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

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

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

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

Azure Marketplace new offers in January 2018

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

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

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

Azure Redis Cache geo-replication is now generally available

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

OMS Monitoring solution for Azure Backup using Azure Log analytics

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

Windows 10 and Office 2019 Announcements Highlight the Importance of Managing Updates

The last major releases of Windows and Office were Windows 10 and Office 2016, both released in 2015. In the years since then, both platforms have undergone rapid development, and seen a lot of changes made. Microsoft have changed how …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enhancements to Cost Management APIs

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

Jenkins on Azure: from zero to hero

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

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

Integrate Azure Security Center alerts into SIEM solutions

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

Three new reasons to love the TSI explorer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sub-streams support: A …

Network Watcher Connection Troubleshoot now generally available

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

Using the MySQL sys schema to optimize and maintain a database

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

Using EXPLAIN to profile slow queries in Azure Database for MySQL

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

Though Microsoft has done …

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

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

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

Comprehensive monitoring for Azure Site Recovery now generally available

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

Azure Zone Redundant Storage in public preview

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

Announcing IoT extension for Azure CLI 2.0

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

ADF v2: Visual Tools enabled in public preview

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

Azure Data Factory: Visual Tools enabled in public preview

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

Announcing the extension of Azure IP Advantage to Azure Stack

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

Azure Marketplace new offers in December 2017

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

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Azure Security Center and Microsoft Web Application Firewall Integration

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

Designing, building, and operating microservices on Azure

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

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

Build richer apps with your time series data

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

Azure Backup now supports BEK encrypted Azure virtual machines

Azure Backup stands firm on the promise of simplicity, security, and reliability by giving customers a smooth and dependable experience across scenarios. Continuing on the enterprise data-protection promise, today, we are excited to announce the support for backup and restore …

New connectors available in Azure Data Factory V2

We keep enriching the breadth of connectivity in Azure Data Factory to enable customers to ingest data from various data sources into Azure when building modern data warehouse solutions or data-driven SaaS applications. Today, we are excited to announce that …

Announcing the preview release of subscription level budgets via ARM APIs

Azure customers manage budgets at a workload level and need granular controls on monitoring the spend on cloud services. Workloads sometimes share a subscription and yet need to be budgeted for individually. As a first step in making these granular …

Reference Architecture and automation for Financial Services web applications

Today we are pleased to announce the release of a new Azure Financial Services Regulated Workloads Blueprint.

The Azure Security and Compliance Blueprint Program provides automated solutions and guidance for rapid deployment of Azure services that meet specific regulatory …

Azure #CosmosDB: Entry point for unlimited containers is now 60% cheaper and other improvements

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Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, horizontally partitioned, multi-model database service. The service is designed to allow customers to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of geographical regions. Azure Cosmos DB offers guaranteed low …

Azure ARM API for consumption usage details

As an update to the Reporting APIs for Enterprise customers we are releasing an updated usage details API. This is a first step in the consolidation of Azure cost and usage based APIs in the ARM (Azure Resource Manager) model. …

General availability of Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner for VMware and Hyper-V

I am excited to announce the general availability (GA) of the Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner for VMware and Hyper-V. This tool helps VMware and Hyper-V enterprise customers to understand their on-premises networking requirements, Microsoft Azure compute and storage requirements …

Azure Monitor: Send monitoring data to an event hub

With Azure Monitor’s diagnostic settings you can set up your resource-level diagnostic logs and metrics to be streamed to any of three destinations including a storage account, an Event Hubs namespace, or Log Analytics. Sending to an Event Hubs namespace …

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 …

Azure Marketplace – New offers in November 2017

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. In November 2017, 35 new offers went live. See details of these great new offers below:

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Free eBook – The Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Azure now available

Today, we are pleased to introduce a free eBook titled, The Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Azure second edition. The book was written by Michael Crump and Barry Luijbregts to help you on your journey to the cloud, whether you’re …

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 …

cloud-init for RHEL 7.4 and CentOS 7.4 preview

cloud-init is an increasingly popular way to configure Linux VMs. Today we are pleased to announce a preview of provisioning RHEL 7.4 and CentOS 7.4 using cloud-init. This will allow you to migrate existing cloud-init configurations to Azure from other …

Database Scoped Global Temporary Tables are generally available for Azure SQL DB

We are delighted to announce the general availability of Database Scoped Global Temporary Tables for Azure SQL DB.  Similar to global temporary tables for SQL Server (tables prefixed with ##table_name), global temporary tables for Azure SQL DB are stored in …

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 …

Lift, shift, and modernize using containers on Azure Service Fabric

Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that is the foundational technology powering core Azure infrastructure, as well as other Microsoft services such as Skype for Business, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database, Dynamics 365, Cortana, and many more. …

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.…

Get notified when Azure service incidents impact your resources

When an Azure service incident affects you, we know that it is critical that you are equipped with all the information necessary to mitigate any potential impact. The goal for the Azure Service Health preview is to provide timely and …

Microsoft showcases latest industrial IoT innovations at SPS 2017

We are excited to extend our lead in standards-based Industrie 4.0 cloud solutions using the industrial interoperability standard OPC UA, with several new product announcements at SPS IPC Drives 2017 in Nuernberg, Europe’s leading industrial automation exhibition, which takes …

Jenkins on Azure update – ACI experiment and AKS support

I attended a Jenkins Meetup a while back and saw how the engineering team of a local company leveraged Jenkins pipelines and microservices architecture to simplify their build pipelines. It’s obvious to me that they have everything figured out, 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 …

Time to migrate off Access Control Service

Access Control Service, otherwise known as ACS, is officially being retired. ACS will remain available for existing customers until November 7, 2018. After this date, ACS will be shut down, causing all requests to the service to fail.

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Azure DNS Updates – CAA Record Support and IPv6 Nameservers

We are pleased to announce a couple of updates to Azure DNS that have been long awaited by our customers:

  • Support for Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA) Records
  • IPv6 Nameservers

Support for CAA Records

The Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) resource record …

Azure Networking updates for Fall 2017

At September’s Ignite 2017, our announcements focused on the fundamental pillars of security, performance, monitoring, connectivity, and availability. At Ignite we learned from thousands of customers building sophisticated virtual networks to support their mission critical applications. We’ve enhanced our services …

Microsoft Cognitive Services updates for Microsoft Connect();

Microsoft Cognitive Services enables developers to augment the next generation of applications with the ability to see, hear, speak, understand, and interpret needs using natural methods of communication. Think about the possibilities: being able to add vision and speech recognition, …

HPC containers with Azure Batch

With the latest updates to Azure Batch, you now have the option to schedule your tasks as Docker container invocations. Containers and Azure Batch are an ideal way to package, execute, and scale your High Performance Computing (HPC) applications …

Announcing automatic OS upgrades for Azure VM scale sets

Infrastructure scale and complexity

When Azure virtual machine scale sets were introduced, we made it easy to deploy and manage cloud infrastructure at very large scale. We are continually looking for ways to lower the overall cost of managing cloud …

Application Insights: VSTS dashboard chart widget now available

Yes, you read that correctly. We have just released an Application Insights chart widget for VSTS dashboards!

It's ok, you can go ahead and say it, this has been a long time coming. We heard all of the fans from our …

New offers in Azure Marketplace – October 2017

The Azure Marketplace continues to grow rapidly. We added 38 great new offers in October. Check them out!

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TierPoint adds Azure Site Recovery to its DraaS offerings

We are excited to announce that TierPoint, a Microsoft trusted partner, has added Azure Site Recovery to its portfolio of managed Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offerings. TierPoint… …

Azure Managed Application in Azure Marketplace: Under the hood

Azure Managed Applications enable Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners, and enterprise IT teams to deliver fully managed, turnkey cloud solutions that can be made available through the Azure Marketplace or through the enterprise service catalog …

Managed Applications are now Generally Available in the Azure Marketplace

I am excited to announce the general availability of Managed Applications in the Azure Marketplace. Managed Applications, an Azure unique offering, enables you to deploy entire applications and empower your partner to fully manage and maintain the application in your …

Getting started with the new Azure IoT Suite Remote Monitoring preconfigured solution

Last month, we announced the work we have been doing to create the next generation of Azure IoT Suite preconfigured solutions. It is our pleasure to announce that you can now deploy the updated version of the Remote Monitoring solution …

Detecting in-memory attacks with Sysmon and Azure Security Center

In-memory attacks are on the rise and attracting increasing attention, as reported, for example, in these posts, SentinelOne: In memory attacks loom large, leave little trace, Hunting in memory, and Hunting for in-memory .NET attacks.

These attacks …

New offers in Azure Marketplace – September 2017

In September, 40 great new cloud offerings were published to Azure Marketplace. Check ‘em out!

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Azure Security Center previews new threat detections for Linux

Azure Security Center recently launched a limited preview of new analytics that leverage auditd records to detect malicious behaviors on cloud and on-premises Linux machines. Similar to Security Center detections for Windows machines, these new capabilities can be used to …

Modernize your applications with the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program

Your customers are demanding the latest innovations in every solution you deliver. How do you make sure that your apps meet — and exceed — your customers’ expectations? Leverage the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program, an efficient and reliable upgrade service, …

Detect the latest ransomware threat (aka Bad Rabbit) with Azure Security Center

This blog post was authored by Tim Burrell, Principal Engineering Manager, Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center .

The Windows Defender team recently updated the malware encyclopedia with a new ransomware threat, Ransom:Win32/Tibbar (also known as Bad Rabbit). This update includes comprehensive …

Azure GDPR resources: Unmatched focus on customer compliance needs

imageIn June 2017, we alerted you via blog post that if you have GDPR questions, Azure has answers. Through a variety of listening channels, we have collected customer GDPR feedback, and have embarked in earnest on delivering the right content to …

How Azure Security Center automates the detection of cyber attack

Earlier this year, Greg Cottingham wrote a great article breaking down an example of an Azure Security Center detected attack against SQL Server. In this post, we'll go into more detail on the way that security center analyzes data …

Azure Data Factory V2: visual monitoring added to public preview

We are excited to announce the addition of visual monitoring capabilities for Azure Data Factory V2 (ADF v2) to our customers. With this release, you can easily monitor the data factory v2 pipelines without writing a single line of code. …

Windows Server, version 1709 is now available on Azure

What a great day! Back in June, we announced Windows Server was joining the Semi-Annual Channel release cadence to deliver innovation at a faster pace. Two weeks ago at Ignite, we announced Windows Server, version 1709, the first release …

Updates on Intel Xeon Scalable Processors for Microsoft Azure Stack

Today we are announcing the validation of Azure Stack systems with the new family of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, also known as “Purley”. With Azure Stack running on Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, customers can expect a boost in performance and …

Azure Event Grid now supports Event Hubs as a destination

Azure Event Grid was introduced in August 2017 as the eventing backplane for Azure and beyond. It underpins many of our goals, and much of our vision for Serverless cloud computing. One of the core concepts of Azure Event Grid …

Cloud Service Map for AWS and Azure Available Now

Today, we are pleased to introduce a new cloud service map to help you quickly compare the cloud capabilities of Azure and AWS services in all categories. Whether you are planning a multi-cloud solution with Azure and AWS, or simply …

Microsoft Cognitive Services – How Content Moderator helps to boost online safety

Microsoft Cognitive Services enables developers to augment the next generation of applications and enhance their ability to see, hear, speak, understand, and interpret needs using natural methods of communication. Think about the possibilities: being able to add vision and speech …

Put your databases on autopilot with a lift and shift to Azure SQL Database

The sheer volume of data generated today and the number of apps and databases across enterprises is staggering. To stay competitive and get ahead in today’s marketplace, IT organizations are always looking at ways to optimize how they maintain and …

Hardening Azure Analysis Services with the new firewall capability

Azure Analysis Services (Azure AS) is designed with security in mind and takes advantage of the security features available on the Azure platform. For example, integration with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) provides a solid foundation for access control. Any …

Announcing Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL availability in Canada and Brazil

We’re excited to announce the public preview of Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL in Canada (Central and East) and Brazil (Brazil South) data centers. The availability of Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL services in Canada …

ADAL.NET 3.17.0 released

ADAL.NET (Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory) is an authentication library which enables developers to acquire tokens from Azure AD and ADFS to access Microsoft APIs or applications registered with Azure Active Directory. ADAL.NET is available on several .NET platforms including Desktop, Universal …

Last week in Azure for the week of 02 October 2017

To paraphrase Ferris Bueller, “Azure moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” To help you do that without spending too much time looking around, this weekly series will highlight …

Last week in Azure for the week of October 2, 2017

To paraphrase Ferris Bueller, “Azure moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” To help you do that without spending too much time looking around, this weekly series will highlight …

Monitor your Azure IoT solutions with Azure Monitor and Azure Resource Health

Azure IoT Hub is now fully integrated with Azure Monitor and Azure Resource Health to provide you with rich, frequent data about the operations of your Azure IoT Hub, and diagnose problems quickly. We also deliver actionable and relevant guidance …

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 …

Announcing Azure Files share snapshots public preview

Azure Files offers fully managed cloud file shares, and extends the ability of organizations to share files across on-premises and the cloud. With support for industry standard SMB protocol, this service is truly cross-platform and can support mounting as file …

How Azure Security Center uses machine learning to enable adaptive application control

While the threat landscape has changed dramatically over the last several years, malware detection continues to be one of the biggest issues. There is an endless race – attackers develop new malware, security vendors create new signatures to detect it, …

Point-to-Site (P2S) connection using OpenVPN infrastructure

One question that we are frequently asked is to establish a Point-to-Site (P2S) connection from a client computer based on a Unix-like operating system (like Linux and FreeBSD) and the Virtual Network (VNet) on Azure with the objective to manage …

Manage your Azure VM backups with Azure CLI 2.0 – Preview

 

We are excited to announce that you can now use Azure CLI to easily manage your Windows and Linux Azure VM backups using Azure Backup. With Azure Backup, you can backup Azure Windows and Linux VMs, VMs running on …

#OSSFridays Skype meetup is back!

Join us for Open Source Fridays meetup via Skype with the Azure Global Black belts (GBBs). This online meet-up style Skype session will cover various Open Source and Linux solutions in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. We will highlight various ways …

Achieve better savings with best-in-class cost management on Azure

Last week at Ignite, our customers and partners like UPS, HSBC, Ernest & Young, and more shared incredible stories of how they are transforming their IT and businesses with Azure – revamping dev/test processes, modernizing applications, running mission critical workloads …

Announcing CSV format support for Usage Details API for Enterprise Azure customers

We are very pleased to announce the Public Preview of the CSV format support for the Azure Consumption and Charge Usage Detail API. In Aug 2017, we released the generally available version of the Azure Consumption and Charge APIs with JSON format …

Data Integrity in Azure SQL Database

Microsoft takes data integrity very seriously. While there are some traditional techniques used by DBAs in SQL Server to monitor data integrity (e.g. DBCC CHECKDB) and various methods to recover from database corruptions, the Azure SQL Database engineering team has …

Paxata launches Self-Service Data Preparation on Azure HDInsight to accelerate Data Prep

We are pleased to announce the expansion of HDInsight Application Platform to include Paxata, a leading self-service data preparation offering. You can get this offering now at Azure Marketplace and read more on the press announcement by Paxata.

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Announcing Virtual Network integration for Azure Storage and Azure SQL

Today, we are glad to announce the public preview of Virtual Network (VNet) Service Endpoints for Azure Storage and Azure SQL. 

For many of our customers moving their business-critical data to the cloud, data breaches remain a top concern. Various …

Announcing Preview of Azure Storage Firewalls and Virtual Networks

Enterprises are faced with the daunting challenge of engaging their employees, customers, and partners in today's hostile and dangerous online environement. They are increasingly turning to layered security approaches that help them stay secure in the face of potential failures of …

Announcing new Azure VM sizes for more cost-effective database workloads

Our customers told us that their database workloads like SQL Server or Oracle often require high memory, storage, and I/O bandwidth, but not a high core count. Many database workloads they are running are not CPU-intensive. They want a VM …

On-premises Azure Files access on Linux update and new troubleshooter

We announced the availability of Linux on-premises and cross-region mounting of Azure Files for the first OS distribution – Ubuntu 17.04, in April. Today, we are happy to share that more Linux distributions now include this functionality, which will allow …

Route IoT device messages to Azure Storage with Azure IoT Hub

Azure Storage containers is the new custom endpoint type available with IoT Hub.  Azure Storage containers joins Service Bus queues, topics, and Event Hubs as supported custom endpoint types for IoT Hub message routing. Storage was the most requested …