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What Happened to the “NAT” VMSwitch?

First published on TECHNET on May 14, 2016 Author: Jason Messer Beginning in Windows Server Technical Preview 3, our users noticed a new Hyper-V Virtual Switch Type – “NAT” – which was introduced to simplify the process of connecting Windows ... continue reading
Windows Networking for Kubernetes

Windows Networking for Kubernetes

First published on TECHNET on Apr 04, 2017A seismic shift is happening in the way applications are developed and deployed as we move from traditional three-tier software models running in VMs to "containerized" applications and micro-services deployed across a cluster ... continue reading
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Performance best practices for using Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Connection Pooling

This blog is a continuation of a series of blog posts to share best practices for improving performance and scale when using Azure Database for PostgreSQL service. In this post, we will focus on the benefits of using connection pooling ... continue reading
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Cloud Commercial Communities webinar and podcast newsletter–February 2019

Welcome to the Cloud Commercial Communities monthly webinar and podcast update. Each month the team focuses on core programs, updates, trends, and technologies that Microsoft partners and customers need to know to increase success using Azure and Dynamics. Make sure ... continue reading
Azure Data Studio – Setting up your environment

Azure Data Studio – Setting up your environment

This blog entry comes from Buck Woody, who recently rejoined the SQL Server team from the Machine Learning and AI team. For those of you who havent met me or read any of my books or blog entries, its great ... continue reading
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Processing trillions of events per day with Apache Kafka on Azure

This blog is co-authored by Noor Abani and Negin Raoof, Software Engineer, who jointly performed the benchmark, optimization and performance tuning experiments under the supervision of Nitin Kumar, Siphon team, AI Platform. Our sincere thanks to Dhruv Goel and Uma ... continue reading
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Updates to Our Container Tagging Format

We’re introducing several minor changes to the tagging format of Windows containers. These changes will begin taking take effect next Patch Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Build Number Tags We’re re-introducing a build tag across all Windows base images. This will ... continue reading

Test the latest features with SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition

Are you curious how new capabilities in SQL Server will impact your applications? Download and test SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition, a full-featured free edition, licensed for use as a development and test database in a non-production environment. You can ... continue reading
Interning in Azure Engineering and the Visual Studio Code extension for ACR Build

Interning in Azure Engineering and the Visual Studio Code extension for ACR Build

What is it like to intern at Microsoft? Scott Hanselman meets with three interns from the Microsoft Explorer Program (a cross-discipline internship designed for college freshmen and sophomores) to talk about their experience working on the Azure Container Registry and ... continue reading

Running your First Docker Container in Azure

Damian catches up with fellow Cloud Advocate Jay Gordon at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour in Berlin. Containers are still new for a lot of people and with the huge list of buzzwords, it's hard to know where to get ... continue reading