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Expanding SQL Server Big Data Clusters capabilities, now on Red Hat OpenShift

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a new capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. BDC extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine ... continue reading

API Security with 42Crunch

Dmitry Sotnikov, Chief Product Officer at 42Crunch and curator of https://APIsecurity.io joins Abel Wang for a discussion on the transition to cloud and later to cloud-native, container-based and serverless architectures, which has led to explosion of REST APIs. Now application ... continue reading
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Advancing Microsoft Teams on Azure—operating at pandemic scale

“The COVID-19 pandemic has reset what it means to work, study, and socialize. Like many of us, I have come to rely on Microsoft Teams as my connection to my colleagues. In this post, our friends from the Microsoft Teams ... continue reading
How to Manage Containers with Windows Admin Center

How to Manage Containers with Windows Admin Center

As a Windows admin you know that managing containers is not as easy as managing VMs. Using PowerShell commands, writing docker files, and so on can be a daunting process - specially if you just want to containerize an existing ... continue reading
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Network Policy in Kubernetes using Calico

Introduction to the problem All pods in Kubernetes can reach each other. For example, the frontend can reach the backend and the backend can reach the database. That is expected and normal. But this openness can make problems like: The ... continue reading
Windows Admin Center Container Extensions

Az Update: AMD Nested Virtualization, WAC Container Extension, Policy for Cosmos DB, and more!

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on a couple of exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to ... continue reading
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Misconfigured Kubeflow workloads are a security risk

Azure Security Center (ASC) monitors and defends thousands of Kubernetes clusters running on top of AKS. Azure Security Center regularly searches for and research for new attack vectors against Kubernetes workloads. We recently published a blog post about a large ... continue reading
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AMD Nested Virtualization Support

AMD Nested Support showing a VM running on a VM on AMD Hardware Nested Virtualization is not a new idea. In fact, we announced our first preview of Nested Virtualization running on Windows way back in 2015. From that Windows ... continue reading

MS Build playlist for IT Pros

Coming together online-only for the first time, Microsoft's annual developer conference ran 48 hours of live content across three main time regions (USA, Asia Pacific and the UK). Having your pick of all the content from the comfort of your ... continue reading

Azure SQL Sessions Recap at Microsoft Build 2020

This year, Microsoft Build was delivered as a virtual, global event for participates over 48 continuous hours. The Azure SQL team had the opportunity to show off what they're working on - covering everything from Azure SQL Edge to Cloud ... continue reading