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Examples of S3-compliant object storage providers compatible with SQL Server 2022.

Data Virtualization with PolyBase for SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Microsoft SQL Server 2022 introduces the newest version of PolyBase, and with it the capability to query data where it lives, virtualize data, and use REST APIs. REST APIs enable SQL Server to be ... continue reading
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Domain Join a Storage Account Leveraging Azure Automation

Are you looking to take the next step in your cloud journey and pivot away from managing file servers? Why not look at Azure Files! In short; Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible ... continue reading
Securely Manage my On-prem Server Using Cloud services.

Securely Manage my On-prem Server Using Cloud services.

Hello folks, Lately, I had to replace my home network’s edge devicefirewall with one that would allow me to connect to my Azure cloud environment using a site-to-site VPN. I set up an Azure Bastion host to enable remote access ... continue reading
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CIS Tech Community-Check This Out! (CTO!) Guide (July 2022)

Hi everyone! Brandon Wilson here once again with this month’s “Check This Out!” (CTO!) guide. These posts are only intended to be your guide, to lead you to some content of interest, and are just a way we are trying ... continue reading
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Microsoft Cost Management updates – July 2022

Whether you're a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you're spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to ... continue reading
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How Microsoft Purview and Priva support the partner ecosystem

Today, many enterprise organizations are multicloud and multiplatform. Critical enterprise data is located across clouds and platforms, requiring security and compliance no matter where it lives. To solve the complexity that comes with these environments, organizations have invested in multiple ... continue reading
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A Light Overview of Microsoft Security Products

Hi, Alan here today to lightly cover something I have been asked by customers in regard to Microsoft’s security products....and that is “what defender products does Microsoft have and what are they used for?”. Well, it’s a good question, so ... continue reading
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Configure IE Mode in Edge with Microsoft Endpoint (Intune)

Hi, my name is Ricardo Carvalho, I am a Customer Engineer working in Modern Workplace and Security in Portuguese Customer Success Unit team. With the Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement announced for next June 15, 2022, many customers started ... continue reading

The path forward for SQL Server analytics

Today, we are announcing changes to SQL Server analytics which includes:Customer feedbackRetirement of SQL Server 2019 Big Data ClustersRetirement of PolyBase scale-out groupsPath forwardCustomer feedbackWe continue to see increased migration to the cloud, with analytical workloads leading that charge.Customers have ... continue reading
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Observability from cloud to edge in Azure

This post is co-authored by Rahul Bagaria, Principal Product Manager, Azure Monitor Customer Success Our customers are transforming their digital environments, whether migrating workloads to Azure, building new cloud-native apps, or unlocking new scenarios at the edge. As they combine ... continue reading