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Over 100 Azure services support PROTECTED Australian government data

Today Microsoft published an independent security assessment of 113 Microsoft Azure services for their suitability to handle official and PROTECTED Australian government information. This assessment, carried out under the Information Security Registered Assessor Program (IRAP), is now available for customers ... continue reading
Azure HPC Cache provides high-performance file caching for HPC workloads running in Azure.

Azure HPC Cache: Reducing latency between Azure and on-premises storage

Today we’re previewing the Azure HPC Cache service, a new Azure offering that empowers organizations to more easily run large, complex high-performance computing (HPC) workloads in Azure. Azure HPC Cache reduces latency for applications where data may be tethered to ... continue reading
Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

First published on TECHNET on Jan 14, 2019 Hello everyone, I'm Preston K. Parsard, specializing in Platforms, Azure Infrastructure and Automation topics, and I'd like to share some insights for securing PowerShell credentials using certificates. This post is based on ... continue reading
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IRAP protected compliance from infra to SAP application layer on Azure

This post was co-authored by Rohit Kumar Cherukuri, Vice President – Marketing, Cloud4C Australian government organizations are looking for cloud managed services providers capable of providing deployment of a platform as a service (PaaS) environment suitable for the processing, storage, ... continue reading

Point-in-time restore of a database on Azure SQL Managed Instance using AzureRm.Sql PowerShell library

First published on MSDN on Jun 28, 2018 Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is PaaS version of SQL Server hosted in Azure cloud. Managed Instance enables you to create a database as a copy of the existing database at some ... continue reading

Create database on Azure SQL Managed Instance using Azure.Rm PowerShell library

First published on MSDN on Jun 04, 2018 Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed SQL Server instance hosted in Microsoft Azure cloud that enables you to work with your databases using standard TSQL or PowerShell. In this post ... continue reading
Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

First published on MSDN on Feb 15, 2018 Special thanks to MSAsset engineering team’s Peter Liu (Senior Software Engineer), Vijay Kannan (Software Engineer), Sathya Muhandiramalage (Software Development Engineer II), Bryan Castillo (Principal Software Engineer) and Shail Batra (Principal Software Engineering ... continue reading
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Azure HC-series Virtual Machines crosses 20,000 cores for HPC workloads

New HPC-targeted cloud virtual machines Azure HC-series Virtual Machines are now generally available in the West US 2 and East US regions. HC-series virtual machines (VMs) are optimized for the most at-scale, computationally intensive HPC applications. For this class of ... continue reading

25 reasons to choose Azure Stack HCI

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server Marketing. At the Windows Server Summit in May, Cosmos Darwin and Greg Cusanza from the Windows Server team presented a lightning round all about hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2019

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2019

Hi folks, Dan Cuomo here for our final installment in this blog series on synthetic accelerations covering Windows Server 2019. In Server 2019, we took learnings and expanded on the work that began in Server 2012 R2 with Dynamic VMQ ... continue reading