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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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

New Alerts (preview) in Azure Monitor

This blog post was co-authored by Kiran Madnani, Principal PM Manager, AIM India.

Alerts are an important mechanism for customers to get notified about issues early and to take automated actions to resolve them quickly. With Azure Monitoring Services, you …

GDPR How-to: Get organized and implement the right processes

Achieving compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new data privacy law from the European Union (EU), is not a one-time activity but is an ongoing process. When the GDPR goes into effect on May 25, 2018, individuals …

New Azure management and cost savings capabilities

Enterprise customers choose Azure because of the unique value it provides as a productive, hybrid, intelligent and trusted cloud. Today I’m excited to announce four new management and cost savings capabilities. Azure Policy, now in public preview, provides control and …

Cloud storage now more affordable: Announcing general availability of Azure Archive Storage

Today we’re excited to announce the general availability of Archive Blob Storage starting at an industry leading price of $0.002 per gigabyte per month! Last year, we launched Cool Blob Storage to help customers reduce storage costs by tiering …

Microsoft expands scope of Singapore MTCS certification

I am pleased to announce the renewal of the Singapore Multi-Tier Could Security (MTCS) Certification Level 3. As part of its commitment to customer satisfaction, Azure has adopted the MTCS standard to meet different cloud user needs for data sensitivity …

Java: Manage Azure Container Service (AKS) and more

We released 1.4 of the Azure Management Libraries for Java. This release adds support for Azure Container Service (AKS) and more.

https://github.com/azure/azure-libraries-for-java

Getting started

Add the following dependency fragment to your Maven POM file to use 1.4 version of the …

Resumable Online Index Rebuild is generally available for Azure SQL DB

We are delighted to announce the general availability of Resumable Online Index Rebuild (ROIR) for Azure SQL DB. With this feature, you can resume a paused index rebuild operation from where the rebuild operation was paused rather than having to …

Introducing Azure Automation watcher tasks public preview

Azure Automation has the ability to integrate and automate processes across Azure and on-premises environments using a hybrid worker. This hybrid management capability has been extended to now deliver an automatic response to events in your datacenter using watcher tasks.…

Azure Advisor – your personalized best practices service got better

This blog post was co-authored by Matt Wagner, Program Manager, Microsoft Azure.

Azure Advisor is your personalized cloud service for Azure best practices that help you to improve availability, enhance protection, optimize performance of your Azure resources, and maximize the …

Public preview of new Azure Policy features

In the week of the Microsoft Ignite Conference, we announced a private preview of a set of new features for Azure Policies in Azure Compute session, Azure Governance session, and Azure Resource Manager session. All of them …

#AzureSQLDW cost savings with optimized for elasticity and Azure Functions – part 1

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is Microsoft’s SQL analytics platform, the backbone of your Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). The service is designed to allow customers to elastically, and independently, scale compute and storage with massively parallel processing. SQL DW integrates seamlessly …

Announcing general availability of Bash in Cloud Shell

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Bash in Azure Cloud Shell. Bash in Cloud Shell provides an interactive web-based, Linux command-line experience from virtually anywhere. With a single click through Azure portal, Azure documentation, …

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 …

How Azure Security Center unveils suspicious PowerShell attack

In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), we have a new post in our series highlighting real-world attacks that Azure Security Center helped detect, investigate, and mitigate. This post is about an attack which used PowerShell to run malicious …

Microsoft’s Azure SQL Database ranked #1 Database as a Service for developer satisfaction by SlashData

Today we’re excited and honored to be recognized for three Developer Satisfaction awards from SlashData, a leading analyst firm in the developer community. On Oct 10, 2017 at their annual Future Developer Summit Azure SQL Database was announced the winner …

.NET: Manage availability zones and more

We released 1.3 of the Azure Management Libraries for .NET. This release adds support for availability zones (in preview).

https://github.com/azure/azure-libraries-for-net

Getting started

You can download 1.3 version of the libraries from:

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Create Virtual Machine in Availability Zone

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Java: Manage availability zones and more

We released 1.3 of the Azure Management Libraries for Java. This release adds support for availability zones (in preview).

https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-java

Getting started

Add the following dependency fragment to your Maven POM file to use 1.3 version of the libraries:

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Announcing Azure Building Blocks

I am pleased to announce the release of Azure Building Blocks, a set of tools and Azure Resource Manager templates that are designed to simplify deployment of Azure resources. Azure Resource Manager templates are very powerful, yet at the …

Get the most out of your Azure portal experience

Hello, Azure friends! If you manage Azure resources, you’re probably already familiar with the Azure portal. In this blog post, I’d like to highlight some of the experiences and capabilities that you can take advantage of to get the most …

Azure Monitor: New services and capabilities for metrics

This blog post was co-authored by Vitaly Gorbenko, Senior Program Manager, Azure Monitor and Anirudh Cavale, Program Manager, Azure Monitor.

Earlier this year we announced the general availability of Azure Monitor, Microsoft’s built-in platform monitoring service for Azure. The …

End-to-end monitoring solutions in Azure for Apps and Infrastructure

Today at the Ignite 2017 conference in Florida, we announced a range of new monitoring and analytics capabilities in Azure bringing together application and infrastructure monitoring in a unified curated overview in Azure Monitor. We are significantly optimizing your experience …

Servicing Azure Stack using the Update resource provider

In today’s world, security is paramount. Microsoft is committed to ensuring your Azure Stack environment stays both secure and functional – as it delivers consistency to build and deploy applications using the same approach, APIs, DevOps tools, and portal, as …

Create flexible ARM templates using conditions and logical functions

In this blog post, I will walk you through some of the new capabilities we have in our template language expressions for Azure Resource Manager templates.

Background

A common ask from customers is, “how can we use conditions in our …

Azure Management Libraries for .NET – v1.2

We released 1.2 of the Azure Management Libraries for .NET. This release adds support for additional security and deployment features, and more Azure services:

  • Managed service identity
  • Create users in Azure Active Directory, update service principals and assign permissions to

Seamless cost reporting and analysis for Enterprise customers: now in preview

I’m thrilled to announce the preview release of Enterprise Cost Management within the Azure portal. With today’s release, Azure Enterprise Agreement (EA) users can view and analyze their subscription costs across different pivots, within the Azure portal. This addresses a …

Proactively monitoring cloud operations with Microsoft Azure Stack

Introduction

As an Azure customer, you enjoy its capability to deploy and manage workloads across many different services and regions. You are responsible for managing those Azure resources, including monitoring for problems. However, the underlying hardware and software supporting Azure …

Azure Management Libraries for Java – v1.2

We released 1.2 of the Azure Management Libraries for Java. This release adds support for additional security and deployment features, and more Azure services:

  • Managed service identity
  • Create users in Azure Active Directory, update service principals and assign permissions to

Azure Log Analytics – Container Monitoring Solution general availability, CNCF Landscape

Docker container is an emerging technology to help developers and devops with easy provisioning and continuous delivery in modern infrastructure. As containers can be ubiquitous in an environment, monitoring is essential. We've developed a monitoring solution which provides deep insights into containers …

Azure Monitor: Enhanced capabilities for routing logs and metrics

Today we are pleased to announce a new set of capabilities within Azure Monitor for routing your Azure resource diagnostic logs and metrics to storage accounts, Event Hubs namespaces, or Log Analytics workspaces. You can now create multiple resource …

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 …

Microsoft Azure expands with two new regions for Australia

I am delighted that Microsoft Azure will be expanding into two new regions in Australia. This increases the number of Azure regions announced across the globe to 42, which is more than any other major cloud provider. Microsoft will become …

Announcing General Availability of Consumption and Charge APIs for Enterprise Azure customers

We are very pleased to announce the General Availability release of the Azure Consumption and Charge APIs that we previewed in May of this year. Enterprise customers can use these API’s to pull Azure Charge and Usage data for both …

Azure Cyber Analytics Program for Power and Utilities Customers

The utilities industry is under continuous and persistent threat. The Ukraine attack was a wake-up call for many utilities who would not have considered something as improbable as a serial-to-Ethernet gateway vulnerability to be one of the key factors in …

Resumable Online Index Rebuild is in public preview for Azure SQL DB

We are delighted to announce that Resumable Online Index Rebuild (ROIR) is now available for public preview in Azure SQL DB. With this feature, you can resume a paused index rebuild operation from where the rebuild operation was paused rather …

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 …

Announcing new set of Azure Services in the UK

We’re pleased to announce the following services which are now available in the UK!

Azure Container Service –  Azure Container Service is the fastest way to realize the benefits of running containers in production. It uses customers’ preferred choice of …

Enhanced app usage monitoring and investigative features in Azure Application Insights

Do you find yourself scrambling for information when investigating application performance issues? Do you spend hours (sometimes even days) gathering and reporting on usage and incidents of your application to stakeholders?

Azure Application Insights lets you learn, iterate, and improve …

.NET: Manage Azure Container Service, Cosmos DB, Active Directory Graph and more

We released 1.1 of the Azure Management Libraries for .NET. This release adds support for:

Cosmos DB Azure Container Service and Registry Active Directory Graph

https://github.com/azure/azure-sdk-for-net/tree/Fluent

Getting started

You can download 1.1 from:

Microsoft_Azure_Management_Fluent

Create a Cosmos DB with DocumentDB API

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 …

Azure Site Recovery now supports Ubuntu

Azure Site Recovery makes business continuity accessible for all your IT applications by letting you use Azure as your recovery site. This offers a solution where you only pay for the resources you consume, alleviating the need to spend on …

Gain business insights using Power BI reports for Azure Backup

Azure Backup announced the support for alerting and monitoring in August 2016. Taking it a step further, we are excited to announce preview of Azure Backup Reports using Power BI. Azure Backup Reports provide the ability to gauge backup …

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 …

Bright Cluster Manager now integrates seamlessly with Azure HPC capabilities

One of our key HPC partners, Bright Computing, has just announced the release of Bright Cluster Manager 8.0, the latest version of their flagship HPC cluster management solution. This new version gives customers the ability to extend an on-premises cluster …

Java: Manage Azure Container Service, Cosmos DB, Active Directory Graph and more

We released 1.1 of the Azure Management Libraries for Java. This release adds support for:

Cosmos DB Azure Container Service and Registry Active Directory Graph

https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-java

Getting started

Add the following dependency fragment to your Maven POM file to use …

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 …

Managing updates for your Azure VM

In this blog post, I will talk about how to use Update Management solution to manage updates for your Azure VMs. Right from within your Azure VM you can quickly assess the status of available updates, initiate the process of …

Announcing public preview of Apache Kafka on HDInsight with Azure Managed disks

HDInsight set a firm goal of helping enterprises build secure, robust, scalable open source streaming pipelines on Azure. To meet this goal, a few months ago we announced a limited preview of Managed Kafka on Azure HDInsight. The addition …

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 …

Sneak Peek – PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

At BUILD 2017, we announced the preview of Azure Cloud Shell, which supports the Bash shell. As showcased (at 9:35 min) by Corey Sanders, we are adding PowerShell support to Azure Cloud Shell, which gives you a choice …

Azure enables cutting edge Virtual Apps, Desktops and Workstations with NVIDIA GRID

Professional graphics users in every industry count on an immersive, photorealistic, responsive environment to imagine, design, and build everything from airplanes to animated films. Traditionally, these high-powered workstations were tethered to physical facilities and shared among professional users such as …

Use SaaS patterns to accelerate SaaS app development on SQL Database

We’re delighted to announce availability of a sample SaaS application and a series of management scripts and tutorials that demonstrate a range of SaaS-focused design and management patterns that can accelerate SaaS application development on SQL Database. These patterns extend …

We’re all about the quality: Azure achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

As part of our ongoing effort to deliver the broadest and deepest set of compliance offerings, Microsoft Azure is proud to announce that we obtained the ISO 9001:2015 certification, addressing Quality Management systems.

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This international standard is based on seven …

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 …

Management Pack for Microsoft Azure Stack now available

With this blog post we announce the availability of the technical preview of the Microsoft Azure Stack Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager.

Microsoft System Center is a powerful management tool for the datacenter. Microsoft Azure Stack is a …

Reacting to maintenance events… before they happen

Introducing Scheduled Events (Preview)

What if you could learn about upcoming events which may impact the availability of your VM and plan accordingly?  Well, with Azure Scheduled Events you can.

Scheduled Events is one of the subservices under Azure Metadata …

Azure Management Libraries for .NET generally available now

Today, we are announcing the general availability of the new, simplified Azure management libraries for .NET for Compute, Storage, SQL Database, Networking, Resource Manager, Key Vault, Redis, CDN and Batch services.
 
Azure Management Libraries for .NET are open source …

Azure Billing Reader role and preview of Invoice API

Today, we are pleased to announce the addition of a new in-built role, Billing Reader role. The new Billing Reader role allows you to delegate access to just billing information with no access to services such as VMs and storage …

Azure management libraries for Java generally available now

Today, we are announcing the general availability of the new, simplified Azure management libraries for Java for Compute, Storage, SQL Database, Networking, Resource Manager, Key Vault, Redis, CDN and Batch services.

Azure Management Libraries for Java are open source – …

Discover and act on insights with new Azure monitoring and diagnostics capabilities

Imagine if you could get a dynamic, end-to-end view of your IT environment, and respond to issues as they arise. You could see how your applications, services, and workloads are connected, and how your servers interact with the networks. You …

Using xEvents to monitor Azure Analysis Services

In addition to providing BI queries at the speed of thought and a user friendly BI semantic model, Azure Analysis Services supports many manageability features.  One such feature is a rich set of Extended Events (xEvents) which can be used …

Enhance protection of VMs with Azure Advisor backup recommendations

We have seen a few customer cases where customers accidentally deleted VMs or data inside a VM running in Azure. While Azure provides protection against infrastructure related failures, it can’t guard against user initiated actions such as accidental deletion or …

Upcoming changes to the Microsoft Access Control Service

What is the Access Control Service?

The Microsoft Azure Access Control Service (or ACS) is a cloud-based service that provides a way of authenticating and authorizing users to gain access to web applications and services.

Changes to How Access Control

Announcing the general availability of Azure Monitor

Today we are excited to announce the general availability of Azure Monitor, Microsoft’s built-in platform monitoring service for Azure.

As you create your workloads in Azure the essential monitoring capabilities are available without any need for manual configuration or purchase …

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 …

Azure SQL hybrid data movement

As Cloud computing is getting more and more popular today, many companies are choosing to deploy a hybrid environment using a mix of on-premises data center and public cloud. It gives the businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options. …

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

Portal Preview of Azure Resource Policy

Since the first release of resource policies last April, we have received valuable feedback from customers and with this feedback we have added new features. I’m pleased to announce the following new features for Azure Resource Policies:

  • Policy management in

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 …

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 …

Microsoft Enterprise Services Tips to using SQL Data Warehouse effectively

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a SQL-based fully managed, petabyte-scale cloud solution for data warehousing. With tight integration between other Azure products, SQL Data Warehouse represents the backbone of any major cloud data warehousing solution in Azure. With decoupled compute …

Dear #MongoDB users, we welcome you in #Azure #DocumentDB

MongoDB Developers DocumentDB

First and foremost, security is our priority 

Microsoft makes security a priority at every step, from code development to incident response. Azure code development adheres to Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) – a software development process that helps developers build …

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 …

10 GitHub samples with Azure DocumentDB you shouldn’t miss!

Azure DocumentDB is a fully managed, multi-model, scalable, queryable, schema-free NoSQL database service built for modern applications: mobile, web, IoT, bots, AI, etc. Recently, I went on GitHub and have found a lot of useful material and links to step-by-step …

Java: Manage Azure Managed Disks

We are announcing beta 5 of the Azure Management Libraries for Java. Beta 5 adds support for Azure Managed Disks.

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Managed Disks – it simplifies the management and scaling of Virtual Machines. …

.NET: Manage Azure Managed Disks

We are announcing beta 5 of the Azure Management Libraries for .NET. Beta 5 adds support for Azure Managed Disks.

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Managed Disks – it simplifies the management and scaling of Virtual Machines. …

Azure CLI: Managed Disks

Today, we announce Azure CLI support for Azure Managed Disks!

Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Managed Disks – it simplifies the management and scaling of Virtual Machines.  The Managed Disks experience in Azure CLI is idomatic to the …

Announcing general availability of Managed Disks and larger Scale Sets

I love it that so many of you enjoy both our Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) services. In fact, over 55% of our IaaS customers also benefit from PaaS services. With this deep experience in both PaaS and IaaS, we …

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 …

Now available: Azure invoices emailed direct to your inbox

Instead of downloading your invoice every month, you can now opt-in to receive your invoice statement attached to your monthly billing email. In addition, you can configure additional recipients for this email. Save time and send the invoice directly to …

Manage App Service, SQL Database, and more – Azure Management Libraries for .NET

One C# statement to create a Web App. One statement to create a SQL Server and another statement to create a SQL Database. One statement to create an Application Gateway, etc.

Beta 4 of the Azure Management …

Manage App Service, SQL Database, and more – Azure Management Libraries for Java

One Java statement to create a Web App. One statement to create a SQL Server and another statement to create a SQL Database. One statement to create an Application Gateway, etc.

Beta 4 of the Azure Management …

Microsoft Azure Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

We’re excited and proud to announce that Microsoft Azure is one of the first hyper-scale cloud computing platforms to become HITRUST CSF Certified.  The HITRUST Certification is the most widely recognized security accreditation in the healthcare industry.  It incorporates healthcare …

Azure Site Recovery now supports Windows Server 2016

On September 26, 2016, at the Ignite conference in Atlanta, Microsoft launched the newest release of the server operating system – Windows Server 2016. It is a cloud-ready OS that can be used to run traditional applications and datacenter …

Top Cloud Myths of 2016

This post is authored by Julia White, CVP Azure & Security, Microsoft

Over the last few years, “cloud” has been one of the most used words in tech, and 2016 is no exception – for good reason. Nearly three-fourths (70 …

With general availability, enhancements abound in Azure IoT Hub Device Management

One of the most critical elements to a successful IoT solution is implementing a deliberate strategy for the ongoing management of devices.  Following our preview of Azure IoT Hub device management earlier this year, our stellar community of developers and …

Announcing the public preview of Azure Advisor

The post was co-authored by Manbeen Kohli, Senior Program Manager, CloudES.

While it’s easy to start building applications on Azure, making sure that the underlying Azure resources are setup correctly and being used optimally can be a challenging task. Today, …

Azure Backup security capabilities for protecting cloud backups

More and more customers are hit with security issues. These security issues result in data loss and the cost of security breach has been ever increasing. Despite having security measures in place, organizations face cyber threats because of vulnerabilities exposed …

Azure Backup supports encrypted Azure virtual machines using Portal and PowerShell

Azure Backup already supports backup and restore of Classic and Resource Manager virtual machines and also premium storage VMs. Today, we are announcing support for backup and restore of encrypted Azure virtual machines using portal as well as PowerShell, …

Use actors to talk to millions

You have hundreds, thousands, perhaps even millions of sensors in your stores, factories, pipelines. And something goes wrong. You need software that can make intelligent decisions in real time, perhaps coordinating hundreds of devices: stop the assembly line, reroute the …

DocumentDB updates in the Azure Portal: New metrics blade and improved collections management

Recently we released several updates to the Azure DocumentDB portal experience. We added a new consolidated metrics experience with several new metrics available including new availability, throughput, consistency, and latency metrics which allows you to track how DocumentDB is meeting its …

Simpler Azure Management Libraries for Java – Beta 3

Beta 3 adds support for the following Azure services and features

  • Virtual machine scale sets
  • Load balancers
  • Parallel creation of virtual machines and other resources
  • Virtual machine extensions
  • Key vault and
  • Batch

https://github.com/azure/azure-sdk-for-java

In July, we announced a developer preview

Simpler Azure management libraries for .NET

One C# statement to authenticate. One statement to create a virtual machine. One statement to modify an existing virtual network, etc. No more guessing about what is required vs. optional vs. non-modifiable.

https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-net/tree/Fluent

We are announcing the first developer preview …

Azure PowerShell 3.0.0–Highlights and breaking changes

Azure PowerShell is a set of PowerShell cmdlets which assist you in managing your assets in Azure using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Azure Service Management (RDFE).  Azure PowerShell 3.0.0 adds various improvements and fixes across multiple Azure resources; however, …