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Track unauthorized backups using Azure SQL Managed Instance Audits

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance provides T-SQL surface area functionalities that are very close to the SQL Server functional surface area. One of the SQL Server feature that is available in Managed Instance is taking the COPY_ONLY backups of the ... continue reading
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Better together, synergistic results from digital transformation

Intelligent manufacturing transformation can bring great changes, such as connecting the sales organization with field services. Moving to the cloud also provides benefits such as an intelligent supply chain and innovations enabled by connected products. As such, digital transformation is ... continue reading
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We’re making Azure Archive Storage better with new lower pricing

As part of our commitment to provide the most cost-effective storage offering, we’re excited to share that we have dropped Azure Archive Storage prices by up to 50 percent in some regions. The new pricing is effective immediately. In 2017 ... continue reading

Accelerating HPC Storage with the Azure FXT Edge Filer

In high performance computing (HPC) workloads, access to storage matters. In this episode, Scott Hanselman and Ron Hogue discuss the new Azure FXT Edge Filer, a new appliance that creates a powerful cache on-premises connecting network attached storage (NAS) and ... continue reading
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Always-on, real-time threat protection with Azure Cosmos DB – part one

This two-part blog post is a part of a series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making to them. In part one, we explore the challenges that led the ... continue reading
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Digital transformation with legacy systems simplified

Intelligent insurance means improving operations, enabling revenue growth, and creating engaging experiences—which is the result of digital transformation. The cloud has arrived with an array of technical capabilities that can equip an existing business to move into the future. However ... continue reading

MileIQ and Azure Event Hubs: Billions of miles streamed

This post was co-authored by Shubha Vijayasarathy, Program Manager, Azure Messaging (Event Hubs) With billions of miles logged, MileIQ provides stress-free logging and accurate mileage reports for millions of drivers. Logging and reporting miles driven is a necessity for independent ... continue reading
How to Copy Azure Storage Account Files with AzCopy and Azure AD Credentials

How to Copy Azure Storage Account Files with AzCopy and Azure AD Credentials

In the last couple of weeks, you might have seen that I wrote a couple of blog posts on how to manage Azure Blob Storage with AzCopy. Including how you can upload files to Azure Blob Storage container with PowerShell, ... continue reading
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New capabilities in Stream Analytics reduce development time for big data apps

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed PaaS offering that enables real-time analytics and complex event processing on fast moving data streams. Thanks to zero-code integration with over 15 Azure services, developers and data engineers can easily build complex pipelines ... continue reading
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Reducing overall storage costs with Azure Premium Blob Storage

In this blog post, we will take a closer look at pricing for Azure Premium Blob Storage, and its potential to reduce overall storage costs for some applications. Premium Blob Storage is Azure Blob Storage powered by solid-state drives (SSDs) ... continue reading