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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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Gain Deeper Insights with Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform

Data is foundational to any digital transformation strategy, yet many organizations struggle to understand what data they have, how to extract insights from it, and how to govern it—according to a 2022 Evanta survey1, over half of Chief Data Officers ... continue reading
Creating a new database on a SQL Server 2019 machine took over 17.204 seconds where the same database creation script took just over 1 second on SQL Server 2022.

Improve scalability with Buffer Pool Parallel Scan in SQL Server 2022

This blog post is part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Buffer Pool Parallel Scan is a new feature in SQL Server 2022 that improves the scalability of several common scenarios in SQL Server and as a result, could significantly ... continue reading
Customize max run time for other software update types in Configuration Manager TP 2112

Customize max run time for other software update types in Configuration Manager TP 2112

Update 2112 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager has been released. Previously, software updates that didn't belong to the following update categories defaulted to a maximum run time of 60 minutes (or 10 minutes prior to ... continue reading
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System Center Operations Manager Update Roll-up 3

We are back to announce the release of Update Rollup 3(UR3) for System Center Operations Management 2019! UR3 comes fully loaded with extended auditing capabilities, performance improvements, Linux monitoring enhancements and web console improvements. Let’s dig into each of these ... continue reading

Limited-time free quantities offer for Azure Synapse Analytics

Customers with qualifying subscription types* can now try the new serverless SQL pool and Apache Spark pool resources in Azure Synapse Analytics using free quantities until July 31, 2021. Sign-in to your Azure Synapse Analytics account to get started. Serverless ... continue reading
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Gain real-time insights on SAP ERP data with Azure and Qlik Data Integration

For companies worldwide, SAP is at the core of their business applications—housing critical information on sales, manufacturing, and financial processes. Organizations increasingly need granular, real-time visibility about their business by combining SAP ERP data with other data from their different ... continue reading
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4 common analytics scenarios to build business agility

Azure Synapse Analytics is a limitless analytics service that is designed to bring the two worlds of big data and data warehousing into a unified, enterprise-grade, powerful platform. In this blog post, we look at four real-world use cases where ... continue reading
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Fine tuning backup storage costs on SQL Managed Instance

In the previous article, we have explained how automated backups on Azure SQL Managed Instance work, how backups piles up, and some of the ways you contribute to such pile up. We have also explained how associated costs for excess ... continue reading
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Support for Azure AD user creation on behalf of Azure AD Applications for Azure SQL

We are announcing a public preview for Azure AD user creation support for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics on behalf of Azure AD Applications (service principals). See Azure Active Directory service principal with Azure SQL. What support for ... continue reading