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What’s new in Azure Data & AI: Helping organizations manage the data deluge

When I meet with customers and partners, one thing is clear: nearly every organization is looking to accelerate its use of data to drive strategic outcomes. Generating data isn’t the issue. By 2025, IDC estimates the world will surpass 181 zettabytes ... continue reading
The Net Zero journey: Why digital twins are a powerful ally

The Net Zero journey: Why digital twins are a powerful ally

Azure Digital Twins leverages IoT for powerful modeling that can ease transition to greater sustainability. Climate impacts raise stakes for Net Zero transition Following weeks of vital discussions at COP27 in Egypt, the urgency to bring the world to a ... continue reading
Screenshot of Microsoft Defender for IoT’s graphical user interface displaying the inventory of devices in the environment.

Leverage cloud-powered security with Microsoft Defender for IoT

Traditionally, operational technology (OT) and IT have occupied separate sides of enterprise security. But with digital transformation and the advent of Industry 4.0, the old, siloed approach is showing its age.1 The rise of manufacturing execution systems has enabled more ... continue reading
Chart depicting the number of daily DDoS attacks throughout 2022.

2022 in review: DDoS attack trends and insights

As organizations strengthen their defenses and take a more proactive approach to protection, attackers are adapting their techniques and increasing the sophistication of their operations. Cybercrime continues to rise with the industrialization of the cybercrime economy providing cybercriminals with greater ... continue reading
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Secure your application traffic with Application Gateway mTLS

I am happy to share that Azure Application Gateway now supports mutual transport layer security (mTLS) and online certificate status protocol (OCSP). This was one of the key questions from our customers as they were looking for more secure communication ... continue reading

Azure high-performance computing powers energy industry innovation

Azure high-performance computing provides a platform for energy industry innovation at scale. The rising demand for energy Global energy demand has rapidly increased over the last few years and looks set to continue accelerating at such a pace. With a ... continue reading
Graph showcasing the gradual increase in the number of Microsoft Security customers, the number of password attacks per second, the number of suspicious emails blocked per year, and the number of signals analyzed daily spanning from 2021 to January 2023.

Microsoft Security reaches another milestone—Comprehensive, customer-centric solutions drive results

Yesterday, we shared some exciting news about the momentum we’re seeing in the security industry. Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella announced that Microsoft Security has surpassed USD20 billion in revenue. I’m grateful to all our customers and partners who ... continue reading

Cloud to Edge for efficient, agile, and sustainable retail

Persistent volatility in the retail market is forcing businesses to re-evaluate how they address key challenges. Prebuilt, edge-to-cloud, retail-specific technology solutions can help retailers increase the value of their data, empower store associates, elevate customer shopping experiences, and enable real-time ... continue reading
A circle graph the six product lines under the multi-platform and multicloud Microsoft Security portfolio.

Microsoft Security innovations from 2022 to help you create a safer world today

The start of a new year is always a great time for reflection—to be grateful for all we have and the progress security teams have made as well as look ahead to how we can reshape the security landscape. I ... continue reading
Working with time series data in SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL

Working with time series data in SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Time series data is a set of values organized in the order in which they occur and arrive for processing. Unlike transactional data in SQL Server, which is not time-based and may be updated ... continue reading