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Delivering the connected shopping experience: How Microsoft and Avanade are reimagining retail

This blog post has been co-authored by Charlie Lagervik, Principal Program Manager. Consumers today demand flexibility and convenience in how they purchase everything from groceries to home goods. In addition to shopping online, they are increasingly using mobile devices and ... continue reading
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Updates to Azure Files: NFS v4.1, higher performance limits, and reserved instance pricing

Azure Files offers fully managed, simple, secure, and serverless enterprise-grade cloud file shares. On the Azure Files team, our mission is to expand Azure Files to more platforms and workloads. We recently took a huge step in workload expansion by ... continue reading
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SONiC opens more opportunities for network innovation

SONiC, as an open-source operating system for network devices, has been growing rapidly in the last five years. According to Gartner Market Guide for Data Center Switching published early this year, they predict, “By 2025, 40 percent of organizations that ... continue reading
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Simplify connectivity, routing, and security with Azure Virtual WAN

Over the past few months, we added several new capabilities to Azure Virtual WAN which customers can embrace to significantly simplify routing design and management in Azure, and secure traffic flows. Before we introduce these new capabilities, let us revisit ... continue reading

Discover what’s new to Microsoft database services—recap from Microsoft Ignite

Whether it’s SQL Server, Azure SQL, open source, or NoSQL, Microsoft’s database services are here to help you build cloud-native applications or modernize existing applications with fully managed, flexible databases. Last week at Microsoft Ignite, there were many announcements to ... continue reading
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Protect workloads with inline DDoS protection from Gateway Load Balancer partners

DDoS attacks are rapidly evolving in complexity and frequency. As we highlighted in our 2021 Q1 and Q2 DDoS attack trends review, we see that attacks in Azure have been trending toward shorter durations, mostly short-burst attacks. Workloads that are ... continue reading
Video 2 of the Azure VMware Solution Zero to Hero Series!

Video 2 of the Azure VMware Solution Zero to Hero Series!

Continuing with our Azure VMware Solution (AVS) zero to hero video series, this week the next video releases! In this video, Shabaz Darr (@ShabazDarr) and I cover the high level overview for Azure VMware Solution, taking you from zero closer ... continue reading
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SQL Server 2019 PolyBase feature High Availability

One of the most exciting aspects of SQL Server 2019 are the enhanced capabilities around the PolyBase feature that enables access to non-SQL Server external data sources through a process referred to as virtualization. The data remains at the external ... continue reading
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Spot every Spring Boot application issue on the spot using AppDynamics

Today, we are excited to announce the integration of AppDynamics in Azure Spring Cloud for full stack observability. Over the past 20 months, we worked with many enterprise customers to learn about the scenarios they face. Many of these customers ... continue reading
AZ-800 Study Guide: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

AZ-800 Study Guide: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

In this exam guide you’ll see which MS Learn modules map against exam functional groups and which docs.microsoft.com articles map against specific exam objective items for the AZ-800 Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure exam. This exam is required for ... continue reading