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Deploying a Suspicious Activity Bot in Azure Commercial or Azure Government
5/24/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 3
Having spent many years in the Public Sector space, I have made a lot of friends on both the contractor and government employee sides of the aisle. So we are always having conversations about how Azure is making the world better both commercially as well as in the Public Sector space. Because of that,

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Microsoft touts Office dictation, new Windows 10 devices starting at $189 aimed at Chromebooks in education
1/22/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 0
Microsoft is continuing to push new Windows 10 PCs, plus its various Learning Tools as key differentiators in its quest for more share in the education space.

Snapshots of SharePoint Saturday Bremen 2018
1/21/2018 | | 2
This weekend, on the January 20th, the first SPS North Germany/Bremen took place with great sessions in a very cool location. See some snapshots here.For #SPSBRE, we had a very cool location in the Bremen Harbor at Schuppen Eins (“shed one”). When entering the former harbor storehouse building that was

YouTube Partner Program changes: What they mean for me
1/20/2018 | webster | 6
YouTube have change their threshold for membership to their partner program and everyone is panicking. I’m not. I did. But I’m not now. I’ve never been motivated by the YouTube dollar. I don’t monetize any of my videos. But I was concerned as to whether my channels would lose features that helped promote

Show off your skills with #AzureTrivia
1/19/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 8
#AzureTrivia wants to celebrate the curiosity that keeps you so inspired. Join us, have some fun and show off your whip-smart Azure knowledge — bragging rights are on the line...

Microsoft aligns its different Office code bases as of the latest Mac Office release
1/19/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 13
January's release of Office 2016 for the Mac includes lots of new features. But more importantly, it now brings the underlying code base of Microsoft's various Office flavors into alignment.

Solving a human resources puzzle with Dynamics 365
1/18/2018 | Microsoft IT showcase | 10
When the market doesn’t offer the tool you need, build it yourself. That’s the way Jay Clem views the world. He leads the Microsoft Human Resources IT team, and his team just helped the Dynamics 365 product team build a new feature that Microsoft Human Resources needed and will soon use. “We have a really... The

Azure Backup
1/18/2018 | Azure Fridays | 17
Even though Azure takes three copies of your virtual machines and stores them in Azure Storage, you still need to protect your data against ransomware, corruption, or accidental deletion. Kelly Anderson stops by to chat with Scott Hanselman about how simple it is to set up Azure Backup, how its built-in

Microsoft to drop its HealthVault Insights apps
1/18/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 17
Launched a year ago, Microsoft HealthVault Insights applications are being discontinued. But Microsoft continues to work on the intersection of AI and healthcare.

Episode 212 - Planning for Reliability
1/18/2018 | The Azure Podcast | 15
Evan is back after a couple of stressful weeks dealing with the fallout from "Meltdown". He shares some of his learnings and things customers can do to be better prepared for such situations. Media file: Resources: Other

December 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN
1/18/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 35
Congratulations to our December top-10 contributors! Alberto Morillo and Visakh Murukesan maintain their top positions.This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top…

Announcing IoT extension for Azure CLI 2.0
1/18/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 13
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...

Serious about security? Check out Azure Security Center
1/17/2018 | Microsoft Press | 12
In “Hybrid Cloud Workload Protection with Azure Security Center,” a new course available on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), Yuri Diogenes and Ty Balascio offer an overview of Azure Security Center, including requirements, planning, onboarding, and troubleshooting. Yuri and Ty work with real-world data

Watch: The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson [1801]
1/17/2018 | Windows Intune Team | 11
The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson is a great (and fun!) way to get a deep dive into what’s happening right now in enterprise mobility and modern workplace. Brad Anderson (CVP, Enterprise Mobility Management) and Simon May (Principal Program Manager) explore the trends they’ve seen in the last month

Managing SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery
1/17/2018 | Microsoft Press | 10
In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure, learn how to design appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solutions in SQL Server with special attention to installation, configuration, and administration processes. It is important to understand the

Doug Hemminger on the SharePoint Framework In His Own Words
1/17/2018 | Andrew Connell | 11
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The quest to make Microsoft accessible to its core
1/17/2018 | Microsoft IT showcase | 7
Braille on elevator buttons. Crosswalks with audible warning tones. Railings in bathrooms. I have long been aware of these tools for accessibility in the physical world, and I also notice when these accommodations are missing – a curb with no ramp, a building with no elevator. But what about digital

Microsoft's newest Windows Server test build adds new storage, failover clustering updates
1/16/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 17
Microsoft's latest Windows Server Insider test build, 17074, adds new Storage Spaces Direct capabilities, among a couple of other new features.

Keynote & the SharePoint Framework at NACS: Join me in March for the North American Collaboration Summit!
1/16/2018 | Andrew Connell | 11
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Optimize the Planet: Fine-tuning cloud spend is not a luxury, it’s a necessity
1/16/2018 | Microsoft IT showcase | 11
My father taught me to be responsible with my money, a lesson he imparted early in my life. At about the time I turned 12, he took me aside and wrote out my first savings ledger—he said it was to help me buy the things I really wanted. Along the way, he talked extensively about... The post Optimize the

Visually build pipelines for Azure Data Factory V2
1/16/2018 | Azure Fridays | 18
Gaurav Malhotra shows Donovan Brown how you can now visually build pipelines for Azure Data Factory V2 and be more productive by getting pipelines up & running quickly without writing any code.For more information, see:ADF v2: Visual Tools enabled in public preview (blog)Azure Data Factory V2 Preview

Microsoft to add file restore to OneDrive for Business starting in late January
1/16/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 19
Microsoft's latest new feature for its OneDrive for Business cloud storage service, as of late this month, will be able to restore all file types and even an entire OneDrive if files get corrupted, deleted or infected.

Last week in Azure: WAF integrates with Azure Security Center, and more
1/16/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 8
The first full work week of 2018 was a light week for new Azure functionality. Check out Azure Security Center and Microsoft Web Application Firewall integration, a new IoT sample solution to monitor & scale IoT Hub, new Marketplace offers, and more.

How Azure Security Center helps analyze attacks using Investigation and Log Search
1/16/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 8
Every second counts when you are under attack. Azure Security Center (ASC) uses advanced analytics and global threat intelligence to detect malicious threats, and the new capabilities empower you to…

ADF v2: Visual Tools enabled in public preview
1/16/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 8
ADF v2 public preview was announced at Microsoft Ignite on Sep 25, 2017.

Accelerate your business revolution with IoT in Action
1/16/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 9
There’s a revolution underway that is positioning companies to take operational efficiency to new levels and inform the next generation of products and services. This revolution of course, is the Internet of Things (IoT).