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Azure Availability Zones in the South Central US datacenter region add resiliency

As businesses move more workstreams to the cloud, business continuity and data protection have never been more critical—and perhaps their importance has never been more visible than during the challenges and unpredictability of 2020. To continue our commitment to supporting ... continue reading
Here is the step by step process to configure Confluent Cloud resources from Azure portal. 

Introducing seamless integration between Microsoft Azure and Confluent Cloud

Real-time streaming is a business imperative for digital transformation Customers are undergoing rapid transformations to stay competitive in an increasingly digital world with cloud design patterns and event streaming playing critical roles in their success. They depend on real-time event ... continue reading
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Secure Application Lifecycle – Part 3 – Azure Sentinel

In the past part 1 and part 2, I discussed how we can monitor the security and health of our subscription manually. Also, we used Microsoft tools to find security issues with the subscription and discussed how we could resolve ... continue reading
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Secure Application Lifecycle – Part 2- Secure DevOps Kit for Azure (AzSK)

In my previous blog I addressed the issue of managing credentials in the code and presented two different alternatives to secure it. In this post, I will focus on Azure subscription security health and its challenge. I could summarize the ... continue reading
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Around the clock with Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory

On February 3-4, the Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory teams are partnering on a learning event for the community to come together to learn about Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory, meet the engineering teams behind these services, and ... continue reading
Using Amazon FSx for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances – What you need to know!

Using Amazon FSx for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances – What you need to know!

Intro If you are considering deploying your own Microsoft SQL Server instances in AWS EC2 you have some decisions to make regarding the resiliency of the solution. Sure, AWS will offer you a 99.99% SLA on your Compute resources if ... continue reading
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Introduction to Microsoft Azure Government Secret

Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is only to call attention to Microsoft’s new cloud service (Azure Government Secret), highlight its public features/services, and provide general guidance for those Microsoft customers who are eligible to use these new services. For ... continue reading

Resources for the SQL Server and Azure Data community

This year has been marked by a combination of challenges and change. Like so many people and organizations across the globe, we have all faced uncertainly and the need to adapt.Recently, the PASS organization, formerly known as the Professional Association ... continue reading
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SQL Tools December release recap

The December releases of Azure Data Studio 1.25 and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.8 are now generally available. Additionally, the mssql extension for Visual Studio Code has recently been updated to version 1.10.0. Read on to learn more about ... continue reading
GigaOM Cost and Benefits of >NET Application Migration to the Cloud

5 ways to save costs by running .NET apps on Azure

Digital transformation is accelerating at an incredible rate for consumers and employees alike, and the way we live and work has drastically changed. As a result, digital demand is surging, often past the capacity of existing infrastructure due to online ... continue reading