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How to develop your service health alerting strategy

Service issues are anything that could affect your availability, from outages and planned maintenance to service transitions and retirements. While rare—and getting rarer all the time, thanks to innovations in impactless maintenance and disciplines like site reliability engineering—service issues do ... continue reading

How to use Jupyter Notebook and Apache Spark in Azure Cosmos DB

Kirill Gavrylyuk joins Scott Hanselman to show how to run Jupyter Notebook and Apache Spark in Azure Cosmos DB. Now you can use the interactive experience of Jupyter Notebook and analytics powered by Apache Spark with your operational data. Run ... continue reading
Three ways to leverage composite indexes in Azure Cosmos DB

Three ways to leverage composite indexes in Azure Cosmos DB

Composite indexes were introduced in Azure Cosmos DB at Microsoft Build 2019. With our latest service update, additional query types can now leverage composite indexes. In this post, we’ll explore composite indexes and highlight common use cases. Index types in ... continue reading

Debugging and optimizing Azure Cosmos DB performance

Deborah Chen joins Scott Hanselman to share some best practices on how to debug and optimize Azure Cosmos DB for better performance. Watch as they go through the common issues newcomers to Azure Cosmos DB run into with respect to ... continue reading
Working with Azure IoT data in Azure SQL Database

Working with Azure IoT data in Azure SQL Database

First published on MSDN on Jan 23, 2018 IoT use cases commonly share some patterns in how they ingest, process, and store data. First, these systems need to ingest bursts of data from device sensors of various locales. Next, these ... continue reading
Always-on, real-time threat protection with Azure Cosmos DB - part two

Always-on, real-time threat protection with Azure Cosmos DB – part two

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 explored the challenges that led the ... 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
Microsoft Mechanics episode - HSBC's PayMe for Business app

How HSBC built its PayMe for Business app on Microsoft Azure

Bank-grade security, super-fast transactions, and analytics If you live in Asia or have ever traveled there, you’ve probably witnessed the dramatic impact that mobile technology has had on all aspects of day to day life. In Hong Kong in particular, ... continue reading
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Conversational AI updates for July 2019

At Build, we highlighted a few customers who are building conversational experiences using the Bot Framework to transform their customer experiences. For example, BMW discussed its work on the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant to deliver conversational experiences across multiple canvases ... continue reading
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Azure. Source–Volume 89

Dear Azure fans, Azure.Source is going on hiatus. Thank you for reading each week and be sure to follow @Azure for updates and new ways to learn more. Now available Announcing the general availability of Azure premium files We are ... continue reading