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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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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
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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
Azure Advisor: Meet your personalized cloud consultant service

Azure Advisor: Meet your personalized cloud consultant service

Does it feel like you’re always firefighting problems, especially when you talk about cloud services? Did you know that Azure has a FREE service that lets you be proactive to potential issues and pitfalls? It’s called Azure Advisor and this ... continue reading

Azure HDInsight and Azure Database for PostgreSQL news

I’ve been committed to open source software for over a decade because it fosters a deep collaboration across the developer community, resulting in ground-breaking innovation. At the heart of open source is the freedom to learn from each other and ... continue reading
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How to build globally distributed applications with Azure Cosmos DB and Pulumi

This post was co-authored by Mikhail Shilkov, Software Engineer, Pulumi. Pulumi is reinventing how people build modern cloud applications, with a unique platform that combines deep systems and infrastructure innovation with elegant programming models and developer tools. We live in ... 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
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