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Azure Data Studio August Release

Thank you to Erin Stellato (Program Manager, SQL Experiences) and Drew Skwiers-Koballa(Program Manager, SQL Experiences) for contributing to this blog.The end of summer in the Northern Hemisphere can be a quiet time for some, but the Azure Data Studio team has been ... continue reading

Establish digital trust in your data with ledger in SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.We are pleased to introduce you to ledger, a new technology that uses the power of blockchain to offer a tamper-proof record of data modifications. Currently in Azure SQL, this feature is also ... continue reading
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Introducing the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform

We are moving to a world where every application needs to be intelligent and adaptive to real-time model learning. As businesses build modern data capabilities, they must make decisions at the speed of human thought. Developers are challenged by this, ... continue reading
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The anatomy of a datacenter—how Microsoft's datacenter hardware powers the Microsoft Cloud

Leading hardware engineering at a company known for its vast portfolio of software applications and systems is not as strange as it sounds, as the Microsoft Cloud depends on hardware as the foundation of trust, reliability, capacity, and performance, to ... continue reading
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‘Ice phishing’ on the blockchain

The technologies that connect us are continually advancing, and while this brings tremendous new capabilities to users, it also opens new attack surfaces for adversaries and abusers. Social engineering represents a class of threats that has extended to virtually every ... continue reading

What you need to know about how cryptography impacts your security strategy

The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the world against cyber threats. In the latest post of our Voice of the Community blog series post, Microsoft Security Product Marketing Manager Natalia Godyla ... continue reading
Pie graph showing DART engagement metrics by industry spanning from July 2020-June 2021. According to the graph, Consumer/Retail industry holds the highest engagement rate with 13 percent and Energy industry ranks the lowest at just 4 percent.

How cyberattacks are changing according to new Microsoft Digital Defense Report

In 2021, cybercrime has become more sophisticated, widespread, and relentless. Criminals have targeted critical infrastructure—healthcare,1 information technology,2 financial services,3 energy sectors4—with headline-grabbing attacks that crippled businesses and harmed consumers. But there are positive trends—victims are coming forward, humanizing the toll ... continue reading
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How user experience is shaping verifiable credentials and identity

Since 2017, Microsoft has been working with the identity community on two groundbreaking technologies designed from the ground up to make digital privacy convenient and practical: decentralized identifiers and verifiable credentials. We believe verifiable credentials will revolutionize the way we ... continue reading
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Importance of Browser Updates and Browser Based Security Controls

Introduction   This is John Barbare and I am a Sr. Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. It has been a while since I have had time to sit down and write a security blog due to studying and making sure I ... continue reading

Decentralized digital identities and blockchain: The future as we see it

First published on February 12, 2018 Howdy folks, I hope you’ll find today’s post as interesting as I do. It’s a bit of brain candy and outlines an exciting vision for the future of digital identities. Over the last 12 ... continue reading