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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”.…

Microsoft and SAP join forces for SAP HANA customers on Linux

On Monday, Microsoft and SAP announced integrated offerings to provide enterprise customers better options in the cloud (press release). According to Microsoft around 100.000 companies are using solutions from Microsoft as well as from SAP. The expanded partnership offers SAP …

[Script Of May. 15] How to Generate Azure Service Bus SAS key in Node.js

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Generate-Azure-d740d179.

The sample code demonstrates how to Generate Azure Service Bus SAS key in Node.js.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

[Script Of Apr. 5th] How to Invoke Azure Service Bus Queue RESTful API via PowerShell

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Invoke-Azure-e377956e.

The sample code demonstrates How to Invoke Azure Service Bus Queue RESTful API via PowerShell.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

How to Secure an ARM-based Windows Virtual Machine RDP access in Azure

 

Hi, Mark Rowe here, and I am the creator of Augmented Living, a Developer/Architect for Microsoft’s Modern Applications Solution Center as a senior consultant, and a long-time Microsoft fanboy and blogger.

One of the most hit aspects of security …

Need help tracking KPIs? Need a Scorecard to show your Boss?

We are starting development on a Scorecard\KPI tracking service which will enable you to set thresholds, organize, visualize and share KPIs to constantly improve the quality of your service.

Are you interested in participating in our Alpha? Join here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AzureScorecard

[Script Of Mar. 15] How to Use Bing Speech API on the Raspberry Pi

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Use-Bing-Speech-API-3b9c1b58.

The sample code demonstrates How to Use Bing Speech API on the Raspberry Pi.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

[Script Of Mar. 15] How to Calculate Azure Subscription Expense by Combining RateCard and Usage API

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Calculate-Azure-bc370fd3.

The sample code demonstrates How to Calculate Azure Subscription Expense by Combining RateCard and Usage API.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

Optimizing Linux Performance on Hyper-V

Hi all, this is Kevin Kelling and I’m a PFE with Microsoft focused on both Hyper-V and Azure.  Today I’d like to talk about the performance of Linux workloads on both Hyper-V and Azure. Every now and then we are …

[Script Of Mar. 8] How to send Event Telemetry to Azure Application Insights by RESTful API in PowerShell

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Send-Event-Telemetry-to-f244cd62.

The sample code demonstrates how to send Event Telemetry to Azure Application Insights by RESTful API in PowerShell.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples …

SC 2016 DPM UR2: Protect Microsoft 2016 workloads to Cloud using Azure Backup

System Center Data Protection Manager (SC DPM) is an Enterprise backup solution, providing App Consistent backups to workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange and File Servers, running in Physical or Virtualized Environments. In addition, you can also backup your Hyper-V and …

Splunking Microsoft Azure Network Watcher Data

 

Microsoft has released a new service in Azure called Network Watcher.  Network Watcher is a network performance monitoring, diagnostic, and analytics service which enables you to monitor your network in Azure.  The data collected by Network Watcher is stored …

Top Ten Issues with Active Directory Trusts and Corporate Mergers

Hey Everyone. Randy, Premier Field Engineer, here to discuss some lessons learned from working with a recent merger between two corporations. I don’t have enough time or space to go into the details of this major endeavor, so I am …

[Script Of Feb. 8] How to retrieve Azure Virtual Machine Operating System name by PowerShell

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-retrieve-Azure-5a3d3751.

The sample code demonstrates how to retrieve Azure Virtual Machine Operating System name by PowerShell.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

Convert a Managed Domain in Azure AD to a Federated Domain using ADFS for On-Premises Authentication – Step by Step

Hi all! I am Bill Kral, a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, here again to give you the steps to convert your on-premises Managed domain to a Federated domain in your Azure AD tenant this time.

Here is the link to

Rocking January for SAP users in AWS EC2 and Azure

Drum-roll please, announcing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 and SP2 For SAP Applications  available as on demand in Azure. Hurrah 🙂 .We’ve had Bring Your Own Subscription (BYOS) images available for some time and now you can also enjoy …

How to call Azure Storage and Notification Hubs REST APIs by PowerShell

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-call-Azure-Storage-eebf5160.

The sample code demonstrates How to call Azure Storage and Notification Hubs REST APIs by PowerShell.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10

Hello everyone, my name is David Loder, long-time reader, first-time PFE blogger, based out of Detroit, Michigan. And I have a confession to make. I hate servers. Or more precisely I hate logging in to servers.

If you’ve been …

[Script Of Dec. 29] How to change Azure Cloud Service definition file on VSTS based on target profile

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-alter-Azure-Cloud-e78c5bed.

The sample code demonstrates How to change Azure Cloud Service definition file on VSTS based on target profile.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples …

Convert a Federated Domain in Azure AD to Managed and Use Password Sync – Step by Step

Hi all! I am Bill Kral, a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, here to give you the steps to convert your on-premise Federated domain to a Managed domain in your Azure AD tenant. In this case, we will also be using

[Script Of Dec. 5] How to break the locked lease of blob storage by ARM in Microsoft Azure

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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/How-to-break-the-locked-d01ba283.

The sample code demonstrates how to break the locked lease of blob storage by ARM in Microsoft Azure.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples …

[Script Of Nov. 18] How to manage port for Azure Virtual Machine by PowerShell

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-manage-port-for-8c71fed6.

The sample code demonstrates how to manage port for Azure Virtual Machine by PowerShell.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

The Riverbed Field Guide for the AD Admin

Unexpected TCP resets, intermittent “Network Path Not Found”, and SMB dialects being downgraded. These errors point to something very odd and potentially very bad, happening on the network. If you are like many AD administrators, at the first sign of …

Two Unusual Azure AD Connect Configuration Issues

Hello, my name is Michael C. Bazarewsky, and I’m a Public Sector Secure Infrastructure PFE, spending most of my time working on Azure-related engagements.

Today, I wanted to present two quick notes about some issues I saw while helping a …

[Script Of Oct. 31] Access Azure resource data by certificate authentication in Powershell

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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Access-Azure-resource-data-ca9cc9f7.

The sample code demonstrates how to access Azure resource data by certificate authentication in Powershell.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

Is a Domain Controller Required When Using Azure to Host the File Share Witness for a Database Availability Group?

I received a question in my mailbox overnight from a reader of the 70-345 exam reference. I figured it would be helpful to post the answer here as well, since it is probably a question that many people wonder …

[Script Of Oct. 18] How to create linked server for SQL Database on Azure from local SQL Server

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-create-linked-cb98fa7d.

The sample code demonstrates how to create linked server for SQL Database on Azure from local SQL Server.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples …

[Script Of Oct. 17] How to break the locked lease of blob storage by ARM in Microsoft Azure

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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/How-to-break-the-locked-d01ba283.

The sample code demonstrates how to break the locked lease of blob storage by ARM in Microsoft Azure.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples …

[Script Of Oct. 10] How to set expired date of Azure Virtual Machine by PowerShell

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-set-expired-date-of-826800a7.

This script demonstrates how to set expired date for Azure Virtual Machine in Dev Labs by PowerShell.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script …

[Script Of Sept. 21] How to break the locked lease of blob storage by ARM in Microsoft Azure

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Script Download:
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-break-the-locked-d01ba283.

The sample code demonstrates how to break the locked lease of blob storage by ARM in Microsoft Azure.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples …

AskPFEPlat Ask Me Anything-September 2016

Hi everyone! Brandon Wilson here with you today with the entire AskPFEPlat team, not to talk with you about a specific subject, but to open the floor to questions for our outstanding audience across the globe. We write and write, …

Configuring Microsoft’s Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Single Sign On (SSO) with Splunk Cloud

samlThe title is definitely a mouth full…. It is easier to say “Configure ADFS SAML SSO with Splunk> Cloud“, that’s for sure, but we did get all of the definitions of acronyms down in one shot….

I’ve put …

[Script Of Aug. 15] How to create Azure VM by Powershell using classic ASM API

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-create-Azure-VM-by-b894d750.

The sample code demonstrates how to create Azure VM by Powershell using classic ASM API.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

[Script Of Aug. 1] How to authenticate Azure Rest API with Azure Service Principal by Powershell

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-authenticate-Azure-4bb18b78.

The sample code demonstrates how to authenticate Azure Rest API with Azure Service Principal by Powershell.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

[Script Of Jul. 22] How to Migrate Azure Resource to Other Resource Group or Subscription

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The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Migrate-Azure-69eedf2d.

The sample code demonstrates How to Migrate Azure Resource to Other Resource Group or Subscription.

You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at http://aka.ms/onescriptingallery

Backup & Site Recovery (OMS)

We have recently announced the GA for our Backup & Site Recovery (OMS) in Azure Resource Manager, and I would like to use this opportunity to level set on what we are bringing, as well as give you some context …

Podcast Episode 19: Enterprise Mobility Suite with Justin Harris

Justin HarrisMy guest for this episode is Justin Harris.

Justin is a Program Manager at Binary Tree for Exchange, messaging, and Active Directory platforms. Justin is one of a handful of professionals globally who holds the Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft Certified …

Splunking Microsoft Azure Audit Data

Azure We recently made available a community-supported Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Azure, which gives you insight into Azure IaaS and PaaS. I am happy to announce that this add-on now includes the ability to ingest Azure Audit data. The idea …

Top Support Solutions for Azure Web Apps

Top Support Solutions for Azure Web Apps Top Microsoft Support solutions for the most common issues experienced when using Microsoft Azure Web Apps.   Azure Portal notifies you that a service interruption may affect your app Try Local Cache to reduce …

Splunking Microsoft Azure Data

AzureThere are a lot of services in Microsoft Azure, and a lot of those services are producing machine data. Hal Rottenberg wrote a post covering several of these services and some ways to integrate Splunk with Microsoft Azure. We recently …

Windows & Linux Patching Survey

The Operations Management Suite product team wants to hear about your requirements and frustrations with managing Patching/Compliance for Windows & Linux servers.

To provide feedback, please follow this link to the survey – https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8dHPQipAM9hmdgh

Thank you.…

February updates to Azure RemoteApp

Within the month of February 2016, we released the following new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp:

  • Gallery images were updated with Windows Administrative tools natively installed. Windows client updated to address focus issues and general service delivery improvements
  • HTML5

Walkthrough: Managing RHEL on Azure with OMS

Recently we announced the public availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) server images in a majority of Microsoft Azure regions. With the capability to deploy a Red Hat supported Virtual Machine in Azure, you may have the question …

DSC for the PFE: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Solution with Configuration Data

Hi Folks,

Platforms PFE Dan Cuomo here to chat about Desired State Configuration, AKA “the hotness.” DSC has a few value propositions and is different than general PowerShell scripting in that it’s declarative, idempotent, and remediable in nature. If …

DSC for the PFE: A Training Montage

Hi Folks,

Platforms PFE Dan Cuomo here to have a heart-to-heart about Desired State Configuration; a platform so valuable (how valuable is it, you ask?) if DSC had a utility belt, I’d label it a “borderline superhero.” Then again, if …

Announcing Splunk Enterprise in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

AzureWe are pleased to announce the release of Splunk Enterprise in Microsoft Azure Marketplace!

Now any Azure customer can deploy and purchase Azure-certified Splunk Enterprise clusters in minutes, with the entire point-and-click workflow contained within their Azure portal.

This …

Natively updating Office 365 ProPlus using the new version of System Center Configuration Manager

The goal of this blog is to discuss how Enterprise customers can use current investments in System Center Configuration Manager (Config Mgr.) to update Office 365 ProPlus. Office 365 ProPlus leverages the Click-To-Run deployment technology and was designed from the …

Creating a Site to Site VPN Connection in ARM through the new Azure Portal

In the ever changing and improving world of Microsoft Azure, there has officially been a shift to the new Azure portal as the primary tool for interacting with Azure. On December 2, 2015 an official announcement was made that the …

Lift-and-shift your workloads with Azure RemoteApp and Azure AD Domain Services

Azure AD Domain Services is a new solution, currently in public preview, primarily designed to simplify “lift-and-shift” scenarios in Azure IaaS; “lift-and-shift” is a strategy for moving your existing workloads as they are into the cloud, which often requires …

December updates to Azure RemoteApp

Within the month of December 2015, we released the following new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp:

Operational Management Suite (OMS) integration with Azure RemoteApp

Hello everyone, this is Pavithra Thiruvengadam from the Azure RemoteApp team. I am writing to let you know that Operational Management Suite (OMS) or OpsInsight is supported with the Azure RemoteApp (ARA) service.

ARA customers have repeatedly asked for a …

Custom Roles in Azure RBAC is now GA!

Howdy Folks, Today I'm happy to be able to let you know that Custom Roles in Azure RBAC in now Generally Available! This is a BIG win for us and another big milestone in our efforts to make Azure the …

November updates to Azure RemoteApp

Within the month of November 2015, we released the following new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp:

  • We’ve had a lot of feedback about our two new premium plans and yes both come with a five user minimum, read more

Becoming a Premier Field Engineer 2.0 Cloud/Azure Edition

Greg Jaworski here again after a long blogging hiatus. Several years back I wrote a popular blog post about becoming a Premier Field Engineer (http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2012/01/16/how-to-become-a-premier-field-engineer-pfe.aspx). To do this day I still get comments and meet people who have …

I Have a Great Idea – but how do I tell Microsoft?

At Microsoft, we value input from the people that use our products every day. We work hard to make sure that our products are user friendly and will accomplish the tasks that make your job as an IT Professional easier

Microsoft and HPE deepen partnership to extend the power of hybrid cloud

Guest post by Garth Fort, General Manager, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing group

I’m here in London at Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Discover 2015 conference, where today Meg Whitman and Satya Nadella announced Microsoft and HPE are deepening our long-standing partnership

System Center Management Pack for Microsoft Azure (Technical Preview) is now available

Hello

The technical preview version of Microsoft Azure management pack (version 1.3.10.0) is now available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50013. This version of Azure MP is able to monitor any of the Azure ARM based services (since they follow a …

An alternative way to connect PowerShell to Azure using an Azure AD account

Hello folks, its Rick here. A while back I had shared with you a way to connect PowerShell to your Azure Subscription via the certificate method using Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile cmdlet. This method works as long as the subscription and certificates are …

Azure Files using azurectl

As a Linux desktop user, I wanted to find a way to use Azure files. There were a few options for creating an Azure Files Share. Unfortunately for me, none of them met my narrow view of acceptable software. I …

October updates to Azure RemoteApp

Within the month of October 2015, we released the following new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp:

  • Premium and Premium Plus are two new licensing plans released, they both have a 5 user minimum limit and address needs for higher

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to List all Azure Subscription Websites

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to list all of your Azure subscription websites.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to list all the websites in my Azure subscription that are using the new preview module?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer After you have authenticated (…

Use PowerShell to Scale Azure Websites

Summary: Anders Wahlqvist talks about using Windows PowerShell to scale Azure websites.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest post from Anders Wahlqvist. Anders is really active on Twitter—as a matter of fact, that …

Scheduling Start and Stop Times for Azure VMs

Here in PFE, we LOVE our labs. That should be apparent by all the posts we have on the subject. Labs are the best way to dig in and discover how things really work before going into production, or if …

Managing Hybrid Identities Across Portals

Greetings! Hilde here once again to bend your ear about hybrid identity.

Just between you and me, I can be a bit of a slow learner. Some people can process new information and ideas at the speed of light, as …

Get the DocumentDB SQL query cheat sheet

Azure DocumentDB lets you query JSON documents using familiar and friendly SQL syntax. If you know SQL, you can get up and running quickly with Azure DocumentDB – and we have an easy to print reference sheet to help …

Cloud Foundry on Azure Preview 2 Now Available

Following on the footsteps of the Cloud Foundry on Azure Preview, we are excited to announce the release of an update incorporating feedback received over the past few months from the community. Today, the Cloud Foundry on Azure Preview …

Why Your Private Cloud is Failing – Join Me at OpenStack Silicon Valley

Gartner analyst Tom Bittman recently posted a blog showing that the majority of corporate private clouds are failing, “I was a little surprised that 95% of the 140 respondents (who had private clouds in place) said something was wrong with …

Meet AzureCon

We’re excited to announce AzureCon, a virtual event on September 29. AzureCon is for the Azure community—developers and IT professionals who want to learn about the latest Azure innovation and understand how customers are using the platform to transform …

Azure DocumentDB: JavaScript as Modern Day T-SQL

Azure DocumentDB’s database engine is purposefully designed from the ground up to provide first class support for JSON and JavaScript. Our vision is for JavaScript developers to build applications without having to deal with the entity mappers, schemas, code generation …

Microsoft and Mesosphere partner to bring Mesos container orchestration across Windows and Linux worlds

In April, we announced Azure’s support for the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS), which expanded the options for container deployment and orchestrations solutions on Azure. Since that time, we have been continuing to build on our close partnership with Mesosphere …

Azure Government Achieves Significant Compliance Milestones

In April Microsoft announced four new industry certifications for Microsoft Azure – CDSA for the digital media and entertainment industry, FISC for Japanese financial services organizations, DISA Level 2 for the US defense sector, and MTCS Level 3 for the …

Announcing Geospatial support in Azure DocumentDB!

We are excited to announce support for geospatial indexing and querying in Azure DocumentDB!

The latest DocumentDB service update includes support for automatic indexing of geospatial data, as well as SQL support for performing proximity queries stored in DocumentDB. If …

Managing multiple Azure SQL Databases just got easier with Elastic Database Jobs

Elastic Database jobs keeps getting better. Now with the preview release of the PowerShell cmdlets for jobs, you can create custom database groups, define schedules to allow for recurring jobs such as index maintenance, and create jobs for data collection …

Update your DocumentDB indexing policies online

Inside Azure DocumentDB is a write optimized, schema-agnostic, database engine purpose built for JSON and JavaScript. DocumentDB does not require developers to provide any schema or secondary indexes to index documents. This allows you to quickly define, iterate, and query …

Azure and Scalr come together to offer Cloud Management on a top-notch Cloud

We have had a great Summer in Seattle so far and it just keeps getting better!! Today, I am excited to announce that Scalr’s Cloud Management Platform has added support for Azure Virtual Machines. You can now build cloud-native infrastructure …

Scheduling Azure Automation Runbooks with Azure Scheduler

Having the ability to schedule a runbook is a key component to any IT organization’s automation strategy.  Azure Automation allows you to schedule a runbook to either run one time or reoccurring every specified number of hours or days.  While …

Securing your pre-production environment in the cloud

stagingOne of my all-time favorite features of Azure App Service is deployment slots because of all the great time saving scenarios they offer developers. In a nutshell, site slots allow a developer to setup a staging environment for their application …

Hybrid Management in Azure Automation

In the latest release of Azure Automation, we introduced the ability to connect into on-premises systems using Hybrid Runbook Workers. With the new Hybrid Runbook Worker feature, you can now manage resources that span across clouds and datacenters, without ever …

Create and Edit DocumentDB Server Side Scripts in the Azure Preview Portal

The DocumentDB Script Explorer now supports creating, editing, and deleting stored procedures, user-defined functions, and triggers! You can read more about DocumentDB server side programming here.

Now, let’s get started with the new functionality.  Within Script Explore, click the …

PST Upload using AzCopy.exe Could Not Finish the Operation Within Specified Timeout

While exploring the Office 365 Import Service in my test lab I encountered repeated timeout errors trying to upload PST files to Azure using AzCopy.exe.

[2015/07/26 23:26:36.206+10:00] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> [2015/07/26 23:26:36.221+10:00][VERBOSE] 3.1.0 : AzCopy /source:\\mgmt\pst /dest:https://uploadurl.blob.core.windows.net/ingestiondata/ /DestKey:****** /S /V:C:\Admin\PSTupload.log [2015/07/26 23:26:39.680+10:00][VERBOSE] 

Azure SQL Database Web and Business edition retirement September 12th, 2015

In September 2014, we announced the retirement of the Azure SQL Database Web and Business editions in favor of our new Basic, Standard, and Premium service tiers. The new tiers are designed to provide highly predictable performance and include features …

Azure Data Factory Visual Studio Extension for authoring pipelines

We are happy to announce the release of the Visual Studio extension for Azure Data Factory (ADF). With this release, customers can author and deploy data pipelines using the rich Visual Studio interface.

Our goal is to simplify the ADF …

Every developer can now build their career with Azure Vidyapeeth

We all know that the technology industry is ever-changing, new technologies, innovation and products – some with shorter lifespans than others. Sometimes a technology, innovation or product comes along that completely changes the dynamics of the industry. These are paradigm

Announcing the Azure SDK 2.7 for .NET

Today, we’re excited to announce Azure SDK 2.7 for Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015. We are also excited to announce the final release of Visual Studio 2015. Azure SDK 2.7 is the first supported Azure SDK for the …

Application Insights Tools in Visual Studio 2015 RTM

This morning Visual Studio 2015 was released with a lot of great features to support every phase of your development cycle. If you haven’t already, check out the Visual Studio 2015 release page. Among these features is Visual Studio Application …

Enhancing Azure VMs Security with ESET

We are excited to announce that this week ESET became part of the Azure Marketplace Security VM Extensions family.

By provisioning ESET File Security as VM extension, users can get the enhanced security and experience of ESET. Their Solution, …

Updates to the Mobile Apps server SDK

Back in March, we announced Azure App Service, which includes the preview of Mobile Apps, a new version of the existing Mobile Services product. Mobile Apps makes it easy for developers to leverage great App Service features to build scalable …

Extensible Triggers and Binders with Azure WebJobs SDK 1.1.0-alpha1

This release opens a new extensibility model of the SDK which allows you to write custom Triggers and Binders such as Trigger functions on File events, schedule and more. It leads to simplicity in developing and managing WebJobs, since you …

Azure Marketplace announces new features and functionality

Our goal with the Azure Marketplace is to continuously enhance our customers’ experience and provide you with the tools you need to achieve your business goals. Today we are happy to announce enhancements for compute offerings, a new Developer Services …

Working with Marketplace Images on Azure Resource Manager

Hi again! As you may have already heard, we have launched a few new features at Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2015 to help improve the VM deployment experience using the Resource Manager stack!

Let’s start by going to the Marketplace …

Importing Data to DocumentDB Just Keeps Getting Better

The Azure DocumentDB Data Migration Tool is an open source solution that imports data to DocumentDB, Azure’s NoSQL document database service.  The latest release of the tool opens up not only additional import sources, but also the ability to apply …

Expanding Linux and OSS Support on Azure

Azure is a first class platform for Linux and open source technology, with a growing list of OSS solutions in the marketplace, Linux extensions, and Azure services like HDInsight running on Linux. But what about customer support on Azure?

Azure …

Manage your Azure Linux VM logs through Operations Management Suite

Recently I shared details on how to enable diagnostics and monitoring for Azure Linux Virtual Machines through the Azure monitoring extension – see June blog on Azure Linux VM Infrastructure Monitoring and Diagnostics. In this post, we are announcing …

How to use Azure Search with D3.js to Build Interactive Data Visualizations

Helping users visualize data can have a big impact on improving the overall user experience of a web or mobile application. With Azure Search, a primary goal is to help developers build amazing search experiences, but if your users …

Managing SSH-Enabled Linux Hosts with Azure Automation

Our team is frequently asked about Linux support by customers interested in unifying their workloads by using Azure Automation to manage not only Windows hosts, but Linux hosts as well. Today, we are pleased to announce our first steps into …

Azure Resource Manager Template for RDS Deployment

Today we are happy to announce availability of the Azure Resource Manager Template for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Deployment based on our Azure Desktop Hosting Deployment Guides. The template location is: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/templates/rds-deployment/

The template allows you to easily deploy a …

Announcing Cortana Analytics Suite and New Partner Investments at WPC 2015

Today at the Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference in Orlando we made a number of significant technology and program announcements to help our customers capitalize on the incredible opportunities provided by big data, advanced analytics and cloud computing.

Firstly, data …

Building Linux-Based Solutions on Azure

On July 4th the US celebrated Independence from my home country. On that same day I celebrated the second anniversary of my family’s arrival in the US as I prepared to join one of the many open source teams in …

Azure Batch Generally Available

I am excited to announce the general availability of Azure Batch, our job scheduling and compute pool management service.

Azure Batch helps developers easily scale their compute-intensive workloads to tens, hundreds, or thousands of virtual machines without having to …