ANNOUNCING THE 1.0.1-ALPHA PREVIEW OF MICROSOFT AZURE WEBJOBS SDK

We’re releasing another preview of the Microsoft Azure WebJobs SDK! To learn more about the previous release, check out this announcement post. This most recent release contains one new feature and several bug fixes. Downloads in this release You can download the WebJobs SDK from the NuGet gallery and can install or update these packages from the NuGet gallery […]

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ANNOUNCING LATEST VERSION OF AZURE SQL DATABASE NOW GA IN ASIA; IMPROVEMENTS TO DISASTER RECOVERY OBJECTIVES

As previously announced in January, the latest SQL Database service version (V12) began a staged general availability (GA) roll out around the world—starting in Europe, then across the United States. Today, we are excited to announce general availability for this service version across Azure regions in Asia. Additionally, we’re significantly improving our disaster recovery objectives for […]

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AZURE MEDIA SERVICES ENABLES LIVE STREAM OF GLOBAL ROBOTIC SURGERY EVENT

On February 16th 2015, over 3,000 medical students and professionals tuned in to the world’s first 24-Hour Live Worldwide Robotic Surgery Event (WRSE), powered by Microsoft Azure Media Services. The event, focused on robotic surgery training and certification, streamed from 10 leading robotic surgery centers of excellence from four continents and broadcasted live for 24 continuous hours. The […]

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MICROSOFT RELEASES PUBLIC PREVIEW OF AZURE HDINSIGHT ON LINUX

Yesterday, at the Strata+Hadop World conference, we announced the first Microsoft Azure managed service, HDInsight to be available on Linux. This post will give you the ins and outs of this new offering. What is Azure HDInsight? Azure HDInsight is Microsoft’s Hadoop-as-a-service offering. It is built on top of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and architected for the […]

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MICROSOFT MAKES APACHE STORM GENERALLY AVAILABLE AND IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY FOR REAL-TIME ANALYTICS ON BIG DATA

On Wednesday at the Strata+Hadop World conference, we announced Apache Storm becoming generally available. This post will give you the ins and outs of this new offering. What is Apache Storm on Azure HDInsight? Apache Storm is a distributed, fault-tolerant, open source real-time event processing solution. Storm was originally used by Twitter to process massive streams of data […]

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AZURE REDIS CACHE MONITORING CHANGES

The Azure Redis Cache service has deployed a new monitoring system, and we’ll be turning off the old system on March 15, 2015. We recommend you take steps to ensure you continue to receive monitoring data as expected. What are the changes? This new monitoring system gives you the capability to store monitoring and diagnostics data […]

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MOBILE SERVICES BETA ANDROID SDK WITH OFFLINE INCREMENTAL SYNC, SOFT DELETE, AND ANDROID STUDIO MIGRATION

Today, we present to you Mobile Services 2.0.2-Beta Android SDK. With this release, we introduce two new Offline features: Incremental Sync and Soft Delete. In addition, we’ve updated our SDK to support Gradle.build and Android Studio. If you have been following our Android SDK, we announced future support and Offline with our 2.0-Beta release back […]

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LIMIT THE EXPOSURE OF SENSITIVE DATA IN AZURE SQL DATABASE USING DYNAMIC DATA MASKING

We are excited to announce that this week we made Dynamic Data Masking available for preview on the new service version of SQL Database (V12).  Dynamic Data Masking is a policy-based security feature that helps limit the exposure of data in a database by returning masked data to non-privileged users who run queries over designated database fields, like […]

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