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Scaling up an IoT workload using an M-series Azure SQL database

Executive summary M-series provides close to 30 GB of memory per core and up to 128 cores, enabling significant scale-up capability in Azure SQL Database. For the same IoT workload, we achieved 3 times higher throughput on M-series compared to ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Deployment options for Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database provides a number of options to optimize your deployment to best fit your needs. In this video we explain the different options and their aspects. More information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-paas-vs-sql-server-iaas ... continue reading
Zero Hype

Zero Hype

At Ignite, I had the privilege of presenting “Zero Hype” with my colleagues Nupur Goyal (@nupur_11) who leads our Product Marketing, and Yinon Costica (@c0stica) who directs program management for Azure Security Center, Microsoft Cloud App Security, and Azure ATP ... continue reading
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Integrate Microsoft cloud services with your Azure SQL Database managed instance

When you migrate your SQL Server data estate to Azure SQL Database managed instance, what you get is not just a good old SQL Server, secured and enriched with the newest features, and without a burden of managing backups, patching, ... continue reading

Introducing Corda Enterprise on Azure Blockchain Service

Providing our customers with choice and flexibility is central to our mission around blockchain in Azure. Today, we are pleased to introduce that we're bringing managed Corda Enterprise to Azure Blockchain Service. The road to Corda Enterprise on Azure as ... continue reading
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What are the Differences Between Azure Active Directory and Azure Active Directory Domain Services?

I met with some customers last week, and we had a great conversation about Active Directory and the differences between all the flavours available to them when adopting a hybrid posture. More specifically, what are the difference between: Azure Active ... continue reading

Over 100 Azure services support PROTECTED Australian government data

Today Microsoft published an independent security assessment of 113 Microsoft Azure services for their suitability to handle official and PROTECTED Australian government information. This assessment, carried out under the Information Security Registered Assessor Program (IRAP), is now available for customers ... continue reading

Microsoft and SWIFT extend partnership to make cloud native payments a reality

This blog post is co-authored by George Zinn, Corporate VP, Microsoft Treasurer. This week at Sibos, the world’s largest financial services event, Microsoft and SWIFT are showcasing the evolution of the cloud-native proof of concept (POC) announced at last year’s ... continue reading
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How does Azure Stack HCI fit into Hybrid Cloud Services?

A couple of months ago the Azure team announced a new member of the Azure Stack family called Azure Stack HCI solutions. Azure Stack HCI is a hyper-converged Windows Server 2019 cluster that uses validated hardware to run virtualized workloads ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure Architecture – Designing for security

This blog post was contributed to by Chin Lai The, Technical Specialist, SAP on Azure. This is the first in a four-part blog series on designing a great SAP on Azure Architecture, and will focus on designing for security. Great ... continue reading