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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 …

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

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 …

How cloud speed helps SQL Server DBAs

A few years ago, the Microsoft SQL Server product team introduced a new cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Azure SQL Database, which shares the SQL Server code base. Running a cloud-first service required significant changes to the legacy SQL Server engineering model which …

Partners enhance Kubernetes support for Azure and Windows Server Containers

Yesterday, Microsoft made some exciting announcements about new serverless and DevOps capabilities we’ll be contributing to the community. We announced Virtual Kubelet, the next version Kubernetes connector for Azure Container Instances, Open Service Broker for Azure, which makes …

Don’t build your cloud home on shaky foundations

You probably wouldn’t furnish a house you’re building with a state of the art entertainment system without first installing doors and an alarm system. Similarly, it isn’t advisable to put valuable applications and data used to run your business in …

Technical reference implementation for enterprise BI and reporting

We are happy to announce the technical reference implementation of an enterprise grade infrastructure to help accelerate the deployment of a BI and reporting solution to augment your data science and analytics platform on Azure.

Azure offers a rich data …

Azure receives HPCwire awards

Only a few years ago, most people thought it was impossible to complete mainstream, high-performance computing tasks in the cloud. Nowadays, we see complete workflows related to fields like fluid dynamics, risk analysis, weather forecasting, deep learning, subsurface and seismic …

Azure Site Recovery powers TierPoint DRaaS

We are excited to announce that TierPoint, a Microsoft trusted partner, now offers Azure Site Recovery as a managed DR solution. TierPoint understands Azure Site Recovery at a deep level and creates policy-based, software-defined solutions that bring recovered systems online …

New NVIDIA GPUs coming to Azure accelerate HPC and AI workloads

Machine Learning, AI, and HPC are changing the way every industry thinks, including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, oil and gas, and financial services. These large computations are changing product design, end-customer experiences, enabling predictive support and leading to discoveries and innovations …

Monitoring of Azure ExpressRoute in preview

We are happy to announce the preview of ExpressRoute monitoring using Network Performance Monitor (NPM). With NPM, you can now monitor end-to-end connectivity and performance between your branch offices and VNETs in Azure, over ExpressRoute.

Comprehensive network monitoring

  • NPM discovers

Why Microsoft offers uncapped indemnification for open source in Azure

This post was authored by Jim Ross, Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property Group, Patent Conflicts and Indemnities Team

One of the most frequent questions our customers ask us is how they can protect themselves from the risk of litigation, especially …

Microsoft’s Project Olympus delivers cloud hardware innovation at scale

Just over a year ago at Zettastructure, the European digital infrastructure conference hosted by Datacenter Dynamics, we introduced Microsoft’s Project Olympus – our next generation hyperscale cloud hardware design and a new model for open source hardware development with the …

The right cloud platform can help ISVs meet escalating customer expectations

This post was authored by Lynda Stadmueller, Vice President, Cloud Services, Frost & Sullivan

As a software provider, are you confident you are keeping pace with your customers’ digital transformation initiatives? Frost & Sullivan recently joined a Microsoft-sponsored webinar to …

Azure powers the industrial Internet

We know that every business is different, but the cloud is foundational to digital transformation. We’re proud that Azure has been at the forefront of helping companies across industries transform. Today, Satya Nadella is sharing the stage with GE’s …

Cray Supercomputers are coming to Azure

I’m thrilled to share our new, exclusive partnership with Cray that will provide our customers unprecedented access to supercomputing capabilities in Azure to solve their toughest challenges in climate modeling, precision medicine, energy, manufacturing, and other scientific research.

This announcement …

Quarterly Microsoft Azure SOC reports: Compliance at warp speed

imageResponding to customers’ need for speed, Microsoft Azure has published six new Service Organization Control (SOC) reports, just three months after the previously issued reports. Azure is the first and only enterprise cloud provider to support quarterly SOC reports.

A …

Azure Site Recovery powers new Managed DR offerings by Microsoft Partners

Today we are excited to announce that two of our Microsoft partners, Rackspace and CDW, now offer Azure Site Recovery as a managed DR solution for customers.

Rackspace, with over 15 years of Microsoft experience and expertise, and a five-time …

Azure Data Factory – announcing new capabilities in public preview

This week at Ignite, we announced new capabilities in Azure Data Factory (ADF) service available in public preview for customers. Azure user preview terms of use can be found here. These new capabilities in ADF will enable you to …

Your future cloud is hybrid, and so is Azure

When we talk to our customers about their cloud strategy, it comes through loud and clear: they need choice and flexibility in where to run their workloads and applications. There’s no question companies are rapidly turning to the cloud and …

Introducing Azure Availability Zones for resiliency and high availability

As part of our commitment to providing customers with a platform for their most demanding, mission-critical workloads, I’m excited to announce expanded capabilities for Microsoft’s global cloud infrastructure.

Starting today, customers can begin using Azure Availability Zones in preview to …

Introducing Azure confidential computing

Microsoft spends one billion dollars per year on cybersecurity and much of that goes to making Microsoft Azure the most trusted cloud platform. From strict physical datacenter security, ensuring data privacy, encrypting data at rest and in transit, novel uses …

Five principles of innovation in the cloud

If you work in IT you may have noticed that you live in a world of competing agendas. On one side are the forces that expect you to do what you have always done, “keep the lights on.” On the …

Events, Data Points, and Messages – Choosing the right Azure messaging service for your data

With the introduction of Event Grid, Microsoft Azure now offers an even greater choice of messaging infrastructure options. The expanded messaging service fleet consists of the Service Bus message broker, the Event Hubs streaming platform, and the new Event …

Azure Service Bus .NET Standard Client Generally Available

Azure Service Bus .NET Standard client is generally available. With it comes support for .NET Core and the .NET framework. And as mentioned in an earlier post it also supports Mono/Xamarin for cross-platform application development. This is only the start …

Azure Service Bus Java Client Generally Available

The Azure Service Bus team is extremely excited to announce general availability of our Java client library version 1.0.0. It allows customers to enjoy a solid Java experience with Azure Service Bus as it comes complete with native functionality.…

Managing your resources with Azure Cloud Shell

Back in May this year we announced the public preview of Azure Cloud Shell. If you haven’t tried it out yet, Azure Cloud Shell gives you a new way to manage your resources in the Cloud. It’s a browser-based shell …

Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware & Everything Between – Deploying DC/OS with Azure Container Service

This post is part of the “Mesosphere DC/OS, Azure, Docker, VMware & Everything Between” multiple blog post series. In the previous posts for this series, I looked at the following topics:

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Fast and Easy Containers: Azure Container Instances

Containers have fundamentally changed the way developers develop their applications, the way applications are deployed, and the way system administrators manage their environments. Containers offer a broadly accepted and open standard, enabling simple portability between platforms and between clouds. Today, …

Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware & Everything Between – Deploying DC/OS on VMware vSphere

This post is part of the “Mesosphere DC/OS, Azure, Docker, VMware & Everything Between” multiple blog post series. In the previous posta for this series, I looked at the following topics:

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Enterprise Cloud Strategy, 2nd Edition

A roadmap to becoming a cloud-centric company

I’m delighted to announce the second edition of our free e-book, Enterprise Cloud Strategy, written by Barry Briggs and myself. Get your copy of the e-book

Much has changed in the …

Microsoft announces Project Olympus support for new Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

In March at the Open Compute Project (OCP) annual summit, we announced that Project Olympus, our next generation hyperscale cloud hardware design, attracted the latest in silicon innovation to address the exploding growth of cloud services. Project Olympus

New networking features in Azure scale sets

Today we are announcing a set of networking enhancements for Azure virtual machine scale sets. We are adding new ways to assign IP addresses, configure DNS, and assign network security.

Azure scale sets were built to provide a fast and …

Protecting Windows Server 2016 using Azure Backup

The IT industry is excited about the general availability of Windows Server 2016 with enhancements to Active Directory, Hyper-V failover clustering, remote desktop services, and file and storage services. Windows Server 2016 is being widely run on physical as well …

Linux and Windows networking performance enhancements | Accelerated Networking

Microsoft Azure is pleased to announce a series of performance optimizations supporting the latest distributions of Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat, CentOS) and Windows for all virtual machine (VM) sizes, providing up to 25 Gbps of networking throughput. 25Gbps bandwidth is …

Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware & Everything Between – SSH Authorized Keys

After clearing out all the security-related tweaks, configurations, and having all of our DC/OS cluster nodes installed with the Docker engine. We will dive into part 3 for this series, when it’s time to create the SSH authorized keys file …

ISVs find their cloud footing on Azure

This post is authored by the ISV team.

According to Gartner, “By 2020, anything other than a cloud-only strategy for new IT initiatives will require justification at more than 30% of large-enterprise organizations.” With innovation shifting to public datacenters, pressure …

Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware and everything between – Security & Docker Engine Installation

In part 2 of this series, we will start to dive into DC/OS 1.9 installation on top of vSphere. Mesosphere offers few ways to deploy a fully working cluster and since I wanted to see how everything is really connected, …

How we built it: Next Games global online gaming platform on Azure

Today on Microsoft Mechanics, we are joined by the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Finnish mobile gaming company Next Games, Kalle Hiitola, for the next episode of "How we built it."

Next Games has built a successful global connected …

ASOS: How they migrated from local monolith to microservices in Azure

Today we are kicking of a new series on Microsoft Mechanics called "How we built it" to share the real-world architectural back stories and best practices as told by the technology architects in our customer organizations.

We kick off the …

Azure Site Recovery now supports managed disks

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now supports managed disks. This follows the announcement of Azure’s support for managed disks in February. With the integration of managed disks into ASR, you can attach managed disks to your machines during a failover or …

Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware and everything between – Architecture and CI/CD Flow

These days, I try to be involved in any Containers, DevOps, Automation, etc. related discussion. Part of my role is to consult my customers around how to architect their containers platform and orchestration tools in Azure. But what happens when …

Gartner names Microsoft Azure as a leader in the Cloud IaaS MQ

As customers bet more and more on Cloud to drive digital transformation within their organizations, we’re seeing tremendous usage of Azure. Recently, Forbes reported a study done by Cowen and Company Equity Research, and stated that Microsoft Azure is the …

Microsoft joins Cloud Foundry Foundation

From when we first launched Azure Virtual Machines, I have had the pleasure of working with fantastic community partners and customers. We have built new open-source technologies and have made numerous community contributions. Making Azure an open, flexible, and portable …

New Azure VPN Gateways now 6x faster

Running mission-critical workloads require both performance and reliability. To improve your Azure VPN experience, we are introducing a new generation of VPN gateways with better performance, a better SLA, and at the same price as our older gateways.

Many customers …

Optimizing Performance of Azure SQL Data Warehouse with SentryOne

There is constant talk about big data; endless marketing decks, whitepapers, and blog posts about how fast data is multiplying on-premise and in the cloud. In many cases, familiar database technologies, such as Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) or “scale-up” architecture, can …

Forrester report: What tech leaders are saying about cloud adoption

If your CEO asked about your progress moving to the cloud compared to other companies, would you know the answer? The "Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption" report, published by Forrester Research, presents a wide-ranging look at strategies, priorities, and insights …

Azure Post Exploitation Techniques

The Cloud and Enterprise Red Team introduced how to apply traditional network attack techniques to the cloud along with mindset trends seen in Azure to address them. The presentation was given at the Infiltrate 2017 conference and is now available …

Announcing public preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines

I am excited to announce the public preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines (VMs) using Azure Site Recovery (ASR). You can now easily replicate and protect IaaS based applications running on Azure to a different Azure region

Upgrade classic Backup and Site Recovery vaults to ARM Recovery Services vaults

Today, we are pleased to offer seamless upgrade of classic Backup or Site Recovery vaults to ARM based Recovery Services vaults.

Last May 2016, we announced the General Availability of Recovery Services (RS) vault based on the Azure Resource Manager …

Azure SQL Database now supports transparent geographic failover of database groups

The built-in geo-replication feature has been generally available to SQL Database customers since 2014. During this time one of the most common customer requests has been about supporting transparent failover with automatic activation. Today we are happy to announce a …

Manage your business needs with new enhancements in Azure Autoscale

Automatically scaling out or scaling in applications to handle the demands of your business is an essential element of the cloud strategy. Azure’s Autoscale service empowers you to automatically scale your compute and App Service workloads based on user-defined rules …

Empowering digital transformation together at Red Hat Summit

Today we’re wrapping up an amazing week at Red Hat Summit. We’re proud to, once again, sponsor and participate in a forum that brings together customers, partners and communities who are passionate about open source in the enterprise.

With over …

Announcing Cloud Partner Portal: Public preview for single-virtual machine offers

Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of the Cloud Partner Portal for publishing single virtual machine offers. The Cloud Partner Portal enables our publisher partners to create, define, publish and get insights for their single virtual machine …

Microsoft Azure Platform for India GST Suvidha Providers (GSPs)

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is essentially one new indirect tax system for the whole nation, which will make India one unified common market, right from the manufacturer to the consumer. It is a broad-based, comprehensive, single indirect tax which …

Cloud migration and disaster recovery of load balanced multi-tier applications

Support for Microsoft Azure virtual machines availability sets has been a highly anticipated capability by many Azure Site Recovery customers who are using the product for either cloud migration or disaster recovery of applications. Today, I am excited to announce …

The network is a living organism

Organism, from Greek word Organismos, depicts a complex structure of living elements. But, what does a network have in common with organisms?

At Microsoft, we build and manage a hyper-scale global network that’s constantly growing and evolving. Supporting workloads such …

Hybrid Cloud just got easier: New Azure Migration resources and tools available

Most customers we talk with are using a Hybrid Cloud approach to take advantage of the cloud and their existing applications and infrastructure. Whether you’re considering migrating some or all your applications to the cloud, the transition from on-premises requires careful …

Availability of migration of ExpressRoute for Classic to Resource Manager IaaS Migration

Azure Resource Manager provides a lot of benefits with support for tagging, RBAC, and infrastructure orchestration using templates. As part of Azure Resource Manager, Virtual Machines gain these new capabilities plus additional compute specific capabilities such as:

  • Ability to resize to

Microsoft’s open approach to networking

At Microsoft, we’re focused on enabling our customers by supporting all the technologies they depend on, and collaborating across organizational and industrial boundaries to bring the best possible experience to the cloud. Microsoft embraces open source and partner ecosystems to …

Azure Backup’s cloud-first approach and why it matters

Backup is all about how quickly you can be back up from a disaster or data loss situation. ​On this World Backup Day, this blog post is dedicated to explaining Azure Backup's cloud-first approach and how it helps …

Azure Network Security

In Azure, security is built in at every step—design, code development, monitoring, operations, threat intelligence, and response. We understand that the breadth and scale of the cloud demands a deep commitment to security technology and processes that few individual organizations …

Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) Generally Available

Last September at Ignite we announced plans for better web application security by adding Web Application Firewall to our layer 7 Azure Application Gateway service. We are now announcing the General Availability of Web Application Firewall in all Azure public …

TIBCO DataSynapse launches its Cloud Adapter for autoscaling in Azure

Since our launch of the TIBCO DataSynapse GridServer Engine image in the Azure Marketplace back in August, we have continued to pursue feature updates that improve the integration and experience of scheduling jobs and tasks into Azure. With the increased …

Up your SaaS application game

Frustrated with ever-changing customer expectations? Yesterday’s investments losing steam as the market turns to the next shiny thing? How do you scale across cloud and mobile, stay on top of data and security, and ultimately sell successfully in a rapidly …

One-click disaster recovery of applications using Azure Site Recovery

Disaster recovery is not only about replicating your virtual machines but also about end to end application recovery that is tested multiple times, error free, and stress free when disaster strikes, which are the Azure Site Recovery promises. If you …

Azure Relay Hybrid Connections is generally available

The Azure Relay service was one of the first core Azure services. Today’s announcement shows that it has grown up nicely with the times. For those familiar with the WCF Relay feature of Azure Relay rest assured it will continue …

Introducing Backup Pre-Checks for Backup of Azure VMs

Over the past couple of weeks, we have announced multiple enhancements for backup and recovery of both Windows and Linux Azure Virtual Machines that reinforce Azure Backup’s cloud-first approach of backing up critical enterprise data in Azure. Enterprise production environments …

Lighting up network innovation

Driving up network speed, reducing cost, saving power, expanding capacity, and automating management become crucial when you run one of the world’s largest cloud infrastructures. Microsoft has invested heavily in optical technology to meet these needs for its Azure network …

40TiB of advanced in-memory analytics with Azure and ActivePivot

In-memory computing has accelerated the big compute capabilities and enabled customers to extend its experience beyond just the monte carlo simulation and into the analytics. This is of note within Financial Services where business users wish to move away from …

Instant File Recovery from Azure Linux VM backup using Azure Backup – Preview

We earlier announced Instant file recovery from Azure Windows VM backups which enables you to restore files instantly from the Azure Recovery Services Vault with no additional cost or infrastructure. Today, we are excited to announce the same feature …

How Microsoft builds its fast and reliable global network

Every day, customers around the world connect to Microsoft Azure, Bing, Dynamics 365, Office 365, OneDrive, Xbox, and many other services through trillions of requests. These requests are for diverse types of data, such as enterprise cloud applications and email, …

Announcing general availability of Update 4.0 for StorSimple 8000 series

We are pleased to announce that StorSimple 8000 series Update 4.0 is now generally available. This release has the following new features and enhancements:

  • Heatmap-based restore – No more slowness when accessing data from appliance post device restore (DR). The

Disaster recovery for applications, not just virtual machines using Azure Site Recovery

Let’s say your CIO stops by one day and asks you, “What if we are hit by an unforeseen disaster tomorrow? Do you have the confidence to be able to run our critical applications on the recovery site, and guarantee

Ecosystem momentum positions Microsoft’s Project Olympus as de facto open compute standard

Last November we introduced Microsoft’s Project Olympus – our next generation cloud hardware design and a new model for open source hardware development. Today, I’m excited to address the 2017 Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit to share how this …

Enabling cloud workloads through innovations in Silicon

Today, I’ll be talking to a global community of attendees at the 2017 Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit about the exciting disruptions we see in the processor ecosystem, and how Microsoft is embracing the innovation created by these disruptions …

Networking innovations that drive the cloud disruption

Whether your organization is a one-person shop or a global enterprise, cloud computing makes it easier to do business with customers and partners around the world, and it’s disrupting traditional IT practices in the process. Cloud computing reduces costs and …

Protect and recover Hyper-V machines to premium storage with Azure Site Recovery

We are excited to announce support for replication of Hyper-V virtual machines (managed by System Center VMM or not under System Center VMM management)  to premium storage accounts in Azure. 

We recommend that you replicate I/O intensive enterprise workloads to …

Announcing Azure Network Watcher – Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics Service for Azure

Have you ever felt the need to diagnose a critical problem and you needed access to packet data from a virtual machine? What if you could capture the packet data from a virtual machine in just a few clicks? How …

Azure Government extends lead in the Cloud with leap in FedRAMP coverage

Microsoft continues to lead the charge in realizing the power and promise of the cloud for Government customers. We are pleased to announce that Azure Government has been granted authorization for 12 additional customer-facing services to our FedRAMP High P-ATO. …

Kubernetes now Generally Available on Azure Container Service

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There is a common thread in advancements in cloud computing – they enable a focus on applications rather than the machines running them. Containers, one of the most topical areas in cloud computing, are the next evolutionary step in virtualization.…

Best Practices: How to deploy Azure Site Recovery Mobility Service

With large enterprises deploying Azure Site Recovery (ASR) as their trusted Disaster Recovery (DR) solution for application-aware DR, their DR architects have asked us about the best practices to be followed while deploying ASR in production environments. Given ASR’s multi-VM …

Backup Managed Disk VMs using Azure Backup

Last week we announced the general availability of Managed Disks. Managed Disks are Azure Resource Manager (ARM) resources, that can be deployed via templates to create thousands of Managed Disks without worrying about creating storage accounts or specifying disk …

Key updates to Azure Backup Server

Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) is a cloud-first backup solution to protect data and workloads across heterogeneous IT environments of enterprises. It is available as a free download with Azure Backup without the requirement of System Center License or SQL …

StorSimple Virtual Array available for Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) partners

StorSimple Virtual Array (VA) is now available for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners. We are enabling CSP partners to resell and own the end-to-end customer lifecycle with direct provisioning, billing, and support of StorSimple VA. CSP partners can deploy StorSimple VA …

Announcing the release of StorSimple Virtual Array Update 0.4

A new update for StorSimple Virtual Array, version 10.0.10289.0 (Update 0.4) is now available for download. Update 0.4 contains bug fixes and key improvements around file share backup and restore performance. We recommend that you apply this update. The update …

Azure DocumentDB: Entry point for partitioned collections now 75% cheaper

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Today we are pleased to announce that partitioned collections have an entry point 75% cheaper than before. Instead of provisioning 10,100 RU/sec as a minimum, you can now provision a partitioned collection at 2,500 RU/sec and scale in increments of …

Instant File Recovery from Cloud using Azure Backup

Since its inception, Azure Backup has empowered enterprises to embark on the digital transformation to cloud by providing a cloud-first approach to backup enterprise data both on-premises and in the cloud. Today, we are excited to go beyond providing Backup-as-a-Service …

Azure Search and Dynamics 365: Multitenancy at scale

In late 2016, Dynamics 365 launched their new Relevance Search functionality as a result of a partnership between the Dynamics and Azure Search teams. Relevance Search is generally available worldwide to every customer on the December 2016 Update for Dynamics …

Connect industrial assets with ProSoft, powered by the Azure IoT Gateway SDK

For businesses around the world, connecting existing assets and devices to the cloud is a first step towards realizing the benefits of the industrial Internet of Things. Yet while the opportunity for operational efficiencies and productivity improvements are straightforward, the …

Azure Networking Fridays with the Azure Black Belt Team – Winter 2017!

Happy 2017 everyone! After wrapping up the Fall 2016 season of Azure Networking Fridays, we're kicking off the 2017 Winter edition!

With that said, join us for our season's premiere on January 20th!

This hour long session will …

SoftNAS Cloud® on Azure – Cloud NAS Storage made easy

Today’s post, co-authored by Michael Richtberg, VP at SoftNAS, who heavily contributed in describing much of the technical details discussed in this document.

What if you could take advantage of the unlimited flexibility offered by an Azure cloud hosted infrastructure …

Blockchain Basics & Partner Strategy

Thank you to all of you who packed the aisles at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference for our Blockchain Basics presentations.  We had overwhelming feedback from you that we needed to make our presentation available to those who were not …

Protection and recovery of Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp using Azure Site Recovery

I am excited to announce support for the protection and recovery of Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp environments in Azure using Azure Site Recovery (ASR).  We have been working closely with Citrix to validate and provide guidance on leveraging ASR to …

Flashback 2016 – Highlights from Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Earlier this year we announced the general availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, offering a SQL-based fully managed, petabyte-scale cloud solution for data warehousing. SQL Data Warehouse is highly elastic, enabling you to provision in minutes and scale capacity in …

New survey shows hybrid is leading approach, security waning as blocker to cloud adoption

This post is authored by Julia White, Corporate Vice President, Azure + Security Marketing.

Earlier this fall we once again invited our community of IT professionals, developers, and technology decision makers to participate in the 2016 Future of Cloud Survey led …

Enhanced loading, monitoring, and troubleshooting experience for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

We are excited to share that Azure SQL Data Warehouse has introduced updates to the Azure portal and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to provide a seamless experience when loading, monitoring, and developing your SQL Data Warehouse. The updates include …

Scaling Up “Project Springfield” using Azure

This guest post is from the Project Springfield team in Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research group. Project Springfield delivers pioneering artificial intelligence for finding security issues as a cloud service. Learn how the team used Azure to meet and exceed

StorSimple as a Backup Target

We are pleased to announce that backup-to-disk workloads will be supported on the StorSimple 8000 Series devices running Update 3 or later. We are also making deployment guides available to help configure backup applications that use StorSimple as a disk-based …