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Azure is now certified for the ISO/IEC 27701 privacy standard

We are pleased to share that Azure is the first major US cloud provider to achieve certification as a data processor for the new international standard ISO/IEC 27701 Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). The PIMS certification demonstrates that Azure provides ... continue reading

How Skype modernized its backend infrastructure using Azure Cosmos DB – Part 1

This is a three-part blog post series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making to them. In this post (part 1 of 3), we explore the challenges Skype faced ... continue reading
Identity Hubs as personal datastores

Identity Hubs as personal datastores

Today’s world of concentrated social media, data breaches, election hacking, and Cambridge Analytica makes it self-evident that individuals need a new way forward, one which enables them to take back control of all aspects of their identity; one which spans ... continue reading

Lighting up healthcare data with FHIR®: Announcing the Azure API for FHIR

In the last several years we’ve seen fundamental transformation in healthcare data management, but the biggest, and perhaps most important shift, has been in how healthcare organizations think about cloud technology and their most sensitive health data. Healthcare leaders have ... continue reading

Microsoft Healthcare Bot brings conversational AI to healthcare

Today we announced the general availability of the Microsoft Healthcare Bot in the Azure Marketplace. The Microsoft Healthcare Bot is a cloud service that powers conversational AI for healthcare. It’s designed to empower healthcare organizations to build and deploy compliant, ... continue reading

Make healthcare more intelligent by putting IoT into action

The healthcare industry is poised for massive transformation. With an aging population, chronic diseases, and increased regulations, healthcare costs continue to balloon—along with patient and provider expectations for better outcomes. Intelligent healthcare, including IoT technology, is a key way to ... continue reading
Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves in SQL Server 2019 preview

Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves in SQL Server 2019 preview

SQL Server 2019 preview brings encryption technology to a broader set of scenarios by enabling rich confidential computing capabilities with the enhanced Always Encrypted feature, Always Encrypted with secure enclaves. Always Encrypted with secure enclaves allows rich computations on encrypted ... continue reading
Azure Stack capability diagram

Customers are using Azure Stack to unlock new hybrid cloud innovation

Over the past week, I visited customers and partners in Europe who want to bring cloud services to datacenters and edge locations to deliver new hybrid cloud solutions. Whether it’s due to latency, regulatory compliance or legacy data and systems, ... continue reading
Using Azure Active Directory B2C just got easier

Using Azure Active Directory B2C just got easier

Howdy folks, We know how much you care about getting the experience right for your organization and customers. And we hear from customers all the time about their challenges getting setup with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) B2C. Today, I ... continue reading

Securing your data with Azure SQL Database

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect as of May 25th, 2018. GDPR has significant implications on the use and management of your customers personal data. Considerations of privacy, security, data management, and marketing practices are all ... continue reading