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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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Apple makes iTunes available in the Microsoft Store
4/26/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 39
Apple's iTunes is officially available from the Microsoft Store, a year after plans for its arrival were announced.

Ingest, prepare, and transform using Azure Databricks and Data Factory
4/26/2018 | Azure Fridays | 34
Today's business managers depend heavily on reliable data integration systems that run complex ETL/ELT workflows (extract, transform/load and load/transform data). Gaurav Malhotra joins Scott Hanselman to discuss how you can iteratively build, debug, deploy, and monitor your data integration workflows

Serverless in Supply Chain – Leveraging Azure Log Analytics to build dashboards and run operations for a development team
4/26/2018 | Microsoft IT showcase | 18
Azure evangelist, Lyle Dodge, talks with Bharath Nimmala, Service Engineer 2 in the Microsoft Devices Supply Chain Engineering organization. In this video, Bharath will talk about how the Supply Chain engineering team uses Azure Log Analytics as its monitoring and telemetry platform across all its software

A hybrid approach for the Department of Defense
4/26/2018 | Microsoft Azure Government | 41
Today, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is taking significant steps to modernize existing systems, opening the door for the use of emerging technologies to increase speed and agility. Accelerating adoption of cloud technologies is critical to the DoD’s ability to maintain the long-term strategic

OS Disk Swap for Managed Virtual Machines now available
4/26/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 14
Today, we are excited to announce the availability of the OS Disk Swap capability for VMs using Managed Disks. Until now, this capability was only available for Unmanaged Disks. With this capability, it becomes very easy to restore a previous backup of the OS Disk or swap out the OS Disk for VM troubleshooting

Per disk metrics for Managed & Unmanaged Disks now in public preview
4/26/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 13
Today we’re sharing the public preview of per disk metrics for all Managed & Unmanaged Disks. This enables you to closely monitor and make the right disk selection to suit your application usage...

Organizing subscriptions and resource groups within the Enterprise
4/26/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 14
Core Services Engineering (formerly Microsoft IT) shows how we use subscriptions and resource groups within our enterprise Azure footprint for control and security while still allowing developers to go fast.

HDInsight tools for VS Code now supports argparse and Spark 2.2
4/26/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 14
We are happy to announce that HDInsight Tools for VSCode now supports argparse and accepts parameter based Pyspark Job submission. We also enabled the tools to support Spark 2.2 for PySpark author and job submission.

Train an IoT-equipped drone and compete to win at Microsoft Build
4/26/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 13
Are you ready for Microsoft’s ultimate developer event? You probably already know Microsoft Build, happening May 7–9 in Seattle, Washington, is where you need to be to connect with the experts,…

Get the Azure Quick Start Guide for .NET Developers
4/26/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 15
If you’re a .NET developer, we’re excited to introduce a new resource that can help you learn about Azure: The Azure Quick Start Guide for .NET Developers!

Microsoft's Build 2018 session highlights: Microsoft 365, Graph interface, MSIX packaging, more
4/25/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 21
Microsoft's early-May Build developer conference is coming into further focus as the company reveals more (but still not all) of the sessions it's planning for the three-day event.

Microsoft moves its Human Resources employee portal to SharePoint Online
4/25/2018 | Microsoft IT showcase | 16
Microsoft has migrated its internal Human Resources portal to the cloud, a key step in its ongoing companywide digital transformation. Called HRweb, the portal is the second busiest at Microsoft, and represents the last major internal employee portal to move to the cloud. The migration has transformed

Application Security Groups now generally available in Azure Government
4/25/2018 | Microsoft Azure Government | 28
We are pleased to announce general availability of Application Security Groups (ASG) in all Azure regions including Azure Government. This feature provides security micro-segmentation for your virtual networks in Azure. The detailed announcement can be viewed here:

Virtual Kubelet Introduction
4/25/2018 | Azure Fridays | 21
Ria Bhatia joins Scott Hanselman to discuss Virtual Kubelet and Azure's provider, the ACI Connector. The ACI Connector paired with Kubernetes enables you to quickly spin out container instances from an AKS cluster. This is the fastest way to scale a Kubernetes cluster in the cloud.For more information:Kubernetes

Chris Kent on the SharePoint Framework In His Own Words
4/25/2018 | Andrew Connell | 12
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How to use Azure Monitor for Azure Government
4/25/2018 | Microsoft Azure Government | 17
In this episode of the Azure Government videos series, we explore Azure Monitor on Azure Government. What is Azure Monitor? What are its main features and capabilities? What sources are relevant? We answers all these questions and more in this demo-heavy session focused on giving you everything you need

Overwhelmed by overchoice at RSA Conference 2018
4/25/2018 | Microsoft secure | 19
As over 500 companies vied for mindshare at this years RSA conference – a cacophony of vendors pitching thousands of products from brightly colored booths – it reminded me of how challenging it was for me to separate signal from noise when I was managing global networks. And the rapid growth of vendors

Azure Container Instances GA: A new compute primitive
4/25/2018 | Azure Fridays | 16
Justin Luk joins Scott Hanselman to discuss how Azure Container Instances provide a new compute primitive in the form of on-demand containers. ACI provides efficient, granular compute that starts in seconds with simple packaging and no VM management. Discover use cases and ways to leverage ACI in new

Issue #28 of "Latest News in the SharePoint Development Space" is Rolling Out
4/25/2018 | Andrew Connell | 10
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Azure #CosmosDB: Secure, private, compliant
4/25/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 18
Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database. Azure Cosmos DB enables you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure's geographic regions with a single click. It offers throughput, latency, availability, and consistency guarantees

Certificate Transparency
4/25/2018 | Microsoft Azure Security and Compliance | 13
Certificate Transparency (CT) is a new Internet standard that addresses the concern of mis-issued certificates and certificate repudiation by making the Transport Layer Security (TLS) ecosystem publicly auditable. Without CT, as a domain owner, there was no way to be aware of certificates issued to your

Accelerate real-time big data analytics with Spark connector for Microsoft SQL Databases
4/25/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 9
Apache Spark is a unified analytics engine for large-scale data processing. Today you can use the built-in JDBC connector to connect to Azure SQL Database or SQL Server to read or write data from Spark jobs.

Bing Custom Search: Build a customized search experience in minutes
4/25/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 8
It’s a little over five months since we launched the Bing Custom Search for general availability, and we're happy to see a considerable number of websites around the world that are now powered by Bing Custom Search. You can use the Bing Custom Search offering for either powering your site search or building

Replicated Tables now generally available in Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4/25/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 9
We are excited to announce that Replicated Tables are Generally Available in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.A key to performance for large-scale data warehouses is how data is distributed across the system.…

Join Microsoft Build Live for the ultimate digital experience
4/25/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 7
Registration is now open for the Microsoft Build Live digital experience, May 7–9! Microsoft Build Live brings you live as well as on-demand access to three days of inspiring speakers, spirited…