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A chart of the LaLiga virtual assistant architecture

LaLiga entertains millions with Azure-based conversational AI

For LaLiga, keeping fans entertained and engaged is a top priority. And when it comes to fans, the Spanish football league has them in droves, with approximately 1.6 billion social media followers around the world. So any time it introduces ... continue reading

First sneak peek of Windows Server, version 1903 Semi-Annual Channel

This blog was co-authored by Ben Schultz, Principal Program Manager and Weijuan Shi Davis, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server. Greetings! With the launch of Windows Server 2019 a few months ago, we kicked off a whole new wave of innovation ... continue reading
How to configure Azure Hybrid Services in Windows Admin Center

How to configure Azure Hybrid Services in Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center is not just the management control panel for your Windows Server environment, your hyper-converged infrastructure and your Azure Stack HCI solutions. It is also your gateway when it comes to connecting Azure Hybrid Cloud services with your ... continue reading
Gain insights into your Azure AD resources with Log Analytics Workbooks

Gain insights into your Azure AD resources with Log Analytics Workbooks

Today, I am excited to announce that the integration of Azure AD Activity Logs with Azure Monitor is now generally available in the public cloud. This is one of our customers top requested features and when we announced the public ... continue reading

Manage Azure HDInsight clusters using .NET, Python, or Java

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the new Azure HDInsight management SDKs for .NET, Python, and Java. Highlights of this release More languages: In addition to .NET, you can now easily manage your HDInsight clusters using Python ... continue reading
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Machine Learning powered detections with Kusto query language in Azure Sentinel

This post is co-authored by Tim Burrell, Principal Security Engineering Manager and Dotan Patrich, Principal Software Engineer. As cyberattacks become more complex and harder to detect. The traditional correlation rules of a SIEM are not enough, they are lacking the ... continue reading
Grafana dashboard using Azure Monitor as a data source to display metrics for Contoso dev environment.

Deploying Grafana for production deployments on Azure

This blog is co-authored by Nick Lopez, Technical Advisor at Microsoft. Grafana is one of the popular and leading open source tools for visualizing time series metrics. Grafana has quickly become the preferred visualization tool of choice for developers and ... continue reading
Azure Monitor action groups

Azure Monitor action groups

Azure Monitor action groups enable you to define a list of actions to execute when an alert is triggered. In this episode, we demonstrate how to configure a Service Health alert to use an action group.Create and manage action groups ... continue reading
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Alerts in Azure are now all the more consistent!

Azure Monitor alerts provides rich alerting capabilities on a variety of telemetry such as metrics, logs, and activity logs. Over the past year, we have unified the alerting experience by providing a common consumption experience including UX and API for ... continue reading
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Monitoring on Azure HDInsight Part 2: Cluster health and availability

This is the second 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