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Announcing Microsoft Azure Government services in the Cloud Solution Provider program
6/21/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 27
We are excited to announce that Azure Government services are now available through the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP). The CSP program enables partners to make Microsoft Cloud services part of their customer offerings, expanding U.S. government customer options in meeting their mission goals.


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Armor defends itself against security threats with Office 365, boosting productivity
5/31/2017 | Office Blogs - Office 365 Technology | 6
"Given my commitment to cloud security, coming to work at Armor, where we offer managed security solutions, felt like a natural step—as did choosing Office 365." —Read more from Jeff Schilling, CSO of Armor. The post Armor defends itself against security threats with Office 365, boosting productivity


Armor defends itself against security threats with Office 365, boosting productivity
5/31/2017 | Office Blogs - Office 365 | 6
"Given my commitment to cloud security, coming to work at Armor, where we offer managed security solutions, felt like a natural step—as did choosing Office 365." —Read more from Jeff Schilling, CSO of Armor. The post Armor defends itself against security threats with Office 365, boosting productivity


Protect Windows Server System State to cloud with Azure Backup!
5/31/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 14
Use Azure Backup to backup Windows Server System State directly to Azure and protect Active Directory, File-Server and Web Server roles for comprehensive disaster recovery!


Protect Windows Server System State to cloud with Azure Backup!
5/31/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 13
Use Azure Backup to backup Windows Server System State directly to Azure and protect Active Directory, File-Server and Web Server roles for comprehensive disaster recovery!


Higher database eDTU limits for Standard elastic pools in Azure SQL Database
5/31/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 5
We are pleased to announce that the limit per database has increased to as much as 3000 eDTUs with new click stop choices starting at 200 eDTUs.


IoT Hub message routing: now with routing on message body
5/31/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 4
IoT Hub message routing can now be done on message body! Thanks to the inundation of feedback from our customers requesting the ability to route messages based on the message body, the team prioritized the work and it’s now available for everyone to use.


Run massive parallel R Jobs in Azure, now at a fraction of the price
5/31/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 8
doAzureParallel's second major release comes with full support for low-priority VMs, letting R users run their R jobs on Azure’s surplus compute capacity at up to an 80% discount. In addition to this capability, we are introducing new features to the package to let users take advantage of Azure Batch’s


Streamlining Kubernetes development with Draft
5/31/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 7
Today, my team is proud to announce Draft, a tool that streamlines application development and deployment into any Kubernetes cluster. Using two simple commands, developers can now begin hacking on container-based applications without requiring Docker or even installing Kubernetes themselves.


Announcing public preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines
5/31/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 5
I am excited to announce the public preview of replication and disaster recovery for Azure IaaS VMs using Azure Site Recovery (ASR). Customers can now protect and replicate their Azure IaaS applications to a different Azure region of their choice without deploying any infrastructure components or an


Introducing Modern Backup Storage with Azure Backup Server on Windows Server 2016
5/31/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 5
One of the key features that was announced with the latest release of Azure Backup Server is Modern Backup Storage.


Protect Windows Server 2016 and vCenter/ESXi 6.5 using Azure Backup Server
5/31/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 6
Azure Backup Server is a cloud-first backup solution that helps in protecting business critical applications as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V or VMware VMs.


Protect Windows Server 2016 and vCenter/ESXi 6.5 using Azure Backup Server
5/31/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 6
Azure Backup Server is a cloud-first backup solution that helps in protecting business critical applications as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V or VMware VMs.


First 'Always Connected" Windows 10 on ARM PCs are coming from ASUS, HP, Lenovo
5/31/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 14
ASUS, HP and Lenovo are the first PC makers to commit to building Qualcomm Snapdragon-based Windows 10 PCs, which will be coming 'soon.'


Storage Blobs/Tables/Queues/Files:Preview Features
5/31/2017 | Azure Notes | 11
At Build Conference, we announced the addition of new Azure Disks sizes – which provide up to 4TB of disk space. These new sizes allow you to perform up to 250 MBps of storage throughput and 7,500 IOPS. The details of the announcement are captured in the Build session here. We introduced two new disk


DevTest Labs:New Features
5/31/2017 | Azure Notes | 12
The latest version of Azure CLI 2.0 includes commands for Azure DevTest Labs users to: List all the claimable VMs in a lab. Claim a specific VM based on the VM name. Claim a random VM from the claimable pool. When a claimable VM name is not specified, the command will claim a random VM from the pool.


Batch:New Features
5/31/2017 | Azure Notes | 5
Azure Batch Low Priority VMs now supports R packages that utilize doAzureParallel. This allows organizations to do massive parallel jobs at a fraction of traditional costs. More


Backup:New Features
5/31/2017 | Azure Notes | 5
Azure Backup now protects System State from running Server OSs. More


DevTest Labs:Updated Features
5/31/2017 | Azure Notes | 6
When you select to create custom images from a virtual machine, Azure DevTest Labs now generates the following instead of VHD files: Managed images for Sysprep'ed (for Windows)/deprovisioned (for Linux) lab VMs Managed snapshots for non-Sysprep'ed/deprovisioned VMs This allows Sysprep'ed/deprovisioned


Biztalk Services:Retiring Features
5/31/2017 | Azure Notes | 5
To simplify the customer experience across our enterprise integration services, we have incorporated the Azure BizTalk Services capabilities into Logic Apps and Azure App Service Hybrid Connections. Effective May 31, 2017, Microsoft has removed Azure BizTalk Services as an option for new subscribers.


Backup:New Features
5/31/2017 | Azure Notes | 5
With the latest release of Azure Backup Server, you can protect applications such as SQL 2016, SharePoint 2016, Exchange 2016, and Windows Server 2016, locally to disk for short term retention as well as to cloud for long term retention. More


Backup:New Features
5/31/2017 | Azure Notes | 5
Introducing Modern Backup Storage with Azure Backup Server on Windows Server 2016. This allows you to take advantage of ReFS block cloning, deduplication and workload aware storage to optimize backup storage and time, and delivers nearly 50% disk storage savings and 3x faster backups. More


Site Recovery:Preview Features
5/31/2017 | Azure Notes | 5
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 of your choice without deploying any additional infrastructure


Container Service:New Features
5/31/2017 | Azure Notes | 6
Development with ACS Kubernetes just got a lot easier with a new feature called Azure Draft. Draft is a tool that streamlines application development and deployment into any Kubernetes cluster. Using two simple commands, developers can now begin hacking on container-based applications without requiring


IoT Hub:New Features
5/31/2017 | Azure Notes | 5
IoT Hub message routing can now be done on message body! Thanks to the inundation of feedback from our customers requesting the ability to route messages based on the message body, the team prioritized the work and it’s now available for everyone to use. More


SQL Database:Updated Features
5/31/2017 | Azure Notes | 5
We are pleased to announce the public preview of an increase in this limit to as much as 3000 eDTUs with new click stop choices starting at 200 eDTUs. These higher limits are especially well suited for databases with activity bursts that demand more CPU than previously provided by Standard pools. For