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Tips for learning Azure in the new year

As 2020 is upon us, it's natural to take time and reflect back on the current year’s achievements (and challenges) and begin planning for the next year. One of our New Year’s resolutions was to continue live streaming software development ... continue reading
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Hyper-V Powering Windows Features

December 2019 Hyper-V is Microsoft’s hardware virtualization technology that initially released with Windows Server 2008 to support server virtualization and has since become a core component of many Microsoft products and features. These features range from enhancing security to empowering ... continue reading
Environment Tracing and Build Annotations with Azure Pipelines

Environment Tracing and Build Annotations with Azure Pipelines

The numbers show, using continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) solutions for delivering software and cloud infrastructure improve deployment reliability, recoverability, and agility. In addition to these great benefits, CI/CD produces many byproducts that are also useful. One of these ... continue reading
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Networking enables the new world of Edge and 5G Computing

At the recent Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference, we introduced two new and related perspectives on the future and roadmap of edge computing. Before getting further into the details of Network Edge Compute (NEC) and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC), let’s take ... continue reading

Doing DevOps with SAP

In this episode, Abel Wang chats down with Ram and Gopal about how you can do DevOps into SAP - a traditionally difficult task.SAP developers have unique challenges beyond what we find with other software development. Continuous integration and delivery ... continue reading

Unlocking the promise of IoT: A Q&A with Vernon Turner

Vernon Turner is the Founder and Chief Strategist at Causeway Connections, an information and communications technology research firm. For nearly a decade, he’s been serving on global, national, and state steering committees, advising governments, businesses, and communities on IoT-based solution ... continue reading
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PyTorch on Azure with streamlined ML lifecycle

It's exciting to see the Pytorch Community continue to grow and regularly release updated versions of PyTorch! Recent releases improve performance, ONNX export, TorchScript, C++ frontend, JIT, and distributed training. Several new experimental features, such as quantization, have also been ... 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

Five essential skills for today’s database administrators

DevOps, the cloud, and new database technologies mean our jobs as database administrators (DBAs) are changing at an ever-faster pace. If you're fascinated by data and all the things you can do with it, it's a thrilling time to be ... continue reading
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New in Azure Synapse Analytics: CICD for SQL Analytics using SQL Server Data Tools

At Microsoft Ignite 2019, we announcedAzure Synapse Analytics, a major evolution of Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The same industry leading data warehouse now provides a whole new level of performance, scale, and analytics capabilities. One of these capabilities is SQL ... continue reading