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Last week in Azure: Azure SDK for Go GA, and more

On Wednesday, Microsoft CVP, Charlotte Yarkoni announced Microsoft for Startups, a new program that delivers access to technology, go-to-market and community benefits that helps startups grow their customer and revenue base. Of note, the program provides startups with up …

Microsoft updates Cognitive Services terms

This post was authored by the Microsoft Cognitive Services Team.

We understand that the commitments we make about data are essential for any organization. To give customers more control, we’ve updated our Cognitive Services terms for customer data. Here’s what …

ExpressRoute monitoring with Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is now generally available

We are excited to share the general availability of ExpressRoute monitoring with Network Performance Monitor (NPM). A few months ago, we announced ExpressRoute Monitor with NPM in public preview. Since then, we’ve seen lots of users monitor their Azure …

Protect machines using managed disks between Azure regions using Azure Site Recovery

We are happy to announce that Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now provides you the ability to setup Disaster Recovery (DR) for IaaS VMs using managed disks. With this feature, ASR fulfills an important requirement to become an all-encompassing DR …

Simplify cloud adoption with Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Datometry

We increasingly see that every enterprise is formulating, if not already executing, a cloud-first strategy for their on-premise enterprise data management to benefit from inherent elasticity, flexibility and performance of a cloud data warehouse like Azure SQL Data Warehouse (Azure …

Azure Marketplace new offers in January 2018

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. In January 2018, 32 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:

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Preview of Log Alerts feature for Application Insights

This blog post was co-authored by Vijay Nagarajan, Senior Program Manger and Kiran Madnani, Principal PM Manager, Azure Infrastructure Management

Application Insights is an extensible application performance management (APM) service for web developers on multiple platforms. Customers use Application Insights …

Create tomorrow today with emerging tech at Microsoft Build

This blog post was authored by the Microsoft Build Team.

On May 7–9, brilliant developers and industry game-changers will meet at Microsoft Build in Seattle, Washington. Creators of all kinds will gather to spark ideas, get inspired, and build what’s …

New reference architecture for Jenkins on Azure

The patterns & practices (p&p) group of the Azure Customer Advisory Team (Azure CAT), has published a new reference architecture for deploying and running a Jenkins server on Azure with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Jenkins is a powerful open source tool …

Application consistent backup for Linux VMs using Azure Backup is generally available

We are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of application consistent backup for Linux VMs running in Azure using Azure Backup. We did a preview of this feature last year and customers are already using this framework for various …

Microsoft partners with National Science Foundation to empower data science breakthroughs

Over the past decade, Microsoft has partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) on three separate programs, first in 2010, and more recently through a commitment of $6M in cloud credits across two NSF supported data science programs – …

Build Go apps for Azure with the Go SDK, now generally available

We’re pleased to announce that the Azure SDK for Go is now generally available to help developers build apps for Azure with Go. The SDK features support for connecting to data sources including Cosmos DB and Azure Storage, deploying Azure …

Last week in Azure: Living the serverless life, Kubernetes, and more

Several of the items highlighted below focus on serverless solutions where you don’t need to provision and manage any servers so that you can take your mind off implementing infrastructure. Building a serverless application on Azure using services like Azure …

Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage in Storage Explorer – public preview

Providing a rich GUI for Azure Data Lake Storage resources management has been a top customer ask for a long time, we are thrilled to announce the public preview for supporting Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) in the Azure Storage …

Azure Redis Cache geo-replication is now generally available

We are very happy to announce the general availability of geo-replication support for Azure Redis Cache. Redis Cache is Microsoft Azure’s Cache-as-a-Service offering, based on the popular open source Redis in-memory key-value store. With geo-replication support, Redis Cache joins …

Azure IoT SDKs released new Long-Term Support branch

The Azure IoT SDKs now have a new Long-Term Support (LTS) Branch. While we develop our SDKs on public GitHub repositories and ship a new version every other week to give developers access to the latest and greatest features, we now …

Custom Speech: Code-free automated machine learning for speech recognition

Voice is the new interface driving ambient computing. This statement has never been more true than it is today. Speech recognition is transforming our daily lives from digital assistants, dictation of emails and documents, to transcriptions of lectures and meetings. …

OMS Monitoring solution for Azure Backup using Azure Log analytics

We previously announced the preview of Azure Backup reporting and gave customers the ability to generate their own reports and build customizations using Power BI. Today, we are pleased to let you know that you can leverage the same workflow …

First System Center Semi-Annual Channel release now available

I am excited to announce that System Center, version 1801 is now available. Based on customer feedback, we are delivering new features and enhancements in this release including improved Linux monitoring support, more efficient VMware backup, additional support for Windows …

Microsoft Azure IP Advantage: Our first year

One year ago, we announced Azure IP Advantage, the industry’s leading program to help cloud service customers stay focused on their digital transformation journey and avoid IP issues. The program has been a tremendous success so far with many customers …

Azure M/B/V3-series VMs are now generally available in UK

Microsoft becomes the first hyperscale cloud provider to offer large memory VMs with up to 4 TB RAM in the UK.

Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) customers can now take advantage of the Azure M/V3/B-series of VM sizes available in the …

Microsoft offers SAP HANA supportable VMs in UK with the Azure M/B/V3-series

Microsoft becomes the first hyperscale cloud provider to offer SAP HANA supportable VMs in the UK.

Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) customers can now take advantage of the Azure M/V3/B-series of VM sizes available in the UK South region. We’re also …

Azure #CosmosDB Graph API now generally available

Azure Cosmos DB Graph API is the first cloud database to provide graph functionality over a globally distributed managed service. This has enabled users to explore new ways of consuming their data with the use of the Gremlin language while …

Azure Search service upgrades: New hardware, unlimited document counts, and more!

Today we are happy to announce performance upgrades to all paid service tiers in Azure Search. For the exact same price, these upgraded Azure Search services have roughly double the compute power of the previous hardware configuration that backed Azure …

Brand Detection in Microsoft Video Indexer

We are delighted to announce a new capability in Microsoft Video Indexer: Brand Detection from speech and from visual text! If you are not yet familiar with Video Indexer, you may want to take a look at a few …

Last week in Azure: Event Grid GA, Ansible in Cloud Shell, and more

Last week in Azure, Azure Event Grid, a fully managed, scalable and flexible event routing service became generally available. Event Grid enables you to build reactive, event-driven apps with a fully managed event routing service using a publish-subscribe model to …

Bing Speech API extends its text to speech support to 34 languages

Voice is becoming more and more prevalent as a mode of interaction with all kinds of devices and services. The ability to provide not only voice input but also voice output or Text-to-speech (TTS), is also becoming a critical technology …

Go serverless for your IoT needs

If you are building an IoT solution in the cloud, chances are your focus is on the devices and what you can accomplish with them. You might want to process data coming from a network of devices in real time, …

Build email notifications for SQL Database Automatic tuning recommendations

After reading this blogpost, you will be able to build your own custom email notifications for SQL Database Automatic tuning recommendations. We have listened to our customers requesting this functionality and have created a custom solution based on readily available …

Azure #CosmosDB and Microsoft’s Project Olympus honored in InfoWorld’s 2018 Technology of the Year Awards

The word is out, and the industry is taking notice. Azure Cosmos DB is the world’s first globally distributed, multi-model database service with native NoSQL support. Designed for the cloud, Azure Cosmos DB enables you to build planet-scale applications that …

Enhancements to Cost Management APIs

In December we announced the release of ARM APIs for usage details. We continue that transformation to ARM APIs with this release of the Marketplace charges API for Enterprise and Web Direct customers with a few exceptions documented in …

Enhancements to Azure Budgets API supporting Resource Groups and Usage Budgets

Last month we announced a preview release of subscription level budgets for enterprise customers, that was only the first step. Today we're announcing the release of additional features that support the scoping of more granular budgets with filters as well …

Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls for Azure Storage now generally available

This blog post was co-authored by Anitha Adusumilli, Principal Program Manager, Azure Networking.

Today we are announcing the general availability of Firewalls and Virtual Networks (VNets) for Azure Storage along with Virtual Network Service Endpoints. Azure Storage Firewalls and Virtual …

A great developer experience for Ansible

As customers grow their deployed application in Azure, we are seeing increased interest in DevOps space for configuration management. In the rapidly evolving cloud space, bringing the on-premises expertise to fluently work in cloud brings increased efficiency. With our strong …

How is AI for video different from AI for images

Extracting insights from video, or using AI technologies, presents an additional set of challenges and opportunities for optimization as compared to images. There is a misconception that AI for video is simply extracting frames from a video and running computer …

Jenkins on Azure: from zero to hero

We are excited to announce a refresh for the Microsoft Jenkins offer in Azure Marketplace.

Like the previous version, this offer allows customers to run a Jenkins master on a Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) VM in Azure. The price …

Customer success stories with Azure Backup: Russell Reynolds

This is the first of a blog series which presents success stories from customers with Azure Backup. Here we discuss how Azure Backup helped Russell Reynolds

Customer background

Russell Reynolds is a global leadership and executive search firm which helps …

New Azure Data Factory self-paced hands-on lab for UI

A few weeks back, we announced the public preview release of the new browser-based V2 UI experience for Azure Data Factory. We’ve since partnered with Pragmatic Works, who have been long-time experts in the Microsoft data integration and ETL …

Integrate Azure Security Center alerts into SIEM solutions

We heard from several customers that you need a way to view your Azure Security Center alerts in your SIEM solution for a centralized view of your security posture across your organization. Today, we are excited to announce the public …

Three new reasons to love the TSI explorer

Today we’re pleased to announce three new Time Series Insights (TSI) explorer capabilities that we think our users are going to love. 

  1. First, we are delighted to share that the TSI explorer, the visualization service of TSI, is now generally

Full MeitY accreditation enables Indian public sector to deploy on Azure

Microsoft recently became one of the first global cloud service providers to achieve full accreditation by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for the Government of India. MeitY lists accredited cloud service providers in the government …

Lambda Architecture using Azure #CosmosDB: Faster performance, Low TCO, Low DevOps

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Azure Cosmos DB provides a scalable database solution that can handle both batch and real-time ingestion and querying and enables developers to implement lambda architectures with low TCO. Lambda architectures enable efficient data processing of massive data sets. Lambda architectures …

New in Stream Analytics: General availability of sub-streams, query compatibility, and more

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of several features in Azure Stream Analytics. These features are designed to help address a variety of scenarios for both enterprise and non-enterprise customers alike. These include:

Sub-streams support: A …

Azure Storage SDKs for Python, Ruby and PHP now generally available

Today we are excited to announce the general availability of the Azure Storage SDKs for Python, Ruby and PHP! Thanks to everyone who participated in the previews and provided feedback.

This GA release brings forward a few significant …

Announcing the general availability of Azure Event Grid

Modern applications are taking maximum advantage of the agility and flexibility of the cloud by moving away from monolithic architectures and instead using a set of distinct services, all working together. This includes foundational services offered by a cloud platform …

Last week in Azure: New Zone Redundant capabilities now in preview, and more

Last week in Azure, several announcements were made for Zone Redundant capabilities now in public preview that build on Azure Availability Zones. In addition, new backup and update capabilities make it easier to manage and help protect your virtual machines. …

Managing Azure Secrets on GitHub Repositories

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An increasing number of developers across the globe use GitHub to host their projects, and many of them use GitHub public repositories for their open source work. While this is a great way to contribute and leverage the power …

Network Watcher Connection Troubleshoot now generally available

Azure Network Watcher Connection Troubleshoot, previously in preview as Connectivity Check, is making general availability sporting a new name. Connection Troubleshoot, part of our Network Watcher suite of networking tools and capabilities, enable you to troubleshoot network performance and connectivity …

Using the MySQL sys schema to optimize and maintain a database

The MySQL sys schema, which is fully enabled in Azure Database for MySQL 5.7, provides a powerful collection of user friendly views in a read-only database. Building on the MySQL Performance and Information Schemas, you can use the MySQL sys …

Using EXPLAIN to profile slow queries in Azure Database for MySQL

Azure Database for MySQL is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) solution that Microsoft offers on Azure. Using Azure managed services for MySQL (and PostgreSQL), enables one to easily build an intelligent and secure application.

Though Microsoft has done …

Azure ExpressRoute updates – New partnerships, monitoring and simplification

Azure ExpressRoute allows enterprise customers to privately and directly connect to Microsoft’s cloud services, providing a more predictable networking experience than traditional internet connections. ExpressRoute is available in 42 peering locations globally and is supported by a large ecosystem of …

Compliance assessment reports for Azure Stack are now available

A few months ago, we announced we were performing a compliance assessment on Microsoft Azure Stack, today we are happy to share that the compliance assessment is done and available to you.

Knowing that preparing compliance paperwork is a …

Azure Standard support now offers the highest value support for production workloads amongst major cloud providers

Our Azure customers have three common needs from their cloud support plan:

  • A fixed monthly cost that is affordable and simple to forecast
  • Fast response time for critical cases
  • A plan that covers their entire organization and eliminates guesswork in

Cognitive Services – Availability of SDKs for the latest Bing Search APIs

We are pleased to announce preview availability of SDKs for the Cognitive Serivces – Bing Search APIs. Currently available as REST APIs, the Bing APIs v7 now have SDKs in four languages: C#, Java, Node.js, and Python. These SDKs …

Cognitive Services and Availability of SDKs for the latest Bing Search APIs

We are pleased to announce preview availability of SDKs for the Cognitive Serivces – Bing Search APIs. Currently available as REST APIs, the Bing APIs v7 now have SDKs in four languages: C#, Java, Node.js, and Python. These SDKs …

Accelerated Spark on GPU-enabled clusters in Azure

The ability to run Spark on a GPU enabled cluster demonstrates a unique convergence of big data and high-performance computing (HPC) technologies. In the past several years, we've seen the GPU market explode as companies all over the world integrate …

Start replicating in under 30 minutes using Azure Site Recovery’s new onboarding experience

We on the Azure Site Recovery product team are consistently striving to simplify the business continuity and disaster recovery to Azure solutions for our customers. With the latest release of the Azure Site Recovery service for VMware to Azure, we …

Comprehensive monitoring for Azure Site Recovery now generally available

Azure Site Recovery is a vital part of the business continuity strategy of many Azure customers. Customers rely on Azure Site Recovery to protect their mission critical IT systems, maintain compliance, and ensure that their businesses aren’t impacted adversely in …

Launching the Azure Storage Solution showcase

I am pleased to announce a new webcast series showcasing innovative technology partners who have built solutions on top of the Azure Storage infrastructure. Microsoft has always been committed to our partner ecosystem and we are especially proud of the …

Azure Zone Redundant Storage in public preview

We are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS). ZRS greatly simplifies development of highly available applications by storing three replicas of your data in different Availability Zones, with inserts and updates to data …

ITSM Connector for Azure is now generally available

This post is also authored by Kiran Madnani, Principal PM Manager, Azure Infrastructure Management and Snehith Muvva, Program Manager II, Azure Infrastructure Management.

We are happy to announce that the IT Service Management Connector (ITSMC) for Azure is now generally …

Zone Redundant Virtual Machine Scale Sets now available in public preview

In September 2017 we introduced Azure Availability Zones, enabling resiliency and high availability for mission-critical workloads running on Azure. Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of Zone Redundant Virtual Machine Scale Sets, bringing the scalability and …

Azure Search enterprise security: Data encryption and user-identity access control

Enterprise security requires a comprehensive approach for defense in depth. Effective immediately, Azure Search now supports encryption at rest for all incoming data indexed on or after January 24, 2018, in all regions and SKUs including shared (free) services. With …

Announcing integration of Azure Backup into VM create experience

Today, we are excited to announce the ability to enable backup on virtual machines from VM create experience in the portal. Last year, we also announced support for backing up virtual machines from VM management blade. With this announcement, …

Last week in Azure: New visual tools for Data Factory, and more

If you were too busy writing code, attending meetings, or enjoying some time away from work, here's an overview of what you may have missed in Azure last week:

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ADF v2: Visual Tools enabled in public preview – Be …

CustomVision.AI: Code-free automated machine learning for image classification

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as one of the most disruptive forces behind the digital transformation of business. Our mission is to bring AI to every developer and every organization on the planet, and help businesses augment human ingenuity in

Keeping your environment secure with Update Management

The Azure Update Management service is included as part of an Azure Subscription. Update management allows you to manage updates and patches for your machines. With Update management, you can quickly assess the status of available updates, schedule installation …

Accelerate innovation with Microsoft Azure Databricks

It’s hard to believe that we are already three weeks into 2018. If you’re still struggling to get valuable insights from your data, now is the perfect time to try something new! Microsoft recently announced Azure Databricks, a fast, easy …

Serious about cloud security? Check out this new training on Azure Security Center

Security threats increase in volume and sophistication every day. And regardless of your organization’s size or the industry you’re in, Azure Security Center threat detection capabilities, alerts, and recommended fixes can give you the tangible data you need to help …

Show off your skills with #AzureTrivia

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When you were a kid, everything you encountered was novel and filled you with a sense of wonder. You were an explorer. An inventor. A scientist. A gamer. An astronaut.

Now, you’re solving problems with technology and the curious mind …

December 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our December top 10 contributors! Alberto Morillo and Visakh Murukesan maintain their top positions.

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This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database Systems contributors on MSDN forums. The following continues to be the …

Announcing IoT extension for Azure CLI 2.0

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We recently released a new open source IoT extension that adds to the capabilities of Azure CLI 2.0. Azure CLI 2.0 includes commands for interacting with Azure Resource Manager and management endpoints. For example, you can use Azure CLI …

Microsoft’s Spectre/Meltdown Guidance for Exchange Server and Office 365 Customers

Spectre and Meltdown are attacks against previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in modern processors (CPUs). The names “Spectre” and “Meltdown” were chosen because they exploit vulnerabilities in “speculative execution” (a technique that allows processors to work really fast) and “melt security boundaries”.…

Last week in Azure: WAF integrates with Azure Security Center, and more

The first full work week of 2018 was a light week for new Azure functionality since everyone was returning from the holidays, but that won't last for long.

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#Azure #SQLDW, the cost benefits of an on-demand data warehousing – …

How Azure Security Center helps analyze attacks using Investigation and Log Search

Every second counts when you are under attack. Azure Security Center (ASC) uses advanced analytics and global threat intelligence to detect malicious threats, and the new capabilities empower you to respond quickly. This blog post showcases how an analyst can …

Azure Data Factory: Visual Tools enabled in public preview

Azure Data Factory (ADF) v2 public preview was announced at Microsoft Ignite on Sep 25, 2017. With ADF v2, we added flexibility to ADF app model and enabled control flow constructs that now facilitates looping, branching, conditional constructs, on-demand executions and

ADF v2: Visual Tools enabled in public preview

ADF v2 public preview was announced at Microsoft Ignite on Sep 25, 2017. With ADF v2, we added flexibility to ADF app model and enabled control flow constructs that now facilitates looping, branching, conditional constructs, on-demand executions and flexible scheduling

Accelerate your business revolution with IoT in Action

There’s a revolution underway that is positioning companies to take operational efficiency to new levels and inform the next generation of products and services. This revolution of course, is the Internet of Things (IoT).

Here at Microsoft, we’re committed to …

Compatibility Level 140 is now the default for Azure SQL Database

Database Compatibility Level 140 is now the default for new databases created in Azure SQL Database across almost all regions. At this point in time, there are already 539,903 databases in Azure SQL Database already running in Compatibility Level 140.…

Azure Security Center adds support for custom security assessments

Azure Security Center monitors operating system (OS) configurations using a set of 150+ recommended rules for hardening the OS, including rules related to firewalls, auditing, password policies, and more. If a machine is found to have a vulnerable configuration, a …

Azure Analysis Services now available in East US, West US 2, and more

Since being generally available in April 2017, Azure Analysis Services has quickly become the clear choice for enterprise organizations delivering corporate business intelligence (BI) in the cloud. The success of any modern data driven organization requires that information be available …

Announcing the extension of Azure IP Advantage to Azure Stack

Azure IP Advantage now covers workloads deployed to Azure Stack. As customers rely on Azure Stack to enable hybrid cloud scenarios and extend the reach of Azure to their own data centers or in hosted environments, they increasingly need to …

Azure Marketplace new offers in December 2017

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. In December 2017, seven new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:

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Heimdall Data SQL Optimization Platform: Heimdall Data is an all-in-one SQL

Manage and Auto-scale your IoT solution with a predictable IoT Cloud

As companies continue to fully roll out their IoT projects, management of the various components of the solution becomes a critical part of their operations. The flexibility of Azure IoT Hub to enable customers to start small, paying only for …

Azure Security Center and Microsoft Web Application Firewall Integration

Web applications are increasingly becoming targets of attacks such as cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and application DDoS. While OWASP provides guidance on writing applications that can make them more resistant to such attacks, it requires rigorous maintenance and patching at …

Last week in Azure: Securing Azure infrastructure from CPU vulnerability, and more

As we ushered in 2018, our industry was busy responding to an industry-wide, hardware-based security vulnerability related to CPU data cache timing. We updated the Azure infrastructure to address this vulnerability at the hypervisor level. You can get more details …

#Azure #SQLDW, the cost benefits of an on-demand data warehousing

Prices illustrated below are based on East US 2 as December 18th, 2017. For price changes updates, visit Azure Analysis Services, SQL Database, and SQL Data Warehouse pricing pages.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is Microsoft’s SQL analytics platform, …

Maximize your VM’s Performance with Accelerated Networking – now generally available for both Windows and Linux

We are happy to announce that Accelerated Networking (AN) is generally available (GA) and widely available for Windows and the latest distributions of Linux providing up to 30Gbps in networking throughput, free of charge! 

AN provides consistent ultra-low network latency …

Using Qubole Data Service on Azure to analyze retail customer feedback

It has been a busy season for many retailers. During this time, retailers are using Azure to analyze various types of data to help accelerate purchasing decisions. The Azure cloud not only gives retailers the compute capacity to handle peak …

Whitepaper: Selecting the right secure hardware for your IoT deployment

How do you go about answering those perplexing questions such as what secure hardware to use? How do I gauge the level of security? How much security do I really need and hence how much premium should I place on

Asynchronous refresh with the REST API for Azure Analysis Services

Azure Analysis Services unlocks datasets with potentially billions of rows for non-technical business users to perform interactive analysis. Such large datasets can benefit from features such as asynchronous refresh.

We are pleased to introduce the REST API for Azure Analysis …

Securing Azure customers from CPU vulnerability

An industry-wide, hardware-based security vulnerability was disclosed today. Keeping customers secure is always our top priority and we are taking active steps to ensure that no Azure customer is exposed to these vulnerabilities. At the time of this blog …

Designing, building, and operating microservices on Azure

I'm excited to announce that the AzureCAT patterns and practices team has published new guidance about microservices titled Designing, building, and operating microservices on Azure.

Microservices have become a popular architectural style for building cloud applications that are resilient, …

Build richer apps with your time series data

Today, we are pleased to announce the release of new TSI developer tools, including an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template, API code samples, and easy-to-follow documentation for developers. TSI’s developer tools will shorten the time it takes to get started …

Azure Data Lake tools integrates with VSCode Data Lake Explorer and Azure Account

If you are a data scientist and want to explore the data and understand what is being saved and what the hierarchy of the folder is, please try Data Lake Explorer in VSCode ADL Tools. If you are a developer …

Azure Analysis Services features on Azure Friday

Built on the proven analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Azure Analysis Services delivers enterprise-grade BI semantic modeling capabilities with the scale, flexibility, and management benefits of the cloud. The success of any modern data-driven organization requires that …

Migration checklist when moving to Azure App Service

I have been continuously getting requests from customers, colleagues and partners around what to consider when migrating applications to Azure PaaS service but more specifically to the App Service.

This post tries to cover the majority of those cases and …

Azure #CosmosDB: Recap of 2017

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It was a pretty amazing year for Azure Cosmos DB, highlighted by the launch of the service, the preview and general availability of Graph, Table APIs, MongoDB API, native Spark connector and many other awesome capabilities. There were breakthroughs in …

Last week in Azure: Azure HDInsight, Azure Cosmos DB, and more

Welcome to 2018! This edition of Last Week in Azure covers the final two weeks of 2017. Just before everyone disappeared for the holiday break here in Redmond, the news focused on Azure HDInsight.

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We lowered prices and …

4 tips for keeping your resolution to learn Azure

It's that time of year when many people take pride in the resolutions they met, lament the ones they failed to keep, and make new ones to start afresh. Recently, I spoke with a friend and former colleague who is …