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All US Azure regions now approved for FedRAMP High impact level

Today, I’m excited to share our ability to provide Azure public services that meet US Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High impact level and extend FedRAMP High Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) to all of our Azure public ... continue reading
IoT in Action webinar: IoT and the New Safety Net.

Put IoT in action to overcome public building safety challenges

Transparency is an important part of public safety projects. Officials must know what is happening in real time, as well as be able to collaborate with others involved in the project. To create a collaborative and transparent environment, security officials ... continue reading
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Schema validation with Event Hubs

Event Hubs is fully managed, real-time ingestion Azure service. It integrates seamlessly with other Azure services. It also allows Apache Kafka clients and applications to talk to Event Hubs without any code changes. Apache Avro is a binary serialization format ... continue reading

5 steps financial institutions can take to reduce their cybercrime risk

When it comes to cybersecurity, financial institutions are uniquely challenged as they are often a target for hackers. My customers rightly worry about exposing their business and the broader financial system to a security breach. Some are reticent to adopt ... continue reading

Sessions at TechEd Houston 2014 from the Cluster team

First published on MSDN on May 16, 2014 The Cluster team presented multiple exciting sessions at the sold-out TechEd Houston from May 12-15 th ! If you didn’t get a chance to attend the conference in-person, the sessions are now ... continue reading

The AI cybersecurity impact for IoT

I meet with customers around the globe in all sectorsbanks with ATM networks, energy companies with critical infrastructure, natural resource companies with remote automated operations, healthcare organizations with medical devices, manufacturing companies with production environmentsand they all have the same ... continue reading
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How pharma sales operations benefit from centralizing data and process integration

Pharmaceutical companies need to meet demanding sales goals, manage intricate regulatory compliance, and maintain a competitive hold on the market. However, current sales force automation (SFA) solutions for the life sciences industry are focused primarily on sales reps, which leaves ... continue reading
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Customers are using Azure Stack to unlock new hybrid cloud innovation

Over the past week, I visited customers and partners in Europe who want to bring cloud services to datacenters and edge locations to deliver new hybrid cloud solutions. Whether it’s due to latency, regulatory compliance or legacy data and systems, ... continue reading

Microsoft and Intel donate Azure Hardware, AI Services to Advance Intelligent Edge Research at Carnegie Mellon University

Edge computing is one of the greatest trends that is not only transforming the cloud market, but creating new opportunities for business and society. At its core, edge computing is about harnessing compute on a device, closest to where insights ... continue reading
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Getting started with the Azure Pricing Calculator

Most infrastructure architects can clearly detail their on-premises capability or requirements, often accompanied by a Visio diagram. Defining a Cloud version of that same capability can be a little trickier. With services in the Cloud charging on a "Pay as ... continue reading