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The foundation for responsible analytics with Microsoft Purview

We live in a world where data is constantly multiplying. According to IDC, the global datasphere, which is the amount of data created, captured, or replicated, will double every four years.1 As AI becomes more prevalent in various domains, organizations face the challenge of securing their growing data assets, while trying to activate their data […]

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AI in action: 5 real-world intelligent apps you can build on Azure

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we interact with technology, data, and each other. AI can help us create more engaging, personalized, and efficient experiences for customers and employees. To stay ahead in the era of AI, businesses are embracing intelligent applications across industries to take advantage of new opportunities. How can you use

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Defender for Cloud deployment in AWS/GCP – Agents, Resources, IAM and Cleanup options

Objective of the article The purpose of this article is to provide organizations with a comprehensive understanding of all the agents and resources deployed as part of Defender for Server, Defender for Container, Defender for SQL in their AWS/GCP environment by Defender for Cloud. The article aims to guide organizations on the impact of Defender

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How SQL developers can maximize savings

Whether you build applications for SQL Server on-premises or in Azure, there are several options for you to develop or test for free, or with substantial cost savings. Some of these options you may be familiar with, but this post will help explain details and answer some questions Microsoft often gets to provide you a

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Benefits of moving to Azure Monitor SCOM managed instance

In this blog, let’s highlight the cost-benefit of moving from your existing SCOM on-prem to Azure Monitor SCOM MI. If you are using System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to monitor on-premises and hybrid cloud environment, you might be wondering whether you should migrate to Azure Monitor SCOM managed instance or keep your SCOM on-premises deployment.

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Introducing Windows Server 2025 running in Azure #Winsrv #Azure #Security #Windowsinsiders

Microsoft’s newest iteration, Windows Server 2025, signifies a major advancement in server technology. This release is brimming with novel features and improvements, specifically designed to enhance performance in virtual settings like Hyper-V. A notable inclusion is the extension of hotpatching capabilities to servers outside of Azure, a pioneering step aimed at minimizing downtime and optimizing

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What’s new in Azure Data, AI, and Digital Applications: Are you ready to go from GenAI experimentation to solutions deployed at scale?

For many organizations, implementing AI is not an “if” but a “when.” Determining the “when” piece depends on many factors, but one that may be tricky to scope is “when we are ready?.” Is it when your workloads are in the cloud? When your team has the skills? When it’s a good fit for your

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Azure Bastion with Azure Virtual Wan Microsoft #Azure #AzureBastion #AzureNetworking #Vwan #AzOps #blogpost #MVPBuzz

Azure Bastion is a service you deploy that lets you connect to a virtual machine using your browser and the Azure portal, or via the native SSH or RDP client already installed on your local computer. The Azure Bastion service is a fully platform-managed PaaS service that you provision inside your virtual network. It provides

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What’s new in Azure Data, AI, & Digital Applications: Modernize your data estate, build intelligent apps, and apply AI solutions

I write this blog each month to help navigate through the intense pace of news and innovation we’re releasing for customers. And what a year we’ve had! We witnessed incredible advances at breathtaking speed as AI reshaped what’s possible across industries, organizations, and our day-to-day lives. Personally, I’m loving the features and capabilities of Copilot

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Better Together = Defender CSPM + Database Protections

By default, there are over 30 recommendations pertaining to database resources spread across Azure, AWS, and GCP.  Quite often, the Cloud Security Admin who is spending time in Defender for Cloud isn’t the person responsible for the configuration or remediation of a database resource.  If your Database Administrators are swamped with work (highly likely), the

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