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Real-world sustainability solutions with Azure IoT

In today’s fast-moving world, organizations are deploying innovative IoT and Digital Operations solutions that drive sustainable business practices, achieve energy conservation goals, and enhance operational efficiencies. I am amazed by their work and want to share a handful of recent ... continue reading

Microsoft Cost Management updates—June 2023

Whether you’re a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where it’s being spent, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when ... continue reading
Wired for Hybrid - What's New in Azure Networking – May 2023

Wired for Hybrid – What’s New in Azure Networking – May 2023

Hello Folks, Azure Networking is the foundation of your infrastructure in Azure. Each month we bring you an update on What’s new in Azure Networking. In this blog post, we’ll cover what's new with Azure Networking in May 2023. Cross-region service ... continue reading
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Introducing Microsoft Fabric: Data analytics for the era of AI

Today’s world is awash with data—ever-streaming from the devices we use, the applications we build, and the interactions we have. Organizations across every industry have harnessed this data to digitally transform and gain competitive advantages. And now, as we enter ... continue reading
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Leverage SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage to build a unified data lake

Today, we are announcing that SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) support for Azure Blob Storage is generally available. SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage is a fully managed, highly scalable SFTP service that enables simple, secure, and easy-to-manage file transfers ... continue reading
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Data Virtualization with PolyBase for SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Microsoft SQL Server 2022 introduces the newest version of PolyBase, and with it the capability to query data where it lives, virtualize data, and use REST APIs. REST APIs enable SQL Server to be ... continue reading

Azure Synapse Link for SQL

Near-real-time analytics for transactional workloadsPart of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Traditionally, data to serve analytical systems have been extracted from operational data stores using custom-built extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes. These processes are often long-running, exert pressure on the source ... continue reading
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Empowering space development off the planet with Azure

Any developer can be a space developer with Azure. Microsoft has a long history of empowering the software development community. We have the world’s most comprehensive developer tools and platforms from Github to Visual Studio, and we support a wide ... continue reading

The path forward for SQL Server analytics

Today, we are announcing changes to SQL Server analytics which includes:Customer feedbackRetirement of SQL Server 2019 Big Data ClustersRetirement of PolyBase scale-out groupsPath forwardCustomer feedbackWe continue to see increased migration to the cloud, with analytical workloads leading that charge.Customers have ... continue reading

5 reasons Azure Databricks is best for Hadoop workloads

Due to the complexity, high cost of operations, and unscalable infrastructure, on-premises Hadoop platforms have often not delivered on their initial promises to impact business value. As a result, many enterprises are now seeking to modernize their Hadoop platforms to ... continue reading