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Troubleshooting Database Mail issues in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database - Managed Instance enables you to directly send the email messages to the external email servers. You can send email messages directly using sp_send_dbmail procedure or via SQL Agent Jobs as alerts. Learn more about Database Mail ... continue reading
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Accelerate bot development with Bot Framework SDK and other updates

Conversational experiences have become the norm, whether you’re looking to track a package or to find out a store’s hours of operation. At Microsoft Build 2019, we highlighted a few customers who are building such conversational experiences using the Microsoft ... continue reading
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Microsoft 365 boosts usage analytics with Azure Cosmos DB – Part 2

This post is part of a 2-part series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making for them. In part 1, we explored the challenges that led the Microsoft 365 ... continue reading
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Microsoft 365 boosts usage analytics with Azure Cosmos DB

This post is part of a 2-part series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real-world needs, and the difference it’s making for them. In this first post we explore the challenges that led the Microsoft 365 ... continue reading
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A Cosmonaut’s guide to the latest Azure Cosmos DB announcements

At Microsoft Build 2019 we announced exciting new capabilities, including the introduction of real-time operational analytics using new built in support for Apache Spark and a new Jupyter notebook experience for all Azure Cosmos DB APIs. We believe these capabilities ... continue reading
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Introducing health integrated rollouts to Azure Deployment Manager

At Ignite 2018, we unveiled Azure Deployment Manager (ADM), which allows you to perform staged rollouts of Azure Resource Manager resources, in preview for the first time. To monitor the health of your services, you can couple integrated health checks ... continue reading

Connecting the colossal: How to scale innovation with serverless integration

Starting the process of migrating to the cloud can be daunting. Legacy systems that are colossal in scale often overwhelm the average team tasked with the mission of digital transformation. How can they possibly untangle years of legacy code to ... continue reading

Reshaping the business landscape with serverless APIs

Things are changing for the modern business. API-first development and microservices architecture is opening the door to new innovations. Many of these new approaches are possible in part due to the evolution of serverless technology, which eliminates the need for ... continue reading
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Planet scale operational analytics and AI with Azure Cosmos DB

We’re excited to announce new Azure Cosmos DB capabilities at Microsoft Build 2019 that enable anyone to easily build intelligent globally distributed apps running at Cosmos scale: Planet scale, operational analytics with built-in support for Apache Spark in Azure Cosmos ... continue reading
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Azure App Service update: Free Linux Tier, Python and Java support, and more

Web applications continue to be at the center of business-critical applications for many Azure App Service customers, whether it’s helping migrate existing applications into the cloud or innovate by adding new functionality to delight end-users. We recently celebrated a couple ... continue reading