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Microsoft Azure for the Gaming Industry

This blog post was co-authored by Patrick Mendenall, Principal Program Manager, Azure. We are excited to join the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this week to learn what’s new and share our work in Azure focused on enabling modern, global games ... continue reading
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Microsoft and NVIDIA extend video analytics to the intelligent edge

Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms are becoming more intelligent and sophisticated every day, allowing IoT devices like cameras to bridge the physical and digital worlds. The algorithms can trigger alerts and take actions automatically — from finding available parking spots and ... continue reading
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Economist study: OEMs create new revenue streams with next-gen supply chains

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) make the wheels go round for the business world. But demand for faster, cheaper, and smarter products and components put major downward pressure on profit margins. Successful OEMs are always on the lookout for opportunities to ... continue reading
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Conversational AI updates for March 2019

We are thrilled to share the release of Bot Framework SDK version 4.3 and use this opportunity to provide additional updates for the Conversational AI releases from Microsoft. New LINE Channel Microsoft Bot Framework lets you connect with your users ... continue reading
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Creating IoT applications with Azure Database for PostgreSQL

There are numerous IoT use cases in different industries, with common categories like predictive maintenance, connected vehicles, anomaly detection, asset monitoring, and many others. For example, in water treatment facilities in the state of California, IoT devices can be installed ... continue reading
Recommendations for deploying the latest Attack surface reduction rules for maximum impact

Recommendations for deploying the latest Attack surface reduction rules for maximum impact

The keystone to good security hygiene is limiting your attack surface. Attack surface reduction is a technique to remove or constrain exploitable behaviors in your systems. In this blog, we discuss the two attack surface reduction rules introduced in the ... continue reading
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Controlling costs in Azure Data Explorer using down-sampling and aggregation

Azure Data Explorer (ADX) is an outstanding service for continuous ingestion and storage of high velocity telemetry data from cloud services and IoT devices. Leveraging its first-rate performance for querying billions of records, the telemetry data can be further analyzed ... continue reading
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Processing trillions of events per day with Apache Kafka on Azure

This blog is co-authored by Noor Abani and Negin Raoof, Software Engineer, who jointly performed the benchmark, optimization and performance tuning experiments under the supervision of Nitin Kumar, Siphon team, AI Platform. Our sincere thanks to Dhruv Goel and Uma ... continue reading
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Best practices for alerting on metrics with Azure Database for MariaDB monitoring

On December 4, 2018 Microsoft’s Azure Database for open sources announced the general availability of MariaDB. This blog intends to share some guidance and best practices for alerting on the most commonly monitored metrics for MariaDB. Whether you are a ... continue reading
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Tackling phishing with signal-sharing and machine learning

Across services in Microsoft Threat Protection, the correlation of security signals enhances the comprehensive and integrated security for identities, endpoints, user data, cloud apps, and infrastructure. Our industry-leading visibility into the entire attack chain translates to enriched protection thats evident ... continue reading