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Building and sharing Jupyter Books in Azure Data Studio

The notebook experience in Azure Data Studio allows users to create and share documents containing live code, execution results, and narrative text. Potential usage includes data cleaning and transformation, statistical modeling, troubleshooting guides, data visualization, and machine learning. Jupyter books ... continue reading
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Azure SQL with Managed Service Identity Sandbox

Introduction Are you moving from OnPremises to Azure SQL? Using Managed Identity may help with your legacy applications authentication. In a previous post, we saw how to use SSO with your current domain by leveraging AD Connect synchronization of your ... continue reading
SAP measurement and sizing metrics, called SAPS, define100 SAPS = 2000 order lines items processed per hour. With the latest SAP HANA-certified Edsv4 VMs, you are now able to further  the costs associated with your SAP environment. As you can see in the chart below, the latest generation smaller memory VMs can achieve the same number of SAPS with up to 50% cost reduction compared to the previous Azure VM families. Additionally, larger memory VM sizes can provide up to 75 percent cost savings compared to previous VMs.

Reduce costs with new memory-optimized Azure Virtual Machines certified for SAP HANA

In June 2020, we announced general availability of Azure general purpose and memory optimized Virtual Machines based on the 2nd generation Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake) to deliver up to ~20 percent CPU performance improvement compared to their predecessors, ... continue reading
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What is Azure Defender?

Mention the name "Defender" in relation to Microsoft and I'm taken back to the launch of the Windows Defender anti-spyware product, in 2006. This was truly breaking news that Microsoft would launch their own protection software, off the back of ... continue reading
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Configuring Delta Imports Using the MIM 2016 Microsoft Generic SQL Connector – Watermark Method

Hello, my name is Joe Zinn and I am a Senior Customer Engineer for Microsoft supporting Azure, Identity, AD Connect, FIM and MIM solutions in the US.  The following document describes how to configure the Microsoft Generic SQL Connector to use the Watermark method to achieve Delta ... continue reading

Using Entity Framework Core with Azure SQL DB and Azure Cosmos DB

Jeremy Likness shows Scott Hanselman how to use Entity Framework (EF) Core with Azure SQL DB and Azure Cosmos DB. EF Core is a lightweight, extensible, open source, and cross-platform version of the popular Entity Framework data access technology.[0:00:00]– Overview[0:01:43]– ... continue reading
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What is Azure Hybrid Benefit?

I’ve talked to customers about migrating their workloads to Azure for a number of years now and at some point in the conversation we’ll start to mention where can cost savings can be made and one place that organizations can ... continue reading
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MCM: Core Active Directory Internals

First published on TechNet on Jul 22, 2012 Disclaimer: For brevity and to get some key points across, quite a bit of detail about about Active Directory, the underlying database, and replication have been purposely ommitted from this blog. Now, ... continue reading
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Azure and Intel commit to delivering next generation confidential computing

In Azure, your data is your data. Not only is it protected at rest and in transit, but Microsoft Azure extends that protection while in use with confidential computing. Azure was the first major public cloud to deliver confidential computing ... continue reading

Announcement: What's new with Service Manager!

A long-awaited blog on System Center Service Manager! We know that System Center Service Manager is built around Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards and Microsoft Operational Framework (MOF). We also know that Service Manager contains the primary ITIL components ... continue reading