosmos DB SDKs, including the new, idiomatic .NET SDK with friendlier, more intuitive programming model, better testability, better performance, .NET Standard 2.0 support, and now open sourced.Azure Cosmos DB ... continue reading