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Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
12/14/2017 | Office 365 Advisors | 7
We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. The Samsung Galaxy

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Time to migrate off Access Control Service
11/20/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 13
Access Control Service, otherwise known as ACS, is officially being retired. ACS will remain available for existing customers until November 2018. After this date, ACS will be shut down, causing all requests to the service to fail. To determine if you have any ACS namespaces, you must sign-in to the

Announcing the public preview of Azure Media Clipper
11/20/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 12
We are excited to announce the Public Preview of new capabilities in Azure Media Services for composing media subclips and stitching together rendered videos.

R3 on Azure: Strengthening our partnership
11/20/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 14
Blockchain is increasingly prevalent as a topic of interest in our conversations with business leaders. A growing number of our customers and partners are experimenting with the technology as a…

#AzureSQLDW cost savings with optimized for elasticity and Azure Functions – part 1
11/20/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 13
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.

Azure CDN: Dynamic Site Acceleration
11/17/2017 | Azure Fridays | 29
Richard Li joins Scott Hanselman to discuss the new Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA) optimization for Azure CDN, and how it can be used in combination with standard CDN caching features to measurably improve the performance of web pages with dynamic content. For more information, see:Dynamic Site Acceleration

Black Friday Deals – Best Buy
11/17/2017 | Office 365 Advisors | 23
Black Friday deals seem like they begin earlier every year. Most of the bigger retailers don’t even wait until Friday to roll out the specials on big-ticket or most wanted items. We are here to offer you some insight into this year’s tech deals. Whether it’s about a new 4K TV or how to get … The post

Is Mission Driving Your Cloud Strategy?
11/17/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 33
In working with federal agencies, we’re seeing a new level of maturity in terms of the ability to use the cloud to dramatically impact mission, achieving much more than just cost savings For example, the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Access to Care allows Veterans, caregivers and the public to

Storage:Preview Features
11/17/2017 | Azure Notes | 19
We are excited to announce the new and redesigned Azure Storage SDK for Go with documentation and examples available today. This new SDK was redesigned to follow the next generation design philosophy for Azure Storage SDKs and is built on top of code generated by AutoRest, an open source code generator

API Management:Updated Features
11/17/2017 | Azure Notes | 24
This month's APIM update includes minor bug changes and fixes. More

Comprehensive approach to a data-driven culture at Microsoft illustrated in MIT CISR study
11/16/2017 | Microsoft IT showcase | 15
When Satya Nadella took over as CEO of Microsoft in 2014, one of the first things he did was urge employees to do a better job of using data to make decisions. This provocative challenge is the subject of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR) case

Microsoft Windows 10 Redstone 4 test build 17040: Lots of fixes, plus a few minor features
11/16/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 31
Microsoft is continuing to roll out many fixes plus a few minor features in its latest Windows 10 test build for PC Insiders .

Minimize cybersecurity risk with Software Asset Management
11/16/2017 | Microsoft secure | 29
This post is authored by Patam Chantaruck, General Manager of Worldwide Software Asset Management & Compliance. By 2021, worldwide cybercrime damage is expected to reach $6 trilliondouble what it cost businesses in 2015. Unapproved apps, unmanaged devices, poor password protection, and other security

Episode 204 - Back to Cloud Services
11/16/2017 | The Azure Podcast | 21
A great throwback discussion to one of the earliest (and most robust) of Azure Services, the Classic Cloud Service, with Adam Modlin, a Senior App Dev Consultant at Microsoft. Media file:   Other updates: Both Azure Virtual Machines and

October 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN
11/16/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 19
Congratulations to our October top-10 contributors! Alberto Morillo maintains the first position in the cloud ranking while Visakh Murukesan climbs to the top in the All Databases ranking...

Preview the new Azure Storage SDK for Go & Storage SDKs roadmap
11/16/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 15
Introducing the next generation Azure Storage SDK for Go with Blob storage support.

Announcing General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs)
11/16/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 18
Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) are generally available for customers worldwide, effective today.

Azure DNS Updates – CAA Record Support and IPv6 Nameservers
11/16/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 10
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 and IPv6 Nameservers.

Azure Networking updates for Fall 2017
11/16/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 15
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

Pre-announcing the general availability of Azure #CosmosDB Gremlin (Graph) API
11/16/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 14
Today, we are extremely excited to pre-announce the general availability of Azure Cosmos DB Gremlin API for native support and querying of graph databases. Graphs are perfect for modeling real world…

Announcing the general availability of Azure #CosmosDB Table API
11/16/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 13
Several months ago, at the Microsoft Build 2017 conference, Azure Cosmos DB, the world’s first globally distributed, massively scalable, multi-model database service announced a public preview of its…

Apache Spark to Azure #CosmosDB Connector is now generally available
11/16/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 14
We are happy to announce that the Apache Spark to Azure Cosmos DB Connector is now generally available. It enables real-time data analytics and data science, machine learning, and exploration over…

Microsoft releases first test build of Windows Server 1803
11/16/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 18
Microsoft is releasing to Insiders the first test build of the next Windows Server 'semi annual channel release.' Here's what's inside.

Virtual Machines:General Availability
11/16/2017 | Azure Notes | 11
Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) are generally available for customers worldwide, effective today. Azure RIs enable you to reserve Virtual Machines on a one- or three-year term, and provide up to 72% cost savings versus pay-as-you-go prices. More

DNS:New Features
11/16/2017 | Azure Notes | 10
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 More

Virtual Network:Region Update
11/16/2017 | Azure Notes | 8
A region update to a variety of new features announced at Ignite has been posted. More