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IT Governance: Everyone needs it even when they think they don’t

IT Governance: Everyone needs it even when they think they don’t

Accelerate. Speed. Velocity. Businesses need to be agile. They need to quickly adopt to new business trends or else they are behind the game. What does everyone do? They start running… Accelerating your business to achieve success is a must ... continue reading

New Azure Blueprint simplifies compliance with NIST SP 800-53

To help our customers manage their compliance obligations when hosting their environments in Microsoft Azure, we are publishing a series of blueprint samples built in to Azure. Our most recent release is the NIST SP 800-53 R4 blueprint that maps ... continue reading

Council of EU Law Enforcement Protocol improves cross-border cooperation

Last March, the Council of the European Union announced the new EU Law Enforcement Emergency Response Protocol to address the growing problem of planning and coordinating between governments, agencies, and companies when cyberattacks occur across international boundaries. Remember well-known incidents ... continue reading
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Run Windows Server and SQL Server workloads seamlessly across your hybrid environments

In recent weeks, we’ve been talking about the many reasons why Windows Server and SQL Server customers choose Azure. Security is a major concern when moving to the cloud, and Azure gives you the tools and resources you need to ... continue reading

Cloud providers unite on frictionless health data exchange

This post was co-authored by Heather Jordan Cartwright, General Manager, Microsoft Healthcare Cloud computing is rapidly becoming a bigger and more central part of the infrastructure of healthcare. We see this as a historic shift that motivates us to think ... continue reading
Azure can be used by governments worldwide to meet rigorous data protection requirements.

Azure publishes guidance for secure cloud adoption by governments

Governments around the world are in the process of a digital transformation, actively investigating solutions and selecting architectures that will help them transition many of their workloads to the cloud. There are many drivers behind the digital transformation, including the ... 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

Easing compliance for UK public and health sectors with new Azure Blueprints

Earlier this month we released our latest Azure Blueprint for a key compliance standard with the availability of the UK OFFICIAL blueprint for the Government-Cloud (G-Cloud) standard, and National Health Service (NHS) Information Governance of the United Kingdom. The new ... continue reading
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Azure solutions for financial services regulatory boundaries

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the public cloud of choice for large financial services enterprises. Some of the biggest reasons Global Financial Services Institutions (GFIs) are choosing Azure to augment or replace on-premises application environments are: The high level of ... continue reading
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Your Pa$$word doesn’t matter

Every week I have at least one conversation with a security decision maker explaining why a lot of the hyperbole about passwords – “never use a password that has ever been seen in a breach,” “use really long passwords”, “passphrases-will-save-us”, ... continue reading