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Hot Patching SQL Server Engine in Azure SQL Database

Author: Hans Olav Norheim, hansnor@microsoft.com Technical reviewers: Jim Cavalaris, Jimmy Cleary, Jim Radigan, Ashish Kishan Mansukhani, Alexey Yeltsov, Brian Gianforcaro, Jasraj Dange, Jon Jahren, Michael Nelson, Peter Carlin In the world of cloud database services, few things are more important ... continue reading
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Overcoming language difficulties with AI and Azure services

Ever hear the Abbot and Costello routine, “Who’s on first?” It’s a masterpiece of American English humor. But what if it we translated it into another language? With a word-by-word translation, most of what English speakers laugh at, would be ... continue reading

Azure SQL Database – the database engine that cannot die

First published on MSDN on Apr 25, 2018 Azure SQL Database is highly available database Platform as a Service that guarantees that your database will be up and running 99.99% of time, without worrying about maintenance and downtimes. This is ... continue reading
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Always-on, real-time threat protection with Azure Cosmos DB – part one

This two-part blog post is a part of a series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making to them. In part one, we explore the challenges that led the ... continue reading
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Building a better asset and risk management platform with elastic Azure services

Elasticity means services can expand and contract on demand. This means Azure customers who are on a pay-as-you-go plan will reap the most benefit out of Azure services. Their service is always available, but the cost is kept to a ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part nine

This blog was co-authored by Aparna Vishwanathan, Senior Program Manager, Azure Stack and Tiberiu Radu, Senior Program Manager, Azure Stack. Build on the success of others Before we built Azure Stack, our program manager team called a lot of customers ... continue reading
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How to Protect your #Azure resources from Distributed Denial of Service #DDoS attacks #Cloud #SDN #VNET #Security #Alerts #Analytics

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are some of the largest availability and security concerns facing customers that are moving their applications to the cloud. A DDoS attack attempts to exhaust an application’s resources, making the application unavailable to legitimate ... continue reading

Three reasons why Windows Server and SQL Server customers continue to choose Azure

For the past 25 years, companies of every size have trusted Windows Server and SQL Server to run their business-critical workloads. In fact, more than 70 percent of on-premises server workloads today run on Windows Server1. As more customers use ... continue reading
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Running Cognitive Service containers

Last week we announced a preview of Docker support for Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services with an initial set of containers ranging from Computer Vision and Face, to Text Analytics. Here we will focus on trying things out, firing up a ... continue reading

How to get involved in the Azure Monitor AMA!

The Azure Monitor team is hosting a special Ask Me Anything session on Twitter, Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Time. You can tweet to @AzureMonitor or @AzureSupport with #AzureMonitorAMA. What's an AMA session? AMA ... continue reading