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Azure powers rapid deployment of private 4G and 5G networks

As the cloud continues to expand into a ubiquitous and highly distributed fabric, a new breed of application is emerging: Modern Connected Applications. We define these new offerings as network-intelligent applications at the edge, powered by 5G, and enabled by ... continue reading
Logs with time stamps showing start and completion of the core network deployment.

Azure powers rapid deployment of private 4G and 5G networks

As the cloud continues to expand into a ubiquitous and highly distributed fabric, a new breed of application is emerging: Modern Connected Applications. We define these new offerings as network-intelligent applications at the edge, powered by 5G, and enabled by ... continue reading

Announcement: System Center 2022 is here!

We are happy to announce the general availability of System center 2022. It is a big step forward for System Center products that have been the management tool of choice for enterprise customers worldwide. On-premises customers have been associated with ... continue reading
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Dashboard featuring security posture chart, Firewall manage, regulatory compliance status, and workload protections.

3 steps to secure your multicloud and hybrid infrastructure with Azure Arc

As businesses around the world grapple with the growth of an industrialized, organized attacker ecosystem, the need for customers to secure multicloud and hybrid infrastructure and workloads is increasingly urgent. Today, organizations face an attacker ecosystem that is highly economically ... continue reading
From left to right: Not moving your SQL Server to Azure Virtual Machines is still possible, however you will have to purchase three more years of Extended Security Updates On premises & On Premises-Arc enabled servers. If you decide to move SQL Server to Azure Virtual Machines, you will receive the Free Extended Security updates for Azure VMs and Azure Dedicated Host, Azure VMware Solution Nutanix Clusters on Azure and on Azure Stack Hub, Edge, HCI.

Move end-of-support SQL Server 2012 to Azure Virtual Machines and save

The end of support for SQL Server 2012 is rapidly approaching on July 12, 2022. After end of support, no more security patches will be issued unless you take action to protect your SQL Server 2012 with Extended Security Updates ... continue reading
Using Windows Admin Center to troubleshoot applications on Windows Containers

Using Windows Admin Center to troubleshoot applications on Windows Containers

So far in this blog series, we’ve looked at the basics of troubleshooting applications on Windows containers as well as how to leverage the Log Monitor tool for that purpose. Today we’re going to start looking at ways to make ... continue reading

Feedback on Hotpatch, SMB over QUIC, and Extended Network in Azure Edition

Heya folks, Ned here again. We released Windows Server 2022 Azure Edition in November as part of Azure Automanage, which included the Hotpatch preview, SMB over QUIC, & Azure Extended Network features. In February, we also GA'ed the Hotpatch feature ... continue reading
Confidential Virtual Machine in Azure Portal.

Meet PCI compliance with credit card tokenization

In building and running a business, the safety and security of your and your customers' sensitive information and data is a top priority, especially when storing financial information and processing payments are concerned. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ... continue reading

Get the most out of Windows Server with these 5 best practices

We've invested in Windows Server for nearly 30 years, and we continue to find new ways to empower businesses who trust Windows Server as the operating system for their workloads. Over this time, we understand that business requirements have become ... continue reading
RAN architectural evolution and innovations in 5G networks.

The intersection of edge computing, telecommunications networks, and the cloud

It’s been 12-plus years since we embarked on the paradigm-shifting edge computing story, which brings the cloud closer to the source of data generation and consumption. Nowadays, the cloud provides resource-rich compute and storage capabilities, remote management, and new applications ... continue reading