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Microsoft Mechanics episode - HSBC's PayMe for Business app

How HSBC built its PayMe for Business app on Microsoft Azure

Bank-grade security, super-fast transactions, and analytics If you live in Asia or have ever traveled there, you’ve probably witnessed the dramatic impact that mobile technology has had on all aspects of day to day life. In Hong Kong in particular, ... continue reading
Table of different Web Application hosting options (On-Prem, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and the balance of responsibility split between the customer and Microsoft.

Making it easier to bring your Linux based web apps to Azure App Service

Application development has radically changed over the years. From having to host all the physical hardware hosting the app and its dependences on-premises, to moving to a model where the hardware is hosted by external companies yet still managed by ... continue reading
Table of different Web Application hosting options (On-Prem, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and the balance of responsibility split between the customer and Microsoft.

Making it easier to bring your Linux based web apps to Azure App Service

Application development has radically changed over the years. From having to host all the physical hardware hosting the app and its dependences on-premises, to moving to a model where the hardware is hosted by external companies yet still managed by ... continue reading
Flowchart diagram showing how to utilize Direct Line speech co-located services

Conversational AI updates for July 2019

At Build, we highlighted a few customers who are building conversational experiences using the Bot Framework to transform their customer experiences. For example, BMW discussed its work on the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant to deliver conversational experiences across multiple canvases ... continue reading
Azure Bastion - Access your Azure virtual servers without a public open RDP port

Azure Bastion – Access your Azure virtual servers without a public open RDP port

There may be a valid reason why you need Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Secure Shell (SSH) access to a virtual machine hosted in Microsoft Azure. Unfortunately, this means you either need to have ports like 3389 open on a ... continue reading
Direct Server Return (DSR) in a nutshell

Direct Server Return (DSR) in a nutshell

TL;DR; A question we get asked quite a bit is. But what does that mean in detail? That is why we have today’s blog post which is about load balancing performance enhancements in SDN networks for Windows Containers and Kubernetes ... continue reading
Three things to know about Azure Machine Learning Notebook VM

Three things to know about Azure Machine Learning Notebook VM

Data scientists have a dynamic role. They need environments that are fast and flexible while upholding their organization’s security and compliance policies. Data scientists working on machine learning projects need a flexible environment to run experiments, train models, iterate models, ... continue reading

Ask Me Anything – “Network” with teams from Azure Networking!

Which 3rd party devices are supported for connecting to Azure VPN Gateway? Can I connect to multiple sites from the same virtual network? Ask these questions and more during the next Ask Me Anything (AMA) session via Twitter on Tuesday, ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2019

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2019

Hi folks, Dan Cuomo here for our final installment in this blog series on synthetic accelerations covering Windows Server 2019. In Server 2019, we took learnings and expanded on the work that began in Server 2012 R2 with Dynamic VMQ ... continue reading
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What is the difference between Azure Application Gateway, Load Balancer, Front Door and Firewall?

What are the differences between Azure Firewall, Azure Application Gateway, Azure Load Balancer, NSG, Azure Traffic Manager, and Azure Front Door? Here's a high-level consolidation of what they each do. The Azure Application Gateway (AAG) is a web traffic manager ... continue reading