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Help improve our Azure docs!
5/14/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 2
On a weekly basis, over 5 million people find help using Microsoft online help and documentation. Despite having over 380,000 pages of articles, references, and tutorials, we each have our own stories of painful gaps. Today, we’re introducing a new project, code-named Aladdin that can help us use machine


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Low-Priority VM Scale Set (VMSS)
5/3/2018 | Azure Fridays | 20
Ziv Rafalovich joins Scott Hanselman to show how to use low-priority VM scale set for a significant cost saving with Azure. Low-priority VM scale set allows you to take advantage of unutilized capacity without any availability guarantees. By combining low-priority scale sets with autoscaling and mixing


Episode 227 - Azure SRE
5/3/2018 | The Azure Podcast | 13
Principal Software Engineer Richard Clawson from the Azure SRE team gives us the inside scoop on how his team keeps Azure running reliably.   Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode227.mp3   Other updates: Standard public IP addresses are static IP addresses that offer zone


Microsoft's Surface Pro lineup now includes two new models
5/3/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 17
Microsoft is now selling the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced and a new Surface Pro Core i5 model with 8 GB of RAM via its Store.


Windows 10 'Redstone 5' test build adds screen snip options, separate Screen Sketch app and more
5/3/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 9
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 'Redstone 5' test build, which is going out to both Fast Ring and Skip Ahead testers, includes some new features and UI tweaks.


Azure + DevOps: The awesomely ugly truth about decentralizing operations at Microsoft
5/3/2018 | Microsoft IT showcase | 12
So far, we’ve unleashed Azure by automating incident and change management, compromised with Azure as we moved and monitored applications, and built a plane while flying it (figuratively…while managing hybrid solutions) on our journey to the cloud. I think we can conclude that operationalizing the cloud


Microsoft touts LinkedIn, Graph API and AI foundations of its new Bing ad service
5/3/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 15
Microsoft's new Audience Network service will use data not just from Bing, but also MSN, Outlook.com and Edge, to give advertisers more ways to target their potential customers.


How to use GPUs by NVIDIA on Azure Government for Virtual Machines and AI
5/3/2018 | Microsoft Azure Government | 9
In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Anthony Robbins (Vice President, Public Sector, NVIDIA) about the background of GPUs and NVIDIA’s involvement in expanding GPU usage. Then, dive into key scenarios and use cases applicable to government customers, before


Announcing low-priority VMs on scale sets now in public preview
5/3/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 12
We are thrilled to announce the public preview of Low-priority Virtual Machines (VMs) on VM Scale Sets. Low-priority VMs allow users to run their workloads at a fraction of the price, enabling significant cost savings.


Azure expands certification scope of Health Information Trust Alliance Common Security Framework
5/3/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 14
I’m proud to announce that our Azure Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) Certification was not only renewed by HITRUST, but our certification scope has expanded from last year by more than 250 percent! The HITRUST CSF Certification is the most widely recognized


Azure Availability Zones Quick Tour and Guide
5/3/2018 | Rumors about Azure, SQL Server & Data in the Cloud.... | 13
Three years ago, I started working with a big Microsoft partner on moving infrastructure and services into Azure. At that time, it was not possible to implement all the required functionalities and requirements, due to some missing features, one of these was Availability Zones (AZ). Not a hard blocker


General availability: Azure Storage metrics in Azure Monitor
5/3/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 12
Azure Storage metrics in Azure Monitor, which was previously in public preview, is now generally available.


Mikael Svenson on the SharePoint Framework In His Own Words
5/2/2018 | Andrew Connell | 9
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Securing the modern workplace with Microsoft 365 threat protection – part 2
5/2/2018 | Microsoft secure | 14
This post is authored by Debraj Ghosh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft 365 Security. Protecting the modern workplace against Ransomware Last week, we shared the roots of Microsoft 365 threat protection. This week, we want to share how Microsoft 365 threat protection services work together


When bending code to your will leads to transforming Microsoft
5/2/2018 | Microsoft IT showcase | 10
I’m trained to do two things, ski and write software. The dirty secret: Software pays better, and you’re less likely to break something. I was the kid who took the toaster apart, much to the chagrin of my father, who was constantly having to make do with appliances that were missing a critical part or... The


The Azure Cloud Collaboration Center: A First-of-Its Kind Facility
5/2/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 9
As businesses around the world continue to adopt Azure, it's our mission to ensure our customers can trust our cloud.


Microsoft extends AI support to PyTorch 1.0 deep learning framework
5/2/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 9
Today Microsoft is announcing the support for PyTorch 1.0 in Azure Machine Learning Services and Data Science Virtual Machine. PyTorch 1.0 takes the modular, production-oriented capabilities from…


Bring the power of serverless to your IoT application and compete for cash prizes
5/2/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 9
It is hard these days to not walk past something which is connected to the Internet in some way. These things are everywhere - desks, pockets, wrists, walls, kitchens, vehicles, factories, traffic…


Wir haben OneDrive eingeführt – aber keiner geht hin
5/2/2018 | Hans Brender's Blog | 9
Auf die Administration bei Firmen kommen neue Aufgaben zu. Dann, wenn nämlich die Firma zu Office 365 wechselt. Liegt es an den Firmen? Oder an der Größe. Bei meinen Workshops zum Thema OneDrive treten häufig folgende Herausforderungen auf: Man kennt nur Extreme möchten dafür Antworten Die Administratoren


VS Code for Java Microservices in Kubernetes
5/1/2018 | Azure Fridays | 11
Rome Li joins Donovan Brown to discuss how to run your Java microservices in Kubernetes with the help of Visual Studio Code. Java Extension Pack lets you work with Java code and projects. Spring Boot Extension Pack makes it very efficient to work with Spring Boot applications. And Kubernetes Extension


Predict and manage Azure Government costs using Resource Usage and RateCard APIs
5/1/2018 | Microsoft Azure Government | 0
Government agencies need to be able to get detailed granular consumption data and derive insights to effectively manage their cloud consumption. The Resource Usage and RateCard APIs provide Azure Government customer access to their Azure consumption and pricing details: Resource Usage API – Get usage


Building a world without passwords
5/1/2018 | Microsoft secure | 14
Nobody likes passwords. They are inconvenient, insecure, and expensive. In fact, we dislike them so much that weve been busy at work trying to create a world without them a world without passwords. In this blog, we will provide a brief insight into how we at Microsoft have been thinking about solving


First things first: Envisioning your security deployment
5/1/2018 | Microsoft secure | 14
This blog post is part of a series that responds to common questions we receive from customers about deployment of Microsoft 365 Security solutions. In this series youll find context, answers, and guidance for deployment and driving adoption within your organization. Check out our last blog Accelerate


Microsoft adds new mail, calendar, mobile features across its various Outlook clients
5/1/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 12
Microsoft is adding features like bill-pay reminders, meeting RSVP tracking, suggested event location and other features across its many Outlook variants.


Azure Marketplace new offers: April 1–15
5/1/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 11
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From April 1st to 15th, 20 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live.


Strengthening cybersecurity for the DoD – reducing risk
5/1/2018 | Microsoft Azure Government | 13
Defense department senior leaders have directed DoD to adopt cloud computing to support the warfighter, a direction that will help build a stronger foundation of cybersecurity. The partnership with a dedicated, certified cloud provider can be pivotal. But given the breadth of these solutions, where should