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Azure and Informatica team up to remove barriers for cloud analytics migration

Today, we are announcing the most comprehensive and compelling migration offer available in the industry to help customers simplify their cloud analytics journey. This collaboration between Microsoft and Informatica provides customers an accelerated path for their digital transformation. As customers ... continue reading
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We’re making Azure Archive Storage better with new lower pricing

As part of our commitment to provide the most cost-effective storage offering, we’re excited to share that we have dropped Azure Archive Storage prices by up to 50 percent in some regions. The new pricing is effective immediately. In 2017 ... continue reading
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Check out what’s new in June 2019 version of Azure SQL Database managed instance

In June 2019 Azure SQL Database offered a major refreshed release of Azure SQL Database managed instance (SQL MI), adding a rich set of innovations, complementing the Generally Available version of this product. These enhancements result in SQL MI becoming ... continue reading
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What’s new in Azure Firewall

This post was co-authored by Anitha Adusumilli, Principal Program Manager, Azure Networking. Today we are happy to share several key Azure Firewall capabilities as well as update on recent important releases into general availability (GA) and preview. Multiple public IPs ... continue reading
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Securing the hybrid cloud with Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel

Infrastructure security is top of mind for organizations managing workloads on-premises, in the cloud, or hybrid. Keeping on top of an ever-changing security landscape presents a major challenge. Fortunately, the power and scale of the public cloud has unlocked powerful ... continue reading

SQL Server 2017 achieves top TPC benchmarks for OLTP and DW on Linux and Windows

Once again, SQL Server 2017 has led the pack with three new TPC benchmarks published in April 2019, ranking SQL Server 2017 as the fastest database for online transaction processing (OLTP) and data warehouse (DW) workloads on Windows and Linux ... continue reading
Exam review: AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Exam review: AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

When did you last sit an official industry exam? For me, it's been more years than I care to count! But recently, a group of staff at my local Microsoft office planned to sit the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam ... continue reading
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Azure SQL Data Warehouse releases new capabilities for performance and security

As the amount of data stored and queried continues to rise, it becomes increasingly important to have the most price-performant data warehouse. While we’re excited about being the industry leader in both of Gigaom’s TPC-H and TPC-DS benchmark reports, we ... continue reading
Code-free modern data warehouse using Azure SQL DW and Data Factory

Code-free modern data warehouse using Azure SQL DW and Data Factory

Gaurav Malhotra joins Scott Hanselman to show how to build a modern data warehouse solution from ingress of structured, unstructured, semi-structured data to code-free data transformation at scale and finally to extracting business insights into your Azure SQL Data Warehouse.Azure ... continue reading
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0 released for general availability

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0 released for general availability

When I joined the SQL Tools team as a PM back in October 2018, my top priority was to release SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18. I expected a fair amount of work but didnt realize how complicated the process ... continue reading