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Diagram of a high-level view of the global Azure.com architecture.

How Azure.com operates on Azure part 2: Technology and architecture

When you’re the company that builds the cloud platforms used by millions of people, your own cloud content needs be served up fast. Azure.com—a complex, cloud-based application that serves millions of people every day—is built entirely from Azure components and ... continue reading

Cost optimization strategies for cloud-native application development

Today, we’ll explore some strategies that you can leverage on Azure to optimize your cloud-native application development process using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and managed databases, such as Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Optimize compute resources with ... continue reading
 Diagram showing that Azure is the platform that underpins Teams Services and Office 365 Core Service

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
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

AzUrlShortener: An open source, budget-friendly URL shortener

AzUrlShortener is an open source, budget-friendly URL shortener you can deploy directly from GitHub with one click into your Azure subscription. In this episode, Frank Boucher joins Scott Hanselman to explain how to get it, why it's inexpensive, and explores ... continue reading
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Monitor your Azure workload compliance with Azure Security Benchmark

The Azure Security Benchmark v1 was released in January 2020 and is being used by organizations to manage their security and compliance policies for their Azure workloads. We are pleased to share that you can now track and monitor your ... continue reading
Graph of Azure Cosmos DB health vs Azure Table storage health.

Office Licensing Service and Azure Cosmos DB part 2: Improved performance and availability

This post is part 2 of a two-part series about how organizations use Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making to them. In part 1, we explored the challenges that led the Microsoft Office ... continue reading

Office Licensing Service and Azure Cosmos DB part 1: Migrating the production workload

This post is part 1 of a two-part series about how organizations use Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making to them. In part 1, we explore the challenges that led the Microsoft Office ... continue reading
Event sourcing pattern based on Azure Cosmos DB workflow diagram.

Minecraft Earth and Azure Cosmos DB part 1: Extending Minecraft into our real world

This post is part 1 of a two-part series about how organizations use Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs and the difference it’s making to them. In part 1, we explore the challenges that led service developers for ... continue reading

Minecraft Earth and Azure Cosmos DB part 2: Delivering turnkey geographic distribution

This post is part 2 of a two-part series about out how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs and the difference it’s making to them. In part 1, we explored the challenges that led service ... continue reading